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

Vacancy Number: Pr22/02480

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 22 Jun 2022, 16:30 (GMT+2:00)
Application Extended deadline:
29 Jun 2022, 16:30 (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-November 2022
Submission Instructions:

Period of assignment/services: July – November 2022 (up to 40 working days)

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


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 technical support to Government of the Republic of Moldova’s in assessing the regulatory impact of the draft legal that transposes the requirements of the Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999 into national legislation.

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

  1. To develop the regulatory impact assessment of the draft legal that transposes the requirements of the Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999 into national legislation, in accordance with the Methodology of analyzing the impact in the process of substantiation the draft normative acts approved through the Governmental Decision No. 23 as of 18.01.2019.
  2. To participate within the public consultations of the draft legal act that transpose Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999 into national legislation and present its regulatory impact assessment (contribute to drafting the agenda, LoP, concept of the event, drafting presentation, QA session).
  3. To provide support/consultancy during the examination of the RIA by the Working Group of the State Commission for the regulation of entrepreneurial activity.
  4. To review the regulatory impact assessment based on the comments of Working Group of the State Commission for the regulation of entrepreneurial activity.
  5. To propose updates to the draft legal that transposes the requirements of the Energy Governance Regulation 2018/1999 based on the conclusions and recommendations of the Working Group of the State Commission for the regulation of entrepreneurial activity.

Requirements for experience

  • At least 5years of proven professional experience in drafting impact assessment documents supporting legal acts and regulations, and/or normative acts analysis, and/or economic impacts assessments.
  • At least 4 years of working experience in institutional consultancy (law-making and/or transposing into the national legislation the EU energy and /or climate related acquis).
  • Experience of work within UNDP, UNEP, WB and/or EU-funded project or other international organization would be an asset. 

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.