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Vacancy: Waste Sourcing Lead (Contract),
Kumasi, Ghana

For a new compost production project in Kumasi, Safisana Ghana and Clean Team Ghana are seeking to hire a Waste Sourcing Lead to take responsibility for the coordination, collection, logistics and transport of organic waste streams in Kumasi, as the main source material for organic fertiliser production. The contract is initially for six months and can be extended when the pilot is successful.

About us
Safisana is an international social enterprise that has developed a circular waste-to-resource business model for local waste treatment for governments, utilities and food processing industries. Our recycling plant in Ashaiman, (Greater Accra Area, Ghana) turns organic waste and faecal sludge into high-value products: renewable energy (biogas and electricity) and organic fertiliser. 
Clean Team Ghana provides waterless, household toilet services to low-income customers in Kumasi. Clean Team collects the waste from customer homes twice a week and is currently collecting approximately 165 tonnes of waste per month.
Safisana and Clean Team have formed a partnership over the past two years to explore collaboration on waste treatment and how to use the waste Clean Team collects as a valuable resource for the production of organic fertiliser. The next step in this collaboration is a composting pilot in Kumasi.

About your role
In the role of Waste Sourcing Lead, you will be responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations and logistics of collecting various organic waste streams in several Kumasi markets and making sure the waste is transported to the pilot site. You will report to and work closely with the Project Manager in identifying other organic waste streams and suppliers that potentially can be used for the compost production pilot.

Responsibilities 

  • Responsibility for the establishment of waste collection points in the target areas
  • Responsibility for coordinating the collection of organic waste from target areas and ensuring source separation of waste is done properly
  • Responsibility for managing the relationship with Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly, market vendors and stakeholders
  • Responsibility for logistics and coordination of transport of organic waste to pilot site 
  • Responsibility for logging data and generating reports needed on waste characterization for the pilot
  • Collaborate with Waste Characterization Lead to ensure that adequate supply of waste is available for waste characterization audit
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager to identify other organic waste streams and suppliers that can be used for the pilot

Qualifications

  • Minimum of an HND or Bachelor's Degree 
  • Proven experience as a team leader or supervisor
  • At least 3 years of experience managing complex projects
  • Experience working in the waste management sector or supply chain preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Database Management 

Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to make excellent decisions and overcome challenges creatively
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and organised
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
  • Able to work additional hours to meet business demands
  • Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision

To apply
Apply on or before the 15th of April, 2022 by completing the form here. Please be aware that we only consider candidates that have completed the form; letters and CVs that are being sent via email to the company‚Äôs email address will not be considered. 

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Safisana Holding,
Weesp, The Netherlands
+31 (0) 294 773857 
info@safisana.org

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