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Intitulé publication: Expert on chemicals and waste management during public health emergencies, conflicts and disasters
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 13 août 2020 - 26 août 2020
No de l’appel á candidature: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-139871-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

1. A technical paper (report) on chemicals and waste management in the context of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions during public health emergencies, conflicts and disasters (approx. 50 pages) (layout and formatting will be done by the Secretariat);

2. A factsheet summarizing the report on chemicals and waste management in the context of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions during public health emergencies, conflicts and disasters, including graphics (approx. 4 pages) (a graphic template for the factsheet can be provided by the Secretariat);

3. A recorded presentation presenting the report on chemicals and waste management in the context of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions during public health emergencies, conflicts and disasters (approx. 15 min) (a platform for the recording of the presentation can be provided by the Secretariat).

Work Location

Anywhere

Expected duration

From 18 September 2020 to 7 December 2020 with 31 days of work spread over this period.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Basel Convention aims to protect human health and the environment against the adverse effects resulting from the generation, management, transboundary movements and disposal of hazardous and other wastes.

The Rotterdam Convention promotes shared responsibility and cooperative efforts in the international trade of certain hazardous chemicals in order to protect human health and the environment from potential harm.

The Stockholm Convention aims to protect human health and the environment from persistent organic pollutants, i.e. chemicals that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have harmful impacts on human health or on the environment.

This work contributes to the Programme of Work of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions for the biennium 2020-2021, Activities 21 (Scientific Support for Parties to the Rotterdam Convention) and funded by the Government of Germany.

During public health emergencies, conflicts and disasters, chemicals and waste management often faces challenges e.g. higher demand for stronger pesticides, single-use plastics, flame-retardants and fire-fighting foams, lower priorities and reduced human resources and infrastructure for recycling and waste management.

The objectives of the current technical paper are to inform Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions of the challenges faced in chemicals and waste management during public health emergencies, share information on lessons learned and best practices around the world, and promote mainstreaming of chemicals and waste management even during such emergencies.

To develop the technical paper, the consultant, in consultation with the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, will:

1. Collect and analyze the information on cases where chemicals and waste management relevant to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions are impacted by public health emergencies, conflicts and disasters;

2. Compile lessons learned and best practices to improve chemicals and waste management in the context of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions;

3. Present the information and the analysis as a report (approx. 50 pages), factsheet (approx. 4 pages) and a recorded presentation (approx. 15 min).

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree in science, environment, or 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 ten years of experience in the field of chemicals and/or waste management. Experience in developing publications of a technical nature within the context of the United Nations, preferably related to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. Familiarity with the provisions of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. Expert knowledge of management and assessment of chemicals and waste management situations under public health emergencies, conflicts, and/or disaster.

Language: Fluency in English, including strong drafting/writing skills is essential.

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