Expert for the Future Policy Award (FPA) 2020/21 on Protection from Hazardous Chemicals (m/f/d)

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2020

The World Future Council Foundation (WFC) will identify, research, evaluate and award the world’s best policies, laws and legal frameworks that strengthen the sustainable management of chemicals across the lifecycle. We seek impacting policies, laws and legal frameworks that protect human health, including the health of children, and the environment with policies including (1) Comprehensive chemical policies (2) The protection of human health from chemicals across the lifecycle (3) Chemicals in plastic products (4) Highly hazardous pesticides (5) Lead in Paint (6) Policies that tackle hazardous (child) labour dealing with chemicals (7) Environmentally persistent pharmaceutical pollutants.

The World Future Council is looking for a

Expert for the Future Policy Award (FPA) 2020/21 on Protection from Hazardous Chemicals (m/f/d)

Location: Independent (Home-Office) 

Period of Project: Mid October 2020 to December 2020 

Working hours: 20 days within the project period

Purpose of the job: 

For the research and evaluation on best policies to the FPA-topic the WFC requires an excellent English-speaking expert on chemical policy regulations. The expert will support the WFC team during the overall award process, with the following tasks:

  • policy research and analysis
  • technical review of the policies researched and listed on the shortlist for the evaluation report
  • preparation of specific sections on hazardous chemicals of the evaluation report
  • advice and backstopping of the FPA 2020 team

The WFC seeks for support during the period of mid/end October – December 2020. For the overall support the WFC estimates that around 20 days are needed.

The expert will closely work with the Future Policy Award 2020 team.

The Future Policy Award 2020 will be awarded in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and with the support of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the German Environment Agency (UBA), the Michael Otto Foundation and the Jua Foundation.

For more information on the Future Policy Award in general please see: and on this year’s award on Protection from Hazardous Chemicals

We look forward to receiving your offer latest by 15 October 2020. To apply please send an email including your salary expectations as well as a CV with a list of publications and references to you very much!

For any queries please feel free to contact:

Christiane Schnöckel, Project Manager – Future Policy Award: Protection from Hazardous Chemicals, World Future Council

This project is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and the German Environment Agency. The publisher is responsible for the content of this publication.