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To apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- CV with at least three references;
- Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
- Financial proposal as in the attached template.
no later than 27 August 2020 with subject "International consultant- Mid-Term Review of FSP UNDP- supported GEF- Financed project".
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. UNDP Jordan 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.
PROJECT BACKGROUND INFORMATION
The project, through the implementation of a highly sustainable and replicable approach for the integrated and sound management of electronic (e-waste), hazardous, health-care and municipal solid waste categories, will achieve the avoidance of releases of U-POPs, PBDEs and CO2, contributing at the same time 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 in 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 reverse-derived fuel (RDF) principles in modern qualified cement kiln industry, including improved management of hazardous waste through establishing of a public/private partnership.
The project will bring not only environmental benefits, but also substantial social protection benefits through the implementation of a dedicated gender mainstreaming plan and involvement of local communities in the activities related to the circular recycling economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic in Jordan is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease. On March 2nd 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed the first case in Jordan . As soon as reports about a novel coronavirus in China emerged in early 2020, Jordan's National Epidemics Committee and Health Ministry designated certain hospitals to treat infections and established several protocols to deal with the arrival of the coronavirus to the country. Despite the fact that Jordan had only one confirmed coronavirus case on 14 March, the government suspended schools, banned public gatherings and closed the borders and airports in response to the rapid spread of the virus in countries surrounding Jordan and around the world and implemented a plan to quarantine arrivals in the country before the borders and the airport were completely shut down on 17 March.
On 30 April, the Jordanian government moved to ease the lockdown and re-open the economy after confirming only 451 cases. As of 6 July, new daily infections were mostly limited to quarantined arrivals to the country, with very few cases of community transmission. Most restrictions on daily life were lifted but with social distancing rules still in place .
During the curfew, the project assumed its activities virtually and sought multiple solutions to respond to COVID-19 crisis needs and ways in which it can support the Jordanian government to strengthen Jordan`s waste management including medical waste treatment and disposal. Despite the limited movement, the project supported the Government to replace healthcare waste incineration with environmentally friendly autoclaving devices to reduce to amount of POPs emissions and provide a healthy environment for healthcare workers.
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)
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