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National consultant to revise and update the Electrical and Electronic waste instructions (Ta’lemat)
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :10-Oct-19
Posted on :25-Sep-19
Reference Number :59574
Link to Atlas Project :
00105137 - Reduction & Elimination of POPs
Documents :
Terms of reference
Letter of interest - financial template
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of Individual contract
procurement notice
Overview :

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

  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 10 October 2019".

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to  e-mail  Mr. Alqasem 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 Ministry of Environment is implementing the project “Reduction and elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and other chemical releases through implementation of environmentally sound management of E-Waste, healthcare waste and priority Unintentional POPs release sources associated with general waste management activities” with UNDP technical assistance and funded by The Global Environment facility (GEF). The project aims to protect human health and the environment from the negative impacts of (POPs), as POPs is organic toxic substances accumulate in human body and stays long in the environment causing serious damage.

The avoidance of releases of POPs and unintentional POPs (U-POPs) like Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs), Furan and Dioxin is vital to fulfil Jordan`s commitments towards Stockholm and Basel conventions and will contribute to the development of the waste circular economy elements based on the 3R (Reduce, Re-use, Recycle) approach principles. The project is designed with the three (3) components:

Project Component 1: Development of an environmentally sound management (ESM) system for E-waste, which has the objective to improve and enforce the E-waste regulation in the country, and to develop capacity for the collection and disposal of POPs Contaminated E-waste products and end-of-life articles;

Project Component 2: Achievement of environmentally sound healthcare waste management (HCW), which has the objective to build on the existing potential of the country to further improve and extend the current HCW practices, including training, certification and procurement of HCW waste treatment technology; 

Project Component 3: Development of waste diversion/resource recovery capacity for reduction of U-POPs emissions, accompanied by GHG related improvements, with the objective to demonstrate minimization in the amount of municipal waste (containing potentially hazardous fractions such as plastic etc) improperly dumped or disposed of through recycling techniques and application of refused-derived fuel (RDF) principles in modern qualified cement kiln industry, including improved management of hazardous waste through establishing of a public/private partnership.

E-waste in Jordan.

The Step Initiative estimated the generation of E-waste at 30,000 t/year, and the annual per-capita E-waste generation is estimated at 4.5 kg /Year. This amount is considered relatively high even for most developing countries.

The Ministry of Environment with a support from UNDP has already prepared a draft of the “Electronic and electrical waste management instructions (last update 2014)”, which however was not approved yet. The objective of these “instructions” is to regulate the procedures for the management of electronic and electrical waste to achieve safe and sound management with reduced or minimal environmental and health implications.

The revision of the legislation will also include specific provisions related to the identification and management of E-waste streams potentially contaminated by POPs

Objectives of the assignment:

The key objective of the assignment is to finalize, revise and update the e-waste instructions including the development of the administrative structure for the implementation of incentive mechanism to be realistic and applicable in the country.  

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. All individuals including persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with strictest confidence and equally.

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)

UNDP is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females.