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Medical waste consultant

Tripoli (Libya)

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Waste Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-16

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In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
Libya faces a serious solid waste management problem, with grossly insufficient solid waste management (SWM) services nationwide, including unreliable local collection services in only 62% of municipalities, unsightly smelly solid waste piling up in the streets, landfills nearing capacity with mixed solid waste including hazardous and commercially recyclable materials, and health and environmental risks for urban residents and the entire country. This problem is the result of population growth, urbanization, changing consumption habits and insufficient SWM; with capacity gaps exacerbated by the recent years of conflict and compounded by lack of incentives to improve service or efficiency. The problem facing Libya regarding general solid waste management is also reflected in medical waste management. In addition to the environmental and health problems associated with improper disposal of municipal solid waste, medical waste brings the added risk of spreading diseases from pathogens in medical waste, as well as risks of puncture wounds and cuts from needles and other discarded sharp objects in medical waste. There are also toxic and environmental impacts associated with dumping of untreated medical waste, or open burning of medical waste and improper disposal of the resulting ash. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary situation which reflects a global public health concern. The planned nationwide vaccination against COVID in Libya like other countries will generate large amount of waste including vaccine vials, needles, syringes, safety boxes and PPEs. Altogether, Libya has ordered enough doses of COVID-19 vaccines enough to vaccinate an estimated 1,374,200 people. Eventually, around 6 Million people will be vaccinated and there will be additional waste that will further burden already very poor infrastructure. This possesses substantial risk of infection spread if not managed properly, in addition to wastage from the routine immunization our client LCO has been advocating for medical waste management and safe disposal particularly on wastes generated from vaccination sites. Accordingly, our client receiving certain fund to support national vaccination plan in coordination with Medical Waste Management (MWM) Task Force at MoH. The consultant will support on coordination, planning and implementation the related activities in hard to reach area in the eastern region of the country. Dedicated medical waste with expertise and knowledge of technical and local context is needed to support on management implementation during all phases of the project cycle and its related activities.
 
Role objectives
The main objective is to contribute and support on management an implementation of medical waste project in coordination with our client and local authorities. Main Responsibilities and Tasks: Under the overall supervision of WASH and health specialist, the national consultant will be expected to deliver the following monthly tasks. The monthly reports should include the following deliverables against each of completed month: ▪ Submission of Consultancy work plan to highlight key activities with timeframes covering the assignment duration in agreement with the supervisor. ▪ Assessment: to contribute in MWM, health and WASH needs assessments in close coordination with Government departments. ▪ Programme Implementation: to assist in project implementation as per the proposed activities and Programme agreements with partners with focus on key deliverables. ▪ Coordination: Follow up and coordinate with MoH, Medical TF, local health and municipal partners, and other governmental counterparts (MoP, MoE, MoH, MMEP, GCWW, GDC, Environmental Sanitation department, NCDC) on implementation of all related activities ▪ Capacity building: Technical Support on strengthening MoH and local partners, vaccination sites on safe MWM a. Additionally to coordinate with local partners on staff training and related capacity building programs ▪ Supervision, and monitoring Evaluation; to undertake regular supervision and monitoring of the planned activities to ensure timely and quality completion of the project by implementing partners and/or contractors. ▪ Documentation: Support and document our client evidence generation, assessments, response and implementation with governmental counterparts and service provider ▪ Partnership building; enhance and sustain partnership with key government counterparts and major stakeholders through regular meeting, reviews, information sharing, joint monitoring and planning. ▪ Review and Lesson Learnt: Facilitate and document review with partners and service providers on lesson learnt and recommendation for effective and efficient implementations. ▪ Monthly Reports; submit monthly/bimonthly reports as per agreed template with the supervisor highlighting key achievements and challenges during the reporting period and plan for the month ahead. Additionally, provide inputs for all required reports for MWM, Health and WASH program.
Project reporting
• The consultant will be required to provide frequent and ad -hoc reports as per the request of the superviso
Key competencies The consultant will be required to have excellence in the following competencies
• Teamwork
• Networking and building partners
• Problem solving and analytic analysis
Team management
The consultant will not be required to manage teams
Further information
Master of PhD degree in health, water and sanitation engineering, environmental science or related field. • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in solid and medical waste management projects • Proven experience of working in/with concerned government departments (MoHