Senior Economic Advisor

Sun, May 23 2021 2:25 PM

Publish Date

Closing Date

Date Posted

May 22, 2021


MoMP/PSU/Sr. Economic Advisor

Closing Date

May 31 , 2021

Work Type


Number of Vacancies




Functional Area




Salary Range

NTA Salary Scale

Years of Experience

7-10 Years

Contract Duration

Not specified

Extension Possibility


Contract Type

Project Base

Probation Period

3 months

Required Languages

Dari, Pashto, English



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 accountable fiscal regime.

Job Summary:

The Ministry of Mines and Petroleum is seeking Afghan experts for the posts of Senior Economic Advisor to Deputy Minister of Policy & Facilitation of Extractive Programs. The Senior Economic Advisor will be responsible to the Deputy Minister of Policy & Facilitation of Extractive Programs and will work closely with other advisers and colleagues in the Ministry on a range of economic programs and activities to address the challenges and opportunities for the sustainable development and governance of Afghanistan’s mineral and hydrocarbon resources and extraction industries in line with international best practice.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Provide advice and support within all matters related to the economic development of the extractive industries in Afghanistan.
  2. Analysis of economic, social and political economy issues;
  3. Provide substantive advice to ensure that the programs are in line with priorities;
  4. Provide mentoring support for economic development;
  5. Undertake assigned research relating to the economic development of the extractive sector.
  6. Monitor economic issues affecting the extractive sector worldwide, and advice MoMP accordingly.
  7. Undertake collaborative work with other advisers and Ministry colleagues on a variety of projects.
  8. Conduct Mineral Value Chain Studies for Industrial and construction Minerals.
  9. Develop models to examine the likely cost, price structures and fiscal regime for each the mining and mineral sector typically encountered in Afghanistan mining sector. These models will be based on international best practice, local and international information on the production, processing and market prices.
  10. Contribute to mining related policies development.
  11. To provide technical assistance in the field of economic planning and in the formulation of sector strategies;
  12. Conduct economic and financial analysis related to the mining sector.
  13.  Prepare research reports, value chain analyzes of minerals, and financial analytical reports of minerals.
  14.  Performing any other tasks assigned by the MoMP Authorities on the basis of laws, regulations and objectives of organization.


  1. Functional Competencies
  2. Knowledge Management and Learning
  3. Creative ideas and ability to think outside the box while maintaining cultural integrity
  4. Shares knowledge and experience
  5. Excellent project management skill, leadership and team coordination skills
  6. actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  7. Development and Operational Effectiveness
  8. Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to administrative supports, including project data management support, and reporting.

Leadership and Self-Management

  1. Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  2. Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude 
  3. Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
  4. Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  5. Good interpersonal and teamwork skills, networking aptitude, ability to work in multicultural environment.

Job Requirement:

  • Master in Economics / development Economics or Bachelor (or equivalent degree/experience) in international development and/or economics is mandatory.
  • Relevant work experience will be an asset.


  • Minimum 5 years for Master and 10 years of experience for Bachelor degree in international development, economic analysis, policymaking and support;
  • Experience in provision of policy advice and technical assistance on data, statistics and indicators for monitoring and accountability of development goals;
  • Knowledge and experience of policies on data and statistics for sustainable development;
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, writing and editing skills;
  • Prior policy research work experience would be an asset

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