Job Opening

Posting Title: Drafter: Further consideraion on plastic waste under the Basel Convention
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 06 November 2019 - 17 November 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-126340-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

A draft technical paper containing the elements specified in paragraph 34 (a) and (b) of decision BC-14/13 for consideration at OEWG-12.

Work Location

Global

Expected duration

From 25 November 2019 to 15 January 2020 with 44 days of work spread over this period.

Duties and Responsibilities

By decision BC-14/12, the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention amended Annex II, VIII and IX to the Convention to clarify the scope of plastic waste subject to the priori informed consent procedure. In addition, the Conference of the Parties adopted decision BC-14/13 on further actions to address plastic waste under the Basel Convention.

In paragraph 34 of decision BC-14/13, the Conference of the Parties decided to include, among other activities pertaining to plastic waste, in the work programme of the Open-ended Working Group for 2020–2021, under topic II D on plastic waste, the consideration of the following:

(a) Whether, how and when the Conference of the Parties should assess the effectiveness of the measures taken under the Convention to address the plastic waste contributing to marine plastic litter and microplastics;

(b) Which further activities could possibly be conducted under the Convention in response to developments in scientific knowledge and environmental information related to plastic waste as a source of land pollution, marine plastic litter and microplastics.

To assist the Secretariat in preparing a document for OEWG-12 and for COP-15 as mandated in paragraph 34 of BC-14/13, the consultant shall develop a draft technical paper containing the elements specified in paragraph 34 (a) and (b) of decision BC-14/13 for consideration at OEWG-12.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree in natural science, environment, or a related discipline, or a first university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: At least seven years of experience (corresponding to P4-Level) in the field of waste management. Experience in working on the issues related to marine plastic litter and micro-plastics. Experience in developing documents of a technical nature within the context of the United Nations. Expert knowledge of the Basel Convention and its provisions.
Language: Fluency in English, including strong drafting/writing skills is essential.

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