The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan establishes Mining Technical Committee (MTC) based on the provisions of the Minerals law as an independent entity/committee to help the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, and other stakeholders in evaluating, managing, and processing of the mining activities in Afghanistan. The Committee’s objective is to make recommendations and undertake evaluations in respect of administrative decisions under the Minerals law.
The Mining Technical Committee is comprised of seven members, five of which shall be appointed members, of which: (1) at least two must have geological, exploration or mining expertise, (2) at least one must have legal expertise; and (3) at least one must have financial expertise.
The Mining Technical Committee will have five appointed members; which will be recruited from each of the following fields – (1) law, (2) finance, (3) exploration, geological or mining. The members of the MTC with technical expertise and background will be providing comprehensive technical recommendations to the Committee concerning functions/activities of the MTC.
The member of the Mining Technical Committee shall work closely with other members of the MTC, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and other relevant stakeholders by leveraging his/her legal experience and to review, evaluate, and provide advice on feasibility studies, mining proposals, exploration programs, small-scale work programs and declaration of mining areas. He/she will also be responsible to provide recommendation in respect of the export policies for minerals. The member shall also responsible for evaluation of tender proposals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in the MTC meetings on regular basis or as deemed necessary by the chairperson.
Review and recommend for approval of the committee (MTC) briefs and Memorandums developed or being in the process of development by the Ministry which relate to the functions of the MTC.
Evaluate tender proposals and issue evaluation reports in the light of Minerals Law.
Review and facilitate for the committee revision and approval of the licensing procedure(s), is being in the drafting process/ will be drafted by the relevant department. The Committee member is also expected to provide inputs, recommendations to the MTC and to department within the ministry being responsible for the licensing procedure and to make sure to be aligned with the provisions of prevailing laws and regulations.
Evaluate and provide recommendation to the MTC in respect of the suspension (being suspended or intended to be suspended) and revocation of Exploration as well as Exploitation Licenses.
The Committee member is expected to underwrite in MTC functions regarding declaration or cancellation of Large-Scale Mining Areas, Small Scale Mining Areas and Prohibited Areas.
Review and provide recommendations to the MTC or concerning MOMP department regarding feasibility studies and mining proposals.
Reviewing and evaluating applications for the grant of Small-Scale Mining licenses and making necessary recommendations in respect of any conditions relating to small-Scale work programs.
Provide Advice/Recommendations in respect of variations to Exploration Programs, Mining Proposals or Small-Scale Work Programs.
Making recommendations in respect to the use of existing infrastructure in extractive sector.
At least a master degree (LLM) in Law or any relevant equivalent degree, or any advanced degree in the relevant field will be preferred.
At least 10 years of experience in legal affairs
Familiarity with international practices/standards for mining and hydrocarbons
Effective management and communication skills
Candidate should not be below 30 years of age
Fluent in written and spoken Dari/Pashto and English languages
Competency with relevant computer programs
Mining Technical Committee
TOR for MTC Member – Legal Affairs
Job Announcement #
Title of Position
Member of Mining Technical Committee – Legal Affairs
Ministry or Department
Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
No of Position
High Economic Council, National Procurement Commission and Cabinet
Skills and ability to review legal documents and provide technical recommendations.
Identify and define technical problems in planning, procedures and evaluate alternative solutions.
Review proposed projects to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements of Minerals law.
Ability to work in diversified environment.
Ability to uphold and respect Contracts ethics and to conduct activities with integrity and honesty.