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Environmental Legal Specialist
|Location :||Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||up to 150 days per year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year with a possibility of extension|
UNDP Malaysia Country Office provides policy and technical advisory services, and programme management support to the Government of Malaysia in accordance to the approved Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2016 – 2020. The CPAP is aligned to the development priorities of the 11th Malaysia Plan with sustainable human development agenda at the forefront, underpinned by two outcomes/priorities: (a) inclusive development and growth; and (b) sustainable and resilient development.
UNDP Malaysia Country Office also advocates for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogue initiatives, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas in Malaysia.
An expansion of portfolio of active and pipeline initiatives/projects in the thematic areas of biodiversity and ecosystems, natural resources management, climate change and energy are being implemented or designed under Outcome 2 Sustainable and Resilient Development. These initiatives/projects contribute to the priority areas, which focus at the national and sub-national level to enhance national resilience to climate variability and change; to recognize and integrate the value of biodiversity and ecosystems, and the principle of sustainability into development and budgetary planning, policy and decision-making processes. These outputs also feed directly into the implementation of 11th Malaysia Plan Strategic Thrust 4 Pursuing Green Growth for Sustainability and Resilience, National Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Road Map and various environmental policies such as National Policy on Climate Change 2010, National Policy on Biological Diversity 2016 – 2025.
More information about UNDP Malaysia work and projects in environment and energy can be referred to http://www.my.undp.org/content/malaysia/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/overview.html.
This solicitation is for a Long-Term Agreement (hereafter referred to as “LTA”) for three years. “LTA” refers to a mutual arrangement whereby the selected individual consultant will provide services as required, over a specific period of time based on a separate specific TORs for the specific assignment. A LTA specifies the unit price, scope of work, allowing for a framework agreement to be used when the services are needed.
LTAs are framework agreements that do not imply a financial commitment from UNDP. Financial commitments will be established on an ad-hoc basis every time services are requested within the scope of the LTA and a specific contract will be issued for each specific assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Environmental Legal Specialist will work as a member of UNDP Malaysia Country Office’s Programme and Policy Advisory Team. He/she will report to UNDP Programme Manager who is responsible for biodiversity and sustainable development.
The Environmental Legal Expert will provide legal advisory, review and drafting services in the following areas:
1. Advocacy for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with focus on Environmental Sustainability
2. Delivery of Project-based Deliverables
3. Design/Formulation of New Programme/Project
4. Evaluation of Programme/Project
Handling of Data, Information and Documents:
All data, information and documents obtained under this assignment is the property of the United Nations Development Programme and be treated as strictly confidential.
No such information shall be used by the Expert for any other purpose other than the delivery of deliverables within the scope of work.
All soft and hard copies of the data, information and documents must be returned to the UNDP upon completion of each assignment.
The assignment will require 150 days per year with a possibility of extension up to three years until 31 December 2020, subject to performance review.
Deliverables and terms of payment:
This is LTA based on specific assignment and deliverables. Under the LTA, a Terms of Reference (TOR) which indicate a set of clear deliverables, budget and timelines will be prepared, agreed and approved by UNDP prior to each assignment and/or mission. The payment will be made based on satisfactory completion of assignment and submission of deliverables under the specific assignment, and within the terms of approved terms of reference.
Skills and Experience required:
This assignment is open to Malaysian nationals only.
Required Skills and Experience
Excellent command of English and Malay.
Documents to be included when submitting proposals:
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
How to Apply:
Forms and General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Criteria for selection of the best offer:
The award of the contract will be made to the Individual Consultant who has obtained the highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP’s General Terms and Conditions. Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated. The offers will be evaluated using the “Combined Scoring method” where:
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.