Debris and Waste Management Experts/Consultants – Global

Organization Profile

impactfulAID is a human development organization that uses a social enterprise model to work towards poverty alleviation. To prevent dependency, we use people’s own organising capacities as individuals and as collectives to help them develop their own opportunities, laying the groundwork for resilience and self-sufficiency.

With traditional aid budgets under pressure, now more than ever it is vital that aid investment is used strategically and complements people’s own resources and those of their organisations.

Our team is comprised of uniquely talented people with vast experience in humanitarian and development assistance. Their approach is to focus on creating and managing programmes that deliver sustainable outcomes and contribute to more resilient individuals and communities.

We collaborate with NGOs, foundations, bilateral and multilateral organizations, as well as the private sector. We are always happy to share our expertise and tailor a solution to deliver relevant and meaningful impactful aid, so please get in touch.

Background

Natural disasters and man-made conflicts often destroy or severely damage community infrastructure and houses, generating huge volumes of debris and waste while displacing large numbers of people. Debris and waste can pose serious safety and health threats to the affected populations and hinder their access to humanitarian aid and public services. This in turn severely impacts on local authorities who are faced with significantly higher volumes of debris and waste as well as destroyed infrastructure, overwhelming their capacity to manage the emergency and take swift action to recover from the crisis.

Debris management, municipal waste management and community infrastructure rehabilitation interventions in emergencies are critical to restore access to essential, and sometimes lifesaving, basic services and humanitarian aid. Such interventions can reduce safety and health threats to affected populations that are generated by debris and waste, whilst also stabilizing livelihoods through emergency employment.

The lack of proper disposal of disaster waste including wastes from IDP camps, households, health care facilities and relief programmes can be a threat to public health, safety and the environment as well as a major impediment to post-disaster rescue and reconstruction operations. It is our experience that disaster waste is often managed in an ad hoc manner, if at all, and that substantial improvements can be made in response efforts if proper capacities, structures and systems are adequately built. It is a question, we found out, of political priorities and readiness to learn and adapt.

It is also our experience that reusing and recycling debris and waste can be the catalyst for promoting longer-term sustainable solutions where debris and waste can turn into a valuable resource for reconstruction and generate much-needed income.

For this reason, impactfulAID support services are available for both rapid response support and preparedness planning and involve training, advice and identification and procurement of specialist equipment and machinery. It is important to underline that without adequate and appropriate equipment and machinery in the recovery phase, it is often impossible to implement successful disaster waste management projects. For this reason, we help assess needs, develop the appropriate technical specifications and support the procurement process as well.

impactfulAID support services include:

  • Sustainable livelihoods and job creation in waste and debris recycling;
  • Institutional strengthening for improved services delivery in waste management and debris recycling planning;
  • Economic regeneration by supporting value chains in waste and recycling;
  • Recycling debris and rubble into (re)construction materials; and
  • Preparedness planning; needs and damage assessment and project design

ImpactfulAID is currently recruiting qualified Debris and Waste experts for Associate positions with our agency as well as consultants for up-coming bid proposals with the European Union, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Required Skills, Competencies and Experience
Skills:

  • Experienced in environmental safety, construction and infrastructure, debris and waste analysis;
  • Specialized training or demonstrated work experience in the area of debris or waste management in emergency’s and crisis;
  • Experienced in creating livelihoods employment opportunities linked to waste and debris management and urban renewal including; implementing debris and waste Cash for Work (CfW) projects, and vocational training and skills of affected people developed (Host Communities, IDPs);
  • Institutional strengthening including; institutional support to communities and local authorities in the form of awareness raising, training, facilitation services, expert advice, management and specialist support, equipment and supplies so as to assist resumption and betterment of service delivery in affected communities;
  • Assessing the needs of the municipalities and preparing technical specifications for debris and waste equipment;
  • Coordinating training of equipment by suppliers and where necessary provision of additional training;
  • Debris and Waste management project design;
  • Debris and Waste field assessments;
  • Previous projects or researches related to the field of environmental safety;
  • Experience managing international and national staff;
  • Experienced Project Management of medium and large projects:

Competencies:

  • Analytical thinking;
  • Ability to work as an integral part of an overall team;
  • Sharing knowledge and experience, communicating ideas and managing information flow;
  • Good planning, organizing and multi-tasking skills;
  • Displaying cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Experience:

  • At least 8-10 years of working experience, and considerable knowledge in Debris or Waste Management.
  • Advanced degree in environmental engineering, ecological engineering or related fields.

Languages:

  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English. Other languages such as Chinese, Arabic, French and Spanish are an asset.

Application Deadline

31 May 2018

Please forward a copy of your CV and Letter of Interest indicating your expertise in either Debris or Waste (Or Both) Management in the Subject line to: info@impactfulaid.com

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.