Solid Waste Management Expert

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Job Description

For a Solid Waste Characterization assignment in Zambia funded by the World Bank. Part time over a period of 12 months. Some time in consultant’s home office and some time in Zambia. See Terms of Reference for overall assignment attached.

K1. Waste Management Expert: (Team Leader):  The project leader must be a professional in the environmental field with at least 20 years of experience and at least a post graduate qualification in a field relating to environmental and sustainable development. She/he must have experience in strengthening waste management policy and practices. She/he must have experience of developing DPR, conducting waste characterization and baseline study, developing protocol and guidelines and conducting training programmes on waste management. He/she shall have;

· Minimum MSc. in Chemicals Management, Waste Management, Environment / Natural Resources Management, Engineering, or related studies

· Proven experience in conducting Waste Management (WM) baseline assessment, preparing and implementing technical and financially viable WM approach including 3R principles.

· Documented Knowledge and/or experience with management of POPs pollution is an asset.

· Experience of working in developing countries, specifically with regulatory or research institution, will be an added advantage.

· Experience with climate change mitigation, especially related to waste management in developing countries;

· Proficient in report writing and communication in English;

K2. Waste Characterization/Surveys Expert:  This expert shall have a minimum MSc. in Chemicals Management, Waste Management, Environment / Natural Resources Management, Engineering, or related studies, with;

· At least 15 years of experience in developing methodology & guidelines and capacity building in environment and waste management, including e-waste and hazardous waste.

· She/he must have experience of developing protocol and guidelines and conducting training programs on waste management.

· She/he must have extensive experience of working in Africa, especially on capacity building. Experience of working in Zambia, specifically with ZEMA, will be an added advantage.

Only applicants considered a strong fit for the assignment will be contacted.

About the Organization

R.J. Burnside International Limited is a Canadian engineering and environmental consulting firm affiliated with R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited which has been in business for over 50 years. Burnside has over 380 full-time employees. Burnside has been working internationally for over 25 years. The firm has carried out assignments for projects funded by the World Bank, African Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, and several other IFIs. For more details see

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