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Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training
Technology Transfer for the Caribbean Region
The Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the Caribbean (BCRC-Caribbean) is a
regional institution established under a Framework Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago and the joint secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions and provided with its legal status
through Act #2 of 2008 of the Laws of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The institution assists countries in the
Caribbean with the compliance and implementation of a number of multilateral environmental agreements that deal
specifically with wastes and chemicals management.
The BCRC-Caribbean's core functional areas include technology research, development and Implementation; training;
education and awareness; information dissemination and advisory services. In order to provide these core functional serv-
ices to its Caribbean Member States, the BCRC-Caribbean maintains a small national staff complement of four persons
and supplements these with project staff recruited as and when required. In this regard, the BCRC-Caribbean now invites
Applications for the following position within its National Staff complement:
Research Analyst (1 position)
Reporting directly to the Director of the BCRC-Caribbean, the Research Analyst will be responsible for the provision of
technical and administrative support in order to facilitate the objectives of the Centre and its fulfilment of its regional roles.
o Organize and create programmes of research including
the collection and analysis of data on themes related to
wastes and chemicals management.
o Assist in the assessment of training needs for member
countries in the Caribbean through research and
collaboration with relevant parties and stakeholders.
o Plan, organize and coordinate surveys and in-depth
investigations into Basel, Rotterdam, Stockholm and
Minimata Convention issues as identified in the biennial
decisions of the Conference of Parties to the Conventions
and taking into account the cross functionalities defined
under the "Synergies Decisions".
o Monitor and evaluate the implementation of member
states' international obligations under waste and
chemical related Multilateral Environmental
o Research new and existing technologies and practices on
sound environmental management, disposal and
minimization of hazardous and other wastes as identified
under the Basel Convention and other relevant MEAs.
o Gather information and assist in the management of
requests for information and its dissemination relating to
the work of the BCRC, the Basel Convention and other
o Prepare and review technical reports and makes
presentations at meetings.
o Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars
on behalf of the BCRC.
o A first Degree in Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry,
Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering,
Environmental Management, Waste Management or
related discipline with post-graduate qualifications in
environmental management or environmental policy
o Five (5) years' experience in a research field. Preference
will be given to candidates with direct experience in the
field of Waste and Chemicals Management.
o Computer literate with advanced proficiency in Microsoft
Office Suite software.
o Good verbal and written communication skills.
Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to
converse, read and write Spanish at an advanced
o Competencies in Statistics, Biostatistics or Econometrics.
Employment will be on a fixed term contract for three years
renewable by mutual consent of the parties
and subject to the needs of the BCRC-Caribbean.
While all applications will be accepted, only those short-
listed will be acknowledged. The BCRC-Caribbean is an
equal opportunity employer and all applications will be
held in the strictest of confidence.
The Daly Commentaries, a book of
Martin Daly s newspaper columns,
was launched at The Normandie, St
Ann s, on November 5.
In the foreword of the book, editor
Judy Raymond noted that newspaper
columns offer a contemporary view of
historical events by knowledgeable
commentators that put news reports
in context so that, decades later, his-
torians, researchers and other readers
can understand what that news meant
to the people who read and heard and
lived through it.
Newspapers, according to Ray-
mond, should appreciate this need
and should be publishing books like
this collection of columns, especially
as the role of newspapers changes
and the importance of print copies
of daily paper dwindles.
Former Independent Senator Martin
Daly is a senior counsel of long stand-
ing who has a passion for pan and the
performing arts. He is described by
Kevin Baldeosingh as one of the top
five prose stylists among other colum-
Guest speaker at the book launch
was Dr Eastlyn Mc Kenzie, a former
Other guests included Justice
Vashiest Kokaram; Sharon Rowley, wife
of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley;
Helen Drayton, chairman of the
Caribbean New Media Group (CNMG)
and the Government Information Serv-
ices Ltd (GISL); former head of the
Public Service Reginald Dumas; Conrad
Enill; Carlos John and Peter July.
Daly launches book of commentaries at Normandie
Gervase Warner, president and CEO of the Massy Group, left, and Martin Daly SC.
Bridgid Annisette George, Speaker of the House of Representatives, left, and
former Independent Senator Dr Eastlyn McKenzie. PHOTOS: ANDRE ALEXANDER
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