Local Consultant- technologist FBiH

Application Deadline :25-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :August - December 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :app. 25 working days


As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) has undertaken important steps towards understanding and addressing climate change issues. It is increasingly recognized not only by the Government and scientific community, but also by its citizens that climate change is an issue of key strategic importance. B&H has put great emphasis on climate change as one of the most significant development challenges facing the country. The importance of adaptation was clearly reflected in its Second National Communications and Climate Change Adaptation and Low Emission Development Strategy (CCA LEDs), adopted in 2013. In 2015, B&H submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), as part of the negotiations leading to the historic Paris Agreement, which it signed in April 2016.

Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina and key domestic stakeholders realize the increasing threat posed to them and the development of the country by climate change and the need of adapting to it in order to avoid or minimise negative consequences.  The government is motivated to support and implement the national adaptation planning (NAP) process as adaptation issues are becoming very important for the country’s further development.

The overall project’s objective is to support the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance the national adaptation planning process. Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources will be used to enable the government to integrate climate change related risks, coping strategies and opportunities into ongoing development planning and budgeting processes. The project will advance adaptation planning in B&H with a focus on most vulnerable sectors such as water management, agriculture, forestry etc., upgrading the knowledge base for adaptation, prioritizing adaptation interventions for the medium term, building institutional capacities for integrating climate change adaptation and demonstrating innovative ways of financing adaptation at the sub-national/local government level.

The overall objective of this assignment is to provide leadership and expert support for improvement of the legislation of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) in the light of EU legislation transposition issues and improvement of water management practice in FBiH. 

Legal/policy expert will work closely with the appointed Working Group (WG) chaired by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism, UNDP and other experts.  As a result of this consultancy a new Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage (hereinafter referred to as the Decree) is to be made in accordance to the needs of management practice in FBiH and EU legislation requirements. Existing Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage („FBiH Official Gazzette“, number:101/15, 1/16 i 101/18), includes only limit values of waste water emissions and some of the industrial emissions compatible with urban waste waters, as well as industrial emissions which contain some of the limit values for dangerous and priority substances which are not sorted as per type of the industry, only general parameters are given for them.

Development of the Decree will be done in constant cooperation with the appointed working group and requires a joint and coordinated approach of technical and legal experts.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant should work in close consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of the UNDP project manager. Specifically, his\her responsibilities are but not limited to the following:

  1. Review existing Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage for FBiH and other relevant legislative framework in the light of transposition of EU directives, using, among other inputs, reviews and recommendations provided by the Working Group (WG), UNDP and other sources.
  2. Participate and facilitate Working Group (WG) meetings, when necessary. Work closely with the WG in outlining and examining the current policy framework related to water management and waste water discharge in FBiH and which could best elaborate current practice and its deficiencies.
  3. Consult with WG on findings and propose draft text of the new Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage in line with the Article 55, Law on Waters, FBiH, which contains the following:  
  • Conditions for the discharge of urban waste water emissions into environment and public sewage - correction of the existing Regulation
  • Conditions for the discharge of technological waste water emissions into environment and public sewage industrial emissions compatible with urban waste waters, with prescribing limit values for each particular type of industry derived from reference documents for each of the industrial branches.
  • Conditions for the discharge of technological waste water emissions into environment and public sewage all other industries in FBiH with prescribing limit values for each particular type of industry.

New Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage should also consult relevant EU Directives:

  •  Directive 2000/60/ EC of the European Parliament and the Council-Water Framework Directive;
  •  Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration;
  • Directive 2006/11/EC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community;
  • Directive 91/271/EEC (supplemented by a directive 98/15/EC) concerning urban waste-water treatment.
  • Directive 2013/39/ EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 August 2013 amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy Text with EEA relevance;

4. Conduct Impact assessment of the proposed Decree, in accordance with the regulations on the Impact Assessment Procedure („FBiH Official Gazzette “, number 1/94, 8/95, 58/02, 19/03, 2/06 i 8/06), and fill out the appropriate prescribed form in accordance with it.

5. Facilitate not more than 3 workshops organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism and UNDP, prepare relevant documentation and guide discussion with aim to communicate proposed legislative changes with wider public. Ensure wider accepting and ownership of the proposed law changes.

6. In close cooperation with the WG and other experts, which will provide inputs/advices, develop and finalize draft proposal of the Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage that is ready for procedure of the formal adoption by relevant FBiH authorities.

 Deliverables/ outputs

The consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:

Deliverable / outputs

# of days per task

Due date

1. Detailed work-plan developed and agreed by the working group and UNDP



10 Aug 2019

2. Based on the inputs from WG and UNDP, draft Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage presented at the first workshop.


30 Aug 2019

3. Based on the input from the first workshop, second draft of the Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage

presented at the second workshop to the stakeholders identified by WG and UNDP.


25 Sept 2019

4. Develop final draft Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage considering EU practice. Present the document at the third workshop. 



15 Oct 2019

5. Final draft Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage prepared and submitted to the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism for further procedure.



15 Nov 2019


Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • 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 writing abilities;
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of computer applications;
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a fairly big team;
  • Ability to operate under strict time limits;

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • B.Sc. in technology engineering;


  • Minimum 10-year experience in working with industry sector in FBiH;
  • Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant EU directives;
  • Familiarity with UN system and the UNDP rules, procedures and regulations would be advantage.

Languages Requirements:

  • Knowledge of English is an asset.

Technical evaluation criteria



Max. Point




Rating based on Qualifications



Knowledge of the environment related obligations of industry sector and relevant EU directives



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



Proven knowledge and understanding of development issues as well as BiH institutional set up






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

Long/Shortlisting Criteria



Relevant Education

Max 30 points (25 points allocated for BSc, + 2.5 points for MSc/MA; + 2.5 points for PhD).

Relevant professional experience

Max 60 points

Knowledge of English

Max 10 points- will be assessed on the basis of methodology submitted

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 60 points would be considered for the Technical 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:

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.


  • 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.

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