[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Consultancy Notice – National Project Team in The Bahamas

The Stockholm Convention (SC) on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) is a global treaty to protect human health and the environment from POPs, chemicals that can be transported over great distances, persist in the environment, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have harmful impacts on human health and the environment. The Convention entered into force in 2004 and requires its Parties to take measures to eliminate or reduce the release of POPs into the environment. Parties are also required to develop a National Implementation Plan (NIP) to demonstrate how the country will implement its obligations under the SC, and to review and update their NIPs, as appropriate, periodically and to address new obligations under the Convention.

The project titled “Global Development, Review and Update of the National Implementation Plans under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)” was developed to facilitate the implementation of the SC in twenty-one (21) countries through the review and update of their NIPs. The project is being funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and executed by six (6) Basel and Stockholm Conventions Regional Centres (BCRCs/SCRCs) around the world and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP). See here for the project document: GEF 10785 Project Document

In the Caribbean, the BCRC-Caribbean will be executing the national component of the abovementioned project in The Bahamas and Dominica with support from the national project focal points and other key national stakeholders. To complete the work associated with this national component, the BCRC-Caribbean is seeking to engage a National Project Team (NPT) in The Bahamas to assist in the review and update of the country’s NIP.

Please click here to access the Terms of Reference (TOR), which details the activities and submission requirements, for this consultancy: The Bahamas National Project Team TOR – BCRC#10785_2022_002 – Extended Deadline

Open to: Small consulting teams based in The Bahamas

Expected start date: March 2023

Language: Applications must be submitted in English.

Deadline Extended to Sunday, January 29, 2023, at 11:59 pm (EST)

Process to apply:

Interested teams are kindly asked to submit a cover letter, a technical proposal in accordance with the guidance provided in the TOR, a curriculum vitae for each team member (inclusive of at least three (3) references and related contact information), a technical writing sample completed by the team lead, and a financial proposal (inclusive of a Bill of Quantities (see Appendix 1 below)). Applications must be sent to submissions@bcrc-caribbean.org on or before the deadline.

 

Appendix 1-BCRC#10785_2022_002_Bill-of-Quantities