Armenia nationals: Legal Expert on Environment and Climate Change

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Yerevan, , AM

The project builds on the national climate priorities summarized in the 2015 NDC, and will support the Government of Armenia to advance its medium and long-term adaptation planning. The Green Climate Fund 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 Government of Armenia sees the NAP process as a key step to achieving the adaptation objectives of its 2015 Nationally Determined Contribution.

With the development of a NAP process, Armenia will lay the groundwork for the systemic and iterative identification of medium- and long-term climate-induced risks, climate change adaptation priorities, and specific activities that promote climate adaptive and resilient growth in its key sectors. Concurrently, as part of the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals, the NAP process will contribute to the formulation of corresponding national climate-responsive indicators and targets.

The project will develop national, sectoral and territorial adaptation plans, their implementation strategies and other related documents to be approved by the Government of Armenia and/or Prime-Minister of Armenia. The priority sectors of the project: water, agriculture, energy, health, tourism and human settlements.

For more project information visit: http://www.nature-ic.am/en/projects/National-Adaptation-Plan/1030.

The objective of this assignment is to provide professional and comprehensive legal consultancy to the UNDP GCF NAP Project Management Unit in relation to review, analysis, development, design and management of relevant legislative acts on environment and climate change related issues. He/she will be responsible for providing support to the project management in co-operation with stakeholder ministries on environment and climate change related legal issues.

 

 
  • Review the UNDP GCF NAP Project Document and the Armenian legislation with regard to environment and climate change issues to obtain an understanding of the context of the legal operating environment of the project. Assist in reviewing the legal material and any other relevant documents and to identify the most important issues that need to be sorted out on a priority basis.
  • Provide professional consultancy to the UNDP-GCF NAP Project team on environment and climate change related legal issues in Armenia.
  • Draft legal opinions, memoranda and draft legal documents enabling the integration of environmental and climate change aspects in national as well as sectoral legal acts. This includes, but not limited to: a) development policies and plans, b) decrees of the Government of Armenia and/or Prime-Minister on climate change issues, b) shaping the technical text of the national, sectoral and territorial adaptation plans, their implementation strategies and other related documents from the perspective of legislative acts, c) preparation of amendments to environment and climate change related legislative acts whenever necessary, etc.
  • Work is close co-operation with UNDP-GCF NAP Project team as well as respective units of the Ministry of Environment and stakeholder ministries to facilitate consultations on the developed draft documents aimed at preparation of the final packages to be sent out to stakeholders and Government of Armenia.
  • Participate in the events related to the above mentioned activities and make presentations whenever required. Participate in and co-facilitate trainings and workshops with the UNDP GCF Project team whenever required.
  • Provide reports on all undertakings as relevant. 

Note: For each single specific call-offs, the respective detailed ToR with specified outputs and applicable number of working days will follow in line with the main scope of works of this assignment.  

Payment  mode: A daily based payable modality is envisaged upon submission of deliverables and acceptance/approval by UNDP CO for each identified task (reflected in the agreed and signed specific TOR) and based on cumulative number of days factually spent. 

 

 
  • Knowledge of the national regulatory framework on environment and climate change;
  • Ability to work independently and to participate effectively in a team based information sharing, good communication skills;
  • Demonstrated attention to details and organizational skills;
  • Good analytical and writing skills;
  • Timely delivery of high quality products.
 

Education

  • Advanced university degree in law or other relevant fields.

Experience

  • At least 7 years of working experience in the sector of law/jurisprudence;
  • Proven experience in development of legal and regulatory documents;
  • Proven experience in and good knowledge of the context of co-operation with governmental institutions of Armenia;
  • Experience with international organization and in international projects.

Language Skills

  • Fluency in Armenian and English, knowledge of Russian is an asset.  

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:

Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ technical qualifications,  experience and financial proposal. The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.  

Technical Criteria – 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points

Financial Criteria – 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.

  • Financial Proposal and Availability form: OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP 
  • CV shall include Education/Qualification, Processional Certification, Employment Records /Experience

General Conditions of Contract is available here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.

Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).


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