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International Consultant on Circular Economy in The Waste Sector
|Location :||Home based, Republic of North Macedonia|
|Application Deadline :||11-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Estimated 35 working days for the period from June - November 2020|
The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MoEPP) is revising the Macedonian Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC, supported by the UNDP Climate Promise Initiative. The waste sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gases in North Macedonia, encompassing the following categories: Solid Waste Disposal, Biological Treatment of Solid Waste, Incineration and Open Burning of Waste, and Wastewater Treatment and Discharge. Uncertainly levels in the GHG inventory for the waste sector are high due to difficulties in obtaining accurate data on waste generation and disposal.
Solid waste disposal is the category with the highest share of GHG emissions in this sector. In 2014, approximately 370 kg per capita of communal waste was generated, and 75% of that waste was taken to landfills. The Drisla Landfill, which serves the Skopje region, is the only sanitary landfill in Macedonia. Composting is still at a very early stage, and only 1.945 tonnes of biological waste was composted in 2014. Finally, many Macedonian mining and processing industries that generated hazardous waste have closed down, abandoning their on-site waste dumps with little or no information on the history of these dumpsites. Other key issues include a lack of implementation of existing legislation (new legislation developed, but not yet adopted) and the absence of waste separation and recycling facilities, including an absence of facilities for vehicle recycling and automotive waste management.
During the preparation of its Second and Third Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the UNFCCC, the country explored the impact of ongoing, planned, and potential measures for climate change mitigation. Waste sector measures include landfill gas flaring, Mechanical and biological treatment (MBT) in new landfills with composting, waste selection and improved waste and materials management at industrial facilities.
As an EU candidate country, North Macedonia is in the process of transposing the acquis and will be obligated to comply with the Waste Directive and with EU requirements in the area of circular economy.
In summary, policies and measures for the waste sector must meet three requirements: 1) They must address urgent economic, social, and environmental issues in the waste sector; 2) They must support the move to a low-carbon society and international commitments to the UNFCCC and the Paris Agreement; and 3) They must support the bilateral process of EU accession.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment
The objective of the assignment is to conduct a rapid assessment of the benefits of Circular Economy in minimizing the use of resource inputs and the creation of waste, pollution and carbon emissions and provide recommendations for improvement of the current situation.
Scope of Work
The consultant will undertake the following tasks:
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES:
The consultancy is expected to deliver the following outputs:
The consultant will work under direct supervision by the Project Manager, and in close collaboration with the UNFCCC Focal Point and the waste department within the Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning.
The Consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment.
All reports shall be submitted in English.
Duration of the Work
The duration of this work is an estimated up to 35 working days in the period June 2020 – November 2020.
Duty station and travel
The assignment will be home based. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all consultation and coordination shall be held on-line.
Required Skills and Experience
The selected candidates shall possess:
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF BEST OFFEr
The award of the contract shall be made to the offeror whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) Being responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score based on the following weight of technical and financial criteria for solicitation as per the schedule below:
* Technical criteria weight: 70%
* Financial criteria weight: 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70%) in the technical evaluation shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
For the considered offers in the financial evaluation only, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points. The other offers will receive points in relation to the lowest offer, based on the following formula:
30 × -------------------
The candidate will be awarded with the highest aggregate score based on technical and financial proposal.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
Interested offerors are invited submit the following documents/information to be considered:
1. Click on the "Apply now" button
2. Input your information in the appropriate sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume, and motivation (cover letter). You can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box.
3. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload other required documents listed in the step 2.
Interested individual consultants must submit the documents/information listed in the “Documents to submit section” above.
The system will allow only one attachment. Therefore, please upload all required documents as one file.
Failing to submit any of these documents may result in disqualification of the application.
Please note that shortlisted candidates might be interviewed.
If the deliverables are not produced and delivered by the consultant to the satisfaction of UNDP as approved by the responsible Portfolio Manager, no payment will be made even if the consultant has invested man/days to produce and deliver such deliverables.
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.