Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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Project Officer – Solid Waste Management

Job Description and Requirements

The Climate and Resource Protection through Circular Economy Project” in Jordan is seeking a Project Officer” - on a full-time base employment.

Interested candidates are kindly requested to an application/motivation letter in English language and CVs – application/motivation letters are Mandatory

A. Required qualifications, competences and experience


  • University degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, waste management or equivalent/related fields
  • Proven knowledge in solid waste management

Professional experience

  • Minimum of four (4) years professional experience in a comparable position
  • Professional experience with the recycling market and solid waste management
  • Professional experience in separate collection of recyclables is desired
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience with public institutions like Greater Amman Municipality, other municipalities etc. is desired
  • Experience with development cooperation and/or international NGOs is desired
  • Demonstrates strong stakeholder-engagement and communication skills

Language Skills

  • Excellent command of written, spoken and formal Arabic
  • High level of written and spoken English

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Ability to translate in meetings from Arabic to English and vice-versa
  • Good management  and communication skills
  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office), experience  with ArcGIS would be an asset
  • Willingness to up skill as required by the tasks to be performed –corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Experienced and able to work within a governmental institution
  • Creative individual with innovative ideas for new interventions and/or approaches
  • Ability to work independently but also as a good team player

B. Responsibilities

The position holder is responsible for:

  • Supporting project outcomes related to solid waste management in Greater Amman Municipality (GAM)
  • Supporting the project partner GAM with the implementation of separate waste collection in three (3) pilot areas, such as e.g. optimization of waste collecting routing, distribution of containers
  • Supporting the companies, which are contracted for awareness raising campaigns on technical issues and waste management knowledge input
  • Monitoring and processing of project related data
  • Preparation of internal reports and memos, such as minutes of meetings
  • Assisting in procurement (price surveys, specification, tender evaluation)
  • Preparing translation of documents (Arabic/English)
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary to implement project activities

C. Tasks

The position holder fulfils the following tasks:

Support for Project Management

  • Follow-up and update operational plan
  • Present follow-up in regular meetings within GIZ team
  • Communicate and follow-up on critical tasks and upcoming deadlines between relevant actors

Support of Awareness Raising Company

  • Provide the company with the necessary knowledge input about recycling and solid waste management
  • Assist in implementing awareness campaign activities

Coordination and Monitoring

  • Supports the planning, coordination and monitoring of project activities
  • Coordinates with all relevant actors (GAM, local communities, external consultants or companies and GIZ SWM team)
  • Monitors implementation of project activities and assist in data collection (waste collection data, weighing data)

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Prepare reports and presentation documents
  • Prepare translation of documents (Arabic/English)
  • Assist in preparing tender documents
  • Additional tasks might arise with the evolvement of the project

About the Project:

Climate and resource protection through circular economy – CIRCLE (project duration: 09/2017-06/2020)

The project focuses on the separation and treatment of recyclables and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The project follows a holistic approach and targets different levels. The intervention area “Circular economy in the solid waste management sector” aims to improve the separated collection and treatment of recyclables within GAM. Thus, in three selected pilot areas, different models of separate collection and options for treatment are tested. The separate collection is supported by awareness-raising campaigns in the relevant pilot areas.

GIZ is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities. Remuneration will be in accordance with the candidate's qualification, experience, as well as the scope of responsibility of the job announced and in line with local standards.

Please be advised that GIZ will respond back only to the candidates that are shortlisted and interviewed in person.