Re Advertised - Sr. Legal Specialist (Tax and Custom Lawyer)

Tue, Jul 02 2019 9:13 AM

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About Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP):

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 is 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.

Job Summary:

The Senior Legal Specialist (Tax and Custom Lawyer) will be responsible for the issues related to transit fee, taxation, tariff and custom duties of TAPI Gas Pipeline Project and coordinating the related issues with Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Economy and other related governmental organizations. He/She will be writing memos on transit fee, taxation related to TAPI Pipeline, tax and custom duties of goods and machineries related to the pipeline entering Afghanistan, custom duties of vehicles entering or crossing Afghanistan and other associated issues. The Tax and Custom Lawyer will be communicating tax and custom issues with stakeholders of TAPI Gas Pipeline Project.

Skills Required:


Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:


High command in written and spoken Dari/Pashto and English languages.

Computer Skills:

Competency with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Senior Legal Specialist (Tax and Custom Lawyer) will be responsible for assisting TAPI Project Director and Afghanistan’s team of TAPI mainly in following issues: 

 Advising in legal and procedural requirements for finalization of transit fee, putting taxes, tariffs and custom duties on goods and machineries of TAPI Pipeline.

 Assisting the delegation of Afghanistan in negotiation of transit fee.

 Providing accurate information on issues of tax and custom duties in projects similar to TAPI for Afghan counterpart.

 Communicating the issues of tax, custom duties, tariffs and transit fees with governmental related departments.

 Legal assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan’s team of TAPI.

 Providing required documents and background information for respective departments/ delegation that representing Afghanistan during negotiations of transit fee, taxation and custom issues.

 Liaising with relevant organizations to discuss any unclear points of related issue.

 Recording and keeping confidential all the documents, information and issues of the TAPI Coordination Office.

 Any other duties given by supervisor.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


At least Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent. The holder of higher degree will be having the priority for selection. The knowledge of aspects of contract law, tax law, law on securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property rights, licensing, accounting and the laws specific to the business of Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, knowledge on execution of legal documents and strong knowledge of Afghanistan’s law are essential for this position.

7 years of relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates with additional years of experience or Master’s degree. 7 years of relevant experience for bachelor degree and 5 years of relevant experience with masters degree.

Job Keywords:

Sr. Legal Specialist (Tax and Custom Lawyer)

Submission Guideline:

Expressions of interest (including CV and three references in word file) should be sent to the email address below by no later than 10 July/ 2019 at 16:00 hrs.

MoMP/TAPI/PSU/Sr. Legal Specialist (Tax and Custom Lawyer) must be quoted on all correspondence and expression of interest

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Project Support Unit (PSU)

Attention: Development Projects HR Unit, 4th floor, Main Building, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), at Abdul Haq Square.

Ahmad Siar Najib, Projects HR Coordinator

Phone: 0093 784 84 6000

Female Candidates are highly encourage to participate.

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