Waste and Marine Litter
Waste and litter are a significant issue for natural systems, with impacts on ecosystems, fisheries and human health.
GRID-Arendal is seeking the services of a policy expert.
GRID-Arendal is supporting UNEP in implementing UN Environmental Assembly resolutions on marine litter and microplastics, in particular the components related to developing national inventories of marine plastic sources, pathways and accumulation spots. This work will inform the development of national action plans on marine litter through the Global Programme of Action on the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-based Activities and the Global Partnership on Marine Litter.
Within this framework, GRID-Arendal, through UNEP, is supporting developing countries to create solid knowledge compilations that will serve as bases for developing Regional Action Plans on Marine Litter. Through this process, the objective is to identify policy-relevant information on marine plastics that can feed into legislation, national action planning, and national communication and outreach.
GRID-Arendal is also undertaking an assessment on global and international policies and frameworks on marine litter and microplastics, to assist countries in making informed decisions. This work will support the efforts of developing countries and larger regions to combat marine litter and microplastics at a broader scale.
The following services and skills are sought:
The following will be required:
The following will be considered a strong asset:
Specific assignments will be allocated during a timeframe from soonest until 31 December 2020.
Estimate of work:
Assignments of a duration between two to seven months (home-based assignment). Some travel abroad may be required (TBC).
Remote/home-based office consultant.
Requirements for submitting an Expression of Interest:
Interested candidates should include the following in their application:
Applicants will be assessed based on the stated cost (daily rate), qualifications, and flexibility to work according to the timeline.
The deadline for submitting a proposal is 19 January 2020. Applicants should email their application to the HR@grida.no with the subject line “Expression of Interest for Policy Expert Marine Litter and Waste Programme”.
For further information:Please contact Morten Sørensen, Morten.Sorensen@grida.no, if you have any questions.
Type: Independent Consultancy Contract
Duration: Between two to seven months
Starting date: 2020-01-01
Ending date: 2020-07-31