Technical support to develop a legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution

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1. Context:
In 2021, Peru, together with Rwanda, and a group of like-minded countries, presented a draft resolution aimed at ending plastic pollution, initiating negotiations for a legally binding global instrument to address this serious problem. The draft resolution was supported by more than 60 countries from different regions of the world and allowed the adoption, during the last summary session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2), of the resolution entitled "End plastic pollution: Towards an international legally binding instrument”, which establishes the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) with the mandate to achieve an international legally binding instrument to combat plastic pollution.
During INC 1, Peru assumed as President of the INC for 2023 and will remain an active member of the bureau throughout the remaining of the process. Peru is also a member of the High Ambition Coalition which is committed to develop an ambitious international legally binding instrument based on a comprehensive life-cycle and circular approach to plastics that ensures urgent action and effective interventions to combat plastic pollution.
It is in this context that the Government of Peru, requested the support of WWF to hire a consultant who can support the process to combat plastic pollution.

2. Objective:

Technical Support to the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs team in their participation in the INC process.

3. Activities:

Notwithstanding the methodology to be used, the position would cover the following activities:

  • Internal and external coordination related to the negotiation process of the global plastics agreement. Coordination would include: organising the agenda and guests for face-to-face and virtual meetings, as well as sending minutes and doing follow up of next steps. This also includes contributing to the correspondence of the team.

  • Providing research, information and analysis to support in drafting documents and preparing presentation materials relevant to the negotiation process, as well as to the development of positions on key issues relevant to the negotiation process.

  • Collaborate in the coordination of the Peruvian position, including by contributing with evidence-based knowledge and coordination with the different governmental and non-government national stakeholders specialist in the topic. This will entail, amongst others the preparation of background documents, talking points, as well as other technical and strategic documents as required.

4. Consultant Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree andat least 5 years of relevantd experience is required.

  • Proven technical and policy knowledge on environmental affairs, with a focus on plastic pollution and/or circular economy and/or sustainable consumption and production.

  • Knowledge of international law and multilateral negotiations would be a plus.

  • Proven ability to operate both independently and collaboratively.

  • Proven ability to perform successfully under pressure, meeting deadlines and fulfillingn commitments.

  • Fluency in English required and working level in Spanish preferred; international experience and additional language skills are a plus.

  • Excellent research, analytical, communications, and project management skills required.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, are obligatory.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and Google Suite (Docs, Sites, etc.)

5. Call and selection process:
Persons interested in this consultancy that meet the requirements should send: CV, technical proposal and economic proposal to the email with the subject "Technical Support to end plastic pollution” until July 8th, 2023.