Details for Department of Water Resources

Department of Water Resources

Environmental Lawyer Consultancy
Terms of Reference
Version

Date Created

Authors

1

06/03/2018

Michael Maniel

Location: Port Vila

Type of appointment:
Contract
Term: Consultant or Firm
Program Type: MFAT Water
Sector Partnership

1. Background and Overview
The Department of Water Resources (DoWR) under the auspices of the
Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, was set up to ensure sustainable
and equitable access to safe water and sanitation for the people of
Vanuatu to support improved public health and promote social and
economic development.
2. Purpose
To help the Department of Water Resources in finalizing Regulations for
Water Works and Water Use Permits, Drinking Water Quality Standards
and Construction Standards accepted by State Law Office
3. Scope
The Consultant should:
•
Review all relevant Government of Vanuatu Water Acts
•	Gather information from DoWR through one-to-one interviews
will all relevant stakeholders
•	Develop Regulations based on Drinking Water Quality Standards;
Construction Standards; and Water Works and Water Use Permits
with State Law office and DoWR
•
Present standards to DoWR and State Law for Comments
•	Finalize Instructions for Regulations for Drinking Water Quality
Standards and Construction Standards
4. Deliverables, Timing and Level of Effort
Key deliverables, percent of payment, and timing:
•	Develop Regulations based on Drinking Water Quality Standards;
Construction Standards; and Water Works and Water Use Permits
(25% of Payment)
•	Present standards to DoWR and State Law for Comments (25% of
Payment)
•	Finalized Regulations for Water Works and Water Use Permits,
Drinking Water Quality Standards and Construction Standards
accepted by State Law Office (50% of Payment)
5. Qualifications
The firm or individual selected must have:
•
Environmental Law background
•
Experience writing regulations for State-Law
•
Excellent legal writing ability in English
•
Local Language and/or Bislama required
•
Knowledge of water issues is an asset, but not required
There is no restriction on the nationality, citizenship or current residence
of the candidate, but permanent or temporary residents of Vanuatu are
preferred.
6. Application Details
Interested individuals or firms should send a cover letter outlining related
experience, CV, total rate, expected days required to complete assignment
and examples of similar material produced to: Esther Sandrin Teitoka
esteitoka@vanuatu.gov.vu. All applications should be submitted before
March 26th.

Categories

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.