Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Technical Advisor - Solid Waste Management

Job Description and Requirements

The Support to Solid Waste Management in Refugee-hosting Communities” in Jordan is seeking an Technical Advisor - Solid Waste Management - on a full time base employment.

Interested candidates are kindly requested to an application/motivation letter in English language and CVs – application/motivation letters are Mandatory

  1. Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • University Degree in any relevant fields
  • In-depth proven knowledge in solid waste management

Professional experience

  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in a comparable position
  • Minimum 7 years professional experience in waste management, development cooperation and working with municipalities
  • implementation of workshops, seminars or similar events;
  • work experience with relevant institutions is an asset
  • Project Management

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
  • Willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed –corresponding measures are agreed with management.
  • Able to deal with complex issues, conflict sensitivity
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to undertake several-day field trips
  • Experienced and able to work within a governmental institution.
  • Fluent (excellent knowledge) of English and Arabic, both spoken and written
  • Dedication, reliability and regular follow up on assigned tasks
  1. Responsibilities

The position holder will be responsible for:

  • Project outcomes related to waste management in the project partner municipalities Irbid and Mafraq.
  • Supports the project partner municipalities in the following areas: municipal waste management, optimization of waste collection, revenue and waste collection fees, maintenance of waste collection trucks, recycling and waste disposal.
  • Implementation of project activities
  • Procurements (price surveys, specifications, tender evaluation)
  • Reporting
  • Supports the planning, development and monitoring of project activities
  • Coordinates with all relevant actors (Municipalities, Ministries, NGOs, local communities, target groups)
  • Coordinates the preparation of workshops, seminars and other events
  • Preparation of team meetings, partner meetings, field days
  • Conducts capacity development measures for project partners
  • Prepares reports and presentation documents
  • Prepares translation of documents (Arabic/English)

About the Project:

Support to Solid Waste Management in Refugee-hosting Communities

The Project supports selected refugee-hosting communities to improve solid waste management and solid waste collection. These are the Municipalities of Greater Irbid, Mafraq and Ramtha in the North Region and the Municipality of Karak in the South Region. The Project’s main fields of activity are (I) Capacity development for the partner municipalities in waste management, financial and operational planning as well as training for technical staff to maintain and repair waste collection vehicles, (II) Strengthening of intermunicipal cooperation to improve waste collection services, (III) Support to the municipal service centers for vehicle maintenance and repair (including procurement of equipment) and (IV) Support to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MoMA) in building capacities to advice the local governments in waste management and to implement the National Strategy for Solid Waste Management. The Project cooperates closely with other GIZ waste projects in Jordan as well as with national and international implementing organizations and donors, particularly with the European Union.  The project also supports the partner organization MoMA in its task of coordinating relief projects in Jordan at the community level.

Results so far:

  • The waste collection in the partner communities has improved visibly. Transport capacities are increased and collection routes are optimized. A new fee system for commercial waste has been established
  • The workshop for waste collection vehicles in Irbid has improved its capacities, operational readiness of waste collection vehicles has increased.
  • MoMA has established a Waste Management Department

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate's qualification, experience, as well as the scope of responsibility of the job announced and in line with local standards.

Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.  

Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.