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Civil Protection Legislation Expert
|Location :||Home based with two missions to BiH, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||March - October 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 working days including two missions to BiH|
Development losses caused by disasters as well as population and GDP exposure to hazards are continuously being increased in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The country is exposed to various hazards, with most common ones being earthquakes, floods, droughts, heatwaves, wildfires, landslides and man-made hazards with climate change forecasts predicting an acceleration of extreme weather phenomena. Numerous challenges the country faced after the war, combined with political deadlocks and weak economic situation, resulted in non-prioritization of disaster risks. This lead not only to weak general capacities of civil protection but also to unabsorbing of improvements and new approaches in dealing with disaster risks. Today, disasters in the country range from high-frequency small disasters to devastating events such as May 2014 floods that caused total of 2 billion EUR losses and damages.
Disaster risk reduction (DRR) sector in the country requires a strategic roadmap and actions strengthened with new tools and approaches moving away from business as usual. To address these challenges Interlinking Disaster Risk Management in BiH Project was launched. Project will strengthen DRR capacities at all government levels in BiH by putting in place legal and policy frameworks and implementation of disaster and climate risk management measures. Project is supported by Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and implemented by UNDP.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Civil Protection Legislation Expert is to contribute to revision of relevant civil protection legislation at entity level in BiH. Expected result of the assignment is improved quality of legislative environment of DRR in BiH, fully in line with relevant EU accession requirements. Concretely, it will address recognized and identified deficiencies of the civil protection system such as citizens and specialized associations (mountain rescuers, diving clubs, etc.) engagement and databases, financing, functioning of operational-communication centers and civil protection HQs, lack of preventive function of laws, etc.
The Assignment will be delivered through coordinated and participative approach which will include close cooperation with governmental institutions that are members of the project working group, and other relevant partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be entrusted with the following tasks:
All tasks will be done in close collaboration and support of project working group and UNDP.
In detail consultant is expected to provide advice and suggestions on improvements and/or development of above mentioned draft laws and rulebooks through following steps:
The duration of this task is estimated to be 25 working days including two missions to BiH within 8 months. Consultant will also agree to give a written interview to local media on disaster risk management, if requested and upon obtained authorization from the UNDP.
DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINES
The consultant is expected to provide the following deliverables and services:
Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:
Partnering and Networking:
Job Knowledge and Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Other desirable skills:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points for technical criteria assessment would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Applicants are required to submit an application including:
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.
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.