Website The Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW)
I. General Information
The Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) plays a key role towards developing the sectors of energy and water in Afghanistan. Energy is vital for the development of industry and growth of economy while sustainable electricity at affordable prices can improve the living standard of the whole afghan nation.
Additionally, water can improve the livelihood of people both of present and future generations by providing access to safe drinking water, household food security, and sources of income whereas protecting them from the negative effects of droughts and floods by developing and managing water resources in a sustainable way with user participation, and by contributing to the growth of the national economy by providing effective services for efficient water use in all sectors.
Human capital plays significant role in accomplishing the missions and tasks of ministry of energy and water and to transform the Afghanistan into self-reliant, developed, and prosperous country in the region. Recruiting highly educated and potential employees for performing core and important tasks is main strategy for further improvements of ministry.
Address of host institution
MEW Main Campus, Darulaman Road, Kabul, Afghanistan
Name and email address of focal point in host institution
II. Position Information
Organizational unit/ Department
Energy and Water Research Centre
Duration of assignment
III. Objectives of Assignment
- Providing technical assistance to enhance understanding of strategies to attract private sector investment in independent power producer (IPP) electrical generation plants.
- Developing model policy, legal and regulatory frameworks to provide for future energy needs and promoting private sector participation, including cross-border trade in electricity,
- Analysing the implication of various approaches to the structure and regulation of competitive energy markets (monopoly, single buyer systems, direct and bilateral contracts and spot markets) and how they affect the security of energy supply.
IV. Responsibilities and accountabilities
Main tasks include:
- Developing analytical tools to assess existing energy resources (natural gas, coal, hydropower, other renewable energy resources, etc.), predicting reserves and analyzing multiple options to meet growth in energy demand.
- Developing approaches to enhance cooperation and coordination among entities responsible for environmental planning throughout the energy sector.
- Assisting to preparation of technical documents of the projects for bidding when and where required
- Assist in assuring that work is done on schedule and to quality standards.
- Provide other technical advice and duties as requested relevant to this ToR
The resource person is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:
- Strong ability in making decision and solving problems;
- Honest and responsible;
- Ability to work and deliver under time pressure;
- Proactive and creative;
- Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team as well as solving conflict.
- Familiar with technical software in electrical engineering.
- Good skills on technical proposal writing.
- Using general Office software
VI. Education and Experience
- A Completed university degree in Electrical Engineering (Master’s degree is preferred).
- Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in electrical engineering with demonstrable successes
- Good verbal and written communication skills in English.