Solid Waste Advisor for USAID Resilient Cities

Tetra Tech International Development (International Development Jobs – Tetra Tech) is currently

accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates for a potential Solid Waste Advisor position on a USAID-funded program in Southern Africa.

Position Description/Summary: The purpose of the Resilient Cities Limpopo Activity is to increase access to safely managed and reliable critical services, namely water, sanitation, and solid waste management for urban residents in the Limpopo River Basin. This includes improving public financial management and increasing private sector engagement. This will be a five-year position based in Southern Africa overseeing activities in South Africa, Botswana, and Mozambique.

The Solid Waste Advisor will oversee technical activities related to solid waste management and recycling planning, support to specific grantees, and coordination of activities with targeted municipalities, USAID clients, program partners, and other external audiences.


* Design and oversee activities related to the management of municipal solid waste services, including increasing private sector investment to improve the recycling value chain, promote circularity, reduce ocean plastic, and support implementation of the Extended Producer Responsibility policy.

* Support the coordination of execution of project scope activities with sector stakeholders, peer development agencies, implementing partners, and other key sector players.


* Minimum of a master’s degree in environmental engineering, urban planning, or a relevant field;

* Minimum seven (7) years of experience developing and implementing solid waste strategies with international development programs, non-governmental organizations, or the private sector;

* Prior experience working on USAID or other major donor-funded development programs within the Southern African context is strongly preferred;

* Professional fluency in English is required. Proficiency in Portuguese is preferred.

* Candidates from Southern Africa are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

To be considered, please submit the following:

* Cover Letter

* CV

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Please ensure that only the requested documents noted above are submitted. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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