Regulation

NAPA Regulation

REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA

MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT

  NATIONAL AGENCY OF PROTECTED AREAS

INTERNAL REGULATION FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF NATIONAL AGENCY OF PROTECTED AREAS AND REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION OF PROTECTED AREAS

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

The object of the regulation

Internal Regulation of the National Agency of Protected Areas (hereinafter "Regulation") sets the legal rules that establish relationships between entities participating in its activities, which define the rights and obligations of employees, rules for the exercise of qualifying functions as well as their relations with high management functions and administration of protected areas.

Article 2

Purpose

This regulation aims to determine the rules concerning:

  1. Organization and functioning of the internal structures of the National Agency of Protected Areas (hereinafter NAPA);
  2. Organization and functioning of the internal structures of the Regional Administration of Protected Areas (hereinafter RAPA);

Section 3

Legal Basis

The internal regulation of organization and functioning of the National Agency of Protected Areas, based on Law no. 9000/2012, "Organization and Functioning of State Administration", Law no.9367 dated 07.04.2005," On Prevention of Conflict Interest in the Exercise of Public Functions", as amended, Law no. 9049 , dated 10.04.2003, "On the declaration and audit of assets, financial obligations of the few chosen public officials ", as amended, Law no. 9131, dated 08.09.2003, "Rules of Public Administration Ethics", law no. 119/2014, "For the right of information", Law no.153/2013, "For the civil Servant", the Council of Ministers Decision no.102, dated 4.02.2015, "For the establishment and the organization and functioning of the National Agency of Protected Areas and Administration of Regional Protected Areas”, Order of the Prime Minister no. 39 dated 12.03.2015, "Approval of the organizational structure of the National Agency of Protected Areas and Regional Administration of Protected Areas”, the activity of this structure is based on Law no. 8906 dated 6.06.2002, "For Protected Areas" as amended, Law no. 9587, dated 20.07.2006," For the protection of biodiversity” based of Forests law, etc., and all bylaws related to these laws for management and operation of protected areas.

Article 4

The mission and activity focus of the National Agency of Protected Areas

  1. In accordance with the legislation, NAPA aims to protect and care the nature and biodiversity, through the management of the network of protected areas of national and international interest, collection and dissemination of information, environmental education, public awareness for protected areas and support of sustainable economic activities within these areas.
  2. NAPA operates in the whole territory of the Republic of Albania, according to the network of approved protected areas and other PA which will be approved in the future.
  3. Directs the work for the development of strategies for protected areas, in collaboration with field experts.
  4. Implement policies, strategies and programs of the government in the field of protected areas.
  5. Consults, proposes and collaborates with the relevant structures of the Ministry of Environment for policy making in the field of protected areas.
  6. Proposes changes and the improvement of the legal documents and framework acts of integrated management of protected areas network.
  7. State and Public Real Estate administration  for which NAPA will have the responsibility, in accordance with the Albanian legislation and rules in force.
  8. Follows the work on management of protected areas, storage and use of natural resources by subjects in their territory.
  9. Coordinate the development of programs and the establishment of monitoring network for biodiversity and protected areas network, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment structures.
  10. Plans the procedures for the implementation of inventory plans and monitoring of flora and wild fauna in the territory of protected areas.
  11. Develops strategies for education in protected areas and survey its implementation.

Article 5

Organizational structures of NAPA's

NAPA's structure will consist of:

General Director

General Director is the legal authority and/or the head of the institution. He is responsible for the operation and management of human and technical capacities. The General Director directs the work NAPA and RAPA's.

Department of Management and Monitoring

This is the directory that will cover the technical aspects of work on protected areas and will determine the progress and direction of work of RAPA. It will be composed by three Sectors.

Department of Finance and Interior Services

This is the directory that will cover the support activity for NAPA, including the finance, budget and human resources.

Article 6

Composite structures of RAPA

RAPA’s structure will be:

RAPA Director

He is the director of the institution at regional level. He is responsible for the operation and management of human and technical capacities of the administration of protected areas in the region level.

Management Sector

It is the RAPA structure that will cover the aspects of management in protected areas, will process all the data on protected areas at regional level.

Monitoring Sector

It is the RAPA structure that will control and direct the management activities in protected areas and will send the collected data in field for protected areas at regional level.

CHAPTER II

ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF STRUCTURES

Article 7

Directory

  1. It directs and organizes the activity of the sectors, which are under its dependencies.
  2. Responses to the proper functioning of ongoing activities in the leading fields.
  3. Writes work plans and oversees their implementation.
  4. Drafts the documents and legal acts that belongs to its covering field of activity.
  5. Supports and controls the performance of its structures.
  6. Monitors the discipline and the proper use of working time by its employees.
    1. Regularly informs the General Director and keeps permanent contact with him on solving work problems.
    2. Description of the specific duties of each directory is given along the text of this regulation.

Article 8

Sector

  1. As the basic unit of Agency structure, the sector covers a specific field of activity in a directory.
  2. The functions, responsibilities and specific tasks that any sector, specialist or NAPA employer performs, have clearly written their content as is described in the text of this regulation.

Article 9

 Specialist

Specialist duties and responsibilities of the job are specified in the text of this regulation.

CHAPTER III

ACTS AND ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS

Article 10

Types of administrative acts

  1. NAPA’s types of administrative acts in the executive and ordering activity, used for its functions and functionality are:
    1. The "Order", is a legal act of the General Director with for internal implementation that sets rules general governing rules of conduct or a specific relationship. The order is in accordance with the law or with the Council of Ministers decision. Proposal of the Order for approval is accompanied by the detailed relation, prepared in accordance with elements of Annex 3 of this Regulation.
    2.  "Regulation" is a bylaw act approved by the General Director, which explain the rules and procedures to be used in carrying out of a specific activity.
  2. Administrative acts contain these essential elements:
    1. Authority or organ that issues the act;
    2. The legal basis;
    3. Parties that is addressed;
    4. Submission of content;
    5. The date of entry into force;
    6. The signature of the head of institution

Article 11

Draw of administrative acts

Administrative Act, before being sent for signature to administrative authority, should follow this procedure:

  1. For the preparation of the act, the directories proposes to the General Director the working group which  will write the act, associating it with an explanatory report on the scope, purpose and its content and the correlation table in Albanian and English.
  2. The draft act is forwarded to the legal affairs departmentof NAPA to express on / for its legitimacy and makes the necessary interventions in the project making concrete reformulations in accordance with legal acts in force
  3. To address the urgent issues required only by the General Director, the material is processed following the same procedure provided in paragraph 1, but for a period of time shorter than 5 days.
  4. Where appropriate, the director unit, after receiving the application along with the legal opinion, forwards it to the General Director for final approval.
  5. The Act approved by the General Director will registered in protocol and distributed with the management documentation procedures, making it known to all structures that are responsible for its implementation.

Article 12

Administrative Documents

  1. In the group of administrative documents are included: strategies, action plans, work program plans, programs of cooperation with different countries and every other document which requires the commitment of human or financial resources. Administrative acts, in some cases may require a signature for each sheet and will be published on the agency website.
  2. Documents in the form of orders, work programs, reports, relations, are formulated in writing way. In exceptional cases where orders are given orally, they are registered in a special protocol for achieving
  3. Documents sent by the National Agency of Protected Areas addressed to other institutions or those subordinated, have at the top the emblem of the Republic, following by the writing "Republic of Albania", under this is written" National Agency of Protected Areas" , and below it the name of structure ore unit. The format of the official letter must be prepared according to the elements of Annex 4 of this regulation.
  4. The documents of internal correspondence or subordinated structures are designed by the provisions of paragraph 2. The stamp, date and number of protocol will be set after the signing of the head of the institution.
  5. All documents drafted by NAPA structures, should have the following parameters:
    1. Writing " Times New Roman " , size 12;
    2. Letter spaces on both sides of the document are 2.5.cm or 1 inch ;
    3. The head of the document begins with the emblem of the republic and written in large letters and highlighted the " bold ", size 12;
    4. Date and number of protocol, placed with a distance of two spaces from head of the letter.
    5. The date placed on the right side, while the number of protocol in the same row date, on the left side.
  6. In the absence of the General Director, official acts, are signed only by persons who are officially authorized by him. In this case, the act should have the following note: "in the absence and with order". The authority and signature of the General Director in his absence can’t be delegated for the legal attributes that are attributed only to him.
  7. A copy of the document held in archive - protocol, when signed by the General Director is initialed by the compiler, head of sector and director.
  8. After signing by the Director General, the material is registered on the file than the General Director Secretariat, sends it to the Archive/Protocol at the date and time specified on the file.
  9. Internal documents have all elements of documents arising, except the address of the correspondent and the formula “in response” or “following the letter ". Internal documents when sent to another organ are accompanied by a letter. They are presented to the head for signing or recognition only after being protocoled.


Article 13

Documents come in NAPA

Incoming documents are registered in the correspondence register from the responsible person of Archive / Protocol which marks the number of protocol and date of receipt.

  1. Documents are forwarded to the General Director, with the accompanying file, and according to the required problems are distributed within 2 working days to the related structures accompanied by his signature. When in incoming documents the responsible of Archive - Protocol observe any lack, write the report and notifies the entity that has sent it for missing documents.
  2. Each organizational structure, organizes the processing of documents within a time limit of 2 to 3 working days.
  3. The envelopes, addressed to the Minister containing personal notes or a certain category of specific documents must be delivered to him unopened.
  4. Within the time specified on the file, the material after it is initialed by the responsible person, Head of the Sector, Director, is submitted to the secretary of General Director, except the cases when is ordered by the Minister.
  5. After signing by the General Director, the material is registered on the file from the General Director Secretariat, which at the date and time specified in the file delivers it to the sector of Archives-Protocol with signature.

Article 14

Signing Documents

  1. A copy of the document was held in the sector of archive-protocol and is administrated by the General Director, is signed by the drafter, head of sector, Head of Directory and the General Director.
  2. In the case of drafted documents by the head of sector, directors or General Director, signing of conception will begin from the person who drafted the document that is held on the sector of Archive-Protocol.

