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National consultant to conduct Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for the implementation of the proposed Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) principle for waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Procurement Process :IC - Individual contractor
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :30-Jun-21
Posted on :19-Jun-21
Reference Number :79825
Link to Atlas Project :
00105137 - Reduction & Elimination of POPs
Documents :
Terms of reference
procurement notice
Letter of interest - financial template
Personal History Form
Terms and conditions of IC
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. Technical proposal (to showcase requested experience and competencies); and
  3.  Financial proposal as in  the attached template.

no later than 30 June 2021 with subject: “ National consultant to conduct Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) for the implementation of the proposed Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) principle for waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)".

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to e-mail  Ms. Alnsour 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.

Based on data reported in the Global e-waste Monitor 2020, the generation of e-waste is estimated to be 55 (kt) in the year 2019, and the annual per capita e-waste generation to be 5.4 kg per capita/year. This amount is considered relatively high even for most developing countries. The content of hazardous components in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) is a major concern during the waste management phase and recycling of WEEE because is not undertaken sufficiently.

Improper and unsafe handling and processing of e-waste whether by burning them in the open, or dumping them in waste containers cause high risks to human health and the environment because Electronic and electrical waste contains many hazardous substances like lead, copper, silver and mercury that have impacts on human health.

In order to eliminate these risks and provide better and safe handling of the e-waste; the project in coordination with Ministry of Environment and in consultation with related stakeholders developed new instruction under the provision of hazardous substance and waste management regulation number 68 for the year 2020 to regulate and manage electronic and electrical waste in order to achieve safe and sound management with reduced or minimal environmental and health implications. This e-waste management instruction was issued in the official gazette on the 16 of February 2021 and it focuses on technical procedures that must be followed during the lifecycle of e-waste, from e-waste generation until the final treatment.

This project intends to assist the Government of Jordan in designing and implementing a financial mechanism which can make the collection and recycling of E-waste a sustainable activity from both the environmental and financial standpoint. The incentive mechanism aimed at overcoming the current financial gaps affecting the collection of E-waste, it should also support the establishment of infrastructures and technologies for the collection, segregation, and management of E-waste in Jordan. The financial mechanism must be endorsed by the Ministry of Environment then to be attached to the e-waste management instructions that mentioned above.

One of the Financial mechanisms that was proposed by international experts and preferred by the Ministry of Environment is the “Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)” which is in line with the newly endorsed waste law that enters into force during September 2020.

The Ministry of Environment is currently working with other stakeholders to develop specific instructions for implementing the EPR principle on different kinds of waste and already started the consultation process with all relevant stakeholders and drafted the initial version.

The project contracted an international consultant (IC) to provide technical assistance on e-waste management activities. This is inclusive of operational environmentally sound collection, processing and residuals management capability. In terms of outputs and activities. It also was the responsibility of the IC to design an incentive mechanism based on the consultant’s international experience in the e-waste sector. This mechanism should make the collection and recycling of E-waste a sustainable activity from both the environmental and financial standpoint.

IC has already provided a manual to explain the methodology of how to materialize the EPR mechanism that addresses significant pollution problems faced by Governments. The manual and other documents will be handed over to local consultant under this assignment to localize the mechanism in accordance with National context and based on the National existing laws and regulations. 

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.