Headed by a Deputy Director-General, the department is generally responsible for information communication technology (ICT) and general services (GS). While there is a thin line between general services and procurement, the department roles are clearly defined herein. Its programs are coordinated and managed through two significant units- IT and general services.
Powers, Duties and Responsibilities
In an attempt to skirt any ambiguity and potential conflict with other departments, which could lead to usurpation of functions in the future, the department will conduct the following specific tasks:
• Advise the DG and senior management team on all IT equipment and softwares that are useful for smooth operations of the Authority
• Coordinate the purchase of ICT equipment by issuing a list of computers, printers and other softwares/applications to be procured by the department of administration
• Manage the supply of reliable and efficient electricity to the main offices of the Authority and ensure that power sources (generator) are maintained in a manner that creates an enabling working environment.
• Take delivery of all items that have been purchased by procurement (administration) and make proper distribution as indicated in the procurement plan or as may be required.
• Managed all assets of the Authority including office equipment, furniture’s, vehicles, etc and keep tract of these through an asset registry that is updated regularly
• Following the consummation of an agreement with a vendor for the supply of gasoline and communication cards by the procurement unit, the department will be responsible to ensure timely distribution of gasoline, communication cards and other items captured under the employees’ benefits
• Coordinate the development of the Authority’s website and ensure proper management including content upload, protection and security.
The department of technical services is responsible to lead the Authority’s program on geophysical assessment and data management, evaluation for area to be included in bid round, health, safety and environment management, exploration drilling including regulating international oil companies, etc. Headed by Deputy Director-General, the department ideally contains two major units, biz, exploration unit and HSE (Health Safety and Environment) unit.
Powers, Duties and Responsibilities
Managing the geological, geophysical, engineering and HSE programs of the Authority, the specific tasks of the department shall include the following:
• Design a system and program for evaluating areas to be included in the bid round whenever such is approved by the Board and the President;
• Coordinate the Authority’s supervision of petroleum data management by issuing technical guidance and advising the DG adequately on the risks and opportunities with actions of either TGS or NOCAL
• Represent the Authority at all technical presentations of petroleum data, planned drilled campaigns, changes to well programs, etc
• Serve as official representatives of the Authority during exploration drilling by making periodic visits to drill rigs and other petroleum installation
• Coordinate and supervise geological assessment for the purpose of data acquisition, processing and management towards promoting the Liberia basin
• Conduct HSE inspections and audit of all drilling operations including review of well programs and advising on the environmental and safety components
• Advise the DG on critical geological and geophysical information which impacts the Authority’s programs
• Perform any tasks as may be required by the DG
As indicated in the designation, the department of administration handles principally the general administration of the Authority including procurement and human resources related activities. It is headed by the Deputy Director-General for Administration and supported by two key units-procurement and HR.
Powers, Duties and Responsibilities
The department of administration, while leading the charge for HR ad procurement related services, performs the following tasks:
• Supervises the collation of information relating to the development of the Authority’s annual procurement plan and laisse with the Public Procurement Concession Commission for approval of the plan;
• Coordinates the creation of the Authority’s annual workplan by compiling, reviewing and reworking departmental work program;
• Manages all procurement related activities including advertisement of Expression of Interest (EOI), bid review, interviews for new hire, candidates screening and recommendation for selection (whether a vendor or candidates for employment), purchases (including payment to vendor), etc;
• Collects, tracks and properly stores all bio-data information and employees records as may be required under the applicable laws;
• Processes employees benefits and compensation as approved by the Board or the DG and manage medical insurance as well as social security for employees
• Performs other tasks as may be assigned by the DG

Archie N. Donmo

March 12, 2019
Director-General
ANDHonorable Archie Donmo is an astute banker and debt management economist with over 18 years of top management and professional experience in the private and public sectors. He graduated from the University of Liberia with a BSc degree in economics and possesses several certifications in credit management., debt profiling, debt stock analysis, public debt management, institutional management and growth, contracts negotiation, etc.
He served in many capacities within Ecobank commencing at Branch Head of operations, Branch Manager, Head of Consumer Bank Unit, to Head of Operations Control for the entire Ecobank Liberia operations, managing assets, processes, and systems. He served in this capacity until his preferment by the President of Liberia to serve as Assistant Minister for EXTERNAL Resources at the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, a position that allowed him to supervise, advise and manage the government debit portfolio as well as solicit and attract foreign aid to the country.
Honorable Donmo possesses unparalleled administrative and leadership skills from his experience managing over 70 staff within the Ecobank and 200 at the ministry of finance and development planning. He understands contracts review and development, resources mobilization and external negotiation, personnel development and institutional strengthening.

