Local Environmental Junior Analyst RS


Location : Banja Luka, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :16-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :June 2022 - March 2023 (75 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

NOTE

Application procedure:

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, many strategic documents have been drafted, which are the basis of BiH's continuous work on reforms in the environmental sector.

In accordance with the law, the Hydrometeorological Institute (HMI) of Republic of Srpska performs professional and other tasks from the competences of the Federation related to: development and functioning of meteorological, hydrological and seismological activities and environmental quality; atmospheric research, water resources, environmental quality (air, water and soil) and seismological processes; collecting, processing and publishing data from the area of interest for Federation and performing other tasks in the field of meteorology, hydrology, quality environment and seismology. The Institute also fulfills its obligations related to BiH's membership in the World Meteorological organization (WMO) applying its standards in data exchange and improvement services.

The overall objective of this assignment is to assist Lead Managers in HMI in Republic of Srpska in providing GHG inventory in various sectors such as agriculture, energy, industrial processes LUCF and waste.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support preparation of a detailed work-plan with GHG team
  • Collect activity data for various sectors,
  • Incorporate new data in GHG inventory,
  • Perform Key Category Analysis in the various sectors.
  • Review technical and support information on climate change studies, projects and initiatives that may contribute to the Project activities,
  • Identify key sources in various sectors,
  • Calculate emissions of all the various sectors in accordance with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines,
  • Recalculate of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in cases of improvement of methodology, emission factors or activity data, inclusion of new categories of sources and removals,
  • Support development of QA/QC plan update and carrying out of sensitivity analysis and uncertainty,
  • Contribute to preparation of inventory of GHG report.

Deliverables/outputs

#

Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date

Percentage

 1.

Developed detailed work plan on enhancing GHG team in HMI RS

10

22 June 2022

13.33%

 2.

Developed methodology of collecting data and incorporation into GHG inventory

20

25 September 2022

26.67%

 3.

Reviewed technical and support information on climate change studies and Identified key sources in various sectors

12

10 November 2022

16.00%

 4.

Developed matrix of support for QA&QC plan and inventory GHG report

18

19 January 2023

24.00%

 5.

Developed Training plan for stakeholders and beneficiaries

15

30 March 2023

20.00%


Competencies

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 favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

Functional competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • MA in natural/engineering sciences, social sciences (or BA with additional 2 years of experience)

Experience:

  • At least two years of relevant  professional experience (additional two years  with BA),
  • Experience in monitoring and studying the laws and by-laws and in particular documents relating to the environment operations,
  • Experience in analytics and research and turning information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need,
  • Experience in overall document (hard or electronic) management; registry and retention policy   including storing and archiving,
  • Knowledge and understanding of the UNFCCC and its relevance in BIH context,
  • Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH,
  • Understanding of GHGs inventory processes.

Languages Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and English is a must.

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria:

Qualifications as stated in the ToR

Criteria:

Points

Relevant Education

max 20 points
10 points allocated for BA/BSc degree
+ 5 points for MSc/MA
+ up to 5 points for PhD 

Relevant professional experience

max 75 points 

Knowledge of English

max 5 points - will be assessed as:
5 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV:
good - 4 points;
fair/upper intermediate – 3 points;
intermediate - 2 points;
beginner - 1 point. 

The candidate must reach a minimum of 70% threshold to qualify for technical evaluation.

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Criteria:

Points

Rating based on Qualifications

30%

Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH

25%

Understanding of GHGs inventory processes

25%

Submitted methodology

20%

The candidate must reach a minimum threshold of 70% on technical evaluation to be taken for final consideration.

Evaluation

Individual  will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work. 
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work.
  • Personal CV/P11, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.



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