Job Opening

Posting Title: Support MedProgramme Chemical Component
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: ATHENS
Posting Period: 10 September 2020 - 24 September 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-139344-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.

Result of Service

Preparatory tasks under Activity 2.5.2.2 of the MAP Programme of Work and Budget (Decision IG.23/14) are successfully completed in order to assist participating countries to proceed with the implementation of the MedProgramme Child Project 1.1 activities aiming for the disposal of 2000 tons of POPs and safe storage of 50 tons of mercury wastes.

Work Location

Office-based

Expected duration

The contract will be for the period of six (6) months starting from the date of the last signature

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional levels. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. United Nation’s Environment Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This consultancy assignment is for the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) - Programme for the Assessment and Control of Marine Pollution in the Mediterranean (MED POL), Athens, Greece.

During the Inception Meeting of the Mediterranean Sea Programme (MedProgramme): Enhancing Environmental Security (GEF ID 9607), which took place virtually on 20-22 July 2020, the MedProgramme Coordination Unit (MedPCU) provided an overview of the status of the MedProgramme; timeline for its execution; and summary of the overall funds and objectives. The representatives of the Contracting Parties participating in the MedProgramme reviewed and approved the Child Projects’ implementation plans and budgets, including Child Project CP1.1 which aims to reducing pollution from harmful chemicals and wastes Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Mercury in coastal hotspots and catchment areas.

The 21st Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Barcelona Convention COP21 (Napoli, Italy, 2-5 December 2019) adopted Decision IG.24/14 endorsing the Programme of Work (PoW) and Budget for the biennium 2020-2021. MED POL is mandated under Midterm Strategy (MTS) Key Output 2.5.2 of the PoW to ensure that “pilot projects are implemented on marine litter, POPs, mercury, and illicit discharges reduced, including through Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) solutions for alternatives to POPs and toxic chemicals and the reduction of upstream sources of marine litter for businesses, entrepreneurs, financial institutions and civil society.”

In reference to Mid Term Strategy (MTS) Key Output 2.5.2 of the PoW endorsed in Decision IG.24/14, and in line with Outputs 1.1 and 1.2 of Component 1 of Child Project 1.1 of the MedProgramme, there is a need to recruit an individual contractor to support MED POL in launching preparatory tasks related to disposal of 2000 tons of POPs and safe storage of 50 tons of mercury wastes.

The preparatory tasks include preparation of Special Service Funding Agreements (SSFAs) for supporting work of national consultants in Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Montenegro, Morocco and Tunisia; following-up with countries on the initiation/validation of national inventories of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Albania, Algeria, Lebanon, Montenegro, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey; confirmation of mercury stocks for disposal in Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco and Tunisia; and assisting MED POL in the process for prequalification, tender preparation and evaluation of international contractors to be selected for managing disposal of PCB in Algeria and Lebanon.

The Individual Contractor will work under the direct supervision of the UNEP/MAP MED POL Programme Management Officer, under the guidance of the UNEP/MAP Deputy Coordinator.

The individual contractor is expected to perform the following tasks:

OUTPUT 1.1 of CP1.1 – Component 1: Disposal of PCB/POPs
1. Upload SSFAs/SSA for supporting national partners addressing PCB oil for Algeria and Lebanon into the system (Phase 1). Related tasks may include agreeing on modality for implementation with countries, undertaking regular communications with selected national partners, obtaining information on national partners/consultants for entry into partners portal, creating legal instruments, following up on certification by administration, following-up on signature by country, uploading data and information in system, following-up on implementation of deliverables, etc.
2. Provide technical inputs to Algeria and Lebanon for validation of inventories of PCBs. Inputs may include technical assistance for undertaking inventory surveys for PCB oils, preparation of final list of PCB oils, addressing concerns of private industry, etc.
3. Provide inputs for the prequalification process of international contractors to undertake disposal of PCB from Algeria and Lebanon in line with recommendations from UNEP C&W IA team. It may be necessary for this task to arrange pre-bid meeting for contractors wishing to visit sites from which PCB oil will be collected prior to submitting their bids.
4. Provide technical inputs for tender preparation related to Phase 1 disposal of PCBs in Algeria and Lebanon based on UNEP C&W IA team formats.
5. Provide technical inputs for evaluation of submitted bids by the international contractors for Algeria and Lebanon in coordination with UN procurement service.
6. Review contract documents for the international contractors for Algeria and Lebanon along with related specifications.
7. Upload SSFAs/SSA for supporting national partners addressing PCB and POPs for Albania, Montenegro, Morocco and Tunisia into the system (Phase 2).
8. Provide technical inputs to Albania, Montenegro, Morocco and Tunisia for preparation of inventories of PCBs. Inputs may include technical assistance for undertaking inventory surveys for PCB oils, preparation of final list of PCB oils, addressing concerns of private industry, etc.

OUTPUT 1.2 of CP1.1 – Component 1: Disposal of Mercury wastes
9. Upload SSFAs/SSA for supporting national partners addressing mercury waste for Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco and Tunisia signed into the system. Related tasks may include agreeing on modality for implementation with countries, undertaking regular communications with selected national partners, obtaining information on national partners/consultants for entry into partners portal, creating legal instruments, following up on certification by administration, following-up on signature by country, uploading data and information in system, following-up on implementation of deliverables, etc.
10. Provide technical inputs to Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco and Tunisia for preparation of stocklists of mercury wastes for disposal.
11. Provide technical inputs to Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Morocco and Tunisia for tender preparation related to mercury stocks for disposal based on UNEP C&W IA team formats.

HANDOVER NOTES for deliverables of Outputs 1.1 and 1.2
12. Upon conclusion of contract period, prepare a handover note explaining status of achievements of each of the above tasks and deliverables for Outputs 1.1 and 1.2 including details on tasks not achieved and reasons behind delays.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
- Advanced university degree in environmental engineering, or equivalent experience is required
Experience:
- A minimum of 5 years at the international level is required.
- Working knowledge of GEF projects is an asset.
- Experience in inventory-making and management of hazardous waste in accordance with the requirements of the Basel and Stockholm Conventions is required.
- Private sector experience from the hazardous waste industry is an asset
Language:
- Fluency (both oral and written) and excellent writing skills in English are required.
- Working knowledge of French is an asset

Additional Information

A return ticket and terminal expenses for the individual contractor from his/her residence to Athens duty station will be provided by UNEP/MAP.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel-related activities (including travel from the place of residence to Athens and return to the place of the residence) are placed on hold.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.
Home | Privacy notice | Site map | Fraud alert | Contact Us
Copyright 2020 United Nations. All rights reserved