Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Expert

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Wednesday 30 Nov 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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Result of Service Support to national reporting, training and inventory under Stockholm and Minamata Convention.

Work Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Expected duration 24 months

Duties and Responsibilities Organization Setting:

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The West Asia Office of UNEP delivers advisory services and capacity building support to countries to achieve environment and sustainable development objectives. This consultancy announcement is meant to solicit applications for rostering purposes to serve as the pool of expertise that UNEP West Asia Office is creating within the framework of the long-term strategic partnership and the Saudi Environment Sustainability Programme with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia.

Under the overall supervision of the project manager in coordination with the respective department in the National Centre for Environmental Compliance and the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture in Saudi Arabia, the Consultant will carry-out, inter alia, the following duties and responsibilities: 1. Provide technical advice to national inventory teams and lead the review of reports of inventory teams engaged to support the development of the NIP and MIA. 2. Provide technical guidance towards the collection of baseline information on POPs and Mercury in KSA. 3. Conduct detailed analysis of national policy, legal and institutional frameworks for POPs and Mercury management including gaps and constraints. 4. Collate inventory team deliverables into consolidated reports on POPs and Mercury inventory, release, and management in KSA. 5. Provide technical inputs and ensure gender perspective is mainstreamed into the development of the NIP and MIA. 6. Provide technical inputs in the development of National Implementation Plan ensuring the inclusion of inventory team contributions and Government feedbacks. 7. Provide technical trainings and inputs for meetings required to complete the NIP and MIA development including but not limited to national consultative sessions and validation workshops, etc.

Outputs / Work Assignments (Deliverables): 1. Inception report. 2. Situation analysis report. 3. Capacity building needs assessment report and capacity building programme. 4. Final project report.

Qualifications/special skills Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Management or related fields is required. A minimum of 10 years of relevant international work experience related to technical support to the government and international organizations for waste management or/and environmental issues is required. Specific experience with chemicals is required. Prior experience in sustainable development, environmental management issues, monitoring and reporting on Multilateral Environmental Agreements, and other related sustainable development issues is an asset.

Languages Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic is required.

Additional Information This consultancy announcement is meant to solicit applications for rostering purposes to serve as the pool of expertise.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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