National legal consultant for supporting the legislative alignment with Regulation on Energy Governance and Climate Action.

Vacancy Number: Pr22/02478

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 22 Jun 2022, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
29 Jun 2022, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
06 Jul 2022, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
06 Jul 2022, 16:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Starting date: 04 Jul 2022
Reference to the project: Energy Security/FPI
Expected Duration of Assignment:July-December 2022
Submission Instructions:

Proposals should be submitted online by pressing the "Apply Online" button, no later than 22 June 16:30 (Moldova local time).

Requests for clarification only must be sent by standard electronic communication to the following e-mail: silvia.pana-carp@undp.org. UNDP will respond by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

Supporting Documents:
Procurement notice
Terms of reference
OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract
Personal History Form (P11) UN Women

Contacts:

Ms. Ana-Maria Manole.

ana-maria.manole@undp.org

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.


Background

Moldova is Part to Energy Community Treaty since 2010. By adopting the Energy Community Treaty, Moldova made legally binding commitments to adopt core EU energy legislation, the so-called "acquis communautaire”. The Treaty and its acquis evolve constantly to incorporate new sectors as well as update or replace older acts. To stay on track with the evolution of European Union law, Articles 24 and 25 of the Treaty allow the adaptation of the acquis and implementing of possible amendments. Thus, in November 2021, the first set of Clean energy package acts were incorporated into the Energy Community acquis.

On 18 November 2015, the European Commission adopted a Communication stating that integrated national energy and climate plans, addressing all five key dimensions of the energy union, are crucial tools for the implementation of the Energy Union Strategy and for the development of more strategic energy and climate policy planning.

In November 2018, the Energy Community Ministerial Council adopted the Recommendation 2018/01/EnC-MC, recognizing, that the development of integrated national energy and climate plans by the Contracting Parties would support the attainment of the long-term energy and climate policy objectives, reduce the administrative burden and enhance transparency while promoting investor certainty in the region.

The adoption of Governance Regulation 2018/1999 on 30 November 2021 marked the next step. Adopted and adapted by Decision 2021/14/MC-EnC, the Regulation sets common rules for planning, reporting and monitoring on energy and climate policies and targets. In particular, the Contracting Parties will be required to submit National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).

Scope of work

The objective of the assignment is to provide support to the Government of Moldova in establishing the energy and climate related policy planning legislative framework by transposing into national legislation the Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999.

Being supervised by Programme Manager and/or Team Leader for Component 1, and in close cooperation with international consultant, national RIA consultant and the staff of the Energy Department of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development (MoIRD), the national legal consultant is expected to perform the following tasks:

 

  1. To support international consultant to conduct a desk review of the national legislation on energy, climate, policy planning framework and other sectors, as well as of available studies, roadmaps, analysis in the area for preparing of an assessment report, analyzing the legal and regulatory contexts that have to be taken into account when designing the energy and climate related policy planning legislative act. The assessment will include also the concept/approach of transposing of the Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999 into national legislation.
  2. To contribute to the consultation of the concept/approach of transposing of the Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999 into national legislation with (but not limited to) Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Ministry of Environment, State Chancellery and Energy Community Secretariat;
  3. Based on the concept developed by international consultant, to develop draft legal act that transpose into national legislation the Energy Governance Regulation and its related package required for Governmental consideration and approval (informative note and table of concordance).
  4. To conduct public consultation of the draft legal act that transpose Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999 into national legislation.
  5. To provide support/consultancy during the promotion for adoption by the Government of the draft legal act that transpose Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999 into national legislation.

For detailed information, please refer to Annex 1 – Terms of Reference.

Requirements for experience

  • At least 6 years of proven professional experience in legal acts drafting and transposition in the national legislation of the EU energy and/or climate related acquis.
  • At least 5 years of working experience in the institutional consultancy and law-making.

Documents to be included

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

  1. Proposal, explaining why he/she is most suitable for the work, including past experience in similar assignments, providing a brief information on above qualifications and methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work (if applicable). 
  2. OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY FOR THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR (IC) ASSIGNMENT
  3. CV with at least three names for a reference check. 

Financial proposal

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including fees, taxes, travel costs, accommodation costs, communication, and number of anticipated working days)

 

Travel

All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.


Apply online

IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting 1 January 2013 we will no longer accept applications submitted by email to vacancies-moldova@undp.org. Applications shall be submitted online only, by following the “Apply online” link.