IMG 2757Director Kromah is renowned and seasoned geologist with over 35 years of senior managerial experience in mineral exploration, natural resource management, mineral economics, environmental sustainability and sports management. He received a BSc degree in GEOLOGY from the Cuttington University, MSc degree in Geology from Michigan State University, graduate diploma in mineral economics from the prestigious Colorado School of Mines, a PhD in Geological Sciences from Cornell University, and a post graduate diploma in Applied Earth Sciences from Stanford University.
He has held several senior level positions including Assistant Minister at the ministry of Lands, Mines, and Energy and rising to the position of MINISTER, Advisor to the President on mines and energy, Executive Director, ENVIRONMENTAL Protection AGENCY OF Liberia, President and CEO of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), ETC. HE has served as adjunct professor at the UNIVERSITY OF LIBERIA and CUTTINGTON UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL. His passion for sports elevated him to the position of PRESIDENT of the LIBERIA FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION (LFA).
Dr. Kromah is versed in petroleum exploration and mineral development, petroleum contracts negotiation, natural resources management and economics, environmental sustainability, etc. H has a good appreciation of the PPCC contracting process, international bidding and granting of petroleum rights, local content development, energy resources exploration, general administrative practices and decision analysis.

picture idella cooper IIDirector Idella Cooper is a Counsellor-at-law, and has been admitted to practice in the Republic of Liberia and in the state of New York, United States of America for the past ten years.  Ms. Cooper received her BA in political science from Columbia University and her Juris Doctor from the Fordham School of Law. 
Cllr. Cooper has previously served in the capacity of Legal Advisor to the CEO of the National Oil Company OF Liberia (NOCAL), as the Deputy Minister of Justice for Economic Affairs, as the Assistant Minister of Justice for Economic Affairs, as a Member of the Board of Directors of both NOCAL and LPRC, as a Commissioner of PPCC, as a Member of the IMCC Technical Committee, as a Member of the NOCAL Technical Committee, and as as the Proxy for the Minister of Justice on the Board of LEC.   
During her time with the Ministry of Justice, Ms. Cooper was, among other things, involved in and responsible for providing legal opinions and advice to government ministries and agencies, for the review and drafting of significant pieces of legislation, as well as the negotiation of a number of large-scale concession agreements involving infrastructure, extractive resources and agriculture. Prior to her appointments, Ms. Cooper worked in New York as an Attorney for Cox, Padmore, Skolnik & Shakarchy LLP.

The Authority will enforce its mandate in strict compliance with a set of core values to ensure operational excellence. These values promote the vision and mission of the Authority and consequentially, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

Vision:
“To be a world class regulator promoting, regulating and managing the petroleum industry transparently and effectively.”

Mission:
“To transparently and effectively promote, regulate and manage the petroleum industry to yield optimal benefit for the Liberian people.”

Core Values:
“The Authority is committed to ensuring transparency, accountability, integrity and teamwork”.

Matthew D. Jallah

March 01, 2019

Educational Accomplishment
Mr. Matthew D. Jallah is a 2012 graduate of the school of Business and Public administration of Cuttington University. He holds a Master of Science degree (MSc) in Oil and Gas management and an advanced IOSH certificate for Managing Safely in the Oil and Gas industry from Coventry University, United Kingdom.

Professional Experience
Mr. Jallah previously worked with Dolphin Consultants as Human Resource Director maintaining and enhancing the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. In 2016, Mr. Jallah rose to the rank of Managing partner of Dolphin Consultants before resigning to set up and head Dolphin Construction Ltd between February 2017 and January 2018.
Currently, Mr. Jallah oversees the central administration of the Liberia Petroleum Regulatory Authority (LPRA) providing supervision and coordinating supportive services in procurement and Human Resource divisions.

The Authority will enforce its mandate in strict compliance with a set of core values to ensure operational excellence. These values promote the vision and mission of the Authority and consequentially, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).
Vision:
“To be a world class regulator promoting, regulating and managing the petroleum industry transparently and effectively.”
Mission
“To transparently and effectively promote, regulate and manage the petroleum industry to yield optimal benefit for the Liberian people.”
Core Values
“The Authority is committed to ensuring transparency, accountability, integrity and teamwork”.

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