Project “Improving Ukraine’s Regulatory System on Chemical Safety and Security”
The consultant will participate in revision of draft law “On chemical safety and security”, including drafting provisions, providing inputs to regulatory analysis and financial calculations, participating in discussions with national authorities and other interested parties.
The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (OSCE PCU) is currently implementing the Project “Improving Ukraine’s Regulatory System on Chemical Safety and Security” with a view to facilitate the development of the Ukrainian legislative framework to reduce potential risks of harm posed by the hazardous chemical substances to population and environment, as well as to prevent the unauthorized access to the toxic substances. In partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine (MinEconomy, former Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine), Technical Regulations “On classification and labelling of hazardous chemical substances” and “On safe and secure management of chemical products” are being developed in alignment with the EU Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) and the Regulation No (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP).
Discussion of first drafts of Technical Regulations at international consultative workshop showed that for their successful enforcement and administration, supplementary law of Ukraine has to be developed and passed.
The Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine (MinNature, formerly The Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of Ukraine) has reached the OSCE PCU with their draft law “On chemical safety and security” that may provide necessary legislative support to enforcement of Technical Regulations. The draft law requires thorough review to ensure their alignment with provisions of Technical Regulations.
Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of approximately 30 working days. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel if necessary.
Tasks and responsibilities:
• In close co-ordination with PCU Project management team and other experts, the selected expert will participate in the revision of the draft law “On chemical safety and security”:
• Development of provisions of the draft law “On chemical safety and security” per sections:
I. Section “GENERAL PROVISIONS”
II. Section "ENTITIES, SUBJECT TO AREA OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY"
III. Section “JURISDICTION OF VERKHOVNA RADA OF UKRAINE, VERKHOVNA RADA OF CRIMEA, CENTRAL EXECUTIVE AUTORITIES AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN AREA OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY”
IV. Section "CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY ENFORCEMENT"
V. Section "MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTS"
VI. Section “PLANNING AND PROGRAMMES IN AREA OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY”
VII. Section “FINANCING AREA OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY”
VIII. Section “EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND INFORMATION IN AREA OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY”
IX. Section “LIABILITY FOR VIOLATION OF LEGISLATION IN AREA OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY”
X. Section “INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION IN AREA OF CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY”
XI. Section “FINAL AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS”
• Development of inputs to complementary justification note;
• Participation in development of regulatory analysis and financial calculations;
• Participation in consultations with national authorities on their jurisdiction and responsibilities as per draft law;
• Presentation of developed materials at working group meetings and workshops;
• Collection and review of comments and suggestions from the national authorities, national and international experts and other interested parties, their integration into provisions of the draft law.
• University degree in chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, medicine, economy or law;
• Minimum 5 years of professional experience in chemicals management or ecology;
• Experience of policy-making with engagement of state authorities would be an advantage;
• Experience in development of regulatory analyses and financial calculations would be an advantage;
• Professional working knowledge of Ukrainian, excellent drafting skills;
• Communicational skills, ability to work in a team;
• Computer literate.
According to the PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
All the candidates who already applied for this opening in October do not need to re-submit their Application Forms, as their applications will be taken into consideration during the selection process. This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRC00589. The deadline for applications is 14 November 2019. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy or you may use the OSCE's offline Application Form available at https://jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to email@example.com indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
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