Closing date Extended 23 September 2021
National Legal Expert to draft an Integrated Waste Management Legislative Framework, including the draft bill for Mauritius
Mauritius is a small island developing State of total surface area 1868 km2 located to the East of Madagascar in the South-West Indian Ocean. Over the years, the island has developed from a low income economy to an upper middle income economy. Coupled with this economic growth and an increase in its population, the island has also experienced an average annual increase of 2% in solid wastes generation. Once the solid wastes are generated, the collection service is ensured by the 12 Local Authorities located on the island through a door-to-door collection service. The solid wastes collected then transit through one of the five transfer stations located on the island prior to ultimate disposal at the landfill. Only solid wastes generated in the South and South-East of Mauritius are directly landfilled. Solid waste management in Mauritius has been mainly focussed on landfilling, with over 95% of the total solid wastes generated annually being disposed at the Mare Chicose landfill. Since 1997, the Mare Chicose landfill, the only landfill on the island, has received over nine Million tonnes of wastes and although the landfill has been ensuring the environmentally safe and sound management of solid wastes over the years, this is not a sustainable approach.
Objective of the Assignment
In this context, it is proposed to procure the services of three consultants: One International Legal Expert and one Local Legal Expert, with the International Legal Expert assuming the role of overall Team Leader, to undertake an in-depth review of existing legislations and regulations and consult related policies on solid and hazardous waste management to draft the contents of an Integrated Waste Management legislative framework, including the draft bill; and one International Solid Waste Management Expert to undertake a situational analysis of solid waste management in Mauritius, review international best practices and carry out an institutional assessment of the SWMD of the MoESWMCC. The assessments of the International Solid Waste Management will serve as inputs to draft the Integrated Waste Management Framework, including the draft bill.
This assignment is for duration of 30 working days over a period 5 months.
Submission of Application
Applications should be sent through email: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday 17 September 2021 - 16:00 hours Mauritius time (GMT+4)
Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B - Model Contact IC
Annex C - UNDP GCC IC
Annex D - P11
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