National consultant for amending the Law on waste management of Republika Srpska


Location : BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :16-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 5h 54m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :December 2018 – June 2020 (25 days)


Background

The objective of the project “Catalyzing Environmental Finance for Low-carbon Urban Development” is to leverage investment for transformational shift towards low-carbon urban development in Bosnia and Herzegovina thereby promoting safer, cleaner, and healthier cities and reducing urban GHG emissions. To enable this transformational shift, the project will facilitate implementation of technically and economically feasible low-carbon solutions in key urban sectors and promote their wider uptake by municipalities and private sector via dedicated financial mechanism established within the national environmental finance framework. The project will also accelerate the implementation of a policy and regulatory framework supportive of low-carbon investment in cities.
To this end, the project will facilitate investment in technically and economically feasible low-carbon solutions in key urban sectors, and then promote their wider uptake by municipalities and the private sector via dedicated financial mechanism and funding windows established within the environmental finance frameworks in BiH, as well as by accelerating implementation of a favorable policy and regulatory framework at the entity and national levels. The project will facilitate the transformation of the market for low-carbon urban solutions by creating and expanding opportunities for businesses such as ESCOs and waste management companies to get involved in the provision of low-carbon services and products in cities.

The purpose of the position is to develop the amendment Law on waste management of Republika Srpska. The revision of existing Law on waste management in Republika Srpska is to be conducted while decision on amending specific parts of the Law (i.e. Basic provisions, Types and classification of waste, Waste management planning, Waste management planning, Waste management responsibilities and obligations, Organizations of waste management, Management of special waste streams, Waste management permits, Cross-border movement of waste, Supervision, Penal provisions, Transitional and final provisions) shall be made in consultation with representatives of the Ministry of spatial planning, civil engineering and ecology of Republika Srpska.
In addition, the consultant will develop an appropriate bylaw act to set the legal framework for the Waste information system, to be developed under another component of the Urban LED project. National consultant will communicate and agree details with representatives of the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of RS and Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency of RS.


Duties and Responsibilities

National consultant for amending the Law on waste management of Republika Srpska will work under direct supervision of the Environmental Development Project Manager and under coordination of the representatives of Ministry for spatial planning, civil engineering and ecology of Republika Srpska (who will approve and confirm the quality of outputs) to complete all activities specified in this Terms of Reference.

Scope of work

National consultant for amending the Law on waste management of Republika Srpska will develop amendment Law on waste management in Republika Srpska through analysis of current Law on waste management in Republika Srpska as per specific chapters of the Law (i.e. Basic provisions, Types and classification of waste, Waste management planning, Waste management planning, Waste management responsibilities and obligations, Organizations of waste management, Management of special waste streams, Waste management permits, Cross-border movement of waste, Supervision, Penal provisions, Transitional and final provisions).
Selected national consultant will support preparation of required amendment of the Law on waste management of Republika Srpska and provide technical support to the Ministry of spatial planning, civil engineering and ecology of Republika Srpska and facilitate its adoption by relevant authorities.

Consultant will conduct a development of amendment of the Law on waste management of Republika Srpska by focusing on following aspects:

  • Providing thorough analysis of current Law on waste management of Republika Srpska together with institutional framework, legal and strategic documents of waste sector at level of Republika Srpska (including BiH level, as appropriate).
  • Development of amendment of the Law on waste management of Republika Srpska, in close cooperation with representatives of the Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology of Republika Srpska. This activity includes the prior assessment of the impact of regulations, and during the process of preparing amendment of the Law to include public hearings and public involvement, as needed.

It is envisaged that the level of effort for these tasks will not exceed 25 expert days including potential field visits to relevant institutions across BiH, as needed. The assignment will not require presence in the UNDP premises. The assignment will include regular consultation/clarification meetings in the UNDP Sarajevo office or premises of Ministry for spatial planning, civil engineering and ecology of Republika Srpska.

Deliverables and timelines
The consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:

# Deliverables / outputs # of days per task Due date Percentage

  • Development of detailed plan for accomplishment of tasks of this ToR (sub-chapter Scope of work) 3 December 27, 2018 10 %
  • Preparation of thorough analysis of current Law on waste management of Republika Srpska together with institutional framework, legal and strategic documents in field of waste sector at entity level of Republika Srpska and level of Bosnia and Herzegovina as appropriate; prepared and validated with representatives of relevant institutions 10 June 30, 2019 40 %
  • Preparation of amendment of the Law on waste management of Republika Srpska; including the accomplishment of following tasks; Preparation of draft version of amending Law in close cooperation with representatives of the Ministry of spatial planning, civil engineering and ecology of Republika Srpska 7 January 31, 2020 30 %
  • Facilitation of public hearings and public involvement including preparation of minutes and provision of conclusions together with information sharing with public including the adjustment of the output based on inputs and comments received. 5 May 31, 2020 20 %

 

 


Competencies

Corporate competencies:

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • 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 ability to conceptualize and write concisely and clearly
  • Excellent public speaking, presentation and moderation skills


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education

  • Masters’ degree in an appropriate subject (technical background – engineering, environmental sciences); PhD would be considered an asset.

Experience

  • At least 10 years of experience in conducting research and providing consultancy services related to institutional, legislative, and strategic frameworks of environmental sector or similar (experience from B&H preferred);
  • Proven experience in developing strategic and planning documents in field of waste management (experience from B&H preferred);
  • Experience in data collection and thorough identification of documents for at least 2 different projects in field of environment (experience from B&H preferred)
  • Experience working with multilateral organizations and the UN system preferred

Languages Requirements

  • Knowledge of local languages and English (excellent writing, editing and communication skills) demonstrated in submitted one-page local and English segment of any relevant study/publication/written document compiled in order to assess language skills.

Evaluation

Individual consultants 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 individual consultant 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%

Applicants are required to submit an application including:


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

Financial Proposal

  • Lump sum contracts

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.  In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diem, and number of anticipated working days).

Travel;
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal.


Evaluation
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Criteria Weight  Max. Point
Technical  

  • Criteria A

- Methodology (document which contains brief explanation on approach to conduct the work) 40% 40

  • Criteria B

- At least 10 years of experience in conducting research and providing consultancy services related to institutional, legislative, and strategic frameworks of environmental sector or similar (experience from B&H preferred);  20% 20

  • Criteria C

- Knowledge of local languages and English (excellent writing, editing and communication skills) demonstrated in submitted one-page local and English segment of any relevant study/publication/written document compiled in order to assess language skills. 10% 10

  • Criteria D

- Ratings based on shortlisting criteria (Academic qualifications/education; Relevant professional experience; Work experience with UN Agencies) 30% 30
 

Financial
Price offer from candidate (lump sum offers in BAM, calculated using prevailing UN exchange rate) 30% 30

Long/Shortlisting Criteria
Criteria Points

  • Academic Qualifications/Education max 20 points (10 points allocated for MSc/MA; + up to 10 points for PhD).
  • Relevant professional experience:
    • Proven experience in developing strategic and planning documents in field of waste management (experience from B&H preferred);
    • Experience in data collection and thorough identification of documents for at least 2 different projects in field of environment (experience from B&H preferred) Max 60 points
  • Prior work experience with UN Agencies max 20 points


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.


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.

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