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National Consultant – Legal Consultant for delivery of referent method for monitoring of emissions from stationary sources
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Grade: Unspecified
Job Expired 24 Sep 2021
Expired
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Job Description

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 101675.

Travel will be required to Sarajevo and Zenica.

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 provides 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. The Project has been financed by Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is directly implemented by UNDP Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Office.

Through Component 4, the 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.

Given that the air pollution is one of the key problems for urban areas of BiH and obstacle to achieving LCUD, under this assignment the project aims to support removing obstacles identified by Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism and various local and international organizations in terms of monitoring of emissions from stationary sources and increasing capacities of inspection bodies to conduct reliable field measurement of these emissions. As the first step, the project is supporting update of Rulebook on monitoring the emissions of pollutants matter into the air (Official Gazette FBiH, No. 9/14) by developing a referent method for monitoring of emissions from stationary sources that will be feasible on the field and easy to use by inspection bodies, as well as enable undeniable determination of excess emissions (exceeding emission limit values) and taking follow-up legal actions against the emission source.

The National Legal Consultant will provide advisory and legal services for integration of referent method identified by International and National Technical Consultants into Rulebook on monitoring the emissions of pollutants matter into the air.

The National Legal Consultant will render technical support to the Climate Change Mitigation Program Manager, project team, the International and National Technical Consultants, NGO and government counterparts. The National Legal Consultant will work under the overall guidance of and direct supervision from Climate Change Mitigation Programme Manager. However, on a daily basis the Consultant will work closely with the UrbanLED project team, the International Technical Consultant and National Technical Consultant, NGO and government counterparts and other members as defined by the UrbanLED project team.

With support of the UrbanLED project team, the National Legal Consultant will ensure all necessary advisory and legal support in order to integrate the optimal and cost-effective measurement methodology of emissions from stationary sources in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina into the Rulebook.


Duties and Responsibilities

The task of the Consultant is support integration of referent method for monitoring of emisions from stationary sources into Rulebook on monitoring the emissions of pollutants matter into the air, in consultation with government counterparts. The referent method must be certified and acknowledged by Institute for Accreditation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BATA), as well as practically feasible, to be used by inspection bodies on field.

National Consultant – Legal Consultant for delivery of referent method for monitoring of emissions from stationary sources will provide the following services:

Task 1: Situational analysis, which includes the following sub-tasks:

  1. Analyse gaps in the Rulebook on monitoring the emissions of pollutants matter into the air and review other relevant laws and bylaws;
  2. Conduct field research to get deeper understanding of the issues, which consists of meetings and consultations with representatives of Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Inspectorate of Urban Ecological Inspection in FBiH, Federal Hydrometeorological Institute, Institute for standardization of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Institute for Accreditation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BATA), accredited laboratories and representatives of NGO’s as defined by Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism and UNDP project team;
  3. Based on the findings, develop a brief situational report with clearly identified gaps and issues related to measurement of emissions from stationary sources.
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Task 2: Integrate the referent method for monitoring of emissions from stationary sources into the Rulebook on monitoring the emissions of pollutants matter into the air, which includes the following sub-tasks:

  1. Support the technical consultants in development of a draft proposal of changes in Rulebook for integration of referent method for monitoring of emissions from stationary sources;
  2. Present the draft proposal of updated Rulebook to UNDP Project Team and government counterparts and collect comments and suggestions for improvement of draft proposal;
  3. Support the technical consultants in development of a final proposal of changes in Rulebook for integration of referent method for monitoring of emissions from stationary sources.

The National Legal Consultant will cooperate closely with International Technical Consultant and National Technical Consultant engaged by the UrbanLED project.

It is envisaged that the level of effort for these tasks will not exceed 6 expert days. Due to the uncertain situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, final decision on modality of meetings with stakeholders and project team will be made in line with official recommendations. If not possible to organize face-to-face meetings, the meetings with project staff, governmental counterparts and local consultants will be organized on remote basis.

Outputs will be written reports with regards to the Task 1 and 2 listed above. Written work will be supplemented by other requested consultation by phone, Teams, and in person.

Deliverables/outputs

#

Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date

Percentage

1.

Brief situational report with clearly identified gaps and issues related to measurement of emissions from stationary sources, approved by UNDP Project Team

3

October 6th, 2021

50 %

2.

Proposal of changes in Rulebook for integration of referent method for monitoring of emissions from stationary sources, approved by UNDP Project Team

3

November 1st, 2021

50 %

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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:

  • B.Sc. degree in Law;
  • Bar exam and/or Attorney at Law would be considered as an asset.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of professional experience focused on environmental law, economic and air pollution policies and practice.
  • Experience with preparation and integration of changes into environmental laws and bylaws.
  • Experience working in Western Balkan region; experience working in Bosnia and Herzegovina would be considered as an asset
  • Experience working with multilateral organizations and the UN system preferred

Languages Requirements:

  • Knowledge of English and local language in Bosnia and Herzegovina (excellent writing, editing and communication skills).
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Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR

Criteria:

Points

Relevant Education B.Sc. degree in Law; Bar exam and/or Attorney at Law would be considered as an asset

max 15 points

Relevant professional experience At least 7 years of professional experience focused on environmental law, economic and air pollution policies and practice. Experience working in Western Balkan region; experience working in Bosnia and Herzegovina would be considered as an asset

max 65 points

Prior work experience with UNDP/UN Agencies

max 15 points

Knowledge of English and local language in Bosnia and Herzegovina (excellent writing, editing and communication skills).

max 5 points - will be assessed as:
5 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV:
good - 4 points;
fair/upper intermediate – 3 points;
intermediate - 2 points;
beginner - 1 point.

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Criteria:

Points

Rating based on Qualifications

30%

Experience with preparation and integration of changes into environmental laws and bylaws.

30%

Submitted methodology

40%

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

  • Personal CV/P11, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references;
  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
  • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work;

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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