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National Expert on Environmental Impact Assessment (Climate Change)
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Feb- 31 December, 2018 (up to 100 working 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.
The aim of the nationally executed project is to respond to the objectives of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in accordance with its commitments as a Party to the Convention mandated by Articles 4 and 12 of the UNFCCC and 17/CP8. COP decisions. The project is a follow up of previous climate change enabling activities undertaken in the country. It will enable Armenia to present the updated information on Convention implementation in a consistent, transparent and comparable manner.
The overall objective of the Project is to maintain and enhance national capacities in order to ensure Convention implementation in a consistent way in accordance with the guidelines set by 17/CP8.
The Project will assist to development and strengthening of the national capacities and contribute to mainstreaming the climate change issues into national development plans and policy development procedures, thus enabling the country to confront climate change.
In the context of increasing risks of climate change it is important to build capacity in corresponding national structures for mainstreaming climate change in operational guidelines for ensuring climate proofing of programmes and projects planned to be implemented in the country.
Environmental Expertise Unit of the Ministry of Nature Protection is the key structure responsible for environmental impact assessment of programmes and projects, thus it’s essential to build corresponding knowledge and ensure appropriate practical implementation capacity for mainstreaming the climate change considerations in the environmental impact assessment process.
The objectives of the Task are: a) assess the existing data on climate change mitigation (greenhouse gas emission limitation) and climate change risks related to climate variability and forecasted climate changes on ecosystem services, availability of natural resources, air pollution, and climate change commitments of the country under Paris Agreement; b) on regular basis assess the incorporation of the main climate change considerations in the programmes and projects under EIA submitted for approval to Environmental Expertise Unit of the Ministry of Nature Protection; c) develop recommendations to improve climate change proofing procedures in the EIA process in Armenia, including regulatory improvements, guidelines and professional capacities; d) develop guidelines and deliver on job training for the EIA Environmental Expertise Unit staff, as well as experts involved in EIA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the National Project Director, overall supervision of the UNDP Armenia Sustainable Growth and Resilience Portfolio Manager and direct supervision of the UNDP Armenia Climate Change Program Coordinator, the National Expert is responsible for conducting an assessment according to the following issues:
Required Skills and Experience
NDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
General Conditions of Contract is available here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).