Mining Engineer (International)

Publish Date: Jan 16, 2019

Closing Date: Feb 09, 2019

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Individual Consultant

1. Assignment Information

Assignment Title:

Mining Engineer (International)

Functional Area:



Afghanistan Extractive for Development (AE4D)

Reference No:


Contract Type:

Individual Contractor (IC)

Duty Station:


Recruitment type:


Contract Duration:


Salary Range:

As per company salary scale

Date Posted:


Closing date:


2. Project Description/Background

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, regulations and policies; and develop a progressive and inviting fiscal regime.

Large Scale Mining Unit (LSMU) recently established as coordination unit in Ministry of Mines and petroleum under direct supervision of Mines Cadastre directorate. Large Scale Mining Unit determines, controls, and maintains the standards and processes related to large scale mining contracts management system, provide technical support for the implementation of large scale mining contracts to Mines and Cadaster directorate of MoMP.

The overall goal of LSMU is to manage all large scale mining contract activities systematically and efficiently in order to increase research, exploration, development, and exploitation of both minerals and hydrocarbons as safely and economically as possible.

3. Assignment Objective 

Review and provide advises for Evaluation of technical proposals of interested companies which are submitted to the LSMU, reporting to the Head of Committee about the Evaluation results. He or she will assist the LSMU members with technical consultancy in overall process of Mineral Contracts awarding.

4. Scope of Work

Below is the outline of activities to be undertaken by the Mining Engineer (International).

  •  Review and assessing the feasibility and the potential for commercial benefit of new sites
  • ascertaining extraction risks
  • producing models or plans for possible mining sites
  • planning and implementing extraction systems for contract
  • Ensuring that operation procedures in contract comply with health and safety standard.
  • providing consultancy and advice on mining and mineral extraction projects
  • Serve as the lead technical advisor on mining sector reform and capacity building;
  • Assist Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and government agencies in implementing policy reforms related to the mining sector, targeting both Small- and Large-scale Mining (ASM);
  • Introduce effective and fit for purpose management procurement systems, mining procedures and systems of work to ensure standards and performance of the underground mine are safe, efficient and productive in line with international best practice in awarding contracts
  • Advise, assist and review the Contracts meetings, such as bid clarification and pre-award meetings, for the purpose of ensuring complete understanding and agreement between Ministry and contractor on all contractual matters. After reviewing plan and agenda with team, conducts meeting and prepares and issues meeting notes delineating important statements, required actions and schedules.

5. Expected Outputs and Deliverables

The main key deliverable of the assignment is:

  • Inception Report, including the understanding of the consultants of the TORs, detailed methodology of the study, including detailed work plan, The Inception Report is to be delivered 2 weeks after signing of the contract.
  • To review and prepare Report about the role LSMC and suggest measures and training outline for strengthening them through capacity building measures.
  • Review, advise and prepare report on required documentation for Mining procurement process, and suggest standard procedures and terms in contracts.
  • To develop global contract procurement standards and ranking systems for ministry in mining practices.
  • Final consultancy report outlining all achievements, challenges and lessons learnt and other issues.

To make such other recommendations as may be considered appropriate

6. Length & Location of Assignment

The Consultant will be expected to work closely with formally designated MoMP department in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of the contract will be 12/months with a potential of extension.

7. Minimum Qualifications


Applicants shall hold a minimum of the following qualifications

  • Master degree in Mining Engineering or Degree in Quantity Surveying, Contract or Commercial Law, Construction Management.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in large scale Mining contracts



  • Knowledge and experience in the formation of contracts and contract agreements, including types, terms and legal requirements.
  • Skill in working and communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with other project functional groups.
  • Knowledge of law, negotiations, accounting or cost engineering gained through education or experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the contract functions and company policies, procedures and work practices.
  • Proficiency in all phases of the formation and award of large, moderately complex contracts.
  • May provide operational and/or functional direction, advises and training to assigned personnel.
  • Directs negotiation in the commitment of contracts.
  • Maintain highest ethical standards and practices in procurement and contract administration


  • Strong analytical skills and report writing skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of Mining.
  • Ability to work under pressure, effectively coordinate research with the team and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality of work.
  • Computer literacy and knowledge of standard PC software packages (MS. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) is essential.

Language Requirement

  • Fluency in English

8. Conflict of Interest

           The Consultant is required to disclose on any potential, actual, or perceived conflicts of interest arising out of other assignments or a conflicting involvement in other assignments.

9. Confidentiality

  The Mining Engineer agrees to keep confidential all information that it receives, directly or indirectly, from the Afghan Government, its agencies or ministries, or any other source, as well as all reports, briefs and opinions prepared by the Consultant, or by third parties, on the basis of such information (collectively, the Material). The Advisor will use the Material exclusively for the purpose of preparing deliverables relevant to this assignment as requested by the Government of Afghanistan and/or the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum. The confidentiality obligations will not apply to information in the public domain

10. Application procedure:

Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit the following documentations:

  1. Cover letter including a Brief Note stating why the candidate thinks s/he is the best candidate for the assignment,
  2. Personal CV with details of work experience relevant to the announced TOR, , submitting previous publications is an asset

11. Submission Guideline

The applicants should submit his/her resume with subject line stating the job title and vacancy no. no later than the closing date.

Note: Only application send to below address will be considered. Applications send to any other address even within the organization will not be considered.

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