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Senior International Environmental Policy Expert
|Location :||home-based, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||27-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||up to a total of 50 working days, till December 2020|
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.
Ukraine has a long list of the reform priorities in the area of sustainable energy and the environment (SEE). However, their introduction is being slowed down by difficulties in adopting legislation and the low quality of some legal initiatives. To speed up reforms related to sustainable energy and the environment, and to ensure SEE issues are included in government programmes, UNDP Ukraine, with financial support from Sweden, is seeking to improve the capacity of Ukraine’s parliament and to enhance environmental advocacy among politicians, the mass media and the public by carrying out this project.
The project, entitled “Sustainable Energy and Environment Secretariat to Support the Parliament of Ukraine in the Sustainable Energy and Environment Area (‘Green Caucus’ Secretariat)” aims to support the Members of Parliament (MPs) and the relevant parliamentary committees (specifically, VRU Committee on Environmental Policy and Environmental Management and VRU Committee on Energy, Housing and Utilities Services) and inter-faction union (IFU) of MPs “Energy and Environment” with high-quality analytical, communications and advocacy support.
Over the three-year project implementation period, the work of Ukraine’s parliament (VRU) on sustainable energy and environment issues is expected to be strengthened through the establishment and functioning of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Secretariat – a think-tank focusing on the provision of analytical support covering a wide range of issues in the SEE area, including climate change mitigation and adaption; energy efficiency; waste management; natural resources management; environmental pollution; mitigation of the negative environmental consequences of the ongoing armed conflict in the east of Ukraine, as well as to greening the development path of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. The overall work of the Secretariat is based on the sustainable development principles and linked with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To ensure the implementation of the Project and enhance strategic advisory support to the Parliament on SEE policy UNDP is seeking to hire a Senior International Environmental Policy Expert to provide strategic advisory support to the Parliament, Members of Parliament, Environmental Committee members, IFU “Energy and Environment” and VRU staff on the issues of strategic environmental policy and sustainable development in the context of Ukraine’s international commitments.
Duties and Responsibilities
Main Objectives of the Assignment
The overall objective of the assignment is to ensure provision of high-quality advisory support and expertise to the Parliament of Ukraine on the issues of energy, environment and sustainable development in the context of Ukraine’s international commitments.
Description of Responsibilities / Scope of Work
Based on this plan, conduct online peer-to-peer consultation meetings with MPs and other identified national stakeholders in order to present and discuss recommendations for Ukraine, including legislative, regulatory, institutional recommendations in accordance with best environmental practices and trends of Eastern European counties and relevant Ukraine’s commitments, political and economic priorities and circumstances.
To ensure the delivery of the above tasks, the Consultant will:
The timeframe and deliverables of the assignment are as follows:
Proposed payment schedule:
Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in this TOR as follows:
The satisfactory completion of each of the deliverables shall be subject to the endorsement of the UNDP Project Manager. The payments will be paid upon the full completion and acceptance of contractual obligations whereupon the UNDP Project Manager signs the certification of acceptance.
Monitoring / Reporting Requirements
The consultant will work under overall guidance of the Energy & Environment Portfolio Team Leader, direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close day-to-day coordination with the Project Team Lead. Work-progress reporting/monitoring meetings will be held with the International Consultant on a regular (bi-weekly) basis. UNDP will be the final authority to control the quality and evaluate the work.
The consultant will interact with Project Team Lead, Project Manager and E&E Portfolio Team Leader to receive any clarifications and guidance that may be needed. He/she will also receive all necessary informational and logistical support from UNDP Country Office and the Project. On a day-to-day basis, consultant’s work will be coordinated by the Project Team Lead and supervised by the Project Manager.
No reports or documents should be published or distributed to third parties without approval of UNDP.
The Consultant will duly inform UNDP of any problems, issues or delays arising in the course of implementation of assignment and take necessary steps to address them.
All reports and results are to be submitted to the UNDP in electronic form (*.docx, *.xlsx, *.pptx, and *.pdf or other formats accepted by UNDP). All reports and presentations shall be submitted in English.
Required Skills and Experience
Documents to be Included when Submitting the Proposals
Applicants shall submit the following documents (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: UNDP documents templates are available at the following link:
The above documents need to be uploaded to the online application as one document. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Lump sum contract
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 instalments 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 diems, and a number of anticipated working days).
The travel is not envisaged for this assignment. In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. BSAFE course must be successfully completed before the commencement of travel. Individual Consultant is responsible for ensuring he/she has vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. A consultant is required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under https://dss.un.org/dssweb/
Relevant professional experience
Maximum available technical score – 70 points.
Contract award shall be made to the incumbent whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% from the maximum available technical score (49 points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 30. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:
30 points (max points available for financial part) x (lowest of all evaluated offered prices among responsive offers) / (evaluated price).
The proposal obtaining the overall cumulatively highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal will be considered as the most compliant offer and will be awarded a contract.