Seeking Panel Chair for ISTAP, Brazil



From IUCN:

"IUCN is working with partners to establish an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel that will provide advice on the environmental and social restoration underway in the Rio Doce watershed in Brazil.
In November 2015, the failure of the Fundão tailings dam at the Samarco mine in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil resulted in severe environmental, economic and social damage, as well as 19 deaths. The tailings spill ran approximately 650 km, from the mine, through the Doce River to eventually reach the Atlantic Ocean.

Since then, Samarco, which is jointly owned (each with 50% interest) by BHP Billiton and Vale, has focused on responding to the needs of the affected communities, repairing and maintaining the existing dams, assessing the environmental and socio-economic impacts from the accident and initiating substantial remediation and compensation programs. Last year, the companies created the Renova Foundation to implement this work.

In 2016, IUCN was asked by the Renova Foundation to consider creating an Independent Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP) that could provide technical guidance for the major restoration underway in the Rio Doce watershed. IUCN is currently designing the ISTAP and expects to formally launch the panel in 2017.

IUCN is now seeking input on the development and design of the ISTAP from relevant stakeholders, including representatives from the local communities, NGOs, government and academia in Brazil and elsewhere. IUCN will also identify the specific scientific expertise required by the Panel members, including a Panel Chair, and assist with the selection for the Panel or similar."

To read more: https://www.iucn.org/…/independent-scientifi…/rio-doce-panel

Official information can be found at https://www.iucn.org/…/rio_doce_panel_chair_announcement_en…

All interested and qualified persons are encouraged to submit their credentials and a
supporting letter of motivation in English or Portuguese. The letter should specifically
address the selection criteria presented above, and provide the names/contact details of
three referees, including one recent employer. All expressions of interest should be
submitted by email, before 9 April 2017, to: BBPpanel@iucn.org.

A União Internacional para a Conservação da Natureza e dos Recursos Naturais (IUCN)
recebeu uma solicitação por parte da Fundação Renova para estabelecer um Painel
independente de assessoria técnica e científica (ISTAP), que fornecerá apoio técnico e
científico à Fundação nos esforços de recuperação da Bacia do Rio Doce, Minas Gerais,
Brasil, conforme determinado no Termo de Transação e de Ajustamento de Conduta, e
descrito no Site da Fundação Renova.
A IUCN está recrutando um presidente para o Painel, que será responsável por orientar um
painel de especialistas técnicos brasileiros e estrangeiros. A seleção estará sujeita a um
acordo em nível de prestação serviço que seguirá contratos vinculados a prazos com
atividades específicas. O processo de formação do Painel encontra-se descrito em detalhe
em Procedures for establishing and managing IUCN-supported Independent Scientific &
Technical Advisory. Os ISTAPs obedecem aos princípios de independência, transparência,
responsabilização e compromisso.

ANÚNCIO DE VAGA: PRESIDENTE DE PAINEL: https://www.iucn.org/…/rio_doce_panel_chair_announcement_po…

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