Task Manager on Regulatory Policy
Overall goal of the RIA project is to strengthen national capacity for public policy development through sustainably increase the quality of public policy content, introduction of tools for evidence-based policy making (RIA, anti-corruption expertise), and contribution to the overall public policy agenda by promoting multi stakeholders involvement in public policy development and law drafting processes, support to Parliament on conducting effective parliamentary oversight and improve international treaties system.
The first component of the RIA project is aimed to strengthen the capacity of the Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation (IMCL) in the development and scrutinizing of new legislation. It implies transferring knowledge with regard to policy- and law making standards as well as supporting in overseeing the development of public policy and legislation. Moreover, the project will enhance capacity of IMCL to provide impact assessment, anti-corruption proofing, technical advice as well as perform legislation scrutiny in terms of gender equality to ensure all policies and legislation comply with international standards and create a standard process by which rational, comprehensive decision making is implemented within the public administration.
The second component envisages support of executive branch in ensuring the development of high quality legislation in line with international standards and using full-fledged RIA tools to reduce regulatory burden. There are generally accepted standards for how public policy is developed which include:
•The need for a rigorous analytical process by which evidence is gathered and options are developed as to how to address perceived public policy problems;
•The standardized use of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) as a means of presenting the public policy problem and the evidence and options for addressing this problem;
•Ensuring all proposals is considered in light of international governance standards. For example as related to anti-corruption expertise of draft laws and regulations;
•Engaging citizens in an inclusive manner to reflect the perspectives of various stakeholders before proposals are endorsed.
The third component of the Project deals with capacity building for both Chambers of the Parliament to review draft legislation in accordance with international standards and implementation of parliamentary oversight in priority areas as indicated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Key aspects of this component include:
•promotion of broad and inclusive public consultations to ensure all interested citizens, civil society groups and other stakeholders have a chance to provide feedback on the content of the draft law;
•analytical support in conducting expert scrutinizing of draft legislation with due consideration of international practices;
•support in developing relevant legal/regulatory and institutional foundation to establish the institute of business Ombudsperson;
•support in enhancement of legislation on provision of efficient parliamentary oversight;
•support in conducting analysis of legislative framework to identify inoperative provisions and “white spots”;
•analytical support of the Parliament to develop draft standard operating procedures in order to implement ratified United Nations Conventions into domestic legislation;
•developing guidelines and manuals to allow the Parliament to effectively monitor on timely delivery of adopted laws to executive branches of power and ensure their enforcement.
The final component of the Project is designed to enhance the mechanism of treaties implementation and legal base of Uzbekistan’s foreign policy and international activity in line with international standards. Assistance will be provided for further enhancement of the procedures of implementation of treaties, the development of measures to further improve the mechanisms for oversight and monitoring the implementation of the international legal obligations.
