Afghanistan Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority
The Afghanistan Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (AOGRA) is the regulatory and executive authority of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on oil and gas (hydrocarbons). The objective of AOGRA is to foster competition and facilitate private investment in the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industry; and work for interest of common people while respecting the rights of the companies and public through effective and efficient regulations.
Subject to the provisions of the Hydrocarbons, the authority holds the responsibility to attract and promote investments in oil and gas sector in Afghanistan, to manage contracting and tendering processes for oil and gas activities in the upstream, midstream, and downstream, and to ensure regulatory compliance of all activities along the oil and gas value chain. AOGRA is also responsible for contractual compliance, as well as ensuring the faithful implementation of sector policy for the effective, efficient and transparent development of the oil and gas sector.
High Board of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (HB-OGRA)
The High Board of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority are stewards of the AOGRA and, as such, govern AOGRA on behalf of the State on the terms and conditions set out in Hydrocarbon Law (No.1277) of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (1396). The AOGRA High Board is comprised of 7 members, with specializations in the following areas: Legal affairs, finance and accounting, information and technology (IT), natural gas, upstream - exploration and production (E&P), midstream, and downstream board members. The President appoints one member as head of the board for a term of two years.
The Board members provide guidance and advice to management on major governance, financial, operational, contractual, and compliance issues. As mandated in the Hydrocarbons Law, the members of the High Board do not get involved in the day-to-day management of the Authority. The members, individually and through coordinated activities support AOGRAs Board in the revision, evaluation and recommendation on matters pertaining to AOGRA’s strategic direction, governance and management, and financial and operational performance.
As a board member (Upstream oil and gas) you are:
To deliver significant impact by leveraging your industry experience and upstream expertise to provide advice and guidance to AOGRA’s top management.
You are primarily responsible for providing guidance - in the way that is considered in good faith - to AOGRA’s top management on regulatory activities of oil and gas exploration, development, production and commercialization activities.
You will advise AOGRA and be an important source of specialized insight and guidance on upstream regulatory activities.
Additionally, you shall bring deep functional knowledge, expertise and proprietary tools to upstream regulatory activities. You’ll be a part of development of strategic vision for AOGRA and building relationships.
In board meetings, you will work closely with other board member but also autonomously with little direction. Your superior analytical and conceptual thinking skills and strong interpersonal and communication skills will ensure successful stewardship of AOGRA, its operations, and performance.