Naaya Folder GEF/UNEP Project: Support to Produce the Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Job Title: Consultant on pollution issues   

The overall objective of the GEF/UNEP Project Support to Produce the Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity is to provide support to GEF-eligible Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in their work to develop high quality, data driven sixth national reports (6NR) that will improve national decision-making processes for the implementation of NBSAPs; that report on progress towards achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (ABTs) and inform both the fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO5) and the Global Biodiversity Strategy of 2021 – 2030.

The sixth national reports (6NR) to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will provide key sources of information from which final progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 can be reviewed. Countries are encouraged to initiate the process to prepare the 6NR as early as possible to ensure its submission by 31 December 2018.

The sixth national report contains six sections: (a) information on the targets being pursued at the national level; (b) implementation measures taken, assessment of their effectiveness, and scientific and technical needs; (c) assessment of progress towards each national target; (d) assessment of the national contribution to the achievement of each Aichi Biodiversity Target; (e) assessment of the national contribution to the achievement of each target of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; and (f) updated biodiversity country profiles.

The assessment will include:

- Analysis of the current status and trends of biodiversity referred to the period of 2011-2020;

- Assessment of the actions and measures undertaken that support biodiversity conservation tasks according the NBSAP and AICHI Targets;

- Assessment of successful actions and non-successful results;

- Analysis of gaps and weaknesses;

- Analysis of existent challenges, gaps, constrains and barriers;

- Country’s needs to further capacity building to fully implement provisions of the CBD convention and its protocols;

Qualifications and skills:

Advanced University Degree in Environmental study/biological science and relevant post-university study. Work experience in field of environmental protection, science and development at least 10 years. Command skills in English and Romanian. Experience to working with the international technical assistance projects and organizations will be an advance.

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