Article 15

Elements of the accompanying file of documents coming in addresses of

NAPA and internal file circulation.

  1. The file accompanies the document which comes in NAPA and in it are made notes of all persons engaged with it, which answers to all requirements of its containing sections.

The accompanying file contains:

  1. The sender, specifying the full designation of the origin institution of the material, register the protocol number and the date of exit from the institution.
  2. The receiver, specifying the designation of the National Agency of Protected Areas, marking the protocol number and date of entry into the institution.
  3. Section “content” where is described concisely the object of the material.
  4. Section “note” in which according to the institutional hierarchy, are made notes dealing with the practice.
  5. The section “following”, defines the name, the surname of responsible the person which process the material and the exit date of the material by the General Director.
  6. The section “period” in which are defined the limits within which the material should be treated.

Terms according to the priority of documents are:

  1. Normal deadline is within 10 days, calculated from the date of distribution by the General Secretary;
  2. The period of 5 working days is the priority deadline and means 5 working days calculated from the distribution date by the General Secretary.
  3. The term “emergency” means the treatment of the material during the day, or in special cases accompanied by the relevant note within a different time.
  4. Section "take over", in which is registered the full name of General Director / Director of the Directorate, and for special occasions the name of the person directly responsible of handling the material, specifying the date when the material is received in , in exchange of the signature.
  5. The following three sections, with the note "delivered for processing", in which is registered the full name of the person who is authorized for material handling, according to the level of hierarchy, signed and specifying the date by the sender. When noted “submitted to the supervisor", is registered the full name of Ordering superior, signed with signature by the person which prepare the material, specifying also the delivery date.
  6. Section when noted, “delivered to the submitted supervisor" in which is registered the date when the material is submitted to the General Director and full name of the person who in exchange of signature hands submit the material.
  7. In the last section, in which is registered the date when the material signed by General Director is  delivered to the archive - protocol sector, in exchange of the signing by the Secretary of General Director and the person responsible of archive-protocol, which receives material.
  8. The Format file is provided in Annex 1, attached to this Regulation, as an integral part of it.
  9. Analyzed materials by the NAPA structures, in the context of internal relations cooperation, are registered in the NAPA internal protocol.
  10. The Internal written practices are accompanied by a written internal file, which contains:
    1. Structure of origin;
    2. The subject, the object of the material;
    3. The term of material preparation.
  1. Are not registered and submitted to the services sector and Archive – Protocol, the documents with simple character, for vehicle movement, the massive accounts documents, warehouse bills, invoice, payment warrants, entry and exit bills, traveling bills and other documents of this nature. These documents are archived in the respective sectors and after losing the operative importance of preservation, are destroyed by sectors itself, according to the rules in force.
  2. If in the file are determined more than a directory or individual who has been charged for treating the document, the department or individual who owns the original copy of the document, after having the contribution of other departments or individuals, is the subject obliged to prepare the next documents and forward them for signature to the administrative authority.

Article 16

Rules of network and computer equipment use

  1. The use of network and computer equipment in NAPA will be managed by the IT Specialist. This position will be covered by the expert of the Ministry still where the IT Specialist is part of NAPA
  2. All computer systems, which are owned by NAPA are used only for working purposes.
  3. The use of e-mail or WEB, for personal purposes is limited by guaranteeing the priority of use for work.
  4. Any user, when it is determined that for a long time, use these resources for personal purposes can be deprived by their use.
  5. Electronic mails, sent from these systems are considered as any other communication mode. These communication tools represent NAPA and they must be written in a proper and professional manner.
  6. Departments of Finance and Services are responsible for the maintenance, safety and maintenance of information technology equipment, hardware, and software and NAPA services.
  7. Computers “Desktop” and "Laptop”, programs, devices or any other peripheral computer equipment, given to a user by NAPA, at the end of work must be turned back and remains in the property of NAPA.
  8. In a computer system are installed only those programs needed by users for his work. List of allowed programs or setup programs is approved and maintained by the IT specialist.
  9. Improvements in the "software", file installations and other executable files (* .exe files), due to the high risk of viruses transmitted electronically are downloaded or installed from the Internet by the IT specialist. This includes also the executable files (* .exe), attached to email messages.
  10. Upon receipt of the user code for network and computer systems, the user is responsible for all actions taken by him during the use of that user code. The network user uses networks and / or other computer systems related to those networks.
  11. Telephone conversations are only for official purposes. During the work the employee gives priority the use of e-mail communications, both within the institution and in relations with other institutions.
  12. In addition to the sections above, integral and enforceable to apply are also the regulations on Internet use in public administration and the rules for use of electronic mail in public administration.

Article 17

Email

  1. E-mail is used only for work purposes.
  2. The Department of Finance and Services, monitors the e-mail and Internet use, they have no right to privacy in creating, sending or receiving an e -mail.
  3. In accordance with the limitations of the system and space, no photographs, graphics, film or any file attachment in e- mail, is not used in the system, without having valid work reasons.
  4. All the technologies that are currently in use are approved by the General Director, before being put to work in this system. This includes all forms of video - conferences, programs reflector, telephony IP address, news groups, posting in newsletters and email list.
  5. Register of actions (Activity logs) is given to the General Director, after receiving the notification of any suspicious activity and without notifying the user about it.
  6. When a computer enters in NAPA network, initially is controlled by a technician, to clean out unnecessary programs and to scan for viruses than a convenient name and IP address or (DHCP ENABLED) is putted to this computer. This computer must have the latest operating systems updated from the Internet, “Antivirus for enterprise edition”.
  7. Limited user input must be ensured, such as in the computer also in the network.
  8. If the computer does not meet these requirements, it is not allowed to connect to the network of NAPA.
  9. Department of Finance and Services is responsible for the financial costs arising in cases of repairs needed, also in cases of acquisitions of software and electronic equipment.

Article 18

Website Update

1. The official website of NAPA is updated by:

  1. The General Director who oversees the process of updating the database;
  2. Communication Specialist at the Department of Finance and Internal Services who technically performs the data entry on the official website.
  3. IT specialist, responsible for the technical maintenance of the website.
  4. Updating the official site is carried out continuously, since the directories presents data on each performed activity. The processed data are stored every Thursday before 14:00 within each department.
  5. The collection of data from each director is responsibility of the specialist of Communication to whom every relevant department that possesses the material makes it available. Responsible for non-delivery of the material is the respective Director of the Department that holds the material which needs to be published.

Article 19

Personnel File

  1. NAPA staff file, is administered by NAPA Human Resources Specialist.
  2. Personnel files are enriched every year with new data, such as annual evaluation, different qualifications and evidence.
  3. Personnel files are confidential. Persons who have the right to access the files are:
    1. The Supervisor;
    2. The management unit of human resources responsible for their systematic and maintenance;
    3. The employee / worker, who owns the file;
    4. Department of Public Administration;
    5. The Head of Institution ;
    6. Other institutions allowed by law, the courts. The use of data is done in accordance with law no. 8503 dated 30.06.1999 "On the right of access to official documents" The file has inventory and for each additional entries are made notes in inventory.
  4. The file with basic details of the staff is introduced in the program of computerization of personnel.

CHAPTER IV

 LEGAL REPRESENTATION, INFORMATION, LABOUR RELATIONS,

COOPERATION

Article 20

Representation in Court

  1. NAPA court representation is accomplished by authorizing the relevant structures that are related with the existing conflict.
  2. In some cases, representation in court can be accomplished by a NAPA lawyer and the state attorney, assigned to the Ministry of Environment.
  3. The authorization for representation in court is issued by the General Director General on behalf of the person. This one may delegate this task to a special order in one of NAPA Apparatus executives.
  4. The representative in the judicial process creates the file documents to be presented as evidence in court, gives detailed information to its executives regarding the performance of process, and an opinion over recourse or not the decision of the court, than after shall transmit the information to the General Director.

Article 21

Relations between structures

  1. The relationships between the General Director and other structures of NAPA, are adjusted in accordance with the legal provisions in the field of civil service and DCM nr. 102 dated 4.02.2015 “On the establishment and the organization and functioning of National Agency of Protected Areas and Regional Administration of Protected Areas".
  2. Relations between the parallel structures are cooperative relations. This cooperation is developed on the basis of work programs approved by the General Director.

Article 22

Provision of Official Information

  1. To build a close relationship with the public, through making the information available and answering concrete solutions to problems and concerns raised by the public, in accordance with the competences of the institution, NAPA through relevant communication structure, serves as coordinator for public problems and complaints addressing them to the relevant structures and to get from them the respond in need of the interested.
  2. All relevant departments, in cases when a  request / complaint is addressed to them, they should respond to the  citizens letters, requests and complaints, no later than in ten (10) days after being aware of the information and simultaneously delivers a copy of the response at General Director.
  3. In special request, if the relevant department or office, does not realize the providing information within the period referred above, the applicant is notified in writing way within 5 days from the end of the previous period, giving the reasons and also proposes:
    1. Setting a new deadline, which begins with the expiry of the former and it can’t be more than 10 days without having the right to recurrence.
    2. Adaptation of the application by the responsible person, to be reviewed within the deadline.
  4. In case of full or part of rejection of the information request, NAPA notifies by writing the applicant within 5 days from the date of deposition.
  5. A full copy of the official document requested for information, is in disposition of the person who is seeking it. The information can be provided in other forms to the interested person, with his request or by own suggestion, including verbal form. In any such case the information seeker gives by writing his version to the offer
  6. It is prohibited to inform the public or persons for those documents, the publication of which is prohibited by law.
  7. Never an NAPA employee cannot provide information to persons or media without being authorized
  8. In all cases that require a public statement in the media, NAPA employees or its dependence structures must notify the General Director and wait for the relevant approval.
  9. In all cases of participation in media or activities organized by other organizations outside NAPA, a prior approval must be taken in care that the invitation is as a representative of NAPA.
  10. NAPA’s officers/ employers respect with the requirements of Law 119 / 2014 "On the right of information” and this regulation.

