Consultancy Notice – National Project Assistant (Belize)

The BCRC-Caribbean is currently executing a regional project entitled “GEF 5558: Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Management Mechanism for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Eight (8) Caribbean Countries”. The project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is being implemented through the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). 

Given the current lack of proper Environmentally Sound Management and disposal POPs and chemicals in the Caribbean, the project recognises the real possibility that contamination of soil and groundwater exists in the areas where these chemicals were historically and currently used and stored. These potentially contaminated sites were identified by project countries in their National Implementation Plans (NIPs) for the Stockholm Convention, POPs inventories and through further consultations with the BCRC-Caribbean and the respective Project Working Committee’s (PWCs). However, not all of these sites have been fully investigated to determine the levels of contamination or the risk to both human health and the environment, that can then be used to prioritise for future treatment and management. 

The BCRC-Caribbean, now seeks to engage a suitably qualified individual to provide services as the National Project Assistant (NPA) who will serve to assist the Project Working Committee (PWC) of Belize (BZE) with the conduct of a site prioritisation exercise of the identified potentially contaminated sites, followed by preliminary site assessments for each of the five (5) priority sites identified for BZE.   

Open to: Submissions are open to Belize residents only. 

Deadline to apply: Interested bidders are invited to apply by submitting their curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter and a sample of your technical writing no older than two (2) years on or before 11:59 pm (Trinidad and Tobago, GMT – 4) on September 26, 2021 or 9:59 pm (Belize, GMT –6). 

Terms of Reference: GEF 5558 Belize NPA ToR