International Consultant on GEF Project Midterm Review

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Application deadline 1 year ago: Monday 31 May 2021 at 23:59 UTC

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The project was designed to: eliminate retained POPs legacies and develop sustainable POPs management capacity within a sound chemicals management framework in the Republic of Belarus. This objective will be achieved through 3 components: i) Sustainable PCB Management; ii) Elimination of Obsolete Pesticide Legacies; iii) Capacity Strengthening and Planning for Sound Chemicals Management. The Project will be implemented over a 4-year period and involve the environmentally sound elimination of existing PCB equipment stockpiles (estimated 1,100 t), progressive environmentally sound elimination of PCB equipment as generated in accordance with the nationally mandated PCB phase out plan during the project period (estimated 1,270 t) and repackaging, transport and environmentally sound elimination of 1,900 t from of the remaining 88 rural stored OP obsolete pesticide stores stockpiles in the country. Additionally, the project provides support and capacity strengthening for various aspects of POPs and hazardous waste management infrastructure, environmental monitoring, sound chemicals management, gender mainstreaming, updating of the Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plan (NIP) and enhanced public consolidation and awareness in the subject area. With 8.4 m US$ from the GEF, the Project will have a total volume of 59 207 890 US$. Co-financing is 50 807 890 US$ provided by the UNDP, Byelorussian institutions and enterprises. 11 institutional stakeholders, 5 principal industrial stakeholders and 4 civil society organizations will be directly engaged to the project decision making as well as in the facilitation of the a national sound chemical management initiative, mainstreaming gender equity and empowerment within the project, NIP update development and the implementation of public awareness and consultation activities related to elimination of rural OP storehouses, and PCB equipment in publically sensitive locations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The MTR team will assess the following four categories of project progress: Project Strategy, Progress Towards Results, Project Implementation and Adaptive Management, Sustainability. See the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects for extended descriptions.

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  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrable analytical skills confirmed by at least 2 examples of reports;
  • Fluency in spoken English is a must;
  • Fluency in written English confirmed by 2 examples of reports
  • Working level Russian will be an advantage

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in electrical/agriculture/environment/chemicals/engineering or economy, or other closely related field;
  • Relevant experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;
  • Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;
  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to Chemicals and Waste focal area;
  • Experience in evaluating of at least 2 projects;
  • Minimum 10 years of proven professional experience in the area of Chemicals and Waste management;
  • Previous working experience of projects evaluation in Belarus;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and Chemical and waste GEF Focal Area;
  • Experience in gender sensitive evaluation and/or analysis.
  • Project evaluation/review experience within United Nations system will be considered as an asset.
  • Experience with implementing evaluations remotely will be considered as an asset.
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