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 Partnership (GGKP). See here for the project document: GEF 10785 Project Document.pdf
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 suitably qualified individual consultant as a NIP Update Expert to provide technical support, guidance and training to the National Project Teams for The Bahamas and Dominica and to also provide guidance and training to local stakeholders throughout the project.
Please click here to access the Terms of Reference, which details the activities and submission requirements, for this consultancy: NIP Update Expert TOR – BCRC#10785_2022_001v2
Open to: Individual consultants
Expected start date: April 2023
Language: Applications must be submitted in English.
Deadline Extended to Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 11:59 pm (GMT-4)
Process to apply:
Interested individuals are kindly asked to submit a cover letter, a technical proposal in accordance with the guidance provided in the Terms of Reference (TOR), a curriculum vitae (inclusive of at least three (3) references and related contact information), and a financial proposal (inclusive of a Bill of Quantities (see Appendix 1)). Applications must be sent to email@example.com on or before the deadline.