Environmental Analyst CBIT


Location : Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :24-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :NPSA (Short-Term)
Post Level :NPSA-8
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :October 2021-October 2022 (up to 60 days)

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.


Background

Please note that the person selected for this position will be offered a contract with UNDP under its National Personnel Services Agreement (N-PSA) modality. More information about the N-PSA is available here [link to the N-PSA POPP https://bit.ly/3gaGFud).

Environment is a complex natural and social concept for the area of the Earth that has been shaped and content-filled by complex natural and social processes. The environment consists of the natural environment, soil, air, water, biosphere and the built (artificial) environment, which was created as a result of human factor activities. Bosnia and Herzegovina faces a number of environmental problems, underdeveloped capacities, as well as many socio-economic and institutional problems. The process of BiH's accession to the European Union is one of the main drivers of reforms in the field of environment, which is largely related to the harmonization of domestic legislation with the EU acquis. In addition to the adopted legislation, implementing regulations, rules and procedures, and the ratification of many international agreements, a large number of strategic documents have been drafted, which are the basis of BiH's continuous work on reforms in the environmental sector. Responsibilities for environmental issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina are divided into several administrative levels. The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina is responsible for issues of environmental protection, development and use of natural resources at the state level. Within this framework, the Department for Environmental Protection also operates, and its tasks are coordination and cooperation with competent institutions in the field of environment at all levels of government in BiH; participation in the implementation of international agreements in the field of environment; participation in the work of international bodies in the field of environment; preparation and implementation of projects in the field of environmental protection; implementation of the procedure for signing and acceding to international agreements, conventions and protocols; monitoring the implementation of IPA projects and projects of other international organizations in the field of environment; preparation of information related to the situation in the field of environment; collecting, monitoring and analyzing data on environmental trends in the country and the world; cooperation and exchange of information with global and regional international organizations and forums. Role for this assignment would be related to overall department activities and assistance to the Head of department in few different areas.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • To study the laws and by-laws and in particular documents relating to the environment operations being carried out in the department,
  • Continuously monitors the implementation of international regulations (EU directives) related to the climate change,
  • Extensive communication with all stakeholders responsible for the climate change in BiH,
  • Pro-active communication with local and international environmental experts,
  • Advising on  GHG inventory policies and data gathering,
  • Preparing various reports, documents, analyses, and active correspondence with local and international institutions,
  • Performs information and documentation processing, tasks programs and data processing.

Institutional Arrangement

Work in close cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina) with obligation to report Project Manager UNDP BIH on monthly basis.

 


Competencies

Core Behavioural Competencies

Achieve Results

  • Demonstrate focus on achieving quality results and impact
  • Consistently strive to meet or exceed excellence standards

Think Innovatively

  • Look beyond conventional approaches and established methods
  • Propose new ideas, approaches, and solutions to problems

Engage and Partner

  • Demonstrate and encourage teamwork and co-creation internally and externally to achieve joint objectives and results
  • Establish and develop networks that deliver powerful collaborations
  • Encourage and respect the views of others; accept views and ideas other than one’s own

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

  • Treat all individuals with respect, consider ethical implications and respond sensitively to all differences among people
  • Fully accept and value all people, creating an inclusive environment
  • Understand and appreciate issues from the perspective of others
  • Treat everyone fairly and equally
  • Demonstrate honesty and transparency

Cross-Functional Competencies

System Thinking

  • Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system

Knowledge Generation

  • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge,relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need

Technical Competences

  • Knowledge on climate, energy, techniques and public-private partnerships and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations
  • Ability to evaluate data and derive relevant findings
  • Knowledge of economics concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Knowledge of environment issues, concept and principles and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Knowledge of methodologies, tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting

 

  • Understanding the role of European Union in Western Balkan countries
  • Professional experience with international community and UNDP
  • Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to insure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled
  • Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks


Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education 

  • MSc in Economics,
  • BSc in Economics with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.


Min. years of relevant Work experience  

  • Four years of relevant working experience, 
  • Experience in monitoring and styding the laws and by-laws and in particular documents relating to the environment operations being carried out in the department,
  • Previous experience in conducting analyses, identifying trends and challenges for sustainable development in BIH; preferably in environment (familiarity of GHG inventory policies and data gathering),
  • Previous experience in conducting analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data,
  • Previous experience in facilitation of public consultative policy development processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Required Language(s) (at working level) 

  • B/H/S and English is a must



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