Article 23

Information from the Structures and Institutions under Dependency

  1. Institutions under dependency of the National Agency of Protected Areas, must inform the General Director periodically about their activities, in accordance with legal provisions and regulations in force.
  2. The information shall be granted for the implementation of:
    1. Any order, regulation, approved by the General Director, aiming the internal organization, structure and organization chart;
    2. Any agreement or contract to be concluded with third parties, with or without financial effects.
  3. Institutions under Dependency send to the General Director, before the date 3rd of every month, detailed information regarding the implementation of public procurement, planned to be developed in that period, the procedure followed and results for each of them.
  4. The General Director requests information and reporting on every work issues of the subordinates structures.
  5. The information described above, should be forwarded within 24 hours by e-email in the address (name.surname@akzm.gov.al ) or fax number, made available by NAPA.

Article 24

Domestic and Abroad Services

  1. Domestic and Abroad Services are carried out under the program of NAPA activities annual basis or in other activities outside of this program.
  2. The General Director plays an important role in the coordination of services within the country for all structures, while the Department of EU Integration and Coordination Project of the Ministry of Environment plays a major role in the coordination of services abroad.
  3. Services both within and outside the country are carried out according to the rules of communication with the party where the service will be implemented. An abroad service trip cannot be done without previously having the consent for its development by the Minister of Environment and General Director. A service trip within the country cannot be done without previously having the consent for its development by the General Director.
  4. The object of the service is made known to the relevant supervisor who can give additional guidance.
  5. For all services, performed by a group of persons, the priority for lead is given to the field responsible of service.
  6. If during a service becomes necessary the extension of the period of service, is taken the consent of the person who has authorized that, before the end of its scheduled time.
  7. The service staff takes financial prior advance before traveling. The Department of Finance and Services is responsible for providing the necessary financial support in time, conform to the specifications of service orders.
  8. Domestic service trips are done by NAPA transportation vehicles.
  9. Calculation of travel costs is made directly after the travel. In calculating travel costs should appear the complete direction of travel. Special expenses (exmpl. taxi etc.) should be documented and justified.
  10. For payments service made with credit cards, in order of determining the costs of travel, copies of the payment should be saved in order to determine also the rate of money exchange.
  11. When costs include Hotel Payments, hotel bill should be presented for all time of service.
  12. In the case of activities within or outside the country, within 5 days after the end of service, the informative material accompanied by copies of materials distributed by the organizers, information about different contact points, persons and institution of the activity, and any other important information for NAPA, are deposited to the General Director.
  13. Approval of the NAPA domestic personnel service is implemented by the General Director.

Article 25

Official Ceremonies

  1. NAPA formal and non-formal official activities such as: visits, presentations, high level meetings, official dinners and lunches, official funeral invitations, messages and official letters decorations etc., are administered by the General Director Secretariat and the Department of Finance and Services.
  2. Bilateral or multilateral meetings in which participates the General Director and reception of delegations, foreign groups and individuals who come to our country at the invitation of General Director, are administered by the General Director Secretariat and Department of Finance and Services.
  3. Formal and non-formal events are held as official ceremony in accordance with rules provided by the official ceremonial of the Republic of Albania.

Article 26

Entrance, Visitors

  1. Rules of entering to the institution are:
    1. NAPA entry and exit is made by applying the requirements set in this regulation and in the related guidelines.
    2. Entry into NAPA corresponds of working needs, service and meetings, entries in NAPA are monitored by security guards of the institution.
    3. NAPA staff, enter the institution equipped with a permanent entry card.
    4. Persons that are not part of NAPA personnel, should obtain a temporary daily entrance permission.
    5. Department of Finance and Services is responsible for providing with permanent entrance cards all NAPA staff.
    6. With temporary entry paper is provided the staff of institutions under NAPA dependency or other persons serving under NAPA command.
    7. Temporary entry paper contains the notation "Guest". This entry permission is granted in exchange of an identification document, which is returned when submitting the entry permit. Entry permit is held in a visible place during working hours (visit).These entry paper is given by information and waiting structures, having first obtained the consent of the director requesting to meet.
    8. Those who come into NAPA with a temporary permission, are accompanied as in entering and in exit from a person or employee of the receiving service, which is responsible for maintaining the visitors book, specifying the person and the office that awaits and in some cases accompanies the visitors.

Article 27

Hours of work and attitude in working time

  1. The weekly and daily hours of work for civil servants and other employees in the institution of Central Public Administration are approved by the Council of Ministers.
  2. NAPA officers, notifies the supervisor by writing and receive his approval for each exit from the institution. When this is lacking, the highest supervisor is notified. Notifications and approval of the exits are reflected in the "Register of movements”, that each NAPA structure holds for this purpose.
  3. The register contains the following sections:
    1. Name of employees / civil servants;
    2. The duration and reason for leaving ;
    3. Signature of employee / civil servant;
    4. Signature of the supervisor who approves the leaving.
  4. The General Director verifies the registry administration and also verifies the daily entry and exit of employee working hours until 16:30 hour from Monday to Thursday and until 14:00 on Friday.
  5. For long term permission, civil servants receives the approval of the Director concerned also must confirm the request by having the approval of General Director.
  6. During the work is not allowed the consumption of alcohol.
  7. It is strictly forbidden to smoke indoor NAPA in accordance with the "Special Regulations for the Implementation of Law no. 9636, dated 06.11.2014 "For the protection of human health from tobacco products" under Annex 5 of this Regulation.
  8. It is forbidden to offer or taken any payable service within the institution without having a corresponding tax receipt. Additionally, not only during working hours, but all the time that workers are part of the NAPA staff, are obligated to require the tax receipt for any payment performing outside the institution.
  9. NAPA employees during their stay in NAPA facilities are obligated to apply the provisions of Law no. 9131, dated 08.09.2003, "On the rules of ethics of public administration". During the exercise of their functions should minimally apply the general principles of ethics as follows:
    1. Perform the duties in accordance with the law in force;
    2. Act independently from political point of view and not impede the implementation of policies, decisions or legal actions of public administration authorities ;
    3. In carrying out the tasks to be, honest , impartial , efficient, taking in consideration only the public interest;
    4. Maintain a polite relationship with citizens to whom you serves, superiors, colleagues and dependents;
    5. Should not act arbitrarily to the detriment of a person or organization and must show proper respect for personal rights and interests of third parties;
    6. Not to allow his private interests conflict with his public position, to avoid conflicts of interest and never use his position for his private interest;
    7. Always behave in such a manner that public confidence, integrity impartiality and effectiveness of the public service be maintained and increased;
    8. To preserve the confidentiality of information at his disposal, without prejudice to the application of liabilities arising from the law no. 119/2014, "For the right to information".


  1. In the premises of the institution is not allowed to speak loudly and is not tolerated the use of any inappropriate actions and expressions.
  2. Dressing, every time should be in accordance with institutions ethics. Wearing for officers, especially in official meetings is: for men, suit, shirt and tie, while for women it must be serious and not extravagant, ( skirts no shorter than one centimeter above the knee, blouses or shirts must not be décolleté as well as shoes with heels no more than 8 cm high).
  3. The internal Personnel should care about their personal hygiene, hair model, makeup and other accessories should not be exaggerated, in order to be in compliance with task and function of state high internal personnel.
  4. When the employee is not present at work for medical reasons, he should provide a medical report and inform his superiors without delay.
  5. The employee entry card should mandatory be in a visible place during all the working hours.
  6. The employee delivers the official entry card at the Directorate of Services when stops working or when retired.
  7. The daily activities of employees and officers must demonstrate dedication, professionalism, morality and ethics. The principle of hierarchical level serves as the basis for the good functioning and building correct working relationships.
  8. NAPA subject reporting entities, referred to Law no. 9049, dated 10.04.2003 , "On declaration and control of assets, financial obligations of the chosen few public officials", as amended by Law no. 9367, dated 07.04.2005, " On the prevention of conflicts of interest in exercising public functions " , with law no . 9475 dated 09.02.2006 and the Law no. 9529, dated 11.05.2006, are required to carry their obligations by making appropriate declarations before starting work, after leaving duties and annual periodic declaration by March 31 of each year. Also, they are obliged to apply the Regulation "On the prevention of conflict interest in the exercise of public functions in the National Agency of Protected Areas (MM)", according to the text attached in Annex 6 of this regulation.

Article 28

Maintenance and Security at the Institution.

  1. Responsible for the institution security is the General Director and all NAPA  employees
  2. At the end of work the employees close the blinds, windows, lighting system, conditioning system, offices and provide them with fire.
  3. The office environments are not used for reasons unrelated to public function
  4. Do not use alternative heating equipment, except those authorized by the institution
  5. The service employee takes care about the maintenance of office equipment, as well as makes regular checks in offices and other indoors in order to have quiet and safe work standards. He assures if any office is remained uninsured and in this case informs immediately.
  6. The entrance in the building is strictly prohibited out of hours set, without authorization from direct supervisor.

CHAPTER V

NATIONAL AGENCY OF PROTECTED AREAS

Article 29

National Agency of Protected Areas

Field of activity

The agency is responsible for the design, monitoring and implementation of the objectives of the work of two departments directly subordinate to her, and RAPA in the regions under the following administrative jurisdiction:

  1. Prepares monthly and annual plans, and approves them by the General Director of NAPA.
  2. Prepares annual budget plan in order to meet the financial needs, activities and planed interventions in the areas of protected areas.
  3. Drafts annual plans for the collection of incomes from activities in protected areas according to information from NAPA.
  4. Collects and manages the monitoring data obtained from RAPA and specialized institutions.
  5. Contributes to information, consultation and public access, during designing and implementation of policies and strategies related to management of integrated network of protected areas and biodiversity.
  6. Cooperates with cross-border and relevant authorities for projects, activities on  maintaining, developing and monitoring of the network of protected areas and their implementation, through the signing of appropriate agreements.
  7. Strictly monitors the implementation of planning instruments and territory development, approved by central and local authorities in protected areas.
  8. Maintains and updates the cadaster, the registry of protected areas, and creates the digital files database of country's ecologic network.
  9. Determines the internal rules of action for protected areas administrations.
  10. Performs other activities of public interest in accordance with legal provisions and acts in force.
  11. Promotes the values of protected areas.
  12. Announcement of the competent state bodies in cases of administrative violations, acts or omissions in violation of the law, proposes the relevant bodies disciplinary measures against those responsible, and preparation of criminal charges for offenses found during the audit and presenting them to the competent bodies, according to the legislation.

