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Re-announce: Consultancy Services: Legal Advisor (National) for MoMP/TAPI


About Ministry of Mines and Petroleum

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is an enabler of the sector’s development and steward of all mineral and hydrocarbon resources through the implementation of international best practice, policies, regulations and procedures to encourage environmentally and socially acceptable private investment. It is the responsibility of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum to ensure progress in research, exploration, development, and exploitation of both minerals and hydrocarbons. The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum approach will to create the highest level of ministerial competence, promote clear and transparent investment opportunities through modern laws, regulation and policies; and develop a progressive and inviting fiscal regime.
Turkmenistan- Afghanistan- Pakistan- India Natural Gas Pipeline (TAPI)project aims to export up to 33 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas per year through, a proposed, approximately 1,800-kilometer (km) pipeline from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

Job Summary

TAPI Legal Advisor is responsible for all legal matters of the TAPI project, reviewing the documents, agreements, and contracts and making sure that it is in compliance with the national and international laws. Coordinate with ministry legal department and other stake holders legal team. The Legal Adviser will work closely with the TAPI Director.
He/she will provide technical expertise and policy guidance on legal issues into the design and implementation of the Project. A candidate with a good understanding of both technical and institutional aspects of legal issues, in the Afghanistan context, will be desirable.

Job Details

Date Posted: 11 Jan 2017 Reference: MoMP/TAPI/Legal Advisor
Closing Date: 17 Jan 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Legal Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Short Term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 11 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assist TAPI Director with overall development and implementation of the Project with particular reference to all legal aspects of program management and project implementation, procurement and contract management; agreements, preparation and breifing notes on technical and board meetings of the TAPI.
2. Assist TAPI Director in checking overall performance of the consultants, carrying out field visitsts see their work, supervision of construction contracts, ensuring quality of construction is maintained according to the specifications as included in the bidding documents and that the Project Implementation Consultants (PICs) perform construction supervision according to the designed schedule;
3. Verifying how the measure against collusion, forgery, frauds etc, are being implemented in case of works contracts and checking the adequacy of these measures and reporting to the TAPI director and MoMP seniors and project auditors any irregularities in these procedures;
4. Assist in comparative legal analyses, resolution of legal and policy issues, research relevant precedents, and propose appropriate solutions;
5. Review documents for adherence to ADB's and GoA's legal, procurement policies and procedures;
6. Prepare briefs on diverse topics as required and participate in task/project team works;
7. Provide legal advice to clients on legal and policy issues;
8. Follow up with relevant Ministries on project related issues;
9. Review and provide legal advice, review documents, draft legal documents, procedures, and policies as per plan and project needs.
10. Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.
11. Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
12. Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management, agreements and other tasks and issues as and when it is arise.
13. Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.
14. Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
15. Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
16. Perform other tasks assigned by the TAPI Director;
Reporting Obligation:
Legal Advisor reports directly to TAPI National Coordinator and works in close
Coordination to the legal department o the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and legal
Advisory team of project stakeholders..


• Team player with solid analytical and creative problem solving skills
• Able to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Dari/ Pashto
• Computer Skills including the ability to operate MS. Office at a highly proficient level


• Master Degree in Law
• Minimum five years of relevant work experience
• Knowledge of Afghan Government and International legal procedures
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Dari/ Pashto

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Masters Degree, Legal

Submission Guideline

• Electronic applications will be sent to e-mail below:
• In your email please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
• Hard copies will be sent to: Development Projects HR Unit, Second floor, at the Ministry of Mines & Petroleum, Pashtonistan Watt
• The Contact Person is: Mr. Abdul Basheer Hassam, (Projects HR Coordinator), Phone number: 0093- (0)-795-626320

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