National Consultant- National Environment Policy Legal Analysis and Support

  UN Environment
Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Part Time 691
Date Posted:Sep 8, 2019
Closing Date:Sep 22, 2019
Work Type:Part Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Law,Legal
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Pashto,Dari,English

About UN Environment :


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that

sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental

dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative

advocate for the global environment. UNEP is the United Nations system's designated entity for

addressing environmental issues at the global, regional and national level.

UNEP's Law Division works with countries around the world to develop, implement and promote legal

and institutional frameworks for environmental management and sustainable development. The Asia

Pacific Office of UNEP works in close partnership with the Afghanistan UNEP Project Office based in

Kabul. UNEP is assisting the Afghanistan National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA) to develop

and implement a National Environment Policy (NEP).

Job Summary:

The National Consultant – National Environment Policy Legal Analysis and Support will be responsible

for supporting the implementation of analysis and review activities under the preparatory phase of the

NEP. This consultancy will require up to 15 days of work between 22 September and 15 November

2019. The position will be based in the NEPA Kabul office. The national consultant will work under the

overall supervision of the project manager, UNEP, and the day-to-day guidance of the NEP Preparatory

Steering Committee (PSC), which includes the NEPA Deputy Director General – Policy and International


The functions of the national consultant will include, but will not be limited to the following:

i. Lead the preparation and completion of project deliverables detailed below;

ii. Providing technical support in analysis and legal areas to project partners related to the deliverables

listed below; and

iii. Coordinating effective communication with all stakeholders to facilitate smooth completion of



To support the preparatory phase of the NEP. UNEP is supporting the NEPA to develop and implement

Afghanistan's first NEP. The national consultant will support legal analysis and review, as well as

stakeholder consultation and collaboration, that will allow NEPA, UNEP and development partners to prepare for an effective, innovative and feasible NEP.

Skills Required:

Policies and ProceduresComputer Skills

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Skills : - Knowledge of UN programmes, policies, guidelines and procedures would be an asset.

- Proficient in computer skills.

Experience : - At least 5 years of experience in environment and law in Afghanistan.

- Experience in designing and undertaking complex analyses and assessments.

- Record of successfully engaging with a broad variety of stakeholders, including senior Afghan government


- Demonstrated facilitation and communication skills.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Ultimate result of service

Outputs / Work Assignments:

Under the leadership of UNEP and the Preparatory Steering Committee (PSC), complete all agreed

analyses and share results in a manner that allows them to be used to support the development of a

National Environment Policy.


1.a. Lead and deliver an assessment of current environment-related laws, legal and institutional

frameworks and processes related to environmental management in Afghanistan to highlight gaps,

weaknesses, opportunities and strengths. (delivery date: 15 November 2019)

2.a Consult with NEPA stakeholders from environmentally-relevant Ministry to gain information and

different perspectives on how a NEP should build on the existing environmental laws and how it should

advance legal and institutional progress in environmental management. (delivery date: 15 November


2.b Share the results with NEPA in a form that can be used as a basis for updating or revising the

framework environmental law in the future, if desired. (delivery date: 15 November 2019)

Performance indicators for evaluation of outputs.

1. Completing deliverables 1 and 2;

2. Coordinate with the NEP Preparatory Steering Committee to format and share outputs and

deliverable in the most effective way;

3. Assist the Preparatory Steering Committee as requested to complete the deliverable.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


An advanced master degree in environmental law or a closely related field.

Job Keywords:

UNEP, UN, Legal, Environment, United Nations, ODED, DELC, NLU, Consultant, Law, Legal Affairs, Afghanistan, Kabul
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