General Director

  1. The General Director is responsible for organizing and coordinating the activity of the Agency and RAPA under its control. Approves monthly and annual plan work of NAPA structures.
  2. Organizes the functioning of departments and sectors within Agency, follows the work of Administrations in the Districts, functional division of tasks for each sector and specialists under the approved structure.
  3. Cooperate with structures of the Ministry of Environment and other institutions related to the territories of protected areas.
  4. Organizes and monitors the technical and administrative activity of all Agency structures under its administrative jurisdiction, based on the guidelines, methodologies, and technical regulations for carrying out these activities.
  5. Monitors the update of protected areas surface under his Administrative jurisdiction, cooperating with RAPA structures.
  6. General Director, proposes, is active and present, in the design and implementation of policies, strategies and action plans for protected areas under its administrative jurisdiction.
  7. General Director reports to the Minister of Environment and parallel informs the Cabinet structures in the ministry, for specific problems related to the management of protected areas under its administrative jurisdiction.
  8. Monitors the implementation of the tasks provided by monthly and annual work plans, leads job analysis, highlights the problems that arise and advises tasks for their solution.

Specialist of secretariat sector, protocol, archives has the following duties:

  1. The Specialist of secretarial sector, protocol, archives, is responsible for the well administration, multiply, filing, distribution and archiving materials.
  2. The specialist of this sector has the following duties:
  3. Administer, maintains, and processes the received and produced NAPA documentation.
  4. Print and multiply documentary materials and documents produced from NAPA different sectors.
  5. Implements the requirements of the law 8457, dated 11.02.1999, "On the state secret classified information, "and the law nr.9541, dated 22.05.2006, "On some additions and Amendments to Law No. 8457 , dated 11.02.1999, "On information classified as state secret"
  6. Administers multiplication and distribution of materials, guidelines and regulations drafted.
  7. Archives and protocols the materials which term of use is completed.
  8. Assists and facilitates the General Director in the performance of its functions and the relations with the subordinated structures.
  9. Monitors and realizes the problems of insurance, registration (protocols) and archiving of documents and correspondence.
  10. Takes care of NAPA protocol and facilitate the relations with RAPA for their activity in the regions.
  11. Performs physical security of documents according to the law "On National Archive Fund" and Archives.
  12. Takes care about General Director meetings protocols and distributes them according to the need or demand.
  13. Compiles documents following the orders of the General Director and distributes them according to their destination.
  14. Announces and hosts Director General meetings, within the structure but also with the representative peoples.
  15. It performs the tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Department of Management, Monitoring and Projects.

Field of Activity

It is technical basic structure of NAPA and is responsible for the design, monitoring and implementation of the objectives of the development of three sectors in its direct composition and coordinates with the Regional Administrations of Protected Areas.

It’s composed by three sectors of which are:

  1. Management Sector
  2. Monitoring Sector
  3. Projects Sector

The Directory will work in several directions listed below.

  1. Plans sector development programs under its direct supervision and reviews RAPA plans and work programs, in accordance with the legal framework for sustainable management of protected areas.
  2. Identifies data for the development of territories and report regularly to relevant responsible institution.
  3. It is responsible for the maintenance and administration of documents for the preparation and implementation of management plans, related to forest cadaster, wild flora and fauna, private activities within the territory of protected areas etc.
  4. Conducts researches and prepares projects for investments in protected areas and designs relevant annual programs for investments.
  5. Plans the incomes from protected areas (forest and non-forest products, pasture, meadows, restaurants, hydro-powers, etc.).
  6. Monitors and designs work programs of specific tasks for the maintenance of infrastructure in the territory of protected areas.
  7. Drafts and proposes programs with respective budgets for RAPA employees training and their professional enhancement.
  8. Creates and manages the territory database of the protected areas (zones and domestic zoning), following in coordination with RAPM staff the activities in these territories.
  9. Monitors the implementation of international conventions to which Albania adheres, the Protocols, Agreements and relevant EC Directives and Regulations for Habitat, types and Ecological Network.

Director of Management, Monitoring and Projects

  1. Provides the progress of management works, monitoring and projects of the Agency, and reports directly to the General Director.
  2. Prepares the Directorate work plans, based on information from RAPA, and proposals regarding the monthly and annual work plans for the Directorate staff and submits for approval to the General Director.
  3. Gives details of work and action plans for achieving the objectives of the Directorate in the short, medium and long term.
  4. Ensures the implementation of local and national policies on nature conservation, management of network of protected areas and biodiversity at national level.
  5. Assist in the implementation of national legislation and EU environmental acquis in relation to conservation of nature and protected areas.
  6. Facilitates the implementation of the deployment and operation of the Natura 2000 Network.
  7. Assists in the preparation of the report on the state of protected areas and biodiversity.
  8. Provides interaction with NAPA structures and districts administrations of protected areas.
  9. Assists in the preparation of training programs for staff of protected areas.
  10. Distributes the work to Heads of Department of the Directorate to ensure the conduction with quality and in time of planned objectives and priorities for management / saving of protected areas.
  11. Assists and monitors the activities of the Department and structures in districts regarding to the implementation of strategies, policies, priorities, programs, agreements, work plans, protocols and conventions in the field of nature conservation.
  12. Coordinates with Directorate specialists and Administration of Protected areas for the implementation of the network of protected areas, for assessment and census populations of end angered species on the basis of monitoring and data.
  13. Coordinates the maintenance and completion of the registry and files corresponding to the network of protected areas at the regional level for each protected area and preservation of endangered species of plants and wildlife.
  14. Coordinates and assists in the preparation of management and action plans of protected areas and species of wild flora and fauna.
  15. Assist in the implementation of administrative rules for the protection of protected areas, habitats, landscapes and species of wild flora and fauna.
  16. Monitors the implementation of projects on protected areas and reports to General Director.
  17. Proposes possible options and monitors the work on the implementation of mechanisms for tracking and collecting the incomes within the territory of protected areas.
  18. Facilitates the building capacity of Directorate staff and Administration of protected areas regionally and by administrations of protected areas.
  19. Implements the tasks assigned by the General Director and the supervisor of the Ministry of Environment.

Management Sector

Field of activity

  1. Studies and plans each year in cooperation with other sectors the work for management of protected areas.
  2. Conducts the work of increasing the postures and forest areas, activities within protected areas and inventory.
  3. Conducts the planning within PA for forestry and pasture ecosystems, which will breed.
  4. Conducts the work for maintaining protected areas database (borders, zoning, cadaster of forests and pastures, activity, etc.), and update its data periodically.
  5. Proposes and recommends tasks, based on the real situation of PA, which contribute to the drafting of laws and regulations for them.
  6. Proposes and is an active part of the process of inventory and management of protected areas under the administrative jurisdiction of the Agency.
  7. Organizes the work and is responsible for documenting, maintaining and updating the forest and pasture fund, permitted activities within PA, touristic activities and recreation, etc., reflecting on it the relevant changes.
  8. Organizes and is responsible for the control of PA, complete mapping of PA, forest ecosystems, grazing, water, wetland, infrastructure within PA, and plans duties necessary to manage them.
  9. Conducts the inventory and monitoring of wild fauna.
  10. Identifies areas, grazing capacity and the changes that occur in these management levels than demands for their and technical exploitation.
  11. Follows and monitors the investments in protected areas and their effectiveness in improving their management.
  12. Follows the implementation of action plans for natural resources and their stable exploitation, in case when they are approved and start to apply.
  13. Organizes the designs and maintenance of the database for all elements of PA (including cadastral forest, pasture, nature monuments, medicinal plants, etc.) through the use of GIS.
  14. Plans training programs for RAPA staff, in accordance with the program and identified needs.
  15. Works and plans technical duties for PA improving and managing.
  16. Cooperates with local structures and other stakeholders for PA sustainable.
  17. Participates in the implementation of projects belonging to areas management.

Head of Management Sector

  1. Coordinates the work in the sector and collaborates with the Director of the Directorate.
  2. Facilitates and coordinates the implementation of management plans and actions for protected areas and species of flora and fauna.
  3. Ensures the maintenance and development of a sustainable management of information, communication and education about the preservation of nature, protected areas, biodiversity, history, cultural and traditional inside the protected areas, reception of visitors and tourists, in conjunction with other interested parties at the local level.
  4. Maintains contacts with the director in the service of solving the problems of nature conservation, biodiversity and management of protected areas network.
  5. Separating the duties of staff and follows the progress of work assigned by superiors.
  6. Participates in activities organized in protected areas and coordinates activities with RAPA Management Sectors.
  7. Monitors the implementation of management activities by zoning within protected areas.
  8. Monitors the problems and work of all Sector specialist and their relevant areas.
  9. Coordinates the collection of data from protected areas and establishing of information database for each county.
  10. Is responsible for drafting the documents answers by sharing the work with Sector specialists.
  11. Monitors the work with GIS expert for the database maintenance and location of performed activities in protected areas.
  12. Collects and coordinates the work on the problems of flora and fauna, habitats, endangered and endemic species.
  13. Prepares working files in cooperation with the experts to be distributed in regional administrations.
  14. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

The Specialist of flora and fauna problems

  1. Follows the problems associated with forests, grasslands, wildlife, as well as those relating to aquatic ecosystems.
  2. Coordinates the work with other sectors to achieve the objectives and implements the given tasks.
  3. Collects information from RAPA and processes it in order to establish and improve the database.
  4. Collects and analyzes the information related to the Monuments of Nature IN collaboration with technical RAPA.
  5. Organizes the design and maintenance of cadastral registry of forest, pastures and wildlife, through the use of advanced technologies and applications.
  6. Facilitates the work for the good functioning of PA Information Centers and designs a plan for their multiplication.
  7. Makes suggestions for management of water resources and wetland ecosystems within PA areas.
  8. Informs the Sector's Chief and the Director for the problems related to the field of activity.
  9. Is in continuous contact with RAPA management staff, for exchange of information.
  10. Identifies gaps in staff capacity and proposes training needs.
  11. Represents NAPA in activities and meetings determined by superiors.
  12. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment Supervisor.

