Vetted Roster for Technical Experts on Environment and Resilience Thematic Area (Support to UNDP Kuwait Projects)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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UNDP is the UN’s global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP’s vision is to support countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. To strengthen inclusive and effective governance, the UNDP Strategic Plan focuses on ensuring participation and voice in pursuit of equitable access to development opportunities, and working with poor and other excluded groups as agents of their own development. The plan includes the following outcomes to ensure the availability of living accommodation through environmentally sound resources and tactics:(i) Management of Natural Resources. (ii) Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Resource Scarcity. (iii) Energy Access.

In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP Kuwait invites National and international candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Kuwait Nationally Managed Experts Roster. The process of including candidates in the Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.

To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applicas would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Natural Resources Management
  2. Chemicals Management
  3. Environmental Governance
  4. Energy
  5. Climate Change
  6. Waste management and pollution control.

1. Natural Resource Management:  

  • Ecosystem based management;
  • Biodiversity conservation;
  • Sustainable land management;
  • Water resources management;
  • Coastal and marine resources management.

2. Chemicals Management:

  • Management and control of ozone-depleting substances (ODS);
  • Management and control of persistent organic pollutants (POPS);
  • Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM);
  • Management and control of mercury.

3. Environmental Governance:

  • Environmental policies, laws and regulatory frameworks;
  • Environmental impact assessments;
  • Environmental finance and economics;
  • Environmental and social safeguards;
  • Mainstreaming environment into development planning;
  • Regional and/or multilateral negotiations for the management of shared/transboundary resources.

4. Energy:

  • Energy policies, laws, and regulatory frameworks;
  • Energy efficiency (especially in buildings, appliances and infrastructure);
  • Renewable energy technologies and systems (including solar, wind, thermal, biomass and hydropower);
  • Access to modern energy services (including on- and off-grid distributed power generation technologies, and thermal energy technologies);
  • Waste to energy technologies (including methane capture, incineration and anaerobic digestion);
  • Sustainable transportation (including non-motorized and public transport);
  • Sustainable cities (integrated approaches to urban energy and transport needs);

5. Climate Change:

  • Climate change modelling and scenarios;
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., climate change mitigation);
  • Climate finance instruments (including NAMAs, standardized baselines and carbon finance);
  • Monitoring, Reporting & Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas mitigation measures;
  • Climate change adaptaion , including vulnerability assessment and risks mitigation

6. Waste management and pollution control:

  • Conventional industrial wastewater treatment
  • Greenhouse gases control
  • Chemical, physical and thermal  treatment
  • Fossil fule combustion control
  • Sustainable Integrated Waste Management Strategies
  • Energy from Waste Incineration