Description of the assignment: International Consultant: Development of a project design for a GEF Full-Size Project
Project name: Initiation Plan # 00099575 “Initiation Plan - GEF-6 Belarus POPs Legacy and Sustainable Chemicals Management Project”

Period of services (if applicable): 15 July 2016 – 31 August 2017 (50 working days)


Proposals for tender ref. num. 714/2016 should be submitted to e-mail  no later than 23:59 “13“ July 2016 (Minsk time) or by fax +375 17 326 03 40  or to the following address: UNDP, Kirava Street 17, 6th floor, 220050 Minsk, Belarus (ref. num. 714/2016 of the tender should be indicated on the envelope).


Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the  e-mail will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

All the details about the announced position and application documents can be found here.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of the assignment:

  1. The principal responsibility of the international consultant is to coordinate the preparation of the CEO Endorsement request document and UNDP Project Document for the FSP and the POPs Tracking Tool using the standard GEF/UNDP templates. The templates of, CEO Endorsement request, UNDP Project Document and Chemicals Tracking Tool will be provided additionally.
  2. The international consultant will work under the overall guidance of the UNDP Belarus Country Office, in coordination with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of Belarus (Ministry of Environment), informed by guidance from the UNDP/GEF Regional Technical Advisor/Specialist in the IRH. While working on his/her assignment, the international consultant is expected to lead a team of national experts selected via a competitive process by the UNDP Belarus. The international consultant will work in close cooperation with the relevant local Belarusian agencies (ministries, research institutions, NGOs) and other stakeholders relevant for the subject-matter of the project, and will strive to create conditions conducive to strengthening the national ownership of the project.


Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent writing, including report writing, and communication skills;
  • Fluent in written and oral communication in English;
  • Excellent computer literacy.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree in the fields related to chemicals management. Advanced degree is an advantage;
  • At least 10 years of experience in chemicals management with special focus on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Prior experience with UNDP is a strong advantage;
  • Working experience in dealing with persistent organic pollutants and polychlorinated biphenyls;
  • Recent and proven successful experience in developing GEF projects under chemicals focal area;
  • Working experience in the CIS region, specifically in Belarus, is an asset.