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National Technical Consultant - "ISLANDS – Indian Ocean Child Project”

National Technical Consultant - "ISLANDS – Indian Ocean Child Project” has been closed on 24 Oct 2019. It no longer accepts any bids. For further information, you can contact the United Nations Development Programme

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Location: Seychelles

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United Nations Development Programme







11 Oct 2019


24 Oct 2019


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Overview :

Project ID -00116851 - PPG phase - "ISLANDS – Indian Ocean Child Project”

National Technical Consultant – PPG phase - "ISLANDS – Indian Ocean Child Project


Due to their small size and narrow resource bases, Small Island Development States (SIDS) are import-dependent economies. The remoteness of the Indian Ocean SIDS makes the export and logistics of recyclables and hazardous wastes challenging and costly. The tourism sector and related job opportunities are important to the Indian Ocean SIDS economies but come with the challenges of increased waste volumes (in particular plastics), especially during tourism peak seasons. Waste management and recycling systems currently in place often cannot deal with the increase in supply/demand. In addition, the agricultural sector and health care sector also come with their challenges, as a significant number of products used in these sectors end up generating hazardous wastes and/or lead to chemical emissions to air, water and soil.

The main systematic challenges and associated drivers that pose environmental threats in the Seychelles are the following:

  • Improving the control of products, materials and chemicals entering Seychelles (including increasing capacity of customs’ officers/border control officers and institutions responsible for the sound management of chemicals) and supporting the introduction of safer / low chemical alternatives (focus on mercury containing products in support of the 2020 Minamata deadline and products containing new POPs).
  • Introduction of financially sustainable green procurement systems in priority sectors (Tourism, Agriculture & Health) including the identification, assessment, validation of alternative safer low/non-chemical products and chemicals (including reducing the use of single use plastics). This includes upstream partnerships with manufacturers to reduce the volume of materials and products (including their packaging) that are consumed in SIDS.
  • Reduction of hazardous waste generation rates and its improved national and regional management (including interim storage), treatment and/or disposal (with a particular focus on pesticides, mercury containing products and products containing new POPs) though engagement of the private sector and unlocking national and international financing for required infrastructure.
  • Improving the regulatory framework (including a pollutant inventory/registry) pertaining to the import, use, handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals, their wastes and products containing such chemicals

As one of the Implementing Agencies of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), UNDP is supporting developing countries to develop and implement projects aimed at such challenges and planned activities to overcome those in Seychelles as a part of a regional programme for the Indian Ocean, and, at a broader and global level, will coordinate work with the parent programme (PFD) and other regional programmes in the Asia-Pacific and Caribbean Oceans which will be managed by UN Environment as the lead GEF agency in partnerships with FAO, Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and implementing partners such as the Basel Convention Regional Center for the Caribbean region and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment (SPREP) for the Asia-Pacific region.

With this background, and in order to support such efforts of the Governments of Mauritius, Comoros, Maldives and Seychelles, UNDP in its capacity as the Implementing Agency for the GEF, requires the support of a National PPG Phase Technical Consultant. The National Technical Consultant is requested to support the Project Preparation Grant (PPG) phase during which the detailed preparation of the country project in Seychelles will be formulated.

Objectives of the consultancy
Under the guidance of the International Technical Coordinator consultant, the national consultant will help to develop the project document by identifying and addressing information gaps (collection and analysis of baseline materials), establishing baseline activities and designing theory of change/implementation strategies, coordinating stakeholders in Seychelles, leading resource mobilization efforts and partnership management with support from UNDP-Seychelles, validating results and aligning ongoing initiatives to avoid duplication of efforts.

Key deliverables:

  1. Work plan
  2. Desk and field work
  3. Project document
  4. Integration of comments into the Project Document and co-financing letters
  5. Ensure coordination of national counterparts in responding to GEF comments

Detailed description of responsibilities available in the TOR

Duration of the work

The Consultant will be engaged under an Individual contract (IC), and the whole assignment will be for 100 days of work within the period of 15 November 2019 to 15 January 2021 (14 months).

Work location
Home-based with visits to:

  • UNDP local offices
  • National counterparts
  • Project sites

The consultant will assess the relevance of national trips, considering the methodology section of this ToR. The costs associated with travel to other main islands (Praslin and La Digue) necessary to complete the products described in the ToR will be borne by the project.

Applications should be sent through email: on or before 24 October 2019, Thursday- 16:00 hours Seychelles time (GMT+4)

Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B - Model Contact IC
Annex D - P11
Terms of Reference



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