On 27 May 2020, the Cabinet of Minister of Ukraine has adopted a Resolution # 425 on the creation of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine. The newly established Ministry is responsible for the following matters:
The newly established Ministry requires support in filling the capacity gaps in environmental governance to align the Ukraine’s efforts with the European Green Deal (EGD) as a new growth strategy for boosting the efficient use of natural resources by moving to circular economy, restoring the biodiversity and cutting pollutions.
To support the GOU efforts on establishing a solid legal and institutional framework for environmental policymaking on the pathway to sustainable environment, and in addressing global climate change challenges, UNDP Ukraine intents to establish a Strategic Advisory Unit to provide high level/senior technical advice and strategic guidance to the Minister/ Minister’s Office to support strategic policy-making and institutional efforts support for improvement of environmental ecosystem protections, focusing on reducing air pollution, sustainable water resources management, environment and health, including transparent stakeholders’ consultation processes and raising public awareness.
UNDP in Ukraine seeks to support the Strategic Advisory Unit with a Strategic Advisor to the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Objectives of the assignment
The main objectives of the assignment is to provide high-level expertise to help the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine in filling the capacity gaps in environmental governance to align the Ukraine’s intention in joining to the European Green Deal (EGD) as a new growth strategy for busting the efficient use of natural resources by moving to circular economy, restoring the biodiversity and cutting pollution Second level objective is to prepare quick policy briefs and short analytical analysis on environmental issues and solutions.
3. Scope of services
Under the overall supervision of Project Manager, the selected Consultant under this assignment will be responsible strategic advisory to the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
The Consultant will perform the following tasks:
4. Measurable outputs of the work assignment/deliverables:
5. Management arrangements
The consultant will be primarily responsible for the achieving of the objectives of the assignment. The Consultant will report to Project Manager and will work closely with representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine and Energy and Environment Portfolio of UNDP in Ukraine.
Consultant will be responsible for all personal administrative expenses associated with the assignment, which include printing costs, stationary, telephone and electronic communication.
Travel costs shall be paid for / reimbursed separately by the Project as per UNDP rules and regulations. This includes all mission travel and mission costs as per UNDP rules and regulations.
6. Monitoring requirements / Terms of payment
The Consultant will submit monthly plans and output reports indicating the number of days worked and short details of tasks per day.
Payments under this contract are to be made after acceptance of monthly plans and services delivered by the Consultant upon submission of a monthly output report and an invoice indicating exact number of workdays per month and short description of tasks performed.
Required competencies, experience and qualifications
• Demonstrates integrity by modeling 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 favoritism;
• Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
Required Skills and Experience
8. Documents to be included when submitting the proposal
Applicants shall submit the following documents:
Daily fee contract
The financial proposal shall specify a daily fee rate. Monthly payments are based on timely and satisfactory delivery of the agreed products and services as specified in the Terms of Reference for Individual Consultant. The financial proposal shouldn’t include travel costs as it will be covered by UNDP.
The following criteria will be rated as indicated below:
Maximum available technical score – 70 points.
Contract award shall be made to the incumbent whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
A) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
B) having received the cumulative 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%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% from the maximum available technical score would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 30. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:
30 points [max points available for financial part] x [lowest of all evaluated offered prices among responsive offers] / [evaluated price].
The proposal obtaining the overall cumulatively highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal will be considered as the most compliant offer and will be awarded a contract.
Ukraine nationals: Strategic Advisor to the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Kyiv, , UA