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International Consultant: Development of a Project Identification Form (PIF) For GEF 7 – Mercury programme
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :21-Mar-19
Posted on :05-Mar-19
Reference Number :53764
Link to Atlas Project :
00064437 - Development Effectivness
Documents :
Terms of reference
procurement notice
Letter of interest - financial template
Terms and conditions of Individual contract
Personal History Form
Overview :

To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email:  copying  

  1.  CV with at least three references;
  2. Applicant’s letter to UNDP/Confirmation of interest form;
  3. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  4.  Financial proposal as in the attached template.

no later than 21 March 2019.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail indicated above. UNDP 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.

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is the first global legally binding agreement specifically designed to address contamination from a heavy metal.  The Convention’s main thrust is for countries to ban new Mercury mines and carry out a systematic phase-out of existing ones. It also provides for the phase-out of Mercury containing products and reducing Mercury supply and trade, to make a significant reduction in Mercury releases to air, water and land. The Convention also addresses: interim storage of Mercury and its disposal once it becomes waste; sites contaminated by Mercury; as well as human and environmental health issues related to exposure to Mercury. Under the Minimata Convention, individual countries seek to protect human health and the environment from the risks of Mercury exposure by systematically controlling Mercury emissions and releases, including phasing out the use of Mercury in certain products and processes.

Jordan signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on October 10, 2013 and ratified it on December 11, 2015. 

As a first step in preparing the country for meeting future obligations under the Minamata Convention and to take early action towards reducing releases of Mercury and safeguarding its population and environment, the Ministry of Environment with the support from UNDP has developed the Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) report which was officially launched in Dec. 2018. The MIA report provides a review of inventory results and policy/regulatory and institutional frameworks assessment, as well as  review of potential future interventions that target major sectors responsible for Mercury and hazardous waste management in Jordan.

The report has estimated total of Hg input into Jordan was 10,640 kg/year. The primary source category of Mercury releases in Jordan is the use and disposal of other products with estimated Mercury releases of 4,535 Kg Hg/year, followed by the application, use and disposal of dental amalgams with 3,074 Kg Hg/year.

The main objective of this assignment is to develop a project identification form (PIF) to approach the GEF to request technical and financial assistance for the reduction of Mercury emissions and releases from sectors specified by the Minamata Convention  and responds to the recommendation set in the MIA report for the purpose to phase out and elimination of Mercury in products and processes.

Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered). 

(Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)

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