Under guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close consultation with GGC Programme Analyst on Rule of Law, the Task Manager on Regulatory Policy will be responsible for the satisfactory achievement of the entrusted tasks according to UNDP corporate rules and procedures, as described below:
Duties and Responsibilities
Conducts research and analysis of, as well as develops analytical papers and policy briefs on the current national legislation related to the lawmaking and rulemaking processes and provide comprehensive recommendations on its further development;
Facilitates research, situation analysis and compile recommendations on best-practices in regulatory policy reform for the Government’s consideration;
Advises project team and project’s main beneficiaries on the impact of the changing regulatory policies to the system of lawmaking and rulemaking in Uzbekistan, as well as on methodologies of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) and Anti-Corruption expertise of legislation;
Builds and maintains strong relationships and networks with government institutions, civil servants, legal experts, and national NGOs involved in legislative drafting process, including constructive relationships with key stakeholders such as Institute for Monitoring of Current Legislation, Oliy Majlis, Cabinet of Ministers, Ministry of Justice and other ministries and agencies in order to support awareness raising on key issues of regulatory reform in Uzbekistan;
Organizes trainings, conferences, roundtables and workshops on a range of regulatory issues, as well as supports Project team and involved international and local consultants on achieving project targets, producing key outputs and organizing planned events jointly with national partners;
Assists in the development of draft laws and regulations on institutionalization of RIA and other advanced methodologies of evidence-based policy making based on international best practices, including production of proposals with international partners (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Union (EU) institutions etc) and the identification of opportunities for constructive engagements with Members of Parliament, key senior civil servants, policy analysts and decision-makers;
Coordinates the development and promotion of unified database of international treaties of the Republic of Uzbekistan with key national stakeholders based on the best foreign practice;
Provides Project team with brief review of domestic and foreign legislation updates on core research topics of RIA project on a regular basis;
Reviews analytical papers and policy briefs prepared within RIA project for consistency, completeness and compliance with international standards, as well as contributes to preparation/drafting of research and analytical papers planned within the Project;
Provides expert knowledge on the conceptual areas of the regulatory policy and key legal issues affecting lawmaking and rulemaking processes;
Ensures that project contributes to the promotion of gender equality by reaching, involving and benefiting both women and men in its activities (gender mainstreaming), including identification of partnership strategies with regard to providers of specialized expertise, with special encouragements for providers with gender mandate/gender knowledge;
Prepares draft quarterly and annual project reports, contributes to the preparation of annual work plans, procurement plans, M&E plans and documents on other programmatic issues related to successful implementation of RIA project in accordance with UNDP rules and procedures;
Participates in elaboration and supervising execution of the Project’s Annual Plan of Activities, work plan, analyze emerging problems and propose adequate measures to ensure timely fulfillment of envisioned tasks;
Identifies partnership strategies with regard to possible co-financiers, and leads resource mobilization for project components;
Coordinates recruitment process of the qualified full-time and part-time local and international consultants and ensures timely delivery of services and payments, format and supervise their activities, as well as assists in arranging and accomplishment of international experts missions;
Collaborates closely with government bodies, research think-tanks, private sector, civil society and other development actors;
Assists Project Manager on day-to-day management of project activities;
Performs other duties related to the scope of work of the Task Manager on Regulatory Policy as required.
- Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Self-management, communications and presentation skills;
- Good analytical, legal drafting and writing skills;
- Computer literacy and ability to use modern technology as a tool in every-day work;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to quick learning;
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
- Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
- Responds positively to feedback and different viewpoints.
Communications and Networking:
- Has excellent oral communication skills and conflict resolution competency to manage inter-group dynamics and mediate conflicting interests of varied actors;
- Has excellent written communication skills, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality project reports;
- Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high ranking members of national and international institutions, government and non-government.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
- Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the team through leadership and personal example;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda:
- Analysis and creation of messages and strategies;
- Creates effective advocacy strategies.
Results-Based Programme Development and Management:
- Contributes into results through primary research and analysis;
- Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development.
Innovation and New Approaches:
- Developing new approaches;
- Generates innovative ideas and effective solutions to problems;
- Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations.
- Contributing to positive outcomes for the client;
- Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider.
- Demonstrating ethics and integrity;
- Self-development, initiative and reasonable risk taking,
- Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
- Informed and transparent decision making.
Required Skills and Experience
- University degree in law, public policy, public administration, economics, and other related fields is required.
- At least 3 years of policy analysis and legal (normative-legal acts) drafting experience in the governmental or non-governmental organization is required;
- Familiarity with the concept of regulatory impact assessment is an asset;
- Experience in providing policy advice to policy makers on better enforcement of regulations for the private sector is an asset.
- Fluency in English and Russian is required. Fluency in Uzbek is an asset;
- Ability to use ICT as a tool and resource;
Initiative, analytical judgment, ability to work under pressure, ethics and honesty;
- Strong organizational and communication skills, ability to work in a team;
- Ability to meet deadlines in a result-oriented environment;
- Ability to learn and adapt quickly.
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- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: Tashkent
- Grade: SB-4, Service Contract - Junior level
- Closing Date: 2017-10-17