Individual Consultant to provide Rights of Way guidelines/framework to ATRA

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Job Summary

Objective of this consultancy is to prepare guidelines and necessary regulations for Rights of Way (RoW) for optical fiber operators in Afghanistan, in consultation with related governmental agencies.
Payment Structure and the Deliverables: Payments will be made as per the following schedules:-
1- 25 % of the Contract Value will be paid after submission of Report-1, to be submitted by the consultant within 1.5 months of Contract Effective Date (Physical Reporting Date in ATRA at Kabul). This Report-1 should cover the following:-
• Report on governmental offices that are responsible for RoW in Afghanistan.
2- 25 % of the Contract Value will be paid after submission of Report-2, to be submitted within 3 months of Contract Effective Date. This Report-2 should cover the following:-
• Draft RoW guidelines/framework for different areas like urban areas, along intercity and rural roads and also areas where there is no road alignment.
3- 25 % of the Contract Value will be paid after submission of Report-3, to be submitted within 4.5 months of Contract Effective Date. This Report-3 should cover the following:-
• Report on commercial and technical details related to RoW including necessary tariff which should be charged by agencies as RoW charges.
4- 25 % of the Contract Value will be paid after submission of Report-4, to be submitted within 6 months of Contract Effective Date. This Report-4 should cover the following:-
• Final RoW guidelines/framework for different areas like urban areas, along intercity;
• Finalized Report on all the Tasks as given in the Scope of Work for this Assignment;
• Report on training provided to ATRA’s staff, both theoretical and practical training on Rights of Way.
Other deliverables: These include weekly and monthly briefings to the Teams of ATRA and the World Bank at Kabul.
All the reports as outlined above shall:
i) be written such that they stand alone, without the reader needing to refer to other documents;
ii) shall include a dated cover letter with the distribution list and shall note key issues of interest in the report for management’s attention;
iii) All the Reports (03 Copies-printed and signed volumes +Soft Copies in CDs) should be submitted: One Set to the Chairman of ATRA; One set to the concerned Department in ATRA; and one Set to the Project Director of Digital CASA Afghanistan Project.

Job Details

Date Posted: 14 Jul 2018 Reference: PPG/DC/ATRA/IC-2
Closing Date: 27 Jul 2018 Work Type: Unknown/Other
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Consulting Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Any Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Consultant Years of Experience: 10 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 6 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:  

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of the Work and the Tasks of the Consultant will be as under:-
• Identify various government agencies responsible for RoW in different areas of Afghanistan
• Prepare draft RoW guidelines/framework for different areas like urban areas, along intercity and rural roads and also areas where there is no road alignment.
• Prepare draft regulations which are necessary for RoW.
• If necessary, draft presidential decree on RoW and also necessary orders to be issued by different agencies 
• Work out commercial and technical details related to RoW including necessary tariffs which should be charged by agencies as RoW charges
• All these activities should take into account various international practices on RoW and also they should be completed in consultation with various stakeholders
• Consultant should also coordinate with chair of cross-sector infrastructure sharing working group including DABS, MoPW and others
• Before finalizing all deliverables, consultant should share draft documents in a workshop which should be attended by government stakeholders and private sector
• Provide necessary trainings for ATRA staff in order to build capacity.

Skills

The Consultant should have worked in at least two projects involving formulations of Right of Way documents for Fiber Optic Networks and/or telecom networks;
Milestones will be considered complete only upon the acceptance and formal approval of the designated ATRA’s Staff. All payments will be made to the Consultant, within 30 days from date of formal approval by the Chairman of PICU of the Invoice, Activity Sheet and brief Report with each Invoice, all to be submitted in English and/or Dari/Pashtu languages. Formats will be provided by the Project Director of Digital CASA Project of MCIT.

Qualifications

The Consultant should have at least a Bachelor Degree in Law, Policy and regulations or other relevant fields 
ii) The Consultant should have at least 10 years of experience in Public Rights of Way consultancy services;
iii) The Consultant should have worked in at least two projects involving formulations of Right of Way documents for Fiber Optic Networks and/or telecom networks;
Milestones will be considered complete only upon the acceptance and formal approval of the designated ATRA’s Staff. All payments will be made to the Consultant, within 30 days from date of formal approval by the Chairman of PICU of the Invoice, Activity Sheet and brief Report with each Invoice, all to be submitted in English and/or Dari/Pashtu languages. Formats will be provided by the Project Director of Digital CASA Project of MCIT.
Facilities to be given by ATRA:
The following facilities and support will be provided to the Consultant by the client (ATRA):
A suitable working space with Internet connectivity for the Consultant will be provided inside ATRA’s Main Building at Kabul;
Facilitation of entry visa, if required;
Relevant background documents;
Facilitation and arrangement for meetings with relevant stakeholders and partners;

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL) 

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Law

Submission Guideline

Interested international candidates should submit their updated CV and a one-page Cover Letter explaining their interest and suitability for the advertised position.
PLEASE MENTION THE VACANCY NUMBER & NAME OF POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING IN YOUR E-MAIL SUBJECT LINE, otherwise the application will not be considered
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
ONLY SHORT LISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW.

Females are highly encouraged to apply.

The vacancy announcement is open only for International applicants.

Submission Email

hr.digitalcasa@mcit.gov.af,saleemsaha@yahoo.com,shahir.ahmadzai27@gmail.com