Local recruitment: Consultant on ecological and economic mechanisms of environmental management to develop the National Concept of Environmental Security of the Kyrgyz Republic

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
Apply By: 
20 May 2021
11 days remaining

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The National Concept of Environmental Security of the Kyrgyz Republic (the Concept) for the period up to 2020 was approved by the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic (No. 506) dated November 23, 2007. Since the adoption of this Concept, serious changes in social development have taken place in the Kyrgyz Republic. The global Sustainable Development Goals-2030, new strategic documents for the state development have been adopted, significant changes have been made to environmental legislation. For instance, the country has declared a course towards climate-sustainable "green" development, a number of new international agreements on environmental protection and protocols to international environmental conventions have been signed, and a number of reforms have been carried out in the environmental management system. In this regard, by the Decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic “On measures to ensure environmental security and climate sustainability” dated March 16, 2021, it was instructed to develop and submit for consideration the draft of the new Concept within six months period. In 2021, the POiB will continue to support the State Agency for Environmental Protection under the Ministry of Emergency Situations (SAEP) by developing the National Concept of Environmental Security of the Kyrgyz Republic to promote up-to-date, modern approaches to natural resources management and governance. The OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek will contract one national consultant to support the activities of the SAEP for the 3-month period. The expert will work on ecological and economic mechanisms of environmental management (greening the economy) section of the National Concept of Environmental Security of the Kyrgyz Republic.


The objective of the consultant’s work is to develop National Concept of Environmental Security of Kyrgyzstan and enhance operational and institutional capacities of the State Agency for Environmental Protection and the Government of Kyrgyzstan in addressing environmental issues in the country.

Tasks and Responsibilities  

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the Consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Conducting analysis and assessment of existing National Concept of Environmental Security for relevance of the priority areas stated in it;
  • Conducting analysis of the current situation on each subject, which should reflect an assessment of the state of environment, management of environmental protection system, existing key problems, analysis of current environmental policy and legislation;
  • Analysis of international trends and best strategic practices of developing long-term policies for environmentally sustainable development, and environmental security relevant for conditions of Kyrgyzstan, develop new priority directions and necessary measures to achieve environmental security in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Developing a system of outcomes and impact expected as a result of implementation of the Concept. Expected results should be formulated in qualitative and/or quantitative terms, preferably in relation to international ratings;
  • Developing the Concept implementation stages, with identification of approximate deadlines for achievement of each task;
  • Preparation of requests and letters to government bodies for obtaining necessary information on the implementation of existing National Concept of Environmental Security-2020;
  • Constant coordination with the staff of the SAEP and other involved ministries and departments;
  • Preparation of sections (description of the current situation, tasks and further steps) of the draft National Concept of Environmental Security of Kyrgyzstan;
  • Integration of SDG targets and indicators, conclusions of the National Voluntary Review (NVR-2020) of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Kyrgyzstan, obligations under environmental conventions and agreements into chapter drafts;
  • Organizing and conducting consultations, three round table discussions for stakeholders (agendas, list of participants, invitations to participants, logistics, meeting minutes), prepare presentations on each section drafts at these events;
  • Incorporate stakeholders' feedback and finalize section drafts of the Concept;
  • Providing assistance in drafting resolution of the Government of Kyrgyzstan on the approval of the Concept and provision of advisory and technical support at the entire stage of coordination with government agencies and consideration in the Apparatus of the Government of Kyrgyzstan;
  • Analyse introducing of economic mechanisms in environmental management (environmental fees, pollution fee and use of natural resources, environmental and climate taxes, government procurement, etc.), stimulating mechanisms, mechanisms for administrative and legal restrictions for not environmentally-friendly industries and types of activity;
  • Analysis of the economic mechanisms of natural resources management, prescribed in the national legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic, including those that became invalid in 2010;
  • Analysis of international experience in greening of economy (green economy);
  • Development of a section on economic mechanisms of environmental management and governance, challenges, risks, tasks and measures to take.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, please see: https://www.osce.org/programme-office-in-bishkek.

Necessary Qualifications  

  • Higher education in economics, ecology or natural sciences, scientific degree is an advantage;
  • At least 3 years of analytical experience in economic sphere;
  • Experience of working in ecological sphere;
  • Previous experience in developing strategic environmental documents;
  • Experience in collaborating with national consultants, state bodies, civil society organizations;
  • High familiarity with policy processes and policy making in the Kyrgyzstan context;
  • Ability to lead and facilitate multi-stakeholder consultation processes and dialogues, to communicate effectively and build trust;
  • Strong analytical, synthesis, report editing and writing skills in Russian;
  • Exposure to environmental issues or nature resource management desirable;
  • Sound understanding of key software packages (MS Office);
  • Experience in delivering trainings and developing methodological materials;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.

Required competencies  

Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package     

Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates.

How To Apply  

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.  Please, note that this vacancy is open for competition amongst citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies. However, if you have difficulties with the system you may use the OSCE offline application form found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail .

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates to apply to become a part of the organization. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Please note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.