Solid Waste Management Training Coordinator

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Solid Waste Management Training Coordinator with advanced-level French language skills and experience in leading workshops and other training activities is needed to assist the Association for Sanitation and Socio-Economic Development in Cities (ASSEDC) to improve their organizational capacity to change behavior on solid waste management. In 2015, the association launched its first project, Dechets à l’Or or Waste to Gold, to accomplish its mission of creating jobs, improving public health, and providing solid waste management solutions, which presently provides reliable and professional solid waste management services to over 650 households and businesses. ASSEDC conducts community outreach by sending representatives on door-to-door campaigns and making presentations to primary and secondary school students on solid waste management and transformation. A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) has been requested to support the capacity development of ASSEDC staff on behavior change, effective outreach, and communication techniques.

The PCRV shall work with the team members of ASSEDC to develop training materials and conduct workshops and other training activities. The PCRV will work with the team in developing contents and training materials for public health messaging and communication techniques, as well as participating in the outreach activities by going to schools. In addition to training the NGO team members on how to conduct effective outreach and communication techniques, the PCRV will support developing monitoring and evaluation tools and surveys for customers and employees and provide workshops and training for ASSEDC team members on basic management skills, the use of certain ICT tools, such as Microsoft Office, presentation and public speaking skills, and drafting grant proposals. The overall goal of the assignment is for the PCRV to help ASSEDC staff be better prepared to develop and carry out training in the community on the transformation of waste into useful energy and agricultural products such as fertilizers.

Partner Information

Association pour l’Assainissement et le Développement Socio-économiques des Villes (AADSEV)

Required Skills

1. Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Communications, or Environment-related field
2. Experience with leading training and workshops
3. Advanced level of French- the volunteer will participate in training workshops with team members and create documents in French
4. Experienced in team-building for better management practices
5. Knowledge of Microsoft Suite or Open Office suite
6. Experience using WhatsApp- all team communications happen via WhatsApp, so volunteer will be included in several WhatsApp groups to support operations. Some community outreach activities will occur via WhatsApp, such as customer surveys, etc.

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Medical Considerations in Guinea

  • Guinea may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; dermatology; some types of gynecologic support; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizures; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: peanuts.
  • After arrival in Guinea, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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