NGO Consultant in the field (Jordan 2), summer internship
viale Gioacchino Rossini 26
Hours per week
Virtual Work Available
Position: Consultant to NGO in the field
Candidates for this position: 1
Organization: ICU NGO
Duty station: Amman (Jordan)
Duration: 2 months
ICU at a glance
The Institute for the University Co-operation (ICU) is an Italian NGO working in development co-operation. ICU’s fundamental driver is the attention to human dignity: each person is considered as an individual capable of learning and shaping her/his future. Our Mission is to promote self-development in order to assure beneficiaries’ positive impact on their communities. In other words, we help people doing better what they already do. We promote capacity building by focusing on technology, expertise and capabilities transfer. ICU’s main sectors of intervention are education and professional training, hygiene and sanitation, agriculture and rural development, renewable energy, fishery, social entrepreneurship, fair trade market, social development, emergency and relief, waste and water management; we are currently running projects in the Middle East, Africa, Central and South America. Our global sponsors include the European Union, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNIDO, the Opec Fund for International Development plus several institutions, governments, foundations and private citizens.
We will give you the opportunity
– to make the difference
– to work for people, with people
– to have social impact
– to do something different
– to “get your hands dirty”
– to go from planning to execution
– to be exposed in the field
Background and purpose of the position
The project “E4 Enhancing Employment Opportunities in Jordan Energy and Environment Sector”, funded by the European Union, seeks to design and build a recycling and compost pilot plant in the Greater Irbid Municipality, Jordan. The project will ensure new employment created and unskilled worker trained. Moreover, the water network in Irbid and Mafraq governorate will be rehabilitated. A third pillar, Jordanian students and new graduates will be trained and public awareness will be enhanced on waste management (WM), renewable energy (RE) energy and water efficiency (EE/WE). The project started its second year in February 2017 and will last till January 2019.
According with the situation and advancement of the project, we will need some help during the summer stage period in the:
– support on preparation of tender and tendering procedure for the waste treatment facility
– analysis of the market for recycled products, plastic granulate, paper thermal insulation…
– supervision of works for the water network rehabilitation
– support in the selection of beneficiaries based on vulnerability
– support on definition of the awareness campaign
– administrative support
A special focus will be given to the market analysis for compost (organic fertilizer).
Qualifications, skills & competencies required
Successful candidates will be willing to work in the field, sometimes in an autonomous and independent way; be prepared for information uncertainty, lack of a baseline, struggles in data collection, unstructured working environment; be proactive: there is no right or wrong way, there is only the way we decide to follow together.
Previous experience in the energy/compost/waste management and/or in developing countries could help but is not required.
Language requirements: fluency in English. Knowledge of local language (Arabic) and/or Italian will be an asset but it’s not mandatory.
ICU will cover for international flight tickets, travel and medical insurance, local transportation; ICU will also cover basic expenses for lodging and meals. ICU Jordan office is located in Amman.
The candidate is responsible for obtaining a VISA if required; ICU will make its best to facilitate this task.