Posting title: Support in the preparation, implementation, follow-up and outreach for 1 plastic waste beach clean-up and 3 plastic waste citizen science activities in Ghana

Application and closing date: Applications/offers should be sent by email, no later than Monday 19 July 2021

to:

The Executive Director

Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC-Africa, Nigeria)

1 Ijoma Road

University of Ibadan

Nigeria

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Context: The project ‘Marine litter and microplastics: promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic waste and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastic waste’ (BRS-Norad-1), financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), seeks to prevent and significantly reduce marine litter and microplastics by strengthening capacity in Ghana. It is being implemented by the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (BRS Secretariat) in close collaboration with Ghana’s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation (MESTI) and the Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the African Region, Nigeria (BCCC Nigeria). BCCC-Nigeria is supporting the implementation of a series of pilots in Ghana under this project. In this context, 1 plastic waste beach clean-up event and 3 citizen science activities are to be organized in Ghana. An entity is needed to provide support in the preparation, implementation, follow-up and outreach for the clean-up event and the citizen science activities. Upon preliminary identification of the entity, BCCC-Nigeria, MESTI, the BRS Secretariat and the identified entity will discuss the modalities in further detail.

 

Description of services to be rendered: The selected entity will undertake the following activities/provide the following services under the supervision of BCCC-Nigeria and in close collaboration and consultation with the BRS Secretariat, MESTI and other relevant partners:

  1. Preparation, implementation, follow-up for 1 plastic waste beach clean-up:
    1. 1.Make relevant substantive, administrative and logistical preparations, including identification of a suitable beach, coordination with relevant stakeholders, booking of a venue for storage of collected waste, purchase/rental of needed equipment etc.
    2. 2.Implement the beach clean-up with approximately 100 participants, thereby coordinating the implementation with at least 3 staff of the entity, ensuring the agreed protocol is followed etc.
    3. 3.Follow-up, including consolidation of collected data and drafting of a brief report
    4. 4.Undertake relevant outreach activities before and after the event, such as developing and disseminating promotional materials (online and offline, coordinating with the media etc.)
  2. Preparation, implementation and follow-up for 3 plastic waste citizen science activities:
    1. 1.Make relevant substantive, administrative and logistical preparations, including identification of a suitable beach, coordination with relevant stakeholders, identification of approximately 6 volunteers, purchase/rental of needed equipment etc.
    2. 2.Implement the citizen science activities with the group of volunteers, thereby coordinating the implementation with at least 3 staff of the entity, ensuring the agreed protocol is followed etc.
    3. 3.Follow-up, including consolidation of collected data and drafting of a brief report
    4. 4.Undertake relevant outreach activities before and after the event, such as developing and disseminating promotional materials (online and offline, coordinating with the media etc.)

Maximum budget: 5,755 USD

Expected duration: 15 July 2021 – 15 January 2022

Selection criteria:

  • Experience in the implementation of similar activities in Ghana
  • Track record of successful delivery of similar activities in Ghana
  • Network with relevant partners/stakeholders in Ghana
  • Quoted cost of the proposed services, including potential in-kind contributions

Required documentation:

  • Overview (max. 1 page) of relevant activities undertaken by the entity in the past and explanation of how the entity has the required expertise/resources to provide the requested support.
  • Brief (max. 1 page) document providing an outline how the requested support will be rendered
  • Proposed budget for the requested support, including, if applicable, in-kind contributions
  • Documentation providing background information on the entity, including legal status
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