|Date Posted:||Sep 8, 2019|
|Closing Date:||Sep 22, 2019|
|Work Type:||Part Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableAF|
|Years of Experience:||5 - 7 Years|
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).
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.
Requires travel to provinces:
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.