The project, “Development of National Action Plan for ASGM in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana” (NAP Guyana) aims to assist Guyana to determine a strategy for the reduction, and where feasible, elimination of the use of mercury and mercury compounds in, and the emissions and releases to the environment of mercury from artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) activities in the country. This will include activities to raise national awareness on the use of mercury in the ASGM sector and build national capacity for the implementation of the National Action Plan for the ASGM sector and the Minamata Convention in alignment with the country’s proposed  10-year phased reduction plan.

  1. Serve as the Team Lead in a consortium of consultants (Posts available at: Guyana-based Consultancy Notice) selected to establish a national overview of the ASGM sector in order to assist the Government of Guyana to develop the NAP in compliance with the Minamata Convention. The ASGM National Action Plan Consultant(s)/ Consultancy Team will be expected to lead the coordination of project activities such as field visits, stakeholder consultations and drafting of the NAP Report with the other consultants, under the direction of the BCRC-Caribbean and MNR.
  1. Using the methodology developed by United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), develop a national baseline inventory of mercury use and practices employed in ASGM and propose relevant strategies for the management of the ASGM sector in accordance with Annex C of the Minamata Convention.

NOTE: Bidders may apply separately or as a team for the consortium.

Who can apply: Open to Consultants in the Caribbean region


  • If bidding either individually or as a consultancy team for the position of ASGM National Action Plan Consultancy, the deadline for the submission of proposals is 6:00 pm (GMT -4) on October 20th, 2019.
  • If bidding for this consultancy post in a consortium involving bids for one or more of the other consultancy positions (Legislative and Institutional Capacity Expert/ Socio-Economic Expert/ Public Health Strategy Expert), the deadline for submission of proposals is 6:00 pm (GMT-4) on October 13th, 2019.

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ASGM National Action Plan Consultancy

Requests for Clarification and the BCRC-Caribbean’s Responses: Clarification Document updated 15.10.19