National expert to support in MLC 2006 Reporting and Legal Act Development for Albania

Location : Tirana, ALBANIA
Application Deadline :27-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :45 days for a five-month duration after contract signature

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The maritime sector is rapidly increasing in the past years, as a source for further economic development and international cooperation. The Government of Albania has made progress in maintenance and infrastructure of port facilities in line with the Sector Strategy, priorities stipulated in the Government Program, the National Transport Plan, the National Strategy for Development and Integration and the Medium-Term Budget Plan.

Supporting data from INSTAT show that in 2017 compared to 2016, the volume of freight loading and unloading in Albanian ports has increasing by 7.1 %, the number of passengers travelling by sea line is increasing by 16.9%, the goods exported by sea represent 62.8 % of the total transport as well as goods imported by sea represent 48.6 %.

Maritime transport is primarily concerned with the transport of freight and passengers by sea. The sector is associated with many other activities such as ship agency, chartering and brokering, maritime labour and education, multimodal and intermodal transport and related services.

Cooperation on various services notably those linked to the capacity building in the public sector and better coordination of planning activities is needed for preparing the ground for better marine and maritime governance and services.

The “Enhancing the Development of Albanian Maritime Sector through Technical Assistance and Increased Partnership” project, aims to enhance the integration of Albanian Maritime Standards in line with the EU requirements, by developing and implementing maritime transport policy framework, improve capacities in the field and encourage the development of a Maritime Clusters in Albania with the relevant stakeholders.

The Republic of Albania by the law No. 103/2015 has ratified the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC 2006) and as part of this conventions has obligations for its implementation. 

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006  or MLC, 2006 is an international labour Convention adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO).
It aims both to achieve decent work for seafarers and to secure economic interests through fair competition for quality ship owners. The Convention is comprehensive and sets out seafarers' rights to decent working conditions. It covers almost every aspect of their work and life on board.

Duties and Responsibilities

In this field, it is necessary establishing a Technical Assistance with the tasks:

  • Drafting of the first report in cooperation with MIE and ministries responsible for implementation of MLC 2006.
  • Assisting MIE for reporting it to ILO.
  • Drafting the legal framework for implementing of MLC 2006 in English and Albanian language in related fields:
  • Minimum requirements for seafarers to work on ship;
  • Conditions of employment;
  • Accommodation, recreational facilities, food and catering;
  • Health protection, medical care, welfare and social security protection;
  • Port & Flag state responsibilities
  • Maritime labour certificate and declaration of maritime labour compliance.
  • Inspection and enforcement
  • on-board complaint procedures
  • on inspections in port
    • Coordinate the work for drafting of the regulations with the ministry/institutions responsible for health protection and security protection.
    • Make close contacts with the Albanian shipowner and seafarers associations. Under MLC 2006 the member states have to consult the drafted legislation before approval, with Shipowner and Seafarers Associations within the country.
    • Assisting the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy in completing the legal framework.


30%- September 30th, 2021- Develop the draft legal acts and consult them with MIE.  

70%- December 10th,2021 – Develop the MLC 2006 report for Albania, and finalize the comments of relevant stakeholders for the legal acts developed.


Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Core Competencies:

  • Communication - Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Planning & Organizing – Develops clear goals in line with agreed strategies, identifies priorities, foresees risks and makes allowances accordingly.
  • Organizational Awareness - Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Teamwork - Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Accountability – Takes ownership of all responsibilities and delivers outputs in accordance with agreed time, cost and quality standards

Functional Competencies

  • Thorough understanding of disability issues, human rights, social inclusion and social services
  • Excellent inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking attitude;
  • Capacity to deliver as per deadlines;
  • Ability to pick up new terminology and concepts easily.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced University degree in maritime policy, maritime management or related field.

Work Experience

  • At least 7 years of work experience in maritime sector, transport sector and related field of expertise;
  • Excellent knowledge on Maritime Governance related to acquis communitaire and IMO requirements.
  • Demonstrable experience in training and capacity building of stakeholders and institutions.
  • Previous experience with IMO/UN Conventions related approximation in Albania will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Albanian policies related to the maritime sector, maritime training and relevant areas;
  • Familiarity with key beneficiary institutions from maritime domain;


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Albanian and English.


Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max points: 70

Criteria A: Relevant work experience – max 30 points

Criteria B:  Excellent knowledge on Maritime Governance related to acquis communitaire and IMO requirements and demonstrated knowledge of the Albanian policies related to the maritime sector, maritime training and relevant areas – max 20 points

Criteria C: Education Background - max 20 points

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max 30 points


Application Procedure 

Interested applicants are advised to carefully study all sections of this ToRs and ensure that they meet the general requirements as well as specific qualifications described. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials. 

The application should contain: 

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application. 
  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability & Detailed Financial Proposal - please fill in the attached form. Download Here (kindly use Firefox browser)
  • Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV. Download Here (kindly use Firefox browser)
  • Financial Proposal in ALL*- Specify a Total Lump Sum in Albanian Lek for the tasks specified in this announcement. The attached template may be used - Download Here (kindly use Firefox browser) Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall consider various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period (e.g. fee and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). 
  • Copy of Diplomas and copy of Passport. 
  • Technical proposal – specifying the methodology which the consultant will employ to conduct this assignment.

*Kindly note that Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal are two separate documents and should be both part of your application. 

How to Submit the Application

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below: 

  • Download and complete the UN Personal History Form (P11) for Service Contracts (SCs) and Individual Contracts (ICs); In the P11 Form make sure to include Email Addresses of the Persons who are willing to provide References on your past experience in working with them.
  • Merge your UN Personal History Form (P11) for Service Contracts (SCs) and Individual Contracts (ICs), Financial Proposal Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and cover letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded; 
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement); 
  • Click “Apply Now” button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click “Submit Application;” 
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above); 
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system. 

Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process. 

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.  


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