Senior Officer Sustainable Waste Management at GGGI Rwanda (Deadline: 29 June 2021)


Senior Officer Sustainable Waste Management at GGGI Rwanda (Deadline: 29 June 2021)

🏘️ About the Organization and Job Details

The Organization

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.

GGGI, hosted in Rwanda by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Ministry of Environment, has been closely working together with its Government and Non-Government partners. GGGI Rwanda has initiated the project on Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda with funding from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development. Reporting to the Country Representative, the Senior Officer Sustainable Waste Management will ensure the timely and quality day-to-day coordination, technical inputs, monitoring and reporting related to the implementation of the project.

📋 Job Description

Job Position Title

Senior Officer Sustainable Waste Management

Number of Job Positions

One Position

Job Summary

The Senior Officer Sustainable Waste Management will support the implementation of the project funded by the Government of Luxembourg titled “Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda. The Senior Officer will work closely with the GGGI Rwanda team to identify synergies between the MSW project, existing project, and upcoming initiatives. The Senior Officer will engage with key national and sub-national government stakeholders including the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Ministry of Environment, the Water and Sanitation Corporation Ltd (WASAC), and the City of Kigali to implement the project. The Senior Officer will be a technical expert on a team of 6 core staff members responsible for project implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and stakeholder engagement. The Senior Officer will also provide technical guidance and quality assurance for the project’s deliverables.

In addition, the Senior Officer will interface with staff based at GGGI headquarters and provide input into the development of investment memoranda and identify opportunities to leverage the project to mobilize green investment. The Senior Officer will work closely with other GGGI staff members to evaluate a baseline of greenhouse gas emissions at the project site and monitor scenarios of interventions (including emissions projections and cost per tCO2 avoided as a result of the project interventions).

Serve as the technical expert on sustainable waste management and municipal solid waste for the project.
Manage the development of data-driven, evidence-based documentation of the project activities for the purposes of reporting, communications, and knowledge management.
Engage with key stakeholders, firms, interns, and consultants to ensure the timely execution of project activities.
Assess risks to project implementation and where possible mitigate circumstances which may affect project delivery.
Identify and evaluate opportunities for waste-to-resource initiatives based on project-level data.
Continuously evaluate activities against the project logframe and timeline.
Ensure synergy and alignment of the Project with the Government of Rwanda’s strategies and priorities.
Manage the capacity building and stakeholder engagement events providing technical inputs and knowledge.
Proactively engage with GGGI Rwanda team members as well as GGGI Country Programs worldwide to share lessons learned, best practices, and problem-solving for challenges encountered.
Contribute to the GGGI Waste Community of Practice (CoP) to increase knowledge sharing throughout the organization.

Serve as the point of contact for all technical matters related to the project including the identification and coordination with firms, training and capacity building sessions, and gap analysis to skills required by different stakeholders engaged in the management of MSW.
Lead the development of flagship publications by collaborating with the Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist and the Waste Sector Community of Practice.
Day-to-day management of one or more firms and international experts/consultants under supervision of the Project Lead.
Carry out site visits to ensure the quality of data collected, train interns and other staff members, supervise data cleaning, collection, and analysis.

Identify project delivery issues and ensure effective communication between stakeholders, GGGI staff, and the Project Lead.
Coordinate the outputs of GGGI Rwanda staff, GGGI HQ staff, firms, interns, and consultants to maximize the effective use of resources.
Organize forums to share successes and program learnings with donors, partners, and peers.
Participate in and/or take the lead in key project workshops and meetings as required.
Ensure successful completion and delivery of the project deliverables detailed in the work plan and agreement.
Become familiar with the Government of Luxembourg Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development requirements including the International Climate Finance (ICF) strategy to align project activities with the expectations of the donor.
Fully align project activities with GGGI’s Environment and Social Safeguards as well as Government of Rwanda policies, guidelines, and strategy documents..

Job Duties& Tasks  and Responsibilities

– Good understanding of the local context, informal sector, and the relevant policy environment.
– Prior experience working with the Government of Rwanda and knowledge of related policies, strategies, and vision documents.
– Results-oriented, demonstrating innovation and initiative.
– Highly organized and able to effectively and efficiently multi-task and prioritize.
– Comfortable working both in a team, independently, and virtually (when required).
– Excellent organizational and management understanding and demonstrated experience with successful mainstreaming of safeguards, gender, poverty reduction and social inclusion.
– Demonstrated experience in implementing projects that are supported and/or executed by both international and local consultants.
– Understanding of green (climate) financing is an advantage.
– Experience in mobilization of resources from financial institutions and development partners is a benefit.
– Experience in policy formulation, capacity building and multi-stakeholder engagement within the technical areas.

💼 Job Specification

Job Educational Qualification Needed and Experience Needed

  1. An advanced degree (Masters) relevant to green growth policies is a requirement; a specialization in Waste Management, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Ecology, or a comparable relevant field (additional relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a post graduate degree); preference for a candidate with experience working in the private sector and/or with business-related education and/or experience.
  2. 7-8 years of relevant experience in developing countries preferably in East Africa, with ideally international exposure and experience.
  3. Previous experience working with the informal sector.
  4. Exceptional skills in building productive working relationships with colleagues, field offices, stakeholders, donors, and other partners.
  5. Strategic thinker and solutions-oriented manager with good ability to multitask and work with a wide range of stakeholders.
  6. Good knowledge in monitoring and evaluation systems, data collection and analysis, and sector-specific knowledge.
  7. Strong command of utilizing Microsoft Excel (including the ability to generate scenarios and graphics).
  8. Fluent in English. Kinyarwanda and French language skills will be an advantage

Job Skills and Other Abilities  Needed 

Understand and actively support GGGI’s mission, vision and values.

Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.

Excel at problem solving, and seek support when needed, shares easily information and knowledge with others both internally as externally.

Strong ability to work independently and/or remotely, while maintaining productivity.

Excellent English oral and written communication skills; including public speaking.

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Documents Needed

Application Channel Accepted  

For more information on GGGI’s terms and conditions (allowances, health care, education etc.) please familiarize yourself with GGGI’s Rules and Regulations that can be found here:


GGGI Rwanda has a Host Country Agreement in place with the Government of Rwanda and therefore in the case of international staff, right to work is covered.

The chosen candidate is expected to be based in Kigali, Rwanda and will report directly to the Country Representative (also based in Kigali).

Application Deadline Provided

The expected start date for this position is 1st of August 2021.

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