United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

National Consultant (Development of Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska – Legal Expert)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

  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 93963. 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 provide support for detail Analysis of legal and institutional aspects relevant for the development of the draft Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska. The findings of these analysis will be used as starting point for development of relevant legal provisions under the Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska. The consultant will be responsible for the following:
  • Provide support for an analysis of all relevant aspects of institutional and legislative frameworks within the sectors relevant for climate change (including mitigation and adaptation segments) which will be lead by CC Expert who will prepare the report;

  • Based on the findings of the analysis, engaged national consultant will provide support for preparation of relevant legal provisions;

  • Formulation of draft Law on Climate Change;

  • Provide support to the organization of public hearings and public involvement during the process of development of the draft Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska 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 (climate change expert, Climate Change Mitigation expert and Economist). 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 45 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 Report on support for analysis of all relevant aspects of institutional and legislative frameworks relevant for climate change issues in Republika Srpska 20 December 20th, 2020 30 Report on support for preparation of Draft legal provisions related to climate change 20 February 10th, 2021 30 Draft Law on Climate Change of Republika Srpska 20 April 10th, 2021 30 Presentation of the Climate Change Adaptation segment of the draft Law for the public hearing upon RS Govermant adoption (including amendments of the relevant legal provisions, as per the conclusions of the public hearings) 5 May 10th, 2021 10
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 law; Bar exam and/or Attorney at Law would be considered as an asset.

Experience
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in conducting research and providing consultancy services related to legal framework and policies preparation;

  • 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 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 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.

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.
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