About the Project
DAI is seeking candidates for various roles on an anticipated USAID funded project in Nigeria focused on ending ocean plastics pollution.
It will cover the overarching goal of developing, testing, and implementing new models to promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in plastic waste management and enhanced solid waste management (SWM) in Nigeria.
The proposed project will be implemented for a period of 5 years, covering different cities in Nigeria.
Experts are sought in the following areas :
Waste Management : Evaluating gaps in the current service delivery models, enhancing access, service reliability and management with a focus on urban and coastal communities and professionalizing waste management service delivery.
Plastic Supply Chain and Recycling : assessing the plastic value chain; empowering communities resulting in community level and community led plastic recycling initiatives;
community engagement in identifying opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics as well as design and implement effective plastic recovery approaches.
Governance and Capacity Building : strengthening the enabling environment for solid waste management with emphasis on reducing ocean plastics;
supporting implementation of government policies and improving solid waste management data availability, use and management.
Supporting the capacity building of various SWM and plastic recycling stakeholder.
Master’s degree in a relevant subject matter, such as environmental management, waste management and recycling, engineering, management / administration, statistics, economics, urban planning, environmental policy or other related fields.
Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in the solid waste and recycling industry including design, planning, and operations / management or collaboration with community-based organizations.
Experience developing and implementing solid waste management strategies, mainly focused on ocean plastics, MRF design and operation, with international development programs, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector.
Knowledge of the formal and informal waste collection and recycling sectors.
Excellent knowledge of different virgin and non-virgin plastic resins; commodity trading and knowledge of the different HS codes for various recyclable materials.