Specialist of PA activities

  1. Is responsible for the problems associated with the activities carried out within the protected areas, where are included: tourism, recreation, services, etc.
  2. Coordinates the work with other sectors in order to achieve and implement the given tasks.
  3. Collects and processes the information from NAPA in order to establish and improve the database.
  4. Collects and processes the information related to agricultural and fishing activities, in collaboration with RAPA technical staff.
  5. Facilitates the work for the good functioning of the relations with other actors who perform these activities within PA and processes their control plan.
  6. Gives suggestions on the management of natural resources within the PA areas that are related with: tourism activities, agriculture, fishing, etc.
  7. Informs the Head of Department and the Director, for the problems related to the field of activity.
  8. Is in continuous liaise with RAPA management staff, for exchange of information.
  9. Creates the PA activities database in cooperation with Sectors staff and displays them on the Areas map.
  10. Represents NAPA in activities and meetings determined by superiors.
  11. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment Supervisor.

GIS Specialist

  1. Organizes the development and maintenance of all data through the use of advanced technologies and applications.
  2. Coordinate work with all NAPA and RAPA staff, for all data disposal on the map and their continuous improvement.
  3. Develops the territories maps of protected areas, internal zoning and also participates in the process of their drafting.
  4. Confirms the presence of the activities carried out in protected areas as required by AKPT, for consistency.
  5. Conducts training with NAPA and RAPA staff for the use of GIS in formatting databases that Agency creates.
  6. Is responsible to maintain records of the changes occurring in the territorial areas that are under PA administrative jurisdiction.
  7. Cooperates with relevant structures in determining the boundaries of the zones and territories in ownership / use of local units.
  8. Cooperates annually: for planning forest ecosystems that will be inventoried and straightened, for periodic updating of the national forest inventory, for mapping and digitization of local breeding.
  9. Cooperates for mapping the indicators of national forest inventory, located within protected areas, when drafting management plans as well as during their period of implementation by the pendant structures.
  10. Monitors cartographic data in accordance with the objectives of management plans.
  11. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment Supervisor.

Monitoring Sector

Field of Activity

In cooperation with specialized institutions realizes monitoring of protected areas, monitors the state of biodiversity, habitats, populations of flora and fauna and natural ecosystems, which are or may be at risk by the activities carried out in protected areas. On the other hand, this sector covers all the issues that are related to the control and prevention of illegal activities in protected areas within their territory of the region.

Head of Monitoring Sector

  1. Coordinates the sectors work, with his specialists and RAPA Monitoring Sectors.
  2. Controls and participates personally in the process of monitoring the rules compliance for the sustainable use of natural resources within the network of protected areas.
  3. Collects information about activities carried out within the protected areas and reports to NAPA Director.
  4. Requires continuous checks in problematic areas and when notices that RAPA Monitoring Sectors work, is not done properly.
  5. By order of General Director, carries out controls and monitoring during different periods of the day.
  6. Controls the activities that use natural resources in protected areas.
  7. Monitors the compliance of the legal requirements for conducting touristic activities within the territory of protected areas.
  8. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment Supervisor.

The Specialist

  1. Collaborates and organizes controls together with NAPA.
  2. Prepares the documentation for the implementation of controls and ban of illegal activities.
  3. Coordinates and monitors the implementation of operational plans for preventing, detecting and combating damage, occupation, abuse, alienation, degradation of nature, forests ecosystems, biodiversity, etc., in the natural environment of protected areas.
  4. Is informed and take action to the illegal exploitation and trade in territory of protected areas and any other activity that is inconsistent with the legal provisions.
  5. Provides instructions for performing the activities and functions provided by other laws.
  6. Follows the implementation of the orders and tasks given by the Head of Department and is accountable to him.
  7. Prepares operational control plans to all necessary cases.
  8. Designs work programs (monthly and annual) and is responsible for the implementation of defined tasks on time and at the right quality.
  9. Follows the realization of tasks and reports regularly to the Director and Head of Department for the assigned tasks.
  10. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment Supervisor.

Projects Sector

Field of Activity

Follows the implementation project problems within the protected areas, as well as coordinates with Supporting Resources Directorate the financial part of them. The sector also covers the problems related to reporting on the progress of work for the European Union structure.

Head of Projects Sector

  1. Coordinates the sectors work with the Department of Support Services and Finance for implemented projects within the protected areas.
  2. Monitors the implementation of projects in collaboration with the RAPA, in whose territory the project implementation is carried out and informs the immediate supervisor and the Director General.
  3. Guarantees and is responsible for the quality of information and projects activities data.
  4. Submits plans and programs for project activities implemented in protected areas.
  5. Maintains contacts with the donors which implement the projects and proposes his presence in project activities.
  6. Coordinates the necessary reporting on the EU progress and informs the General Director.
  7. Controls and is responsible for the practices of taking part in the activities abroad of NAPA and RAPA staffs.
  8. Prepares regular and periodic information for the supervisor and the General Director.
  9. Amends and controls the recommendations, progress reports and final projects reports before submitting them to the superiors.
  10. Organizes, coordinates and facilitates the implementation of internal procedures for the determination, announcement of priorities, and assessment of the respective proposals and urges the contracting procedures that will implement the projects.
  11. Organizes and coordinates the work to follow continuously the implementation of contractual obligations for projects that are funded by the state budget and those with foreign financing. Coordinates and cooperates with NAPA relevant structures the monitoring of state budget projects and those funded by foreign donors.
  12. Monitors the implementation of projects that are under way with the foreign or state budget funding and periodically reports to the superior about the technical and financial status, as well as problems encountered during the projects implementation.
  13. Participates in working groups for the evaluation of projects proposals.
  14. Implements the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Projects Specialist

  1. Facilitates the work of projects implementation in protected areas.
  2. Develops and renews the projects database with all the required details.
  3. Participates in the activities assigned by the General Director.
  4. Cooperates with the Head of Department and Director in relations with donors.
  5. Prepares files and standard forms for RAPA reporting.
  6. Monitors the progress of projects funded by the state budget, and the foreign donations in which NAPA takes part.
  7. Coordinates work with NAPA structures for identifying the priorities, the preparation of project proposals, projects chips completion in accordance with rules set by donors, as well as their processing in accordance with the requirements of the institutions concerned.
  8. Facilitates the implementation of internal procedures for the identification, notification of priorities, and evaluation of projects proposals and urges the relevant contracting procedures that will implement the projects.
  9. Facilitates the work of continuously monitoring the implementation of the contracts projects obligations that are funded by the state budget and those with foreign donations.
  10. Promotes in collaboration with NAPA relevant structures the monitoring of state budget projects and those funded by foreign donors.
  11. Monitors the implementation of projects that are under way with the foreign or state budget funding and periodically reports to the superior about the technical and financial status, as well as problems encountered during the projects implementation.
  12. Is responsible for maintaining and filing the projects documentation
  13. Participates in working groups for the evaluation of projects proposals.
  14. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

External Relations Specialist

  1. Coordinates, follows and monitors NAPA and Ministry of Environment commitments, stemming from the EU accession process, and the recommendations in strategic documents of integration process.
  2. Monitors the implementation of tasks in the framework of EU membership process and coordinates the preparation of progress reports for this purpose.
  3. Coordinates the work within NAPA structures and Ministry of Environment responsible departments for the planning and implementation of integrations process requirements, having in focus, the alignment with EU legislation and its implementation.
  4. Coordinates the work within NAPA structures and Ministry of Environment directories, for the preparation of Ministries periodic progress reports, as part of the Government contribution in the process of integration.
  5. Is responsible for the cooperation and coordination of activities with the Ministry of European Integration and other Ministries integration structures.
  6. Monitors the implementation of agreements with other countries counterpart ministries and international institutions and is responsible for performing the ministries representative’s participations procedures, at international meetings.
  7. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Finance and Interior services Department.

Filed of Activity

  1. It is responsible to guide NAPA and RAPA structures, in financial or legal relations with other parties, aiming the institutions legal guaranteeing, in internal relations as well as with other contracted parties that have financial and legal relationship with NAPA.
  2. Reviews, checks and approves the documents financial and legal terms that enter and exit NAPA.
  3. Reviews, checks and approves the legal basis of all contractual relationships and arrangements of financial and legal character, where NAPA institution takes part.
  4. NAPA services support Sector, should recognize and sustain all its work activity on the legislation in force and particularly on the financial and legal relations.
  5. Provides and maintains constant communication with the Finance and Budget departments in the Ministry of Environment, exchanges information and opinions related to budget formulation and drafting.
  6. Represents and defends the interests of the NAPA institution, related to financial transactions issues and protects NAPA on issues of legal character.
  7. It is responsible to prevent conflicts of interest in working groups established by technical staff within NAPA, to manage public procurement funds.
  8. Maintains records related to NAPA human resources and coordinates the RAPA staffs work.
  9. Coordinates and processes the information for website and social media.
  10. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

The Director

  1. Plans and designs work programs related to NAPA budget, which are submitted for approval to the structures according to the institutional hierarchy.
  2. Manages situations and problems arising while on duty, which have financial nature and are related to the normal functioning of NAPA.
  3. In cooperating with NAPA other structures, manages the archived information, aimed at solving the financial problems of the institution, with a historic character.
  4. Cooperates with parties that are in financial relationships with NAPA and represents in them NAPA interests.
  5. Reviews, checks and approves in financial terms, the documents that enters and exit NAPA.
  6. Approves all the contractual relations and agreements where the NAPA institution takes part, particularly in the financial relationships.
  7. Represents and defends the interests of NAPA institution, related to financial transactions issues.
  8. Represents and collaborates, when requested, with NAPA other structures in all the cases that have a financial nature, in which the institution may be involved in financial transactions.
  9. Provides and maintains constant communication with the Finance and Budget departments in the Ministries of Environment and Finance, exchanges information and opinions related to budget formulation and drafting.
  10. Directs and coordinates the human resources work.
  11. Directs and coordinates the work on communication.
  12. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Finance Specialist

