Result of Service
The purpose of this Consultancy is Waste management.Work Location
10 monthsDuties and Responsibilities
UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. It is the focal point for all urbanization and human settlement matters within the UN system.
In Tunisia, the current practice and attitude to waste disposal is to get rid of waste and throw it away. Incorrect waste disposal not only causes pollution, it affects groundwater, local flora and fauna, causes many diseases and has a huge environmental and economic cost. The main challenges related to waste collection and transfer in Tunisia are the following:
– Waste is scattered by waste pickers to recover recyclable materials;
– Several Dark spots, i.e. open dumps without security in the areas of these 2 municipalities;
– Difficulty in collecting SWM in low-income neighborhoods (access to dumpsites, burning of plastic containers, causing health hazards for inhabitants).
– Nuisance in garbage sites due to leachate (A leachate is the contaminated liquid produced by the contact of rainwater, surface water and rainwater with landfilled waste that leaks from MSW collection vehicles;
– Problem of light waste being blown away by uncovered vehicles (vehicles unsuitable for waste transport);
– Leachate leakage in transfer centres, leading to their periodic closure and periodic social tensions;
– Socio-professional requirements of workers;
– Low valorisation of waste management.
The consultant will be working under the direct supervision of the Head of Tunisia office.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will carry out the following tasks and responsibilities:
1. Facilitation Workshops
2. Analysing citrus waste in Beni Khaled
3. Draw up a report on the environmental state of the town of Beni Khaled.
4. Establish feasible scenarios for the valorisation of citrus fruit waste.
5. Establish the technical specifications for the implementation of a municipal composter.
6. Accompany the implementation of the composter.
7. Training of municipal staff on the use of the composter.
8. The establishment of a platform to connect citizens and collectors of recycled products.
Master’s degree in environmental management or related field is required.
A minimum of five years experience in development project management, monitoring and evaluation is required
Experience with UN System is desirable.
Familiarity working with Government of Tunisia institutions in the field of food security, and public policy and local governance is desirable.
Fluency in oral and written Arabic and French is required. Knowledge of English is an asset.
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