The Municipal Solid Waste Management Director will take a leadership role supporting activities which increase capacity and effective governance of solid waste management (SWM) and recycling systems to create a measurable reduction in ocean plastics. He/she will design locally relevant activities to improve local implementation of laws, policies, regulations, and national government initiatives, including through increased cooperation among local governments and with the private sector; improve revenue-generation and financing options for local governments to improve SWM and recycling systems; provide innovative service delivery models that improve efficiency, transparency, and monitoring of SWM and recycling systems and that take into account the role of informal waste collectors and potential impacts on vulnerable populations.
This position will support a USAID-funded program with the aim of reducing and preventing the global pollution of marine debris in our oceans. The geographic focus is on Peru, Dominican Republic, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. This is a Washington, DC-based position with travel to these countries as needed.
Master’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in a discipline related to government, engineering, management/administration, city planning, international development or related field.
At least 7 years of municipal solid waste management experience, including assessments, design, planning, operations/management and financing of solid waste management systems and collaboration with community-based actors.
Experience in developing policies and regulations for solid waste management and recycling systems is desirable.
Experience implementing municipal solid waste management programs in Asia and/or Latin America.
Proven communication, conflict resolution, facilitation and decision-making skills.
Flexible approach for working individually as well as in a dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders.
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