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Compact Program Summary

The Government of the Republic of Kosovo (the “Government” or “GoK”) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”), a United States government agency, signed a grant aimed at accelerating the country’s transition towards an energy future that is more sustainable, inclusive, reliable and affordable. The GoK has ratified the compact and has designated a new entity as an autonomous agency to exercise and perform the GoK’s rights and obligations to oversee, manage and implement the Compact Programs. This entity will be referred to as MCA-Kosovo.

Millennium Challenge Account - Kosovo is recruiting for the position of the Environmental Law and Policy Specialist.

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Environmental and Social Performance Director, the Environmental Law and Policy (ELP) Specialist monitors, provides technical support and strategic guidance to MCA-K staff and other stakeholders on environmental and social performance, including environmental management, climate risk/assessment and policies. The specialist ensures that Compact activities comply with relevant national environmental and social laws and regulations, MCC Environmental Guidelines, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Performance Standards (PS) on Environment and Social Sustainability. The position is based in Pristina, Kosovo.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate all ESP components of the project, including timelines, budgets, reporting, and other related project management tasks;
  2. Provide management and oversight services to the MESPI Capacity Building Activity and GHG Inventory System improvement contractors to ensure delivery in alignment with contract obligations, consistency and coherency across interventions as well as compliance with MCA-Kosovo, and MCC policy and guidelines related to environmental and social performance;
  3. Contribute to implementation of above-mentioned activities, including the development and tracking of key performance indicators as well as any evaluation activities;
  4. Partner closely with other MCA-Kosovo staff and pertinent government counterparts involved in the Compact;
  5. Coordinate with the ESP Director, Project Directors, and Activity Managers to develop and manage relationships with partnering stakeholders to advance the Compact projects related to environmental and social performance objectives and activities, including reviewing consultants’ deliverables of each program project and activity.
  6. Work closely with the Project Staff to provide information and updates on relevant activity agendas and cross-cutting issues to relevant Managers and Directors;
  7. Build ESP management capacity within the activity teams, contractors, pertinent government counterparts and other key stakeholders, as needed;
  8. Produce required status updates, monitoring reports and timely communications to the ESP Director, highlighting key implementation issues and opportunities;
  9. Prepare communications materials that highlight the Compact’s activities, successes, and lessons learned;
  10. Support ESP Director in overseeing and managing the work of the Environmental and Social Oversight Consultant (ESOC), in particular support for stakeholder engagement and other overarching Compact tasks.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, social sciences or relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience working in areas related to environment;
  • Fluency in English and in another official language of Kosovo (Albanian or Serbian) is required. Proficiency in Albanian is preferred for candidates who speak Serbian, and vice versa.

Preferred background and work experience:

  • Master’s or other similar advanced degree;
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Kosovo’s Environmental and Social policy framework, including climate change agenda;
  • Experience with large infrastructure projects;
  • Experience working with national government and international donor organizations;
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and adaptability regarding gender, cultural, nationality, and age considerations. 

For more information on MCC and the Kosovo compact, please go to:

Kosovo Compact | Millennium Challenge Corporation (mcc.gov)

Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) - Kosovo | mcakosovo.org

Application Procedure:

All interested applicants are required to complete the offline Application Form, which you can download through this link.

Please send electronically the required completed Application Form, including an up-to-date resume to HR@mcakosovo.org no later than March 6, 2024 before 23:59 Kosovo time. Only completed applicationp ackage will be accepted (resume and application form). The e-mail subject line must indicate the position title for which you are applying.

Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the given Application Form or in languages other than English shall not be considered. Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

All MCA-Kosovo employees will be selected based on an open and competitive recruitment and selection process in accordance with the provisions of the Compact. In addition, the recruitment of all employees of MCA-Kosovo will be carried out in accordance with the principles and indications stipulated by the constitutional and legal provisions, including equal opportunity, merit, competency, transparency, and non-discrimination under all its forms. 

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