vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Legal expert on environmentally sound management and control of transboundary movements of plastic waste
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 10 août 2021 - 09 septembre 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-161564-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

The following outputs will be delivered by the consultant for both Malawi and Zimbabwe:

• Assessment of the national regulatory, policy and institutional framework, including their implementation and enforcement, and identification of gaps to implement the Basel Convention control of TBM and ESM of plastic waste.
• Recommendations to improve the regulatory, policy and institutional framework to implement the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Amendment and the ESM of plastic waste in line with the Basel Convention.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

The total duration of the contract is 46 working days to be performed during the duration of the project, and estimated as follows:
• 10 working days within 15-30 November 2021 (Tasks 1.1 and 3)
• 8 working days within 01-15 January 2022 (Tasks 1.2 and 3)
• 10 working days within 15 March – 30 April 2022 (Tasks 1.3, 2.1 and 3)
• 9 working days within 15-31 July 2022 (Tasks 2.2 and 3)
• 9 working days within 15-31 October 2022 (Tasks 2.3 and 3)

Duties and Responsibilities

United Nations Environment Assembly at its third session called for increased action by relevant international and regional organizations and conventions, including among others, the Basel and Stockholm Conventions, to prevent and reduce marine litter and microplastics and their harmful effects. In 2019, at its 14th meeting, the Conference of the Parties of the Basel Convention decided to amend Annexes II, VIII and IX to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, thereby bringing plastic waste more comprehensively under the scope of the Convention.
The current consultancy is to support the implementation of the project entitled ‘Strengthening knowledge and capacity to prevent and reduce releases of plastic waste in Malawi and Zimbabwe’ (BRS-NREF), funded by the Norwegian Retailers Environment Fund, notably component 2 on ‘Controlling the transboundary movements (TBM) of plastic wastes’ and component 3 on ‘Ensuring the environmentally sound management (ESM) of plastic waste’.
The project targets Malawi and Zimbabwe. It is implemented in collaboration with the Environmental Management Agency of Zimbabwe, the Environmental Affairs Department in the Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources of Malawi, and the Basel and Stockholm conventions Regional Centre located in South Africa (BCRC-SCRC South Africa).

Under the supervision of the Secretariat, the consultant will cooperate with the above mentioned partners, local and other international experts engaged by BCRC-SCRC South Africa and the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS Secretariat) as well as with other implementing partners to contribute to the following activities:
• Review the national regulatory, policy and institutional framework to implement and enforce control of TBM of plastic waste and to allow for the ESM of plastic waste in line with the Basel Convention.
• Draft recommendations to improve the regulatory, policy and institutional framework to implement the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Amendment and to develop a national strategy to allow for the ESM of plastic waste.

Under the general guidance of the Secretariat and in close collaboration with engaged by the SCRC-BCRC South Africa, international experts engaged by the BRS Secretariat, representatives of the Governments of Malawi and Zimbabwe (including custom and enforcement authorities), and relevant stakeholders, the consultant will carry out the following tasks for both Malawi and Zimbabwe:
1. Review, provide guidance and substantive input to the local experts in the development of the review of the national regulatory, policy and institutional framework for TBM and ESM.
1.1. Review, provide guidance and substantive input to the local experts in developing a draft review of the national regulatory, policy and institutional framework relevant for the implementation and enforcement of the control of TBM (including gaps vis-à-vis relevant provisions of the Basel Convention, an analysis of potential impacts of the Plastic Waste Amendments at the national level and considerations regarding illegal traffic) as well as to allow for the ESM of plastic waste (including analysis of gaps with respect to the ESM Framework and a dedicated section on the informal sector) in line with the Basel Convention.
1.2. Review, provide guidance and substantive input to the local experts in revising the draft review addressing comments received from the BRS Secretariat, the BCRC-SCRC South Africa and the Governments of Malawi and Zimbabwe.
1.3. Review, provide guidance and substantive input to the local experts in finalizing the review based on further comments received from the BRS Secretariat, the BCRC-SCRC South Africa and the Governments of Malawi and Zimbabwe.
2. Recommendations on the regulatory, policy and institutional framework to implement the Plastic Waste Amendments as well as for the ESM of plastic waste.
2.1. Building on the review above, review, provide guidance and substantive input to the local experts in developing recommendations and – to the extent possible taking into account national legislative processes – draft legislation(s) to improve the regulatory, policy and institutional framework to implement the Plastic Waste Amendments (including steps that could be taken to address illegal traffic) as well as to allow for the ESM of plastic waste in line with the Basel Convention (including steps that can be taken towards formalisation of the informal sector).
2.2. Review, provide guidance and substantive input to the local experts in revising the draft recommendations and legislation(s) addressing comments received from the BRS Secretariat, the BCRC-SCRC South Africa and the Governments of Malawi and Zimbabwe.
2.3. Review, provide guidance and substantive input to the local experts in finalizing the recommendations and legislation(s) based on further comments received from the BRS Secretariat, the BCRC-SCRC South Africa and the Governments of Malawi and Zimbabwe.
3. Participate in relevant face to face or virtual meetings, workshops and teleconferences to gather input, advice and feedback on the above mentioned items. Form of participation in meetings to be agreed with BRS secretariat depending on the COVID-19 situation.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree in law, 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 seven years of experience in the field of the implementation of the Basel Convention, environmental management, legal and institutional frameworks for waste management; environmentally sound management of waste; and/or transboundary movements of waste.
Language: Fluency in English, including strong drafting/writing skills is essential.

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