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Local Consultant -Climate Mitigation Expert

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2022-06-30




Application procedure:

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) became a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on December 6, 2000, and the Kyoto Protocol was ratified on April 22, 2008. The Initial National Communication (INC) of BiH to the UNFCCC was submitted in 2010.The Third National Communications (TNC) was completed in 2017.  The TNC has advanced the state of climate modeling, impacts assessment, and policy analysis in Bosnia and Herzegovina and it has also established a measurement baseline for public awareness and outlined key capacity needs. Furthermore, work on the TNC has enhanced the individual capacity of climate researchers in Bosnia and Herzegovina in government, academia, and NGOs, and it has strengthened the organizational capacity of the UNFCCC focal institution in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This Project will not only support the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina in meeting its above specified obligations as a UNFCCC signatory but will also serve as a significant strategic document for sustainable development. The cross-cutting nature of the Forth National Communication (FNC) process will foster relationships across entities and economic sectors, by establishing linkages between environment and other sectors.The overall project’s objective is to enable Bosnia and Herzegovina to prepare its FNC and Third Biennial Updated Report (TBUR) to the Conference of Parties (COP). Preparation of the FNC and TBUR will attain higher level change by contributing to the achievement of the national environmental objectives in several ways: (1) It will enhance the ability of Bosnia and Herzegovina to participate actively in addressing the global environmental threat of climate change; (2) It will further develop capacity in climate change-related research and analysis that can support effective environmental policies and provide important data related to environmental challenges to sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina that go beyond climate change; and (3) It will provide improved information and analysis for policies in key areas, such as water resources, agriculture, etc. Specifically, the capacity development efforts under this project and its emphasis on disseminating the FNC and its findings to policy-makers will contribute to enhanced country’s legal and strategic frameworks for sustainable management of natural, cultural and energy resources (as stated under the Outcome 5 of UNDAF 2015-2019 for Bosnia and Herzegovina). Furthermore, this project will contribute to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Preparations of National Communications (NCs) and Biennial Transparency Reports (BTRs) represent an obligation of signatory countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and it represent a valuable insight into the efforts that countries are taking to integrate climate change measures to policies, strategies and planning including information on climate change impacts and adaptation (including loss & damage) and a focus on tracking progress to achieve NDCs.The overall objective of this assignment is to assess recently developed FNC/TBUR comparing to international methodology and practice,  identify gaps and possibilities for improvement the climate mitigation aspect of next climate communication cycle. Based on findings, in close cooperation with International expert, local institutions and UNDP Project Manager the expert will develop inputs and proposals for next NC/BTR, specifically, inputs for  a) Enabling Activity (EA) Request (project proposal) and b) Project Document for the “Fifth National Communication and First Biennial Transparency Report under the UNFCCC” (NC5/BTR1) project. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The FNC/BTR national mitigation expert should work in consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager (PM) in close cooperation with international NC/BTR expert to assess current process of NC/BUR development and propose improvements and inputs for the next stage- 5NC/1BTR. Especially the expert will provide inputs for Enabling Activity (EA) Request (project proposal) and Project Document for the “Fifth National Communication and First Biennial Transparency Report under the UNFCCC” (NC5/BTR1).Specifically, his\her responsibilities are but not limited to the following:

  • Assess recently developed FNC/TBUR comparing to defined methodology and international practice using the following documentation:
  • The Fourth National Communications and Third Biennial Updated Report of Bosnia and Herzegovina and their methodological approaches,
  • National policies related to Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and mitigation,
  • Guidelines for the preparation of NCs and BTRs for non-Annex I Parties ( )
  • Maintain communications with the UNDP CO team and international NC/BTR expert, exchange information and posing specific questions that will allow the completion of information gaps focusing mitigation aspect necessary for  development of the project logic for the next stage of NC/BTR,
  • Based on the findings, existing documentation and suggestions of  UNDP CO team and international NC/BTR expert, provide inputs for technically sound and eligible Enabling Activity (EA) Request and Project Document.
  • Submit the required products in English to the UNDP team and International NC/BTR expert.



Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date



NC/BTR methodology, international practice and recently developed FNC/TBUR assessed.CC mitigation related inputs provided and incorporated in EA Request-NC5/BTR1


20 July 2022



CC mitigation related inputs provided and incorporated Project Document -NC5/BTR1


15 August 2022



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 harassmentFunctional 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- 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

  • MSc degree in natural/engineering sciences. PhD will be taken as an asset.


  • Minimum 10-years experience in working in environment/climate change sector in BiH,
  • proven experience in development of climate related plans, strategies and reports,
  • Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH,
  • In depth understanding of climate change and development issues,
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant EU directives, and UNFCCC regulations,
  • Previous experience with UNDP is a great advantage.

Languages Requirements

  • BiH languages – native.  Knowledge of English is an asset.

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR



Relevant Education

max 20 points10 points allocated for BA/BSc degree+ 5 points for MSc/MA+ up to 5 points for PhD 

Relevant professional experience

max 75 points 

Knowledge of English

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. 

The candidate must reach a minimum of 70% threshold to qualify for technical evaluation.


Technical Evaluation Criteria



Rating based on Qualifications


Knowledge and understanding of the relevant EU directives, and UNFCCC regulations


Previous experience with UNDP


Submitted report/document


The candidate must reach a minimum threshold of 70% on technical evaluation to be taken for final consideration.


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, 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%

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

  • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
  •  Sample of previous climate change mitigation report/document/strategy/paper done by the consultant 
  • Personal CV/P11, including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.

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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