Development worker as Advisor (m/f/d) in the field of waste management

Jordan

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  • Job-ID: V000049619
  • Location: Ar-Ramtha
  • Assignment period: 10/15/2022 - 07/31/2024
  • Field: Infrastructure
  • Type of employment: full-time
  • Application deadline: 08/21/2022

Job description

GIZ, in cooperation with the Service Agency Communities in One World of Engagement Global and on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, is implementing the project "Experts Fund for Municipal Partnerships Worldwide". The aim of the project is to assign experts to municipal partnerships in order to promote the development of partnerships between cities in Germany and the global south and to strengthen their joint projects related to development cooperation.In 2019, Ar-Ramtha municipality and the German city of Augsburg formed a municipal partnership. Within the framework of this partnership, the objective of the planned expert assignment is to support an inclusive municipal service provision in the field of waste management by initiating waste-related project activities and piloting recycling systems.

Your tasks

  • Design and implementation of recycling projects based on an on-site situation analysis
  • Optimizing of waste management through technical and managerial recommendations to optimize waste collection/sorting
  • Improving the organizational development in the waste sector, including on-the-job training opportunities
  • Planning and implementation of awareness raising activities among the population like public campaigns on waste separation, while addressing the needs of different population groups, including refugees
  • Facilitating knowledge transfer and exchange between Ar-Ramtha and Augsburg in the field of waste management and the integration of refugees
  • Networking and engaging in professional exchange of expertise with other stakeholders like national ministries, the Jordanian Regional Council for Municipal Services, and others

Your profile

  • University degree in Management, Circular Economy or any related fields
  • Several years of practical experience in (municipal) waste management
  • Work experience in the improvement of waste management systems or circular economy and recycling, preferably in municipal authorities or waste management companies
  • Experience in the field of awareness raising campaigns or development cooperation is an advantage
  • Very good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity, high level of self-organization
  • Previous work experience in Jordan/ the Middle East is an advantage
  • Fluent skills in Arabic and English, German is an advantage

Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Jordan.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en.

Notes

GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

For general questions from dependent partners about local employment - please contact us at: map@giz.de

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

Our benefits

To enable you to get ready for your assignment as a development worker and your outward journey, you will be given outward journey leave following your preparation time in Germany.As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance).Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network.We will cover a large portion of the childcare costs for dependent children under 14 who are accompanying you if your partner is not doing so and is not a development worker or integrated expert themselves. Most nursery and school fees are paid.You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks.We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners.Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course.We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top.As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.

About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact

HR-Services Client Portal
+49 6196/79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de
Job description

GIZ, in cooperation with the Service Agency Communities in One World of Engagement Global and on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, is implementing the project "Experts Fund for Municipal Partnerships Worldwide". The aim of the project is to assign experts to municipal partnerships in order to promote the development of partnerships between cities in Germany and the global south and to strengthen their joint projects related to development cooperation.In 2019, Ar-Ramtha municipality and the German city of Augsburg formed a municipal partnership. Within the framework of this partnership, the objective of the planned expert assignment is to support an inclusive municipal service provision in the field of waste management by initiating waste-related project activities and piloting recycling systems.

Your tasks
  • Design and implementation of recycling projects based on an on-site situation analysis
  • Optimizing of waste management through technical and managerial recommendations to optimize waste collection/sorting
  • Improving the organizational development in the waste sector, including on-the-job training opportunities
  • Planning and implementation of awareness raising activities among the population like public campaigns on waste separation, while addressing the needs of different population groups, including refugees
  • Facilitating knowledge transfer and exchange between Ar-Ramtha and Augsburg in the field of waste management and the integration of refugees
  • Networking and engaging in professional exchange of expertise with other stakeholders like national ministries, the Jordanian Regional Council for Municipal Services, and others
Your profile
  • University degree in Management, Circular Economy or any related fields
  • Several years of practical experience in (municipal) waste management
  • Work experience in the improvement of waste management systems or circular economy and recycling, preferably in municipal authorities or waste management companies
  • Experience in the field of awareness raising campaigns or development cooperation is an advantage
  • Very good communication skills and intercultural sensitivity, high level of self-organization
  • Previous work experience in Jordan/ the Middle East is an advantage
  • Fluent skills in Arabic and English, German is an advantage
Location information

We are pleased to offer you a first impression on topics such as climate, shopping and services, the school situation and health care in Jordan.

In general, the security situation is calm. GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. GIZ does not impose any restrictions on life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment. We kindly ask you to inform yourself which forms of relationships are legally and socially accepted in the country of deployment.

Further information on country-specific advice from the Federal Foreign Office at https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en.

Notes

GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

For general questions from dependent partners about local employment - please contact us at: map@giz.de

Please observe the provisions of the country-specific vaccination regulations for entry and work in the country of assignment - in particular also regarding COVID-19.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your succesful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails form our recruiting system as spam.

Our benefits
To enable you to get ready for your assignment as a development worker and your outward journey, you will be given outward journey leave following your preparation time in Germany., As well as your basic living allowance, as a development worker you will also receive extensive additional benefits during your assignment (including a foreign service premium, family allowances, private group health insurance)., Your work will begin with an onboarding and preparation phase that will give you initial insights into GIZ and lay the groundwork for your upcoming assignment, establishing new contacts and building up your network., We will cover a large portion of the childcare costs for dependent children under 14 who are accompanying you if your partner is not doing so and is not a development worker or integrated expert themselves. Most nursery and school fees are paid., You and the members of your family accompanying you will be covered by our health and liability insurance, while your family members will also benefit from accident insurance. In countries in crisis, we operate a comprehensive risk management system for your protection, which minimises personal dangers and risks., We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners., Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course., We will reimburse you for your rental costs based on the rent index for your country as well as paying you an equipment and furnishing allowance on top., As a development worker, you can use the project vehicle for trips to school or to visit a doctor or can receive a monthly lump-sum mobility allowance instead. The project vehicle can also be used for personal trips with your manager’s approval.
About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the German Development Workers Act (EhfG).

GIZ is a signatory of the Diversity Charter. Recognition, appreciation and inclusion of diversity in the company are important to us. All employees shall be valued - regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

Contact
HR-Services Client Portal
+49 6196/79-3200
kundenportal-rueckfragen@giz.de