Project Associate (Project Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) and Communications Officer) – NPSA 7 – Office based

Deadline: 6 May 2022

The Environmentally sound destruction of PCB in Brazil is a Project of United Nations Development Programme and Ministry of Environment funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), to aim to minimize risks of the Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs) substances exposure to human beings and environment in Brazil, in compliance with the Stockholm Convention, in an environmentally sustainable market approach, which will deliver multiple benefits at municipal, state, federal and global levels through institutional strengthening and environmentally sound management and disposal of PCBs.

The project has three substantive components:

  • Component 1: Institutional strengthening of government and other stakeholders, relative to POPs emissions reduction and management and elimination
  • Component 2: Environmentally sound management and disposal of PCBs;
  • Component 3: Lessons learned identified, monitored and assessed.

They are aligned with four principal outcomes and ten outputs, embracing the institutional, regulatory, technological and information-outreach dimensions needed to reach the proposed structural change. They will strengthen the national capacity in Brazil to the environmental sound management of PCBs within the national and international framework guidelines on chemical substances and hazardous waste management.


By the project is expected that, from an investment standpoint, innovation embraces a multilevel governance approach to reduce the releases of PCBs in Brazil. This FSP project should also enable the conditions to integrate national policies for the full compliance of the Stockholm Convention, regarding PCBs phase out. The combination of these initiatives – endorsed politically at the highest level – will result in a set of actions that are likely to create positive local impacts and large environmental benefits over the long run and having a full transformative impact on the PCBs markets in the country, as well as for the Latin American and the Caribbean region.

It is with this background that a qualified, experienced and self-motivated Project Associate (Project MM&E and Communications Officer) is being sought for recruitment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Project Manager, the Project Associate (Project M&E and Communications Officer) will have the responsibility for project monitoring and evaluation and communications and for leading knowledge management outputs in Component 3 and developing the project communications strategy at the project outset and coordinating its implementation across all project components.

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