The Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region (BCCC-Nigeria) is inviting applications for the positions of Regional Gender & Labour Expert for the project “Circular and POPs-free Plastics in Africa (GEFID11049)” which is being implemented by UNEP, with BCCC-Nigeria as the Executing Agency. The objective of this project is to reduce the import, production and use of POPs in plastic-containing products and the generation of uPOPs in selected the countries (Kenya, Nigeria, South-Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe).
The project consists of the following four components:
- Component 1:Policy and economic instruments targeting POPs containing plastics.
- Component 2: Circular economy practices to reduce POPs in problematic plastics.
- Component 3: Environmentally sound management of plastic waste containing POPs.
- Component 4: Knowledge management, capacity building and communication
Currently, the project is in the PPG (Project Preparation Grant) phase where funding has been approved for the further preparation of this full-sized project. The PPG will be supported by a regional gender and labour expert. The Gender and Labour Specialist is expected to undertake a gender and labour analysis to effectively mainstream gender and decent work into the design and formulation of the project document.
Specifically, under the direct supervision and guidance of the project coordinator at the BCCC Nigeria, and in close collaboration with national consultants, industry/sector experts, and the technical expert, the regional gender expert will carry out the tasks described below. The below organogram presents all actors involved in the development of this project during the PPG. All work will be home based, with regular virtual meetings with the project team and stakeholders.
Scope of work / Duties
1. Conduct a detailed gender and labour analysis, particularly emphasizing gender issues to be addressed in the intervention
Associated Deliverable: Gender and labour baseline analysis report.
2. Prepare a Gender and Labour Action Plan that identifies the critical gender equality constraints in the country context and provides concrete recommendations and suggested activities, where gender equality and labour rights gains can be made within the project:
Associated Deliverable: Gender and labour action plan including activities, budget and indicators to monitor progress.
3. Final review of CEO Endorsement Request and Final Report.
4. Support to other PPG activities as may be appropriate.
Education: The Gender and Labour specialist should have a postgraduate university degree in Social or Natural Sciences or other relevant discipline, preferably with a specialization in gender/labour and project cycle management.
Technical and Functional Experience: The Gender and Labour specialist should have:
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and copies of educational and other qualifications, and be sent by email only to:
The Executive Director
Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for the African Region
1, Ijoma Road
University of Ibadan
Application Deadline: Friday 17 March 2023