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External Job vacancy: WASTE Technician


Organization/project profile and background:

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe was founded as the National Committee for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1962. Today, Welthungerhilfe is one of the biggest private development organizations in Germany. The organization is non-profit, non‐political and non-denominational. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fight hunger and poverty. Currently, Welthungerhilfe is working in more than 70 different countries all over the world.  Welthungerhilfe in Sierra Leone aims in cooperation with state and civil society partners, to make an effective contribution to food and nutrition security of disadvantaged sections of the population. 

WHH is an equal opportunity employer, women are encouraged to participate

Name of Project

Job Title: 

Improved Waste Management Support for Kono City – SLE 1048

WASTE Technician


Contract Duration:


One year with possible extension

Reporting to:

Head of Project 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist Hop in all relevant duties according to project requirement with a specific focus on technical inputs and project relevant strategic decision making

  • Liaise between HoP and other project staff and key project partners

  • Facilitate technical decision-making process with implementing partners

  • Coordinate and create linkages to potential partners / Beneficiaries especially local and national waste traders, SME’s, CBE’s and entrepreneurs involve in reuse and recycling initiatives as well as waste collection and transformation services

  • Assist in building up new PPP’s in recycling and in waste collection and transportation

  • Give technical and other input in PPP’s contracting

  • Advise the Council for integration and monitoring private initiatives.

  • Assist the setting up of identified waste value chains for use in local economy and support start up initiatives involve in the collection of waste, sanitation, recycling and trade

  • Act as technical extension agent for the project

  • Facilitate the creation of waste recycling and reuse strategy for the City and assist in its implementation

  • Facilitate the creation of waste recycling and reuse strategy for the city and assist in its implementation

  • Assist in the conceptualization of the construction of a site to ensure environmentally sound disposal in the city

  • Assist and organize coordination meetings and intercity exchange meetings on solid waste management

  • Participate in Awareness raising /educating about the importance of waste management recycling and possibilities for further processing

  • Assist in the data collection and surveys

  • Attend full council meetings, waste management steering committee meetings, WASH and other stakeholder meetings

  • Any other duty as Assign by supervisor


  1. Minimum 2 -  5 years’ professional experience in a similar position

  2. Work experience in an international organization. 


Applicant must possess a university or polytechnic degree in development / humanitarian aid or qualifications that are commensurate with this position


Can read, write, speaks and understand English.

Personal Skills:

  1. Ability to take initiative and work independently 

  2. Excellent in drafting and reporting skills

  3. Good written and oral communication skills

  1. Creative, flexible and capable of working in a fast-moving environment

  1. Team player, able to work in a multi-cultural environment

  2. Must be trustworthy and honest.

Computer Skills

  • good knowledge on windows Preferable windows 10

  1. good knowledge of MS office including Outlook

  2. must have an idea on the modem communication system. Mobile phone (Hotspot connection) etc

  3. Skype

  4. Internet

Starting date

Immediately after interview

Applications for this position should be sent to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Documents once submitted will not be returned to the applicants, therefore DoNOT submit originals

Closing date:


27th January 2020



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