  1. Recognizes and should sustain all its work activities of on the legislation in force and especially in the legislation related to the financial and monetary relations.
  2. Works on the basis of NAPA correspondence on various issues, in order to
  3. Provide solutions related to the financial problems.
  4. Reviews, controls and opinions on contractual relations and agreements
  5. Where NAPA institution takes part on financial relationships.
  6. Supports the supervisor in communication with the Ministry of Environment finance and budget departments and opinions in the formulation and drafting of the budget.
  7. Contributes to the prevention of conflict of interest in working groups established by the technical staff within NAPA, to manage the public procurement funds.
  8. Develops within the legal limits and requirements of the relevant legislation, the procurement register and its corresponding changes if necessary.
  9. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Lawyer specialist

  1. Reviews, checks and approves the legal and juridical terms of NAPA communications with other institutions or third parties.
  2. Reviews, checks and approves the legal basis of all contractual relationships and arrangements where NAPA institution is a party or will become a party.
  3. Coordinates the development and implementation of the annual work program with the Management Sector and matrix legal and bylaws acts.
  4. Provides and maintains constant communication with the juridical department in the Ministry of Environment.
  5. Reports and exchanges information on requests for information, in the Ministry of Environment juridical department.
  6. Represents the interests of NAPA and RAPA institutions, referred to the authorization of representation in litigation, in which the institution can be plaintiff or defendant.
  7. Develops within the legal limits, the complaints, lawsuits, petitions, remedies, claims, submissions, referred to the legislation in force ,on legal proceedings to which is authorized in writing or verbally.
  8. Monitors and reports to the director about NAPA procurement and realization of procurement referred to the relevant approved registry.
  9. Actively participates in all procurement procedures that NAPA and RAPA will realize.
  10. Contributes to the prevention of conflict of interest in working groups established by the technical staff within NAPA, to manage the public procurement funds.
  11. Participates on various committees set up by NAPA head or Minister of Environment, signature.
  12. Performs all the other legal duties assigned by NAPA director or relevant supervisor.
  13. Follows and implements the official actions regarding to the receipt, identification, distribution and return of the official correspondence within the deadlines in accordance with the legal and bylaws acts.
  14. Is responsible to report periodically to the Ministry of Environment juridical department, about the juridical proceedings for which it is authorized by NAPA Director and the Ministry of Environment.
  15. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Human resources Specialist.

  1. Coordinates the work with the General Director and Supervisor, about employees movement problems, appointments and employee discounts, in accordance with the countries legislation.
  2. Monitors the work of RAPA in implementing the laws, instructions and orders, related to the personnel problems, employee registry records management, reconciliations with work booklets, filling files, etc.
  3. Coordinates and follows the completion of the job descriptions, evaluations and individual work performance of employees, generally in collaboration with directors and persons responsible according to NAPA departments and sectors.
  4. Manages the implementation of the payroll system and ensure correct application of additives for seniority, extra payments, in collaboration with the finance sector compiles the employees payroll, in accordance with the orders of appointment, with categories and their respective classes in the implementation of laws and the applicable DCM on salaries.
  5. Cooperates, directs and follows Ministries and Subordinate institutions, employees annual holiday plans.
  6. Conducts and attends the training of Public Administration, especially the employees with civil servant status, cooperates with RAPA structures for the assessment of staff training needs at all levels, follows the implementation of training programs and reflects the results of staff training.
  7. Develops and maintains a database for NAPA staff, identifies and records career changes, employee's qualifications, maintain files and personnel records with the related data.
  8. Manages transportation problems; compiles the vehicles movement plan, in accordance with the requirements of departments, so that the operational work of the Agency is implemented without obstacles.
  9. Monitors continuously the Agencies vehicles, identifies in time the defects and repairs them.
  10. Monitors the completion of the necessary documentation of movement of vehicles, especially when their movement is carried out under NAPA employees, but which are not part of organic drivers.
  11. Establishes and monitors the fulfillment of all NAPAS needs, Chancery items and other equipment
  12. Manages the services sector, especially with service employees as a guards, sanitary, etc.
  13. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Communications Specialist

  1. Ensures the communication with public and civil society and take care to their active participation in NAPA activities.
  2. Cooperates with NAPA structures for collecting and processing the information.
  3. Enables electronic connection via Internet, with RAPA and structures in the regions.
  4. Follows the procedures of the Aarhus Convention (the Convention on the right to public information, decision-making and the right to a court for environmental problems) and the implementation of tasks within it.
  5. Manages the information related to the public requirements and liaises with the relevant departments for this purpose.
  6. Manages the electronic register of public complaints demands.
  7. Participates and is responsible for publications on website and social media, as well as other publications that NAPA makes.
  8. Serves as a contact point with journalists and the public providing information on fields covered by the Agency.
  9. Collects and collates the information reflected on NAPA website.
  10. Coordinates the work with state organs and institutions, to provide information for the fields covered by the Agency.
  11. Participates in all activities undertaken by the Agency, in order to reflect Agencies various publications.
  12. Manages and helps in public awareness activities, for problems facing NAPA.
  13. Assists in increasing the active participation of entities, NGO and public for environmental protection in the areas where they live and exercise their activities.
  14. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

The Driver

  1. The NAPA driver is responsible for transporting employees conform the superior's order.
  2. Is responsible for the completion of travel paper sheets according to the rendered services.
  3. The driver provides all the vehicle’s needs, in order to carry the transportation on time.
  4. Driver’s task, is to travel depending on the approved program.
  5. Ensures all required documentation for vehicle’s needs.
  6. Aligns the amount of fuel with the travel paper sheets.

Facility Guard

  1. Is responsible for NAPA facility security and other surrounding facilities.
  2. Based on the graphic design and approved by NAPA director is responsible for implementing the internal rules to the employees in the organization as well as the entry of people who are not part of the NAPA staff.
  3. Is responsible for the communication and provision of necessary information to the interested persons.
  4. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Article 30

Regional Administration of Protected Areas

  1. The Administration performs these duties and main services:
  • Is responsible for the conservation and management of the protected area and monuments of nature, found within the area under its jurisdiction;
  • Implements policies, strategies and programs of the government in the protect areas;
  • Supervise the activities in protected areas and ensures their compatibility in accordance with the requirements of this law and other laws and bylaws;
  • Maintains the protected areas and conducts its evaluation;
  • Follows the implementation of protected areas management plan;
  • Evaluates the ecological status of natural resources and processes plans for their recovery and preservations;
  • In cooperation with specialized institutions  monitors the protected area, the status of biodiversity, habitats, populations and their ecosystems;
  • Maintains and updates the protected areas registry and files, creates the basis of digital data network in the countries ecology;
  • Propose and implements tasks and programs for the renewal of protected areas, damaged, destroyed or degraded facilities;
  • Identifies and takes care to protect the  characteristic biotope species that are part of the protected areas;
  • Identifies and protects populated areas by types of flora, wild fauna and migration routes;
  • Protects the reproduction, rests and wildlife food, areas;
  • Monitors the implementation of trans boundary lakes management plans;
  • Follows the protected areas annual monitoring programs, in cooperation with specialized institutes and departments charged with monitoring and publication of data;
  • Cooperates with state and local authorities to protect the interests of local residents;
  • Prevents the use of tools or methods leading to protected areas degradation
  • Determines the placement of tables and markings;
  • Contributes to the fee collection, of bio natural resource usage and utilization, in protected area;
  • Contacts users of all kinds;
  • Controls users and visitors;
  • Proposes fisheries;
  • Implements the necessary infrastructure for the use of the protected area ;
  • Uses productively, the funds for the maintenance of the protected area;
  • Documents the activities, investments and researches carried out in the territory of protected area;
  • Organizes the protected areas observation and signaling system;
  • Prepares and publishes the annual report on the state of the protected area and presents it to NAPA and local government units;
  • Cooperates with scientific research institutions, environmental NGO and communities for the protection of the protected areas and conservation of its biodiversity;
  • Organizes, in collaboration with local governments, research institutions, educational and cultural institutions, environmental NGO, community, etc., awareness activities and makes various publications, in order to make known protected areas values;
  • Is responsible and maintains the information centers for the reception of visitors and organizes informational, educational activities and Eco-touristic visit.
  • Coordinates the celebration of events, environmental events, informative and educational activities, related to the protected areas.
  1. The Administration controls all business activities conducted in the territory of protected areas, in accordance with legal provisions, and take care to suspend or limit all activities that violate the purpose and objectives of the protected areas management.
  2. The administration look after to prevent or eliminate as soon as possible the exploitation or illegal activities throughout the area, the security and respecting  of the ecological, biological, geomorphological, hydrological and aesthetic characteristics, which have influenced in the granting of the status of the protected area.
  3. Plans and implements necessary interventions for the prevention, combating pests, diseases and toxic pollution that cause damage in the woods or on the water in the territory of the protected area and prevents the implementation of projects and activities that fall contrary to the areas management plan.
  4. The administration for the sustainable management of the protected areas should cooperate with:
    1. The State Inspectorate of Environment and Forests, Fisheries Inspectorate, Police of State, Inspectorate of construction, tax and customs, according to the responsibilities and certain tasks with the applicable legal provisions.
    2. Private owners or users, whose property is included in the protected area zone, planning, conservation and use of natural resources by applying the exactness rules, management plans and programs for sustainable development of the area.
    3. The bodies of local government, respecting their independence and powers, defined in the applicable legal provisions.
    4. Business entities (or territories whose activities are included in protected or buffer areas) for conducting various economic and social activities such as traditional agriculture, agro - forestry and all craft, cultural, sports  activities and tourism services.
    5. Regional Environmental Agencies and Basin Watershed Council, by coordinating actions to protect the environment and the watershed of rivers and lakes.
    6. Drainage Board and water user associations, coordinating drainage and irrigation problems.
    7. Environmental NGOs for public awareness on promotion of eco touristic values and natural landscapes;
    8. Tourist agencies that promote local tourism, through the involvement of protected  landscapes in the tourist tours;
    9. Interdepartmental Maritime Operations Center for the preservation and implementation of legality and international conventions on marine protected areas.
    10. Institutes, Specialized departments and scientific research institutions, charged with monitoring and data publication for the prevention of protection areas and its biodiversity.

RAPA’s Director

It is responsible for the fair and transparent administration of administration affairs, regarding to the management and conservation of the protected area, biodiversity, monitoring of scientific researches, communication and education problems.

  • It is the person who has overall responsibility for the all the functions, processes, resources and decisions on administrative chores.
  • Is the person who represents the protected area in the public, region and before decision –makers.
  • Manages the administration staff and should integrate, coordinate and stimulate them to achieve the objectives for the management of the protected areas.
  • It is responsible for the normal functioning of the administration, pursuant to the provisions of the regulations in force and all organizational issues.
  • Reports to NAPA structures on all functioning aspects of the protected areas administration.
  • Organizes and monitors the administrations and budgets annual plan.
  • Monitors the implementation of the action plan for the sustainable management of the protected areas.
  • Ensures the implementation of the management plan, program development and their review, in collaboration with the Management Committee.
  • Organizes the work relations with all other sectors.
  • Approves the administration's staff annual and periodic work plan.
  • Represents the Administration in the role of the Management Committee secretariat and is its permanent member.
  • Ensures the implementation of Management Committee decisions and recommendations.
  • Assist and controls the employees in, meaning the implementation of protection of nature law requirements and biodiversity in all its component parts.
  • Cooperates closely with the State Environment and Forests Inspectorate in order to ensure the maintenance and normal development of forestry and pasture ecosystems.
  • Monitors the implementation of laws and by-laws dealing with the protection and management of natural resources and biodiversity of the protected area by Rangers and other interested stakeholders.
  • Organizes the work and is responsible for the coordination of plants status and trends monitoring programs, rare or disappearing animals, as well as specific habitats and ecosystems.
  • Is responsible for the preparation, implementation and the rehabilitation of species, important habitats, protection of vegetation, wild fauna, and against damage or destruction, including the implementation of ecological management techniques, which are often necessary to avoid human unnatural impacts on protected area within and around it.
  • Supports continuous and permanent controls on natural resources and its component parts (fishing, the use of internal marine waters, etc.) and controls the activities that affect the environment.
  • Designs comprehensive information on the state of the protected area as a whole and its components and the data that will be notified to NAPA, unit’s local government units, public, media, etc.
  • Prepares and publishes the annual report on the state of the protected area and the relevant files.
  • Assists in the preparation of projects and planning funds for the preservation of: protected areas, water lake  resources , other internal and marine waters related to the protected areas, with the use of the territory, with the conservation and management of flora , fauna and fishing, to preserve the landscape and other real cultural, historical, archaeological, values.
  • Organizes and controls bio natural resource protection from damage, fire, insects and disease, environmental pollution, soil and water erosion, important genetic resources (plants and animals) and their controlled utilization / usage.
  • Organizes controls for the development of economic activities such as: agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and hunting, production of fruits and vegetables, ecotourism and recreational activities, development of agro – industrial, industrial and mining activities, (quarries, and aggregates from rivers) etc., in cooperation with other responsible structures.
  • Organizes patrol service on the basis of an action plan or designed graphic, patrolling is performed in groups of not less than three persons, and when required their interact with other police structures (ISHMP, Tax Border, Customs , Fisheries Inspectorate).
  • Organizes continuous controls to ensure the preservation of the natural state of water sources, lakes, seas, and their fauna and flora.
  • Organizes survey and signaling system for the protected area.
  • Follows the implementing projects to improve infrastructure and legally or illegally constructions in the territory of the protected areas.
  • Applies concepts, methods and practices of traditional and rational working, in order to refine all the activity of the administration.
  • Organizes control and verification system of collecting medicinal plants, tarnifere and ether, by ways and methods permitted and prohibited periods.
  • Organizes the system of prevention and verification of entering the protected areas of living things (plants, animals, birds, and fish) and not authentic populations.
  • Monitors the implementation of tasks and prevents garbage disposal, untreated water shed, quality of air, water and activities that have an environmental permit.
  • Monitors the administrations annual and monthly working programs, leads job analysis, identifies the arising problems, look after to solve them and suggests solutions to superiors.
  • Ensures that all activities of Administration and Environmental Guards are reflected to the relevant documents, in order to be registered, consultable and controllable.
  • Ensures full implementation of job discipline and requirements of all administration staff.
  • Assists and gives opinions on the activities of general public sensitization, information, education and reception of visitors in connection with the administration and protected area management, monuments of nature, biodiversity, landscaping, and coordinates the work with research institutes, local government units, NPO, business community, etc., to promote the economic and ecological values of protection areas.
  • Deals with the management of information and education of visitors, community, NGOs, businesses, users, etc., including all aspects of administration, conservation and development, or the role of the protected area to protect nature, animals, air, water, health, interesting connections between certain plants and animals, protected and endangered species, genetic resources, natural monuments and how the population may affect on these resources.
  • Studies, defines and announces protected areas opportunities for reception of visitors, services and entertainment tools that will be in disposition of visitors and tourists.
  • Designs working programs (monthly and annual) and is responsible for the implementation of defined tasks on time and at the right quality.
  • Monitors the tasks realization and regularly reports to superiors for charged duties.
  • Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.


Management Sector

Covers all issues related to management, communication and education of protected areas in the territory of their district.

Head of Sector

  1. Head of the Management Sector, aims to organize and coordinate the work with other RAPA structures, aiming the planning and implementation of activities in protected areas.
  2. Implements concrete plans and after confirmation of the institution Head, sends it for confirmation in NAPA Department of Management Monitoring and Projects.
  3. Plans necessary funds for intervention in protected areas.
  4. Develops action plans for development of the area under NAPA administrative jurisdiction.
  5. Organizes and directs the activities for the management, handling and sustainable use of forests, pastures, water resources, etc.
  6. Cooperate with other structures within NAPA, in order to guarantee Investment for sustainable development of the area.
  7. Manages and monitor the work, assigning tasks to other specialists of the Section of Forestry at district level.
  8. Conducts research, analysis, verification, audits, suggests and provides guidance and clarification to Section specialists, which do not require financial support.
  9. Approves the annual and monthly work programs of Forest Section specialists.
  10. Conducts progressive assessment according to the regulation of the institution on working, for specialists under his supervision.
  11. Monitors specific indicators during the fieldwork for Management Plans by private entities or the staff.
  12. Organizes, through NAPA other links, the planning and monitoring works in forests in accordance with the objectives of management plans activities, allowed in forests.
  13. Actively participates and recommends innovations in process of methods development for conducting national inventories, breeding forests and pastures.
  14. Develops in collaboration with specialists, annual and monthly work plans and reports regularly to the head of NAPA for their implementation.
  15. Plans each year with the NAPA head, the forest economies that will be inventoried or bred.
  16. Prepares periodic reports on the Sector Management implementation of the tasks and report them to NAPA head.
  17. Verifies, approves and submits for approval to the head of NAPA the planning projects and technical silvicultural interventions in forests and pasture.
  18. Monitors periodically the implementation of silvotechnical interventions in forests under its administrative jurisdiction, which are implemented by private entities and / or other organizations, and reports on the quality of their implementation.
  19. In cooperation with other structures of Section Forest about , based on cadastral records and other data from the breeding plans develop operational plans of all activities on the forest fund under its about administrative jurisdiction.
  20. Follows the implementation of activities envisaged in plans for forest and pasture with all forms of use and ownership over them
  21. Observes the implementation of tasks for protection and rehabilitation of forest ecosystems
  22. Participate actively in the activities of the facility for training and directing his subordinate structures, regularly attend these activities with the aim of vocational- technical training.
  23. Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Specialist for Administration and Implementation of Management Plan

Is responsible for fair and transparent administration of works for the administration and implementation of the management plan, keeping the database and file of the protected area.

  • Is responsible for analyzing and proposing policies of the administration area protection and implementation of the management plan of action.
  • Participates in designing, implementing and controlling the activities of the management plan.
  • Monitors the implementation of international conventions to which Albania adheres, Protocols Agreements and relevant EC Directives and Regulations for Habitat and Ecological Network.
  • Designs comprehensive information on the situation of management and acting plan implementation for the protected areas.
  • Contributes to the drafting of the annual report on the situation and problems of the protected areas.
  • Monitors the implementation of various projects (with public, private or donors funds) regarding to the administration and management of the protected areas.
  • Co-ordinate the management and protection of natural, biological, historical, cultural, archaeological and religious cult’s resources of the protected areas.
  • Monitors urban planning, infrastructure development, transport and tourism.
  • Is responsible for the preparation and implementation of tasks for the preservation and rehabilitation of ecosystems, habitats and species.
  • Helps the administrative staff and other employees to recognize and implement the management plan, to complete the cadaster, registry and files of protected area.
  • Responsible for maintaining and supplementing the cadaster, registry, files, maps and GIS information of protected areas.
  • Designs working programs (monthly and annual) and is responsible for the implementation of defined tasks on time and at the right quality.
  • Monitors task realization and reports regularly to the director of administration for the assigned tasks.
  • Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Specialist of ecosystems, habitats, flora and fauna species.

Is responsible for fair and transparent administration of the affairs related to the state of ecosystems, habitats, flora and fauna species, of the protected areas.

  • Is responsible for the designing, implementation and control of monitoring and research activities.
  • Is responsible for monitoring programs coordination, plants and rear or disappearing animals’ status and trend, as well as for specific habitats and ecosystems.
  • Monitors the implementation of regional programs for monitoring and evaluating the situation and trends of biodiversity within the protected areas.
  • Contributes to the implementation of "Biosphere Reserve" concept and in the protection of natural and cultural diversity.
  • Contributes to the promotion of land management models and sustainable development methods.
  • Helps in improving the interaction between humanity and nature through researches, monitoring, education and training.
  • Cooperation with public and private research institutions, about monitoring and management of biodiversity in and around the protected areas.
  • Is responsible for the preparation and implementation of tasks for monitoring and scientific researches on biodiversity, ecosystems, habitats species of terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna.
  •  Identifies elements to better manage of habitats, wild flora and fauna and endangered species.
  • Cooperates for compiling the list of flora and fauna species at risk, for their protection and for the "Red Book".
  • Keeps the monitoring and evaluation system of activities taking place within and in the vicinity of the protected areas
  • Assists the administration personnel on knowing and implementing the monitoring plan.
  • Is responsible for maintaining and supplementing the registry and files with monitoring data.
  • Contributes to the drafting of the annual report on the situation and problems of the protected areas.
  • Designs working programs (monthly and annual) and is responsible for the implementation of defined tasks on time and at the right quality.
  • Monitors task realization and reports regularly to the director of administration for the assigned tasks.
  • Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Public relations, communication and education Specialist.

Responsible for fair and transparent administration of works about public communication policies, education and promotion of natural benefits from

Protected areas.

  • Responsible for the preparation and implementation of information, education, awareness programs and interpretation of the protected area values.
  • Designs and implements programs to improve knowledge on biodiversity, landscape, ecosystem, habitat and species preservation.
  • Provides communication with the public and civil society and look after for their active participation in the activities of protected areas management.
  • Identifies the main topics on the protected area for educational, communication and public awareness programs.
  • Works intensively with communities, NGO and regional units to create a good sense of protected areas and environmental education.
  • Contributes to creating, stimulating and supporting regional development in economic, social, cultural, educational and entertainment aspects, for the community and visitors.
  • Responsible for the operation and maintenance of visitor centers located in protected areas.
  • Leads visitors and tourist groups by guides, cooperating with tourist agencies.
  • Cooperates with specialized institutions for the preservation of historical, cultural, archaeological and spiritual heritage, at the regional level
  • Collaborates with local governments units and NGO for the organization of environmental day, folk festivals, fairs, etc., related to the protected areas or traditions surrounding community.
  • Cooperates with students and organizes educational excursions in nature.
  • Monitors all economic, social, cultural, historical and entertainment activities that have an impact on improving the living of cross-border communities.
  • Contributes to the drafting of the annual report on the situation and problems related to communication, education and promotion in protected areas.
  • Assists the administrative staff on understanding and implementing the information, education, awareness and interpretation of protected areas values, program.
  • Designs working programs (monthly and annual) and is responsible for the implementation of defined tasks on time and at the right quality.
  • Monitors task realization and reports regularly to the director of administration for the assigned tasks.
  • Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Monitoring Sector

Covers all issues related to the control and prevention of illegal activities in protected areas in the territory of their district.

Head of Sector

Responsible for fair and transparent administration of works about management, legality implementation, conservation and sustainable development in protected areas.

  • Coordinates and supervises the work of Environmental Guards (otherwise called Rangers).
  • Monitors the implementation of legal provisions and other legal acts.
  • Develops the operation plan implementation for preventing, detecting and combating damage, occupation, abuse, alienation, desertification or degradation of nature, forests and forest land, biodiversity, the violation or uncontrolled interventions in the natural environment of the protected areas.
  • Designs programs for the prevention of fires, fighting diseases and pests as well as for various damages including human activity.
  • Take care to prevent the use and sale of illegal wood materials, forest and non-forest products, flora and wild fauna, medicinal and aromatic plants, natural ether, forestry and not forestry products, fishing, hunting, etc., as well as any other activity that is inconsistent with the law in the protected areas territory.
  • Organizes tourist guides work and regulations implementation by visitors.
  • Prohibits all the works that are not in accordance with management plans, designed and provided projects, in the signed contracts.
  • Coordinates and ensures that private, public, juridical and physical entities respects the conditions, norms and rules for all the work and activities that are performed in protected areas.
  • Follows the implementation of the orders and tasks given by the Director of Administration and is accountable to him.
  • Designs annual work plan for Rangers service.
  • Designs Rangers control operational plan.
  • Designs working programs (monthly and annual) and is responsible for the implementation of defined tasks on time and at the right quality.
  • Monitors task realization and reports regularly to the director of administration for the assigned tasks.
  • Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.


The Specialist

  • Coordinates and supervises the work of Environmental Guards (otherwise called Rangers).
  • Reports on the implementation of legal provisions and other legal acts.
  • Monitors the operation plan implementation for preventing, detecting and combating damage, occupation, abuse, alienation, desertification or degradation of nature, forests and forest land, biodiversity, the violation or uncontrolled interventions in the natural environment of the protected areas.
  • Monitors the programs for the prevention of fires, fighting diseases and pests as well as for various damages including human activity.
  • Monitors touristic guides leading and application of the rules by visitors and provides aid in emergency cases.
  • Prohibits all the works that are not in accordance with management plans, designed and provided projects, in the signed contracts.
  • Controls and ensures that private, public, juridical and physical entities respects the conditions, norms and rules for all the work and activities that are performed in protected areas.
  • Follows the implementation of the orders and tasks given by the Director of Administration and is accountable to him.
  • Assists in drafting the annual work plan for Rangers service.
  • Assists in drafting the Rangers control operational plan.
  • Assists in drafting working programs (monthly and annual) and is responsible for the implementation of defined tasks on time and at the right quality.
  • Monitors task realization and reports regularly to Sectors Head and director of administration for the assigned tasks.
  • Performs the tasks assigned by the General Director and the Ministry of Environment supervisor.

Rangers

  1. Rangers Service is necessary for the preservation of the protected area, for the supervision and control of the territory and to prevent its further degradation.
  2. Supervises the implementation of laws and other legal acts for the protection and management of natural resources, biodiversity and used parts of the protected area.
  3. Rangers service personnel while performing the task of inspecting and protection uniform holds the logo of the protected area and weapons, according to procedures and legal acts in force.
  4. The control of all activities and services within the territory of the protected area should be under the control of Rangers service.
  5. The rangers check the implementation of the management plan of the protected area and take action in case of violations of the management objectives or not respecting the provided activities.
  6. Control the implementation of conventions, directives, agreements, projects and programs related to the topic of work, under the administration and management of the protected area.
  7. Control the implementation of criteria for the preservation and rehabilitation of important species and habitats, protection of vegetation, the wildlife, and other natural features against damage or destruction, implementation of ecological management techniques, which are often necessary to avoid non-natural human impacts on the protected area and around it.
  8. Control the protection of environment resource from damage, fire, insects and disease, environmental pollution, soil and water erosion, the important genetic resources (plants and animals) and use / control their use, the hunting and fishing.
  9. Control the development of economic activities such as agriculture, livestock, forestry, fishing and hunting, production of fruits and vegetables, ecotourism and recreational activities; developing industrial activities of agroindustry, mining companies (quarries, aggregates from rivers) etc., in line with the management of the territory of the protected area.
  10. Observe the implementation of projects to improve infrastructure and illegal constructions on the territory of the protected area.
  11. Control the implementation of regulations and prevent waste disposal, garbage spilled untreated water, quality of earth, water and air.  Observe implementation of the activities with environmental permit.
  12. Prevent, reveal and combat, the damage, occupation, abuse, destruction of terrestrial and aquatic environment, hunting and fishing with illegal methods, the forests damage and any other illegal activity for which they are informed or discover during the work in the territory in which they operate or near.
  13. Blocking the activity of any legal persons who does not pay the legal obligations/fees in the related field of their operations.
  14. Blocking and confiscating any illegal tool used in fishing of wild fauna, whether in the time allowed fishing or hunting of birds and wildlife that are or not object of sport hunting tourism compiling documentation provided by law.
  15. For specific technical tasks cooperates with the inspectors of the REA, of the Fisheries, of the Council of Watershed Basin, etc., and activate vessels, depending on the nature of the difficulty of performing the task.
  16. Should be polite, cultured, to present the task to others and the identification card during the inspection due to duty. Never should show signs of nervousness, arrogance, indifference, liberalism or abuse.
  17. To be ready to get service also outside normal working time.
  18. Never have to leave the country without acquiring office service, unreasoning, there should not avoided service, except in cases provided by law and in cases of illness or various disasters, as and when the service out of country.
  19. In all cases, must constantly communicate with the head of Ranges service and the administration responsibility providing information on the service progress and request help if needed, etc.
  20. The problems, tasks performed, minutes, sequestered tools, etc., are registered and documented in a corresponding report or in the service book, which is held in the center of administration, and signed by the next group of service
  21.  Develop monthly and annual work programs approved by the head of administration, and report to his superior periodically providing the necessary information, and participate in monthly and annual analysis.
  22. While performing work it’s not allowed categorically the right hunting, fishing and any activities related to them, within the territory where they exercise their powers of control. They can practice this sport only with service and tools allowed for hunting and fishing, in full compliance with laws and legal acts but never with uniform or other equipment that they use when are in service.
  23. During the service or group service, it’s not allowed keeping mobile devices, communication with other devices which are not organic. The use of firearms and equipment service it’s not permitted out of service and for personal reasons.
  24. Is responsible for preservation and maintenance of equipment and tools that are available for the realization of work and tasks.
  25. Compiles working programs (monthly and annual) and is responsible for executing the tasks in time.
  26. Following the implementation of tasks and report regularly to the Director of Administration and head of Rangers Service for the tasks.
  27. Implement the tasks given by the General Director.

Article 31

Structures for implementing and updating Regulation

  1. The requirements of this regulation are applied by any NAPA and RAPA employee.
  2. The Directories analyze all possibilities and compile the file with the description of functions, specifications and procedures of their work in the directory.
  3. The Directorate of Finance and Services is charged to update and distribute this regulation to all departments after the approval by the Minister of Environment.

Article 32

The latest forecasts

  1. The orders of the General Director, detailing the issues addressed in this regulation, are in accordance with its requirements and implemented along with it.
  2. Once in force of this Regulation, any legal act in the form of an order or instruction governing the internal affairs of the National Agency of Protected Areas contrary to this regulation is removed.

Article 33

Effectiveness

This Regulation becomes effective immediately.

 MINISTER

LEFTER KOKA


Compiled by:

Name Surname: Zamir Dedej, General Director

Name Surname: Adriana Petrit, Director

Name Surname: Vjollca Diku, Director

Contact

Address

Rruga: Norbert Jokl KP:1000, Tiranë, Albania

Tel: +35542258120 / +35542225068