Job Description

  NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability - http://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 90914. As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) has undertaken important steps towards understanding and addressing climate change issues. It is increasingly recognized not only by the Government and scientific community, but also by its citizens that climate change is an issue of key strategic importance. B&H has put great emphasis on climate change as one of the most significant development challenges facing the country. The importance of adaptation was clearly reflected in its Second National Communications and Climate Change Adaptation and Low Emission Development Strategy (CCA LEDs), adopted in 2013. In 2015, B&H submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), as part of the negotiations leading to the historic Paris Agreement, which it signed in April 2016. Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina and key domestic stakeholders realize the increasing threat posed to them and the development of the country by climate change and the need of adapting to it in order to avoid or minimize negative consequences.  The government is motivated to support and implement the national adaptation planning (NAP) process as adaptation issues are becoming very important for the country’s further development. The overall project’s objective is to support the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance the national adaptation planning process. Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources will be used to enable the government to integrate climate change related risks, coping strategies and opportunities into ongoing development planning and budgeting processes. The project will advance adaptation planning in B&H with a focus on most vulnerable sectors such as water management, agriculture, forestry etc., upgrading the knowledge base for adaptation, prioritizing adaptation interventions for the medium term, building institutional capacities for integrating climate change adaptation and demonstrating innovative ways of financing adaptation at the sub-national/local government level. The overall objective of this assignment is to provide leadership and expert support for improvement of the legislation of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) in the light of EU legislation transposition issues and improvement of water management practice in FBiH. Legal/policy expert will work closely with the appointed Working Group (WG) chaired by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism, UNDP and other experts.  As a result of this consultancy following decrees are to be made in accordance to the needs of management practice in FBiH and EU legislation requirements:
  • Decree on the method of performing interventions in nature, use of natural resources, which encroaches on wildlife habitats
  • Decree on conditions and manner of keeping cadastre of speleological objects
  • Decree on the entry, exit, export or import and entry from the sea, re-export or import of wild species / subspecies, their parts and derivatives
Development of these Decrees will be done in constant cooperation with the appointed working group and requires a joint and coordinated approach of technical and legal experts.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant should work in close consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of the UNDP project manager. Specifically, hisher responsibilities are but not limited to the following:
  • Decree on the method of performing interventions in nature, use of natural resources, which encroaches on wildlife habitats;
  • Decree on conditions and manner of keeping cadastre of speleological objects;
  • Decree on the entry, exit, export or import and entry from the sea, re-export or import of wild species / subspecies, their parts and derivatives;
in the light of transposition of EU directives, using, among other inputs, reviews and recommendations provided by the Working Group (WG), UNDP and other sources. New Decrees should also consult relevant EU Directives:
  • Directive 92/43/ EEC of the EU-Habitats Directive;
  • Directive 2009/147/EC of The European Parliament and of The Council on The Conservation of Wild Birds;
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora;
Deliverables/outputs # Deliverables / Outputs # of Days per Task Due Date Percentage 1. 1. Detailed work-plan developed and agreed by the working group and UNDP 3 15 May 20 8.6 2. 2. Based on the inputs from WG and UNDP, draft Decrees presented at the first workshop. 10 30 Jul 20 28.6 3. 3. Based on the input from the first workshop, second draft of the Decrees presented at the second workshop to the stakeholders identified by WG and UNDP. 8 30 Sept 20 22.9 4. 4. Develop final draft Decrees. Present the document at the third workshop. 8 30 Oct 20 22.8 5. 5. Final draft Decrees prepared and submitted to the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism for further procedure. 6 30 Nov 20 17.1
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 favoritism;
  • 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;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Extensive knowledge of computer applications;
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a fairly big team;
  • Ability to operate under strict time limits;
Required Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications/Education:
  • BSc in natural science (chemistry or biology);
Experience:
  • Minimum 10-year experience in working in nature/environmental sector in FBiH;
  • Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant EU directives;
Languages Requirements:
  • Knowledge of English is an asset.
Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria Qualifications as stated in the ToR Criteria: Points Relevant Education max 30 points (27.5 points allocated for MSc + 2.5 points for PhD) Relevant professional experience Max 65 points Knowledge of English max 5 points – knowledge of English will be evaluated based on submitted methodology. Technical Evaluation Criteria Criteria: Points Knowledge of the environment related obligations and relevant EU directives 30% Methodology (document which contains brief explanation on approach to conduct the work) 40% Proven knowledge and understanding of development issues as well as BiH institutional set up 30% Evaluation Individual consultants 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 individual consultant 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 individual consultants 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;
  • 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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