Human Resource Directorate

Before the formation of the Directorate of Human Resources in the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, the related affairs were directed by the Department of Admin. In 2008 the Department of Human Resources was established for the first time, which was run by Niaz Mohammad Hamiz

The HR is widely recognized as the spine of an organization, because of its importance the Government of Afghanistan decided to upgrade the Department of HR to the Directorate of HR in most of the government organizations. The HR Directorate was officially added to the organizational structure of MoMP in 2009 and approved by the office of the President.


The head of HR reports to DM of Finance and Admin.  This Directorate has 64 personnel working in the following departments:

  • Department of Employment 
  • Department of Training and Capacity Building 
  • Department of Administration Development 
  • Department of Evaluation of Personnel Activities and Resume 
  • General Manager for personnel Relation 

HR is playing a role to achieve the strategic and operative goals, in particular this directorate is responsible for advising on the organizational development plan, and introducing work opportunities for all staff members of MoMP.  This directorate is also responsible for capacity building of personnel of the Ministry, and takes all necessary steps to enhance their professional accomplishments.

HR owns the obligation to collaborate with the heads of other organizations of MoMP in the carrying out of HR related policies.



Appointment through an open competition based on a new system of pay and grading. HR appoints new capable, deserving and professional personnel through a transparent and just process and in accordance with the law of civil servants, the law of work and related regulations.

Capacity building for the staff – assessment of gaps in the skills, and offering inter-service training programs, guidance and supervision, seminars, conferences and workshops,

Regulation of the personal affairs of staff, evaluation of activities, computerizing of the staff attendance system and creating a database for registration of personnel resumes.

Providing a good and healthy work environment, peruse the grievance of staff members legally and impartially, and solving the conflicts in effective methods.

Development of the structure of the ministry and improvement of work methods and procedures by using all available tools such as information technology and computerized work processes which match the requirements of the HR of the ministry.   


ks and responsibilities of HR

As the backbone of the organization, HR has the following specific duties:

Recruiting proficient and motivated personnel, providing capacity building, job creation, providing a safe work environment, rewarding the effective work of personnel, providing equal opportunities to all the staff, and improving the corporal and mental welfare of the staff members..   

Clearing up the structure, supplying the social system for development of skills and abilities, writing resumes for each employee, control of attendance book,  providing time sheets and calculation of deductions, regulation of concessions, assessment of natural processes, transferring and terminating of employees, and considering  health and safety related publications of the staff members are also included in duties of this directorate.


Actions and achievements of HR:

In development of management: Adjustment of the ministry structure in accordance with the PRR,   writing proposals for new system of salary and grading in cooperation with Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission, and covering 34 provinces of the country by establishing directorates and departments.

In evaluation of personnel activities and resume writing: HR Management Information System (HRMIS) established in the ministry. The filing system for resumes of the employees changed in accordance with HRMIS, information related to 80% of staff members and their resumes covered by HRMIS, tentative period of 3073 employees and annual activities of 5039 employees evaluated  in ministry and provincial departments, two posts re-announced because of failure of employees in tentative period, 6 employees introduced to training cources, evaluation of 2754 resumes in the main and provincial offices, 455 employees have been promoted, and 2689 were upgraded

In training fields:  Assessment of needs for training has completed in the main and provincial offices, 38 employees were introduced to Master Degree programs and 133 others were sent to foreign countries for vocational fellowships. 1252 employees also attended training workshops in the country.

In relations with employees: handling the complaints of personnel in ministry and provincial offices and control of the Complaint Box, ill employees introduced to the government hospitals, identity cards issued to new employees, and complaints referred to the Dispute Resolution Committee.