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Technical Advisor (E-Waste) At GIZ Ghana

GIZ Ghana is a public-benefit federal enterprise. We work on behalf of the German Government and support many public and private sector clients in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy, the environment, and peace and security.


Project Brief

  • The project ” Environmentally Sound Disposal and Recycling of E-Waste in Ghana ” (in short E-Waste Programme) supports the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI) of the Republic of Ghana in introducing sustainable e-waste management.

Scope of The Role

  • The Technical Advisor is responsible for business support to the private e-waste recycling sector, to the repair sector regarding e-waste collection, the organizational support to the recyclers’ umbrella organizations, the cooperation between the GIZ E-waste program and national agencies in regards to auditing and counseling services for recycling companies and for networking with all relevant public and private stakeholders.


  • Support to the technical and business development of the private e-waste recycling sector, needs assessment, gap analysis, interface management of formal and informal e-waste recyclers, technical solutions and brokering funds
  • Technical and business support to the repair sector, support to the umbrella organization, initiate stakeholder dialogues
  • Organizational support to establishment of an umbrella organisation for the recycling industry, needs assessment, support formulation of funding proposals, support to the definition of the role as umbrella organisation
  • Cooperate with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in regards of auditing and counselling services for recycling companies, advice on rules and regulations to private e-waste sector companies
  • Support cooperation and dialogue with partners and relevant stakeholders promote the exchange of ideas between different stakeholder groups

Qualification Required & Experience

  • University degree in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management and/or Urban Planning and/or Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management (equivalent MSc)
  • 5-10 years of professional experience in the private and public sector in Ghana, mainly focusing on environmental management
  • Very good knowledge of e-waste related international conventions, national laws, and regulations
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language
  • Strong communication skills and ability to engage stakeholders and facilitate networking
  • Diligent, goal-oriented, open-minded and innovative, team player, and ability to perform tasks without supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills, work experience in an intercultural environment is an asset

Location: Accra


Interested and suitable applicants are to forward their detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a one-page cover letter to: under the Job Code 2022/E-Waste/01/01.

Closing Date: 25 January 2022

Please note if you do not hear from us two (2) weeks after the deadline, please consider the application unsuccessful.

GIZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. All qualified candidates regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race, and religion are encouraged to apply.

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