National Consultant for revision of municipal waste disposal fees in Republika Srpska


Location : Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :11-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :January 2021 – April 2021 (up to 50 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 95875.

Due to a long period of neglect and under-investment, urban infrastructure in BiH, public and residential buildings, energy systems and utilities, waste management, and transport, are now in need of expansion and modernization. From a global environmental standpoint, this situation contributes to a steady increase in greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions, primarily associated with energy use in public facilities. Public facilities are also the largest energy users and GHG emission sources in municipalities in BiH. Modernization, upgrade and expansion of municipal buildings, infrastructure, and services in BiH will improve the quality of urban life and achieve a range of important local and global environmental and sustainable development benefits.
To achieve abovementioned, the “Catalyzing environmental finance for low-carbon urban development” Project (UrbanLED) strives to leverage investment for transformational shift towards low-carbon urban development (LCUD) in Bosnia and Herzegovina thereby promoting safer, cleaner, and healthier cities and reducing urban GHG emissions. To enable this transformational shift, the Project provide technical support towards the implementation of technically and economically feasible low-carbon solutions in key urban sectors and promotes their wider uptake by municipalities and private sector via dedicated financial mechanisms. Project supports key environmental finance institutions (i.e. environmental funds) to establish innovative financial mechanisms for LCUD (Component 1). Under Component 2 and Component 3, the project works at the local level with relevant public authorities to help build their capacities to identify, carry out and monitor low-carbon projects in key urban GHG emitting sectors, public facilities and utilities (Component 2) and waste management and logistics/transport (Component 3). Under Component 4, project addresses gaps in the enabling environment for LCUD at state and entity levels by promoting the adoption and supporting enforcement of essential policies and regulations, institutional coordination (vertical and horizontal) among relevant public authorities and providing targeted capacity building and training support to relevant authorities.
The Project has been financed by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is directly implemented by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Office.
This activity has been part of the Component 3 (Low-carbon waste management and logistics (transport)) of the Project. This component addresses identified shortcomings in municipal capacities for LCUD in the waste management and logistic sector; including the revision of waste fee systems. This activity will contribute to the achievement of two Project Outcomes: Outcome 3.1 “Reduced GHG emissions from waste minimization” as it will lead to increased recycling and Outcome 1.2 “Increased and diversified sources and modalities of public investment in LCUD” because waste fees are an additional source of revenues for RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency.
The tasks of local consultant refer to the revision of fees for disposal of municipal waste (including industrial non-hazardous waste) with propositions to introduce weight or volume-based tariffs for disposal of these types of waste.
This activity will be implemented in close cooperation with representatives of RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency.


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will conduct a thorough analysis on possibilities for revision of waste disposal fees for municipal and industrial non-hazardous waste by introducing weight or volume-based fees as economic incentives to promote recycling.
Level of fees should be based on the actual costs of waste treatment/waste management and associated environmental impacts.
Analysis should be based on the existing documents in RS that regulates the waste management practice; including the regional experiences in this regard.
The analysis should result with concrete recommendations, including the proposition of model for calculating waste disposal fees, and improvement of current legislative framework (i.e. through introduction of relevant bylaw document which will regulate the issue on waste disposal tariffs).
Once finalized, this analysis will be further utilized by the RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency to advocate for introduction of legislative improvements that arrange the waste management practice in RS with an aim to diversify its sources of revenues.
The local consultant will prepare revision under direct supervision of the RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency and UNDP CCM Program Manager.
The Consultant will be responsible for the following:

  • In consultation with representatives of RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, define the main aspects relevant for revision of municipal and industrial non-hazardous waste disposal fees with regard to introduction of weight or volume-based fees and by taking into consideration the current costs of waste management and relevant environmental impacts of waste disposal;
  • Prepare the detail analysis, together with concrete proposals for calculating models and proposition of the bylaw document which will define the waste disposal tariffs.

National Consultant will work under direct supervision of the CCM Program Manager and under coordination of the representatives of the RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency (who will approve and confirm the quality of outputs) to complete all activities specified in this Terms of Reference.
It is envisaged that the level of effort for these tasks will not exceed 50 expert days. The assignment will not require partial presence in the UNDP premises. The assignment will include regular consultation/clarification meetings with representatives of the RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency.

#

Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date

Percentage

  1.  

Main aspects of revision of waste disposal fees for municipal and industrial non-hazardous waste; approved by the RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency.

15

February 19th, 2021

30

  1.  

Detail waste disposal fee analysis with calculation model and proposal of the bylaw document, developed and approved by the RS Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency.

35

April 30th, 2021

70

 

 


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

  • BSc degree in an appropriate subject (engineering, environmental sciences, economics); MSc would be considered as an asset.

Experience

  • At least 7 years of experience in conducting research and providing consultancy services related to economic and financial analysis of waste management sector or similar (experience from BiH preferred);  
  • Proven experience in developing strategic, legislative and planning documents in field of waste management (experience from BiH 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)

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR

Criteria:

Points

Relevant Education

max 20 points
15 points allocated for BA/BSc degree
+ 5 points for MSc/MA

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 point. 

 

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:

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work;
  • Personal CV, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.


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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