Under the GEF 7 Programming Directions, a specific allocation was made for Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) for chemicals and wastes management. The programme entitled ISLANDS – Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development was approved by the GEF Council in June 2019 (GEF ID 10185).

This global programme seeks to address the sound management of chemicals and waste through strengthening the capacity of sub-national, national and regional institutions, strengthening the enabling policy and regulatory framework in these countries and unlocking resources to implement sound management of chemicals and waste. The ISLANDS programmatic framework has been designed to ensure lessons and knowledge from each of the child projects are captured and shared among SIDS globally. The aim is to facilitate the replication and scale up of initiatives based on lessons learnt and demonstration of best practice and fostering increased south-south cooperation. The ISLANDS programme will support 27 SIDS.

The BCRC Caribbean will execute the UNEP project for the nine (9) participating countries. In this regard, the BCRC-Caribbean, in its role as project executing agency, is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced legal expert for the duration of the Project Preparation Grant phase.

Deadline for proposal submission: 6:00pm (Trinidad and Tobago, GMT -4) on July 5, 2019

Who can apply: Open to Caribbean and International bidders.

Terms of Reference: Legal Expert V.2.

Requests for Clarification and the BCRC-Caribbean’s Responses (updated regularly): Legal Expert Clarification Document 03.07.19