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International Expert for Leading the Development of Draft Circular Economy Strategy with Action Plan for 2023-2024
|Location :||Homebased and Podogirca, Montenegro, MONTENEGRO|
|Application Deadline :||15-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||25 May 2022 - 30 November 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 consultancy 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.
Circular economy advocates keeping products, components and materials at their highest utilities and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles. Also, those resources need to be kept in the system for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them while in use and then recovering and transforming products and materials to a new product at the end of their service life. The economic rationale for moving towards a circular economy is strong, as it increases the resilience of value chains and secures supply stability. Now a high-traction topic among policy-makers, business leaders and thinkers across the economy, circular economy thinking has begun to drive the development of circular business models in a variety of industries and in local governments.
The first analysis regarding the circular economy in Montenegro was done in 2014 by the UNDP (United Nation Development Program) in the document: Resource efficiency and sustainable human development. An analysis of national policies concludes that the concept of a circular economy is far from being implemented in Montenegro, and that the efficient use of resources has not been directly integrated into Montenegrin policies and regulations. However, there are some positive developments: issues such as stimulation of innovations and productivity, mitigation of the impacts of economic growth, sustainable management of natural resources and governance improvements are integrated into National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS).
The National Strategy for Sustainable Development by 2030, which fully transposed the UN Agenda 2030, recognized the importance of the transition to the circular economy. One of the main goals of this Strategic document is to “improve waste management applying the circular economy-based approaches” as a number one priority.
To support the transition to a more circular economy in Montenegro, contributing thus to reducing pressure on the environment, enhancing security of supply of raw materials, increasing competitiveness, innovation and growth, and creation of jobs, an active participant of all relevant stakeholders in the country, the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro in the partnership with the United Nations Development Programme office in Montenegro, developed the national Circular Economy Roadmap.
Within the project, we aim to design a Circular Economy Strategy that builds a clear vision, defines goals, align targets and priorities, allocates funds and can help to overcome the fragmentation of existing and future initiatives beyond political cycles. The Strategy will include the Action Plan for 2023-2024.
A successful transformation to a circular economy could help Montenegro to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement targets, the ambitions of the European Green Deal. In accordance with Montenegrin Government`s Development Plans, economic recovery will be based on new postulates of innovations, digitalization and green economy.
When drafting the strategy, the requirements of the Decree on the manner and procedure of drafting, harmonizing and monitoring the implementation of strategic documents (Official Gazette of Montenegro, No. 54/18), as well as the accompanying Methodologies for policy development, drafting and monitoring the implementation of strategic documents must be taken into account.
In addition, special attention must be paid to the relationship between the strategic document and the current strategic framework in the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment
The International Technical Expert (further in the text – ITE) will provide an overall counselling and direction to the national institutions recognized as main stakeholders and beneficiaries and established working group for fostering green transition that will work on the Circular Economy strategy development with the focus on Action Plan for 2023-2024.
The ITE is responsible for:
Under the guidance and direct supervision of UNDP Montenegro and Ministry of Economic Development ITE will provide around 20 days of home-based support, which aim to bring international technical assistance to the project.
Expert will have the full support of the key ministries, institutions and agencies involved in the various aspects of economy and economic development. Also, holding a planning meeting early on would allow government and established working group to agree on the process and determine how inputs will be collected and coordinated towards development of the Circular Economy Strategy with the Action Plan.
Circular Economy Strategy with the Action Plan for 2023-2024 should be written in the Montenegrin language.
Time duration and travel:
The duration of the total assignment is expected to be for 20 working days within the period of 25 May – 30 November 2022. No travel is envisaged.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for selection:
Combined Scoring method will be used. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: (i) responsive, compliant, acceptable, and (ii) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only offerors obtaining a minimum 490 points for technical criteria will be considered for the financial evaluation. For more information on procurement methodology for Individual Contractors, please refer to Procurement Notice.
Interested applicants are requested to submit their applications by May 15, 2022 by using the Apply now button. The application should contain CV or P11 that can be downloaded at https://www.me.undp.org/content/montenegro/en/home/jobs.html. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file.
Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest including a price quotation indicating the lump sum (in EUR) requested for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".