Trainer to develop and carry out a training course in Drafting and Harmonization of Transport Law and Regulatory Framework according to the European Union Practice for the Moldovan Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure (MTRI)

Vacancy Number: 163 /Pr-2011

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Location : Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Application Deadline : 23-Sep-11
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date : 16-Oct-2011
Personal History Form (P11) 1  
UNDP General Conditions of Individual Contract 1

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Background

The project “Transitional Capacity Support for the Public Administration of Moldova” was designed upon the request of the Government of Moldova to enhance capacities of the Moldovan Central Public Administration in order to accelerate the reform process and achieve Moldova’s short- and medium term development goal s. In line with the Government of Moldova Activity Programme and the EU integration agenda (in particular, the negotiation and implementation of the Association Agreement between the EU and Moldova), the project provides support to the implementation of a priority package of reforms by the Government of Moldova. Policy and legislative reforms coupled with the improved capacity (including the mobilized local consultants, the trained and motivated civil servants, the newly educated professionals, etc.) ensure an optimal level of preparedness of the public administration to continue the implementation of the national policies and programmes in line with EU integration agenda.
 
The project seeks to address urgent short-term capacity needs of the public administration at a time when the Moldovan central government institutions face serious financial and human resources gaps by offering additional capacity through contracting local experts helping the civil servants to implement important time bound tasks in policy development and legal drafting. Complementary, training and internships are being offered to develop the skills required for achieving a progress in line with the EU integration agenda and encourage better performance by the civil servants.
 
The project is coordinated and managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Chancellery of Moldova and complements on-going work by other Donors.
 
The Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure (MTRI) has recently closed the negotiations on the Transport Chapter of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement and made a commitment regarding the timeframe of the harmonization of the basic Transport sector legal framework with the EU legislation. The MTRI is elaborating a new medium term policy document “Transport and Logistics Strategy” covering all transport means for the efficient logistics services and a smooth flow of traffic within the country and across the borders that will aim at the implementation of the EU standards. The harmonization of the legal framework followed by the subsequent enforcement measures, as well as successful implementation of multi-modal transport strategy and the investment plan, requires corresponding capacity and knowledge of the civil servants responsible for these issues.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The training will assist the relevant Ministry of Transport staff to better understand the existing EU transport policy and the legal framework, will strengthen the capacity of the officials of the Ministry dealing with the legal harmonization process and policy development by offering the up-to-date knowledge on the EU Transport policy and legal standards.

The scope of work is to design and carry out a 5-day training course for the staff of the MTRI aimed at strengthening the capacity of civil servants of the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure in legal and policy drafting and in implementing the legal provisions in line with the European Union standards, requirements and practice.

The purpose of the training is to offer the information and guidance to the civil servants of the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure on the methodology for the efficient harmonization of the existing legal framework with the one agreed during the negotiations on the EU – Moldova Association Agreement.

The training programme will provide the civil servants dealing with the legal harmonization process and policy development with the up-to-date knowledge on the EU Transport policy standards and requirements, will strengthen the legal drafting and policy development skills and will provide the information on the generally recognized good practice in drafting and enforcement of the regulatory framework on the basis of lessons learned in the Accession countries.

The content of the training will include, but is not limited to: 
  • Introduction to the European Union Transport Policy and Legal Framework.
  • Provision of the information on the experience and lessons learned during the Association/Accession Agreements negotiations and legal harmonization phases in relevant countries.
  • Introduction to the methodology of undertaking the Regulatory Impact Assessment for legal acts and regulatory documents to be transposed into the national regulatory framework.
  • Provision of the information on the methodology for the compliance analysis, drafting and harmonization of the legal and regulatory documents.
  • Provision of the information on the EU legal enforcement practices.

The intended audience for the training is civil servants from various sectoral (road transport, aviation, rail transport, waterborne transport) and horizontal (legal, European integration) Departments of the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure as well as from the relevant central public administration authorities.

The case-studies and project simulations discussed and applied during the course should be based on the Ministry’s of Transport and Road Infrastructure (MTRI) reform agenda and examples from transport sector experience of other countries in the process of Association/Accession.

Output: It is expected that after the delivery of the training, the trainees will have an improved theoretical knowledge and strengthened practical skills to deal with the legal harmonization/policy development issues.

 

Competencies

  • Develop the training course (including agenda, working methods and learning procedures, background materials and evaluation forms of participants) with a duration of up to 40 (forty) hours corresponding to 5 complete days of training of 6 hours each, net (not including the lunch and coffee break time).
  • Prepare the handouts for the participants at the training, including case-studies, simulation practice and other relevant support materials/handouts in coordination with the Head of the Department for International Relations and European Integration of the Ministry of Transport and Road Infrastructure.
  • Deliver the course during the period of October 2011 according to the agreed schedule.
  • Organize a final test at the course end.
  • Issue certificates of attendance to the training participants.
  • Submit the evaluation forms filled in by trainees to the Project Training/ Internship Coordinator and to the MTRI management.
  • Draft and submit a report to the Project Training/Internship Coordinator upon training delivery, including a Summary of the evaluation by the trainees.

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven expertise of the provider in developing and delivering similar training programs or technical assistance during legal harmonization process to the EU aquis in the transport sector.
  • Draft programme of the training course with the description of the content and training techniques.
  • An interactive approach to the realization of the proposed requirements.
  • Relevant international experience in the area of legal approximation and regulatory impact assessment and in delivering training courses in the field.
  • Qualification and/or proven skills in dealings with governmental officials, strong communication skills;  
 
Evaluation procedure:
 
A two-stage procedure will be used in evaluating the candidates:  
 
Technical evaluation (max 350 points) – 70%  
  • Based on a thorough desk review of applications
  • On the basis of its responsiveness to the terms of reference.
 
Financial evaluation (max 150 points) – 30%
 
Criteria
Maximum Points
Advanced degree in the area(s) of Transport, EU Law, other similar fields or equivalent working experience in the sector;
50
Theoretical and practical experience in the area of the legal harmonization process to the EU aquis in the transport sector
50
Experience in international experience in the area of legal approximation and regulatory impact assessment
50
Training course programme with the description of the content
 
60
Interactive methods of training delivery
 
30
Experience in the delivery of similar trainings
 
30
Knowledge of and experience in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (experience in countries of transitional economy) 
 
30
Language Skills:
 
Romanian
Russian
 English
 
20
20
10
Total Scoring
350

 

 

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