|Overview : |
With financial support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and partners in co-finance, UNDP helps countries meet the objectives of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, with the aim of reducing the vulnerability of the poor to health and environmental stresses originating from improper management of POPs. In addition, the GEF was also given the role as financial mechanism for the new Mercury Convention (“Minamata Convention”), so that UNDP also assists countries towards protecting human health and the environment from mercury exposure.
UNDP has also been implementing projects that fall in the purview of the Strategic Approach for International Chemicals Management (SAICM), which at the outset were funded under its Quick Start Programme and various bilateral donors. Since GEF V the GEF also started supporting SAICM related initiatives, making it possible to fund programmes in the area of chemicals management which are not covered by the GEF-POPs, ODS or Mercury funding windows (i.e. the mainstreaming of sound management of chemicals in national planning, reduced releases of lead, other chemicals or waste concerns not covered under the Stockholm / Minamata Conventions).
In order to support UNDP’s Chemicals work in all these areas, the Unit is looking to engage a Chemicals and Waste Management expert.
Please refer to the UNDP job site for further details and to apply. See link below