The Department of Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Education, Innovation Gender Relations and Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia, with the support of the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre, Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity Building and Transfer of Technology hosted by Uruguay (BCCC-SCRC-LATU) is executing in-country activities within the framework of the UNEP/GEF project Integrated Stockholm Convention toolkit to improve the transmission of information under Articles 07 and 15 (GEF ID 9884).

The objective of the project is to facilitate the development, transmission, access and use of data contained in National Implementation Plans (NIP, Article 7) and National Reports (Article 15). The NIPs and National Reports submitted to the Stockholm Convention’s Secretariat under Articles 7 and 15 respectively, are the key data sources used for evaluating the effectiveness of the implementation of the SC at both the global and national levels. The effectiveness evaluation process conducted by the Secretariat identified the limited availability of data from national reports and NIPs as a key challenge in undertaking the effectiveness evaluation. Given that quantitative information on POPs reported by Parties is often extremely limited, an integrated electronic toolkit is to be developed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and tested by project pilot countries, including Saint Lucia.

In this regard, the Department of Sustainable Development is now seeking to contract a suitably qualified and experienced Information Technology (IT) Expert to undertake the needed preparatory work to support piloting of the integrated toolkit for transmission of information under the Stockholm Convention.

The Terms of Reference is available here: TOR

Bidders are required to make their submissions via email to the Department of Sustainable Development via email to [email protected] no later than 4:30 p.m. (GMT-4) on Friday, January 15, 2021.