Job Opening

Posting Title: Consultant for the development of TGs on WLAB [Cancelled]
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 25 November 2022 - 05 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-195962-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

1. Update the WLAB technical guidelines, taking into account the comments received by the SIWG and after the SIWG meeting prepare a new version of the draft updated WLAB technical guidelines, for consideration of the next meeting of the SIWG.
2. Develop information documents for OEWG13 and prepare a new version of the information document to be submitted to COP-16, incorporating comments received during and after OEWG13.
3. Attend the online meetings of the small intersessional working group and the OEWG13 and provide notes and technical advice to the Secretariat.

Work Location

UNEP/BRS Secretariat

Expected duration

till 7 March 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

The Basel Convention is a UNEP-administered Multilateral Environmental Agreement that seeks to protect human health and the environment from the adverse effects caused by hazardous wastes. The Convention regulates transboundary movements of hazardous and other wastes and aims to minimize the generation of hazardous and other wastes, providing guidance on their environmentally sound management.

By its decision BC-15/11, the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the Basel Convention agreed that the “Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Waste-lead Acid batteries (WLAB)” should be updated. By the same decision, the COP of the Basel Convention decided that technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of waste batteries other than waste lead-acid batteries should be developed.

The COP also mandated the small intersessional working group (SIWG), established by paragraph 6 of decision BC-15/11, to monitor and assist in the updating and preparation, as appropriate, of the WLAB technical guidelines and included in the work programme of the Open-ended Working Group (OEWG), under the Basel Convention, for 2022–2023, the consideration of the updated WLAB technical guidelines, at its sixteenth meeting (para 9 of the mentioned decision).

A consultant is needed to assist the Secretariat with updating the “Technical Guidelines for the Environmentally Sound Management of Waste-lead Acid batteries”, taking into account decsion BC-15/11 on “Technical guidelines on the environmentally sound management of waste lead-acid batteries and on other waste batteries”.

In particular, the consultant will need to support the Secretariat and the SIWG with updating the WLAB technical guidelines, preparing the related information and the information documents for submission to OEWG13 and to COP-16 including the updated WLAB technical guidelines.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic qualifications: An advanced university degree in natural science, environment, or a related discipline is required. A first university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in the field of chemicals and/or waste management is required.
• Expert knowledge of Environmentally Sound Management of Waste-lead Acid batteries, health and environment standards for waste-lead acid batteries management and management of wastes consisting of, containing or contaminated with lead is required.
• Experience developing publications of a technical nature on Waste-lead acid batteries is required;
• Excellent research skills, including the ability to collect and synthesize relevant information from multiple sources is required.
• Experience working with the technical guidelines is desired.
• Knowledge of the Basel Convention, its provisions and processes under the Convention is desired.

Languages

Fluency in English, including strong drafting and writing skills is required.

No Fee

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