UNOPS recruits 01 Solid Waste Management Specialist


UNOPS recruits 01 Solid Waste Management Specialist



Monrovia, Liberia
Solid Waste Management Specialist
Hosted Entities:  Cities Alliance
Job categories:  Urban Planning/Design, Programme Management
Vacancy code:  VA/2020/B5115/19182
Department: office/ ECR, GVA, Cities Alliance
Duty station:  Monrovia, Liberia
Contract type: Local ICA Specialist
Contract level: LICA Specialist-10
Duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.’
Date Dealine: 02-Feb-2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
 Background Information – Job-specific
Cities Alliance, which is hosted by UNOPS, is a global partnership for the promotion of cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Headquartered in Brussels and supported by a Secretariat, it is a unique partnership with a diverse membership including-global organisations of local authorities, national governments, international non-governmental organisations, foundations, knowledge networks and multilateral organisations – which have come together to strengthen both impacts and coherence in urban development. Cities Alliance is a global leader, with a strong track record in grant making, that supports strategic city planning, slum upgrading strategies and national policies designed to make cities more inclusive and sustainable. Members promote longer-term and integrated work programmes, while actively promoting gender equality throughout all activities.
The Member States of the European Union have decided to link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development whilst maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms. The European Union is committed to sharing its achievements and its values with countries and peoples beyond its borders.
The European Union is one of the largest international development cooperation partners of Liberia. This project is funded under the Global Climate Change Alliance+ (GCCA), which was established by the European Union (EU) in 2007 to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with developing countries, in particular least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing States (SIDS). It started its work in just four pilot countries. Today it has a budget of more than €300 million and is one of the most significant climate initiatives in the world. It supports 51 programmes around the world and is active in 38 countries (, 8 regions and subregions and at the global level. By fostering effective dialogue and cooperation on climate change, the Alliance helps to ensure that poor developing countries most vulnerable to climate change increase their capacities to adapt to the effects of climate change, in support of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Where this benefits their poverty reduction objectives, the Alliance also helps such countries to participate in the global climate change mitigation effort.
Within the scope of the Liberia Country Programme, Cities Alliance is managing two EU-funded projects. Both projects are related to urban development in Greater Monrovia with interventions in the informal areas.
Together, they represent USD 7 million investment. The Country Programme delivers technical assistance around municipal planning, urban policies and strategies, capacity development, community development, municipal services as well as small scale urban infrastructure. The Solid Waste Management Specialist will join a team of international and local specialists.
Cities Alliance is seeking a highly motivated, experienced, and skilled professional to manage the implementation of the EU-funded project that focuses on developing an integrated Solid Waste management system for Greater Monrovia that focuses on developing small scale Sustainable Energy options and Primary Waste Collection in Liberia.
The Solid Waste Management (SWM) Specialist will be responsible for a) leading technical advice to planning, implementation and monitoring of Solid Waste management projects; b) coordinating with relevant partners and stakeholders working in municipal Solid Waste Management sector for programmatic alignment; c) Managing and disseminating knowledge and lessons learned internally and externally; d) coordinating the implementation of the Waste to Energy project with other Liberia Country Programme projects.
The Solid Waste Management Specialist will be supervised directly by the Liberia Country Programme Manager and will work in close collaboration with the EU Project team of specialists – Waste Management, and the Cities Alliance Secretariat to ensure successful monitoring, evaluation and learning activities of the Liberia Country Programme.
 Functional Responsibilities
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 Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education   Advanced university degree in engineering, environmen…
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 Functional competencies
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 Contract type, level and duration
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 Additional Considerations
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications …
 Background Information – UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp…



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