Technical Specialist

United Nations Office for Project Services




UNOPS has signed an MOU with an intergovernmental group known as  SACEP (South Asia Cooperative Surroundings Program). SACEP is implementing the World Financial institution-funded PLEASE Challenge in South Asia. In accordance with the Settlement, UNOPS ought to present implementation assist and recommendation to SACEP in implementing the Plastic free Rivers & Seas for South Asia Challenge (PLEASE). UNOPS is predicted to help the Challenge Implementation Unit (PIU) in implementing the RBGs (Regional Aggressive Block Grants) below Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the PLEASE Challenge. 

Useful Obligations:
Below the direct supervision of the Challenge Administration Help Specialist (Area Coordination), and general Supervision of the Senior Programme Supervisor. The Incumbent will assist UNOPS to implement mission actions within the nation and supply technical assist and recommendation to the mission lead, in communication with the mission HQ in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Technical recommendation and assist to grant implementation:

  • Information the grantees to know strategic instructions and technical options of the mission and guarantee top quality of the mission implementation. This may occasionally embrace points particular to air pollution from the precise initiatives, emissions discount, vitality conservation, environmental and growth of social administration plan.
  • Present technical recommendation to the grantees to develop key steering, templates and different administration instruments and devices as required, to boost the power of mission  personnel and groups to plan and implement environmental administration actions of their initiatives, comparable to Environmental Administration Frameworks, Surroundings Administration Plans or Surroundings Influence Assessments, amongst others.
  • Direct grantees to hold out environmental due diligence to sub grantees, contractors and suppliers previous to graduation of mission work to make sure that those with unsatisfactory efficiency aren’t engaged.
  • Prepare the grantees to know plastic waste attribute and doable leakages to pure system.
  • Information the grantees to prepare coaching to the chosen sup grantees / companions / beneficiaries to earn information on properties of plastic waste and doable options to the precise forms of the plastic waste.
  • Information grantees to enhance information on plastic waste administration; develop reviews on comparability on nationwide, worldwide and product stands on key parameters related to the precise mission.
  • Promote grantees to earn deep information on plastic waste points within the nation and doable options that might ease the plastic waste administration points within the nation; perceive the worldwide development of plastic remedy choices and discover prospects to implement modern initiatives.
  • Acquainted with ISO/TR 23891:2020 and ISO 14001 and search for a risk to undertake the usual to the native context.
  • Determine doable dangers that could be encountered by the grantees and help to develop appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Thorough understanding on nationwide coverage associated to plastic waste administration and information the grantees to help authorities in framing plastic waste administration within the native context and regional necessities.

Information grantees to develop technical paperwork for the operations of services:

  • Present technical recommendation, instructions and a top quality assurance framework inside the area in relation to Surroundings and Sustainability.
  • Information the grantee to growth of ordinary operations procedures for the power supported by means of the PLEASE mission and make sure the facility is managed as per the usual operations procedures.
  • Information the grantee to supply technical inputs to develop commonplace working process and facilitate acquiring validation from the respective nationwide and regional counterparts.
  • Be accountable to discover harmful expertise and estimate threat to the prevailing initiatives and develop mitigation measures.
  • Accountable for guiding ensures to conduct time and movement research and arrange an efficient plastic waste assortment system.

Result in discover new modern thought and assist to check the prototypes: 

  • Information grantees to develop new innovation and develop prototypes. Facilitate the grantees to check the prototypes.
  • Help grantees for the coordination with nationwide universities and discover out new tendencies of the analysis and curiosity of scholars and college members within the plastic waste administration.
  • Be answerable for facilitating the grantees to coordinate with analysis institutes or universities to check samples of merchandise produced on the facility.
  • Evaluation the take a look at report and supply recommendation and advice to the manufacturing course of enchancment if required.
  • Counsel alternatives to the grantee to hunt prospects to increase the mission and diversify the merchandise.

Information grantees to develop reviews and grant monitoring and analysis:

  • Evaluation technical reviews and supply feedback for enhancements.
  • Be accountable to align abilities  and insurance policies of the grantees with sectoral methods that contribute to export development, financial diversification, and employment creation.
  • Capacitate grantees  to construct and preserve an establishment for steady abilities dialogue and assist to implementation.
  • Be answerable for Integration into broader technical help to the grantees within the space of abilities, commerce, sector growth and employment promotion.
  • Information the grantees to develop write-ups / articles associated to the mission and guarantee it meets worldwide requirements.
  • Take part in QC/QA missions and supply technical evaluation and recommendation.
  • Help communications and information administration actions below the mission.

Training/Expertise/Language necessities:

  • A complicated college diploma (Grasp’s or equal) in a related topic comparable to Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering,  Environmental Science, Pure Science, Environmental Engineering, Sustainability or Environmental Administration is required. 
  • A further 2 years of related work expertise together with a related first college diploma (Bachelor’s or equal) could also be accepted in lieu of the Superior college diploma.


  • A minimal of 5 years of expertise within the Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, plastic waste administration at industrial scale, environmental administration sector is required. 
  • Analysis expertise and related publication information are required.
  • Familiarity with the nationwide and worldwide coverage framework, requirements, and methods in plastic administration is required.
  • Expertise in drafting of affect assessments and plans comparable to ESIAs, ESMPs and ESMF, and many others. is an asset.

Language Necessities:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Data of the native language(s) is an asset.





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