By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

Pharmaceutical Lifecycle Expert

Remote | Geneva

  • Organization: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
  • Location: Remote | Geneva
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Pharmacy
    • Medical Doctor
  • Closing Date: Closed

Result of Service
• Report on identified key hotspots / major pathways of pharmaceutical residues from manufacturing and wastewater as well as priority intervention points. • Set of draft recommendations to support action, tailored to manufacturers and regulatory authorities on reducing releases of pharmaceutical residues. • Overview report on existing methodologies/hotspots analysis applicable to pharmaceuticals, highlighting any gaps and challenges with respect to pharmaceuticals residues in the environment. • Draft annotated outline of guidance for the mapping of hotspots and priority intervention points along the lifecycle of pharmaceuticals with respect to pharmaceuticals residues in the environment. • Technical input to expert meetings and consultations.
Work Location
Working remotely / home based
Expected duration
6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be responsible for developing a set of outputs related to pharmaceutical lifecycle under the GEF funded project entitled “Global best practices on emerging chemical policy issues of concern under the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals management (SAICM) (EDCs, EPPPs)”. The consultant will more specifically: • Review data and information on the monitoring and analysis of releases of pharmaceutical residues in selected low- and middle-income countries and identify key hotspots/major releases pathways as well as priority intervention points in the lifecycle of pharmaceuticals. • Develop draft recommendations to manufacturers and regulatory authorities on reducing releases in pharmaceutical manufacturing wastewater, taking into account existing tools and guidance developed under the WHO-led module of the project. • Review existing methodologies/hotspots analysis applicable to pharmaceuticals (including as relevant guidelines, frameworks, standards for conducting life cycle assessments, including regulatory and voluntary initiatives), identify gaps and challenges with respect to how releases of pharmaceuticals residues in the environment are being considered along the lifecycle of pharmaceuticals. • Develop draft outline of guidance for the mapping of hotspots and priority intervention points along the lifecycle of pharmaceuticals which contribute to the generation of EPPP residues in the environment. • Provide input to the outline of a strategy on releases of pharmaceutical pollutants along the sector’s value chain. • Provide substantive input to expert meetings, both in the preparation, delivery and follow up. • Participate in other relevant project meetings and consultations.
Qualifications/special skills
An advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in a field related to chemistry, environmental or chemical engineering, health or natural sciences, environmental management, pharmaceutical sciences, or a related field. PhD in relevant field is an asset. • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in the field of environmental or public health policy, chemical safety, environmental management/ environmental impact assessment/life cycle assessments/hotspots analysis in the pharmaceutical sector working with academia, public or private sector, with a particular focus on releases of pharmaceutical residues. • Strong technical knowledge in the monitoring, analysis and/or management of releases of pharmaceutical residues, including EPPPs and EDCs. • Strong technical knowledge in environmental impact assessments, with a good understanding of life cycle approaches applicable to pharmaceuticals.
Languages
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of other United Nations languages is an asset.
Additional Information
Not available.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
This vacancy is now closed.
However, we have found similar vacancies for you: