Government Of Grenada Requests Proposals For A Project Coordinator For The Implementation Of BRS Conventions And MEAs

PR – The Government of Grenada, through  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and CARICOM Affairs requests proposals  from eligible candidates for the position of Project Coordinator to provide support for the  implementation of the BRS Conventions and related Multilateral Environmental Agreements  (MEAs), which regulate the production, use and trade of certain hazardous chemicals for the  purpose of protecting human health and the environment. 

‘The Project’, as it is referred to, is being conducted by the Government of Grenada in partnership  with United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). 

On October 15, 2021, Grenada acceded to the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary  Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (‘the Basel Convention’), the Rotterdam  Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and  Pesticides in International Trade (‘the Rotterdam Convention’) and the Stockholm Convention on  Persistent Organic Pollutants (‘the Stockholm Convention’). These Conventions (‘BRS  Conventions’) entered into force for Grenada on January 13, 2022. 

Specifically: 

  • The Basel Convention provides for the reduction of hazardous waste generation, the  promotion of environmentally sound management of hazardous wastes and the restriction  of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes.  
  • The Rotterdam Convention creates legally binding obligations for the implementation of  the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) procedure. This procedure is a mechanism for formally  obtaining and disseminating the decisions of importing parties as to whether they wish to  receive future shipments of certain chemicals and for ensuring compliance with these  decisions by exporting parties. 
  • The Stockholm Convention requires its parties to take measures to eliminate or reduce the  release into the environment of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). POPs are chemicals  that remain intact in the environment for long periods, become widely distributed  geographically, accumulate in the fatty tissue of humans and wildlife, and have harmful  impacts on human health or on the environment. 

Grenada is also considering becoming party to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (‘the  Minamata Convention’) which aims to protect human health and the environment from the adverse  effects of mercury. Because of their serious implications for the well-being of Grenada’s  inhabitants, the Government of Grenada considers the implementation of the BRS and related  Conventions a priority. 

OBJECTIVE: 

To protect human health and the environment from chemicals and waste emissions by  facilitating the early implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS  Conventions) as well as awareness-raising regarding mercury and the Minamata Convention.

EXPECTED  

OUTCOMES: 

At the end of the Project, it is foreseen that Grenada will have benefited from technical support  and will have several stakeholders informed and trained for the early implementation of BRS  Conventions as well as informed on the Minamata Convention. 

To achieve this, the Project envisages specific sub-outcomes: 

1. Increased understanding of the benefits and obligations from becoming a Party to  each relevant Convention (Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm); 

2. Increased understanding of the benefits and ramifications of ratification of Minamata  Convention. 

3. Forged consensus among national stakeholders regarding implementation priorities  for the BRS Conventions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Coordinate, produce and manage specified activities for capacity building and  awareness-raising concerning the BRS Conventions and the promotion of the  Minamata Convention. 

Produce and provide the stated deliverables. 

Produce and provide the required reports.

Hold consultations with key stakeholders to ensure effective coordination on the  project activities. 

Provide regular updates on the status of the project activities, problems faced, and  other relevant information.

DELIVERABLES AND PLANNED TIMETABLE : 

Deliverables and reports Delivery date Deliverable 1: Report on stakeholders relevant for the  

First 2 months 

implementation of the BRS Conventions and collation of baseline  

work already done for the implementation of the BRS Conventions. 

Deliverable 2.1: Training session for relevant stakeholders on BRS,  

First 4 months 

with a training session report. 

Deliverable 2.2: Training session for the Pesticides Board on the  

First 6 months 

BRS conventions and the obligations as a Party. Training session  

report and list of priority actions for early implementation of the  

BRS Conventions. 

Deliverable 2.3: Report on the priority activities for the  

First 8 months 

implementation of the BRS Conventions, and a roadmap for  

implementation. 

Deliverable 3.1: Awareness-raising and training session on the  

First 3 months 

Minamata Convention, with a report and list of priority actions. 

Deliverable 3.2: Consultative meeting with the Treaties Committee  

First 5 months 

on the Minamata Convention, with a meeting report. 

Deliverable 3.3: Roadmap report outlining a proposed ratification  

First 8 months

process for the Minamata Convention, with legislative suggestions. 

DURATION: 

The duration of the Project is eight (8) months, from April to November 2022.

ELIGIBILITY: 

To be eligible for this call, an applicant must have the following: 

Advanced degree in public policy (health/environment), sustainable development,  project management or a similar field

Experience in public sector planning, health/environment, sustainable development, or  project management in Grenada  

Experience in results-based management / M&E 

Experience with costing and project financing 

Stakeholder engagement skills, in particular with ministries and government agencies Excellent writing, digital and oral communication skills 

High proficiency in English 

Grenadian national / based in Grenada

APPLICATION: 

To apply, please submit CV with subject ‘Grenada UNITAR Project- Application’.  to: 

Ms. Roxie Mc Leish-Hutchinson 

Permanent Secretary 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Business and CARICOM Affairs Ministerial Complex 

Sir Eric Matthew Gairy Botanical Gardens 

Tanteen 

St. George’s 

Grenada 

Email: ps@mofa.gov.gd 

Telephone: 1(473) 440-2640/2712/3036 

Fax: 1(473)4404184 

The Deadline for submission is the April 14, 2022.