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Terms of Reference for Procurement Specialist and Environmental Specialist

1. Environmental Technical Specialist

Background

Democracy Plus (D+) is an independent, not-for- profit organization, founded by a group of activists who strongly believe in democratic values and in a democratic Kosovo. Our organization’s principal goal is to support democratic values and practices in the scope of good governance, rule of law, elections and political parties, social issues, and human rights.

Objective

D+ is implementing the USAID/Recycling Matters Activity – Gračanica/Graçanicë that aims to increase the socio-economic cohesion among the Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian informal waste collectors residing in the municipality of Gračanica/Graçanicë, through the facilitation of sustainable recycling models led by the private sector in cooperation with local communities and the municipality of Gračanica/Graçanicë, including the goal of further replication in other municipalities.

Tasks & Deliverables

The objective of this Terms of Reference is to engage a contractor/local consultant for short-term technical assistance. Based on the programmatic approach, D+ anticipates the need to engage one (1) Environmental Technical Specialist.

The Environmental Specialist will be engaged for 30 days during Year 1 of the Activity on a needs-basis to aid the Project Team in identifying potential environmental impacts of the Activity, lead the Initial Environmental Examination in line with USAID standards and requests, set appropriate environmental safeguards, and generally advise the Project Team regarding environmental issues during different phases of the Activity performance period.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience assessing the impacts of similar program actions on the environment and preparing written reports on those impacts.
  • Demonstrated capacity to consult on environmental issues, including compliance with environmental and social standards.
  • In-depth knowledge of environmental legislation, regulatory requirements, interpretations, and health and safety programs.
  • Ability to understand and apply regulations related to waste management.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental Sciences, Biology, or other related field.
  • In-depth knowledge about modern waste management practices.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Required fluency in English and Albanian, working knowledge of the Serbian language is a strong asset.
  • Ability to work professionally and constructively, individually and as a team member in multicultural and multi-ethnic teams.
  • Ability to multitask in a challenging work environment and meet deadlines with the highest quality of work.
  • Prior experience with donor-funded projects, strong preference will be given to candidates with prior experience with USAID funded projects/programs.

 

Bidding Documents

The applicants should provide the following documents:

  • Detailed CV encompassing education, work and engagements related to the scope of this ToR;
  • At least three references of similar work conducted in the past;
  • A financial offer for 30 days of engagement (lump sum quotation per day for all services and costs, including possible travel and food allowances in EUR).

 

Selection criteria

Criteria %
CV and Previous Experience (including references) 70%
Financial offer 30%

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Democracy Plus.

D+ reserves the right to negotiate the financial offer.

Application requirements and procedure

If any clarifications relating this ToR are required, such question should be directed to D+ only through e-mail at: rekrutimi@dplus-ks.org up to five days before the deadline for submission of offers.
D+ will not answer questions over the phone or in-person and strongly encourages applicants to refrain from contacting D+ by any means. Applicants must write their questions solely in English language.
D+ will answer all questions three days before the deadline for submission. Depending on the time of receipt of questions or the nature of the questions, D+ does not guarantee that they will be answered.

Please note that all offers must remain valid for a period of 60 days from the date of submission, unless the Applicant withdraws from the procedure in writing.

Interested applicants must submit the required documentation to rekrutimi@dplus-ks.org, until 24 October, 2022 at 17:00. Applications received after the closing date & time will not be considered.

Email subject line should contain the following text: “Environmental Specialist – Your Name, Last Name”.

 

2. Procurement Specialist

Background

Democracy Plus (D+) is an independent, not-for- profit organization, founded by a group of activists who strongly believe in democratic values and in a democratic Kosovo. Our organization’s principal goal is to support democratic values and practices in the scope of good governance, rule of law, elections and political parties, social issues, and human rights.

Objective

D+ is implementing the USAID/Recycling Matters Activity – Gračanica/Graçanicë that aims to increase the socio-economic cohesion among the Roma, Ashkali, and Egyptian informal waste collectors residing in the municipality of Gračanica/Graçanicë, through the facilitation of sustainable recycling models led by the private sector in cooperation with local communities and the municipality of Gračanica/Graçanicë, including the goal of further replication in other municipalities.

Tasks & Deliverables

The objective of this Terms of Reference is to engage a contractor/local consultant for short-term technical assistance. Based on the programmatic approach, D+ anticipates the need to engage one (1) Procurement Specialist to provide expertise on all issues related to procurement of goods and services as envisaged by the Activity.

The Procurement Specialist will be engaged for a period of 30 days during Year 1 of the Activity on a needs-basis to provide expertise on defining procurement procedures, managing and maintaining contracts with suppliers and negotiating and drafting contract terms and conditions, among others.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years professional experience on procurement management.
  • Demonstrated capacity to consult on procurement, including negotiating contracts and Terms of Reference with potential suppliers.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Economics, Finance, Business Administration or other related field.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement laws of Kosovo.
  • Knowledge of USAID procurement rules and regulations/previous experience in USAID projects procurement related tasks is mandatory.
  • Required fluency in English and Albanian, working knowledge of the Serbian language is a strong asset.
  • Ability to work professionally and constructively, individually and as a team member in multicultural and multi-ethnic teams.
  • Ability to multitask in a challenging work environment and meet deadlines with the highest quality of work.
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report.

 

Bidding Documents

The applicants should provide the following documents:

  • Detailed CV encompassing education, work and engagements related to the scope of this ToR;
  • At least three references of similar work conducted in the past;
  • A financial offer for 30 days of engagement (lump sum quotation per day for all services and costs, including possible travel and food allowances in EUR);

 

Selection criteria

Criteria %
CV and Previous Experience (including references) 70%
Financial offer 30%

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by Democracy Plus.

D+ reserves the right to negotiate the financial offer.

Application requirements and procedure

If any clarifications relating this ToR are required, such question should be directed to D+ only through e-mail at: rekrutimi@dplus-ks.org up to five days before the deadline for submission of offers.
D+ will not answer questions over the phone or in-person and strongly encourages applicants to refrain from contacting D+ by any means. Applicants must write their questions solely in English language.
D+ will answer all questions three days before the deadline for submission. Depending on the time of receipt of questions or the nature of the questions, D+ does not guarantee that they will be answered.

Please note that all offers must remain valid for a period of 60 days from the date of submission, unless the Applicant withdraws from the procedure in writing.

Interested applicants must submit the required documentation to rekrutimi@dplus-ks.org, until 24 October, 2022 at 17:00. Applications received after the closing date & time will not be considered.

Email subject line should contain the following text: “Procurement Specialist – Your Name, Last Name”.