Must Read

United Nations in India

Associate/Local Technical Support





Title:Associate/Local Technical Support
Main Duty Station and Location:New Delhi, India
Mission/s to:To be authorized separately
Start of Contract (EOD):1 August 2019
End of Contract (COB):31 December 2019
Number of Working Days:5 working months, full time






The Government of India signed the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) on 14 May 2002 and ratified it on 13 January 2006. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), which is the National  Focal  Point (NFP) for the Stockholm Convention on POPs, has selected the environmentally sound PCBs management and disposal as one of the first priorities of post-NIP program. The reason to give priority to the PCBs sector was that its implementation timeframes was clearly defined by the Stockholm Convention.




The MOEF has selected the environmentally sound PCBs management and disposal as one of the first projects of post-NIP program. The reason for this priority being that its implementation timeframes was clearly defined in the Stockholm Convention. The project will complete and make the national inventory of PCBs encompassing power, ship-breaking and other sectors including non-electrical equipment such as those using hydraulic fluids. The project will dispose of at least 7,700 tones of PCBs and PCB-containing equipment and wastes and through it will create national capacity to manage and dispose of PCBs countrywide.


The project addresses national priorities such as to improve legislation on POPs chemicals, to eliminate PCB- containing equipment, to reduce PCBs releases from industrial wastes and sewages, to improve environmental performance in power sector, to improve environmental performance in industry sector, and to identify PCBs wastes and contaminated sites and their environmentally sound and safe management.


Duties of the Local Technical Support (LTS). The LTS would work under direct supervision of Addl. Director, MOEF who is the designated National Project Coordinator for GoI. From UNIDO side, LTS  would be supervised by the  UNIDO project manager and the UNIDO Representative and staff in the Regional Office in New Delhi. LTS is expected to perform the following duties:










Concrete/ measurable Outputs to be achieved


Expected duration



Assist NPC in executing day to day

activities for smooth implementation of the project activities at PMC, MOEF






New Delhi

Provide technical assistance to all project stakeholders, relevant agencies, national and international experts so that they can undertake their duties in

a responsible and informed manner.

Organise the following activities:


1.) Identification of possible interim storage locations

2.) Regular follow up with CPRI, the operating entity on the status of decontamination activity of contaminated oil using mobile plant.

3.) Assist in monitoring the implementation                                                              activities related to installation, commissioning                               of static dechlorination plant and the

Plasma plant at BSP, Bhilai

Liaise and coordinate the activities of the task teams, which develop the ESM system and implement the measures of

the ESM system

Provide on-site assistance during the implementation of the ESM measures

in the demonstration areas

Provide technical inputs in upgrading the interim storage facilities and in implementing the ESM measures at

those location

Undertake   quarterly   reporting  to the

National    executing    Agency    and the




UNIDO on the completed and on-going

services and tasks

Liaise with institutions of the Executing Agency and UNIDO on the measures, which will be undertaken, upon

changes in the work plan or budget

Prepare the draft reports on the various outputs of the workplan based on the

activities undertaken.




Core values:

  1. Integrity
  2. Professionalism
  3. Respect for diversity


Core competencies:

  1. Results orientation and accountability
  2. Planning and organizing
  3. Communication and trust
  4. Team orientation
  5. Client orientation
  6. Organizational development and innovation MINIMUM ORGANIZATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Education: He/she must possess a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Agricultural Chemistry/ Environmental Science/Chemical Engineering.


Technical and Functional Experience:

The activities involved are highly technical and scientific requiring supervision by a technically qualified person. Past experience dealing with project implantation especially with hazardous chemicals/pesticides would be desirable.


Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required.



Applicants should complete their candidate profile online via and submit PDF version thereof via email to by Wednesday 31st July 2019, 17:00 hrs IST with reference to the position being applied for.


Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply