PERSUAP Consultant Job in Kenya – USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) Program

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USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program
The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to build community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens-government relationships. 
TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Consultant.

A PERSUAP basically consists of two parts, a “PER” and a “SUAP.” The Pesticide Evaluation Report (PER) section performs the systems analysis of the country’s pesticide sector from production (or import) to ultimate disposal. 
It addresses the 12 informational elements required in USAID’s Pesticide Procedures. 
The Safer Use Action Plan (SUAP) puts the conclusions and recommendations reached in the PER into a plan of action, including assignment of responsibility to appropriate parties connected with the program or project proposing to use pesticides.
The services described herein will enable TIS to respond to and comply with the requirements of USAID Regulation 22CFR 216.3(b), which outlines USAID’s pesticide procedures. 
The consultant will be primarily responsible for producing a Pesticide Evaluation Report and Safe Use Action Plan (PERSUAP) for Somalia and Kenya within the context of the USAID Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) for TIS dated 24 January 2011. 
The PERSUAP provides the technical data and analyses to support decision(s) in the IEE by examining the pesticide system from import through distribution to disposal using a systems analysis approach. 
The pesticide system analysis will provide the backdrop for accurately addressing the 12 parts of Regulation 216’s Pesticide Procedures.
The PERSUAP will evaluate termite control pesticides only. 
These pesticides are to be used in the treatment of lumber and for construction purposes in the Kenya-Somali border region and in Dusamareeb, Somalia. 
These are the only anticipated pesticide.


The PERSUAP will:
a. Ensure compliance with the Agency’s pesticide procedures;
b. Ensure compliance with the Government of Somalia and Government of Kenya pesticide importation, testing, storage, use, disposal and registration regulations, laws, policies and procedures;
c. Identify and recommend appropriate mitigation actions for incorporation into the projects’ activities;
d. Identify and recommend alternative actions and/or pesticides, as appropriate;
e. Facilitate use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) with a view to avoid or reduce unnecessary pesticide risk; and
f. Identify and address key pesticide use issues, particularly those impacting pesticide utilization by small-scale producers, laborers, and surrounding communities.
Qualifications and skills sought:
Education: University degree in Environmental sciences and significant expertise in entomology, plant pathology; weed science, IPM, pesticide toxicology or soil science.

Work Experience:
1. Familiarity with Regulation 216 is necessary and experience performing PERSUAPs, or similar pesticide environmental reviews, is preferred.
2. In addition to the skills outlined in the above paragraph the consultant must also meet the following minimum requirements:
i) Previous PERSUAP approval by the mission/regional Environmental Officer.
ii) Experience with PERSUAP analysis and reports.
iii) 2 years minimum experience in East Africa
Languages: Excellent oral and written English required.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? 
Please send 
(1) a CV 
(2) current position and salary history and 
(3) three professional references 

Closing date: Wednesday, February 07, 2014
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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