Please note that this vacancy notice is for a specific assignment aimed to identify Water Resources Management Specialists with an in-depth knowledge of and experience in the field of water policy, legislation and regulation.
As part of the Office’s multi-year efforts aimed at promoting sustainable water governance, the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan announces a call for experts who will contribute to the revision and drafting of Kazakhstan’s Water Code.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, please see: https://www.osce.org/programme-office-in-nur-sultan
Tasks and Responsibilities
1.1. Analysis of the current water legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan to identify deficiencies related to the following:
- norms that are in conflict with the current legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
- ineffectively implemented legal norms;
- overlapping norms;
- gaps in the normative acts;
- the presence of unnecessary and reference norms;
- the presence of those norms that do not correspond to the goals of water legislation.
1.2. Preparation of an analytical section on the need to develop a new Water Code and to modernize the water resources management system;
1.3. Preparation of proposals for the structure of the new Water Code including:
- identification of sections in the new Water Code with a rationale and justification for the choice and a description of the issues to be considered (regulated) in these sections;
- identification of the main articles in the new Water Code with a rationale for the choice and a description of the issues to be considered (regulated) in these articles.
1.4. Participation in working group meetings to discuss the draft Concept of the Water Code
Duration of the consultancy: May – September 2021.
- higher education in the field of law, water management, hydrology or a related field;
- at least 15 years of experience in water management, flood control and irrigation, as well as proven experience in providing support and advice to government agencies on water related issues or conducting economic analysis of water security issues;
- professional experience in the development policy and water-related research;
- experience in assessing and preparing legal documents or reports related to the use, protection or management of water resources;
- excellent skills in written and spoken Russian or Kazakh.
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultants/experts qualifications and experience and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.
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