Manager of the project to strengthen waste value chains in the waste sector

Apply by 9 September 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 10 August 2018

Job Description

As a federal company, GIZ supports the Federal Government in achieving its goals in international cooperation for sustainable development.

Job description

The Algerian waste management industry is still not very diversified. Waste is not collected from communities on a regular basis, it is neither collected in full nor sorted, and the current method of disposing of household waste is in landfills. Due to people’s discontent with the household waste management system, the issue is gaining a great deal of political significance in Algeria.

Because of this, the country’s Ministry of the Environment regards waste recycling as a key element of waste management with the aim of freeing up landfill capacity and coping with the growing proportion of recyclable waste, particularly packaging. On the whole, however, recycling is still of little importance to the Algerian economy (currently only between five and seven per cent of household waste and just below one per cent of plastic waste is recycled) and value chains in the waste management industry are only poorly developed.

Your tasks
  • Giving technical advice to ministries, communities and the private sector to develop a waste take-back system with a focus on packaging waste
  • Giving expert advice to communities and the private sector the establishment, organisation and workings of PPPs (public-private partnerships) in the recycling sector
  • Organising and supporting dialogue between communities, the waste management industry and civil society with a focus on raising awareness for separate waste collection
  • Devising and running conferences, training sessions, workshops and capacity development processes for waste take-back systems
  • Coordinating and cooperating with external national and international experts
  • Monitoring, evaluating and periodic reporting to the commissioning party (BMZ)
  • Leading an international team
Your profile
  • A university degree in engineering (e.g. waste, environment, construction)
  • Several years of project management and leadership experience
  • Many years of experience in recycling and waste flow management in a nationwide waste disposal company
  • Familiar with community and private-sector development organisations, and ideally with PPPs
  • Experience in analysing, costing, planning and organising waste disposal services involving the private sector or local communities
  • Business fluency in German and French, and a very good command of English, knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage
Location information

The security situation is tense. There are special precautionary measures in place on the ground for GIZ employees. GIZ’s security guidelines must be followed at all times. Please also look into any country-specific information provided by the Federal Foreign Office as a basic principle.

The position requires you to travel throughout Algeria on a regular basis. Trips into the interior are to be coordinated with the GIZ Office. Safety and security training is obligatory.

Algiers is a pleasant city with a Mediterranean climate. The flight time to Frankfurt is two and a half hours. Medical care is good. All everyday items are available. There is an international French school (primary school through to sixth form).


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About the Organization

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