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Legal Expert

Anderson

Background

Purpose

The UNDP requires technical expertise for Provision of support and legal advice for all activities of strategic gathering for disbursement loans via Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska, and provision of further assistance in development of internal procedures for Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska.

Objective

The objective of this assignment is to provide technical support in order to: i) Provide support and legal advice for all activities of strategic gathering for disbursement loans via Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska; ii) Provide further assistance in development of internal procedures for Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska, iii) Provide support to Lead Consultant with legal advice in FBiH and RS.

Background Information

During the past three years UNDP has made a significant improvement in promotion of Energy Efficiency. The focus was the introduction of energy efficiency in the public sector across Bosnia and Herzegovina by implementation of replicable energy efficiency pilot projects and introducing EMIS (Energy Management Information System) into more than 600 public buildings. The programme has been designed to achieve CO2 emission reduction, preservation of limited resources, fund and budget savings, reallocation of funds, better quality of life, employment opportunities – “green jobs”, increase capacities on local level for absorption of new funds, increase awareness and create understanding for energy efficiency and its resulting benefits.

Part of the UNDP’s Green Economic Development programme’s efforts is to enhance the energy efficiency and renewable energy sources recognized as single most powerful and cost-effective way to achieve goals of increased security of energy supply and climate change mitigation. Therefore, it is a main pillar of energy strategies worldwide therefore energy efficiency is a strategic priority for UNDP in BiH and priority for the next programming cycle.

UNDP will contribute in achievement of the project goals related to implementation of the project “Green Economic Development - GED” also by contributing to the further development of environmental legislation and the harmonization of laws, by-laws and regulations between the two entities (FBiH and RS) in accordance with environmental related EU directives in the area of air, waste, water and soil (to be further confirmed by relevant ministries).

Duties and Responsibilities

National Legal Expert will provide technical support and legal advice for all activities of strategic gathering for disbursement loans via Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska; provide further assistance in development of internal procedures for Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska; and provide support to Lead Consultant with legal advice in FBiH and RS. All activities would be carried in collaboration with the UNDP Country Office (CO) in BiH.

More specifically, the national Legal consultant will be entrusted with the following tasks:

  • Provision of support and legal advice for all activities of strategic gathering for disbursement loans via Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska;
  • Further assistance in development of internal procedures for Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska;
  • Assist and provide expertise consultancy on law, by-law and regulation development in the area of Energy environment and banking agencies in BiH;
  • Conduct consultation meetings with relevant Environmental Fund of Republika Srpska representatives as well as in FBiH;
  • Provide continuous response to deliverables status to Project Team Leader/Coordinator.

Estimated number of consultancy days: forty (40).

Deliverables and timelines

The consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:

  • Provision of support to Lead Consultant with legal advice in FBiH and RS; Provision of support and legal advice for all activities of strategic gathering for disbursement loans via Energy Efficiency Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska; Further assistance in development of internal procedures for Revolving Fund of Republika Srpska; -  by 28th Feb 2018;

Competencies

Core values:

  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modeling UN values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates professional competence and its conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results'
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Core competencies:

  • Results-Orientation: Plans and produces quality results to meet established goals, generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations;
  • Quality of Work: Consistently ensures timeliness and quality of work;
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations, both orally and in writing, in a clear and persuasive style tailored to match different audiences;
  • Client orientation: Ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with national partners and stakeholder. Ability to identify beneficiaries’ needs, and to match them with appropriate solutions;
  • Teamwork: Ability to interact, establish and maintain effective working relations with a culturally diverse team, both as a team member and as a team leader, to build trust, and to manage in a deliberate, transparent and predictable way;
  • Building trust: Deals openly, honestly and transparently with issues, resources and people. 

Required Skills and Experience

Education: 

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

Experience:

  • More than 7 years of professional experience in development of legal and policy documents in Energy and Banking;
  • Strong background in Energy projects;
  • Strong knowledge of banking sector, energy industry and general business sectors in BiH;
  • Senior expert working experience and references;
  • Experience with the EU environmental acquis;
  • Experience in the legal and institutional set up in energy and banking sector in the region and Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • National experience in the relevant area of expertise (e.g. participation in policy, legislative or regulatory development);
  • Experience in policy formulation and experience working in a regulatory agency or agencies; 

Language Requirements: 

  • Excellent knowledge of local and English language.

EVALUATION

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysisWhen 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, andb) 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%

Applicants are required to submit an application including:

  • Completed and signed UNDP Personal History Form (downloadable from http://www.ba.undp.org/content/bosnia_and_herzegovina/en/home/operations/jobs.html);
  • Financial proposal which will separately specify professional fee, indicating number of anticipated working days, travel costs (air-ticket or use of private vehicle), living allowance, and all other applicable costs.
  • Proposal: 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 62 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.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points for technical criteria assessment would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical  criteria:

  • B.Sc. degree in Law; Weight:10%, Maximum points:10;
  • More than 7 years of professional experience in development of legal and policy documents in Energy and Banking; Strong background in Energy projects; Senior expert working experience and references; Strong knowledge of banking sector, energy industry and general business sectors in BiH; Weight: 20%, Maximum points: 20;
  • Experience with the EU environmental acquis; Experience in the legal and institutional set up in energy and banking sector in the region and Bosnia and Herzegovina; National experience in the relevant area of expertise (e.g. participation in policy, legislative or regulatory development); Experience in policy formulation; Experience working in a regulatory agency or agencies; Weight: 20%, Maximum points: 20;
  • Methodology: Weight: 20%, Maximum points: 20;

Financial criteria: Weight: 30%, Maximum points: 30;

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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Anderson
  • Grade: National Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-04

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