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Position Details: Waste Management Specialist

Location: Kampala, Uganda
Openings: 1



Job Job Summary

Plan, Implement, and coordinate comprehensive waste management systems that are designed to maximize waste prevention, reuse, and recycling opportunities. They can be involved in all stages of a project, for example establishing a company’s waste management goals and objectives, working with employees to help implement waste management policies, and evaluating the success of management plans. Waste management specialists play a key role in minimizing the impact of waste and protecting the environment.


·          Duties vary significantly from job to job, but the following list includes typical job duties one might encounter as a waste management specialist:

·          Plan and coordinate various waste management and recycling projects.

·          Identify and quantify wastes.

·          Coordinate the documentation required to label, move, track, and report waste and waste initiatives.

·          Evaluate waste management options and apply a waste hierarchy model in order to reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, and dispose of waste material.

·          Conduct research and analytical studies on a variety of waste management programs and issues.

·          Investigate the life expectancy of consumable products and recommend options for more economical and environmentally friendly materials or processes.

·          Work with company personnel in developing an appropriate and user-friendly waste management system.

·          Assist in budget preparation and administration, including determining financial methods, procedures, and costs pertaining to environmental compliance and waste management services.

·          Stay informed with respect to waste management regulations and ensures regulations are being adhered to.

·          Provide waste management training to clients and staff.

·          Participate in auditing processes, including approvals, water monitoring reports, engineering designs, and contingency planning.

Work environment : In the office

·          Doing paperwork, analyzing data, and preparing reports

·          Communicating on the phone and in meetings with colleagues and clients, and presenting findings and recommendations to clients

·          Researching waste regulations and consulting with other professionals

In the field:

·          Touring and inspecting waste management facilities and reviewing waste management practices and policies

·          Collecting samples and information

·          Evaluating and implementing waste management plans

·          Identifying and auditing receivers, handlers, and transporters of generated waste

Education Qualifications & Requirements

·          Minimum 5 years of Working Experience in Waste Management, Water Engineering

·          The minimum education requirement to work as a waste management specialist is a university undergraduate degree in the following subjects;

ü  Waste Management

ü  Environmental Science

ü  Environmental Management

ü  Chemistry

ü  Environmental Engineering

ü  Civil Engineering

 Deadline: 17 November 2017

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