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News UNDP looking for a Consultant on EU Water Directive

Job Experience: 9 and more

Expiration date: 1 April 2009

Location :
Belgrade, SERBIA

Application Deadline :
19-Mar-09

Additional Category
Environment and Energy

Type of Contract :
SSA

Languages Required :

English  

Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)

01-Apr-2009

Duration of Initial Contract :
up to 15 working days in two missions to Serbia within 3 months

Expected Duration of Assignment :
up to 15 working days in two missions to Serbia within 3 months

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Background

UNDP Country Offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia FYR, Montenegro, Serbia and UN Administered Province of Kosovo developed a regional demonstration programme around demand driven projects in nine locations in the Western Balkans suffering from the legacy of polluting industries and requiring industrial renewal, environmental cleanup and new economic initiative. The approach of the 30 months, approximately 15 million USD programme is to achieve improvement of environmental situation and quality of life for citizens living in and around polluted areas through least cost measures, improved local and national policy dialogue and supply of domestic professional services in the environmental management sector. While the main focus will be the physical works needed to mitigate the environmental problems, institutional strengthening and capacity building will be an important subject running throughout the programme.
 
Intervention in the municipality of Vrbas within the framework of this programme represents a part of a major environmental remediation project that consist of: construction of a new waste water network (in progress) and industrial waste water pretreatments, construction of central waste water treatment plant (CWWTP) and clean up and remediation of Grand Backa Canal.
 
 Within the regional context, a national Serbian component of the Programme "Strengthening capacities in the Western Balkan countries to address environmental problems through remediation of high priority hot spots- Remediation of Grand Backa Canal" includes the construction works on entire completion of the missing part of a waste water collector of the new waste water network Phase IV.1 Ch. km 5+999 - 8+ 057 , Phase IV.2 Ch. km 8 + 057 - 9 + 600 municipality of Vrbas and Phase V Ch. Km 9+ 600 - 12+000 in municipality of Kula. 
 

Project will be implemented in a period of time of 30 months and will cover three areas: clean up (construction works), policy dialogue and supply of domestic professional services in the environmental management sector. While the main focus will be the physical works needed to mitigate the environmental problems, institutional strengthening and capacity building will be an important subject running throughout the programme.
 
Capacity building activities that are subject of this assignment will be implemented in line with the findings of "Environmental Policy Integration and Capacity Building Needs Assessment" report developed by the UNDP project team. The analyses identified the need for development of the bylaw on limited values of dangerous substances in waters.
The objective of the work under this assignment is to implement Capacity Building activities related to EU water directive and technical part of the new bylaw on limited values of dangerous substances in waters.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities
 
Measurable outputs of the work assignment

Taking into consideration information listed above United Nations Development Programme, Country Office Serbia is seeking for an international consultant who will be responsible for implementation of the following activities:
 
Deliver training/workshop to relevant staff from institutions from Serbia on EU water directives: 

  • The basic overall training in the field of the EU water related Directives will include : Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration;
  • Directive 2006/11/EC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community;
  • Directive of the Council 75/440/EEC on the quality required of surface water intended for the abstraction of drinking water in the Member States and
  • The Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC with the Guidelines. The training will encompass basics about the scope of the directives, implementation issues in the EU and the countries in transition, recommendations for the implementation in the Republic of Serbia.

The training should enable participants to understand EU water related directives, most important implementation issues and aspects of perspective transposition in Serbia.  
 
Develop a draft technical part of the new bylaw on limited values of dangerous substances in waters, will include:

  • Development of the technical part of the by-law - on limited values of dangerous substances in waters, to be harmonized with the Decision No. 2455/2001, necessary guidelines, recommendations for implementation in the Republic of Serbia  and delivering of final training the to the ministry's staff and relevant stakeholders;
  • Workshop with the ministry's and other relevant staff from institutions from Serbia on the Decision No. 2455/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the list of priority substances in the field of water policy and amending Directive 2000/60/EC. The previously developed technical part of the by-law will be discussed in line with the guidelines, recommendations for its implementation and available case studies.

The Consultant will provide:

  • Detailed CB programme plan of activities;
  • Delivery of training/workshop , training materials, etc;
  • Draft text of the Bylaw on Limiting Values of Dangerous Substances in Waters, guidelines and recommendations for its implementation;
  • Supporting methodological instruments/tools as necessary;
  • Monitoring  and supervision of  the work of national consultant;
  • Provide missions' and final reports in English.

The Expert should consult and collaborate with the national water expert as well as with focal points in the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MoESP) relevant staff and the UNDP project team.
 
Performance Indicators for evaluation of results

  • CB project work plan submitted;
  • Instruction to national expert provided, national expert work monitored and deliverables of national expert reviewed, as needed; 
  • Trainings and materials prepared ( presentations, guidelines, recommendations, case studies examples from the countries in the transition process);
  • Trainings/workshops delivered, minimum 2;  
  • All deliverables harmonized with requirements of the MoESP relevant staff and the UNDP project team;
  • Number of missions to Serbia:  2;
  • Submission of brief mission reports (2 ) after each mission to Serbia;
  • The technical part of the by-law - the Regulations on limited values of dangerous substances in waters, harmonized with the Decision No. 2455/2001, and the guidelines and recommendations for its implementation, developed and submitted; 
  • Final report submitted in English;
  • The report should be approved by the UNDP project team.

Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; 
  • Ability to apply conceptual models in support of formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Relevant university or post-graduate degree in Environmental Protection with specialization on water; issues,;Hydrology, Technology, Hydraulic engineering or other relevant with a combination with experience;
  • Posses experience with implementation of the EU water directives; 
  • Posses experience in implementation of water directives in the countries in transition; 
  • Experienced in the UNDP implementation procedures would be an asset;
  • Participated in environmental and water international development projects; 
  • Experience in Western Balkans and Serbia and countries in transition would be an asset; 
  • Ability to work independently and within a team; energetic; proactive; self-motivated;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Full working knowledge of English; 
  • 10+ years of experience working in the field of water issues and water regulations. 

Confidentiality:

UNDP General Conditions of Contract for Professional services should apply. Special attention should be given to the following:
 
All results compiled by or obtained by the Consultant under this Contract shall be the property of UNDP, shall be treated as confidential and shall be delivered only to UNDP authorized officials upon completion of work under this Contract.

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Contact information n/a
News type Vacancies
File link http://jobs.euractiv.com/?q=node/2708
Source of information EurActiv Jobs
Keyword(s) EU-WFD
Subject(s) METHTODOLOGY - STATISTICS - DECISION AID , POLICY-WATER POLICY AND WATER MANAGEMENT , RIGHT , WATER QUALITY
Relation http://www.emwis.org/initiatives/dce
Geographical coverage Serbia
News date 17/03/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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