Policy Document

Terms of Reference (ToR) Disaster Waste Management Expert

The Terms of Reference for Disaster Waste Management Experts describes the key responsibilities and required background and skills of disaster waste management experts deployed by the UN Environment/OCHA Joint Unit during emergency response missions.

A deployed disaster waste management expert is expected to :

  • Provide on-site practical¬†advice and guidance to the relevant local authorities by proposing solutions to minimize environmental and health impacts of disaster waste;
  • Assist local authorities in the development of a disaster waste management plan/system, including guidance on proper management of existing waste disposal sites, logistics of waste collection services, and optimization of recycling and re-use options;
  • Liaise and coordinate with other mechanisms and entities involved in disaster waste issues like the IASC clusters for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Shelter and Early Recovery, and WHO, UNDP and UNICEF.

Read the Terms of Reference here.

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