National consultant for development of Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska - Climate Change Mitigation Expert


Location : Home Based with Travel Within BiH - Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :27-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :October 2020 - May 2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :Up to 30 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.


Background

NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability - https://www.ba.undp.org/content/dam/bosnia_and_herzegovina/docs/Operations/Jobs/Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail ba.shared.hr@undp.org with Subject: Job ID 93961.

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 facilitates 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 also accelerates the implementation of a policy and regulatory framework relevant for the concept of low-carbon urban development in BiH.

To this end, the project facilitates 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 facilitates 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 Project has been financed by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is directly implemented by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Office.

Under Component 4, UrbanLED Project cooperate with relevant public authorities at the entity/sub-national level and provide technical support to design and adopt policies and legislative documents relevant to the concept of low-carbon urban development.

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide support to the RS Ministry of Spatial Planning, Civil Engineering and Ecology for the development of the draft Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will conduct detail analysis of all relevant aspects of institutional and legislative framework within the sectors relevant for climate change. The findings of these analysis will be used as starting point for development of legal provisions under the Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska.

The consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • Conduct an analysis of all relevant aspects of institutional and legislative frameworks within the sectors relevant for climate change (including mitigation and adaptation segments);
  • Based on the findings of the analysis, engaged national consultant will prepare relevant legal provisions;
  • Provide support for the formulation of draft Law on Climate Change;
  • Presentation of the draft Law on Climate Change for the public hearing (including amendments of the relevant legal provisions, as per the conclusions of the public hearings) upon RS Government adoption

The National consultant will implement these activities under direct supervision of the RS Ministry for spatial planning, civil engineering and ecology and UNDP Project Manager (who will approve and confirm the quality of outputs) to complete all activities specified in this Terms of Reference. National consultant will work in close cooperation with other three national consultants engaged for the development of the Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska (adaptation expert, economist, and legal expert). To achieve mutual understanding and coordination of activities on development of the Law, RS Ministry of spatial planning, civil engineering and ecology of RS will establish the Working group on development of the Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska. Engaged national consultant will be member of this working group.

It is envisaged that the level of effort for these tasks will not exceed 80 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 with the members of the Working group on development of the Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska.

Deliverables/outputs

#

Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date

Percentage

 1.

Report on analysis of all relevant aspects of institutional and legislative frameworks relevant for climate change issues in Republika Srpska

10

December 20th, 2020

33%

 2.

Draft legal provisions related to climate change prepared

5

February 10th, 2021

17%

 3.

Draft Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska

10

April 15th, 2021

33%

 4.

Presentation of the climate change adaptation segment of the draft Law for the public hearing upon RS Government adoption (including amendments of the relevant legal provisions, as per the conclusions of the public hearings)

5

May 10th, 2021

17%


Competencies

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 favouritism;
  • 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


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • University degree in natural / engineering sciences

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the relevant field of climate change;
  • Proven experience in data collection, data processing and interpretation and thorough identification of documents for at least 3 different projects in field of climate change;
  • Demonstrated understanding of institutional and policy context in climate change sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska;
  • Experience working with multilateral organizations and the UN system preferred.

Languages Requirements:

  • Knowledge of local languages and English (excellent writing, editing and communication skills).

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR

Criteria:

Points

Relevant Education

max 20 points
15 points allocated for BA/BSc degree
+ 2.5 points for MSc/MA
+ up to 2.5 points for PhD 

Relevant professional experience

max 50 points 

Prior work experience with UNDP/UN Agencies

max 20 points 

Knowledge of English

max 10 points - will be assessed as:
10 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV:
good - 8 points;
fair/upper intermediate – 6 points;
intermediate - 4 points;
beginner - 2 points. 

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Criteria:

Points

Rating based on Qualifications

40%

Submitted methodology

50%

Good knowledge of BiH political scene and administrative structure

10%

Evaluation

Individual  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 candidate 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%

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

Proposal:

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work; or sample of previous document/strategy/paper done by the consultant 

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.

 



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