Consultancy Notice – National Research Assistant (Guyana)

The BCRC-Caribbean is currently executing a small-scale regional project entitled, “Pilot Testing of Guidance on Inventory of Used Lead Acid Batteries and Waste Oils”. The participating countries are Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia (ULABs and waste oil inventories), and Trinidad and Tobago (ULABs inventory only). The project is funded by the Secretariat of the Basel Convention (SBC) on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal. The Convention is a Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA), which is administered by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and entered into force in 1992.  

The abovementioned project recognises the need to pilot-test the Guidance for the development of inventories of used-lead acid batteries (ULAB) and Guidance for the development of inventories of waste oils (available at http://www.basel.int/tabid/8755/Default.aspx). Thus, it is crucial for the country to understand by conducting preliminary inventories, the type and quantities of generated as it will form the foundational basis for developing a strategy for the environmentally sound management (ESM) of waste. The Project will assist the target countries in devising measures to improve the management of ULAB and waste oil and provide relevant information for inclusion in the national report. Thus, the recommendations derived from this project would serve to develop a revised version of the Guidance documents.  

OPEN TO: Submissions are open to residents of Guyana only  

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Interested bidders are invited to apply by submitting their curriculum vitae (CV) and a cover letter on or before 11:59 pm (Trinidad and Tobago, GMT – 4) on July 6th, 2021. 

TERMS OF REFERENCE: ToR – National Research Assistant (Guyana)

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