UNDP-IC-2019-214; International consultant for formulation of technical guidelines for POPs management and control at national and provincial level


Location : All over the Pakistan, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :03-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
17-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :60 working days spread over three (03) months
Expected Duration of Assignment :60 working days spread over three (03) months

Background

Ref: UNDP-IC-2019-214; International consultant for formulation of technical guidelines for POPs management and control at national and provincial level

 

UNDP intends to hire the services of an individual consultant having experience as per IC Notice. Interested candidates are requested to submit the Technical and Financial Proposal, in separate sealed envelopes, latest by Monday 3rd June, 2019 By 1230 hours (Pakistan Standard Time) via courier to the address below.  Hand delivery will not be accepted. Please ensure to mention the name and reference number in the subject line as stated in the solicitation document e.g. Ref: UNDP-IC-2019-214; International consultant for formulation of technical guidelines for POPs management and control at national and provincial level

 

UNDP-IC-2019-214;  

UNDP Registry, Quotation/Bids/Proposals

United Nations Development Programme

Serena Business Complex, 2nd Floor, Khayaban-e-Suharwardy,

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: 051-8355600 Fax: 051-2600254-5

Or by email to bids.pk@undp.org no later than 3rd June, 2019 before 12:30 PM PST

 

 

Further clarification (if any) can be sought through email to pakistan.procurement.info@undp.org the team will provide necessary information within due date. However, any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date of your quotation.

 

Documents:

Procurement Notice

Annex-III Proposal Submission Form

Annex-IV Template for Confirmation of Interest

Annex-V  Template for Financial Proposal

Background:

 

 

Objectives of this project are reducing human health and environmental risks by enhancing management capacities and disposal of POPs in Pakistan through: i) the development and implementation of a regulatory, policy and enforcement system to reduce POPs releases and to regulate POPs waste disposal; ii) capacity building to reduce exposure to and releases of POPs; iii) collection, transport and disposal of 300t of PCB and 1200t of POPS Pesticides .The elimination of POPs pesticide stockpiles became even more urgent after the 2010 floods which damaged some of the storage sites of hazardous chemicals and pesticides. To ensure environmentally sound disposal of POPs, a facility to be upgraded, tested and permitted in compliance with Stockholm Convention BAT/BEP. As an alternative, the project will however keep open the option of shipment of POPs waste abroad for disposal, in compliance with the Basel Convention, if at an early stage it will result evident that the POPs cannot be disposed of using the technologies available in the country.

The project intend to achieve this objective improving the regulatory system, enhancing its enforcement, raising awareness on POPs, and by establishing the capacity for POPs monitoring,  handling, transport and disposal. This will contribute to the broader Goal, which is to reduce risk for the human health and the environment by avoiding the release of POPs in the environment and preventing people exposure to POPs. 


Duties and Responsibilities

SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED REPORT WORK 

To whom to report the outcome:

The consultant will report directly to the National Technical Advisor and National Project Manager (Comprehensive Reduction and Elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Pakistan)

Documents to review:

The Consultants shall read, but is not limited to, the following materials related to fully understand the work specified under this Consultancy:

  1. Project documents including the work plan
  2. Project progress reports
  3. National Implementation Plan (NIP)
  4. Previous inventories and related materials available with the project

Tasks to be performed:

The consultant will be responsible for following activities and tasks:

  1. Review of relevant international conventions and their provision in country context,
  2. Review of Gap Analysis Report on existing legislative framework for POPs management and control and issues in local laws to be addressed.
  3. Review, validation & compilation of national chemical profile of Pakistan (the data in the forms of chapters will be shared with the Consultant).
  4. Coordination with team and legal consultant for drafting sector-specific rules for POPs management.
  5. Development of guidelines in the light of Environmental Sound Management, Best Management Practices/Best Available Technologies/Best Environmental Practices for all relevant sectors dealing with all kin of POPs e.g. including Agriculture, Energy, Import & Export, Health, Industry & Environment.
  6. Proposing environmental sound management for POPs waste prevention, identification, handling, labelling, packaging, transportation, storage, disposal, treatment.
  7. Management guidelines for POPs contaminated sites.
  8. Submission of draft technical guidelines on POPs management and control for federal/provincial departments.
  9. Finalization of environmentally sound and sustainable technical guidelines for Pakistan.


Competencies

 

Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical, writing, advocacy, presentation, and communications skills are required;
  • Familiarity with hazardous waste management international BMPs/BAT/BEP.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualification:

  • Master’s degree in Environment/Chemistry/Engineering or related fields (PhD will be preferred).

Years of Experience:

  • At least 5 years of practical working experience in chemical/agricultural/energy/textile/plastic sector (international experience will be given preference).
  •  Experience in technical management, coordination and execution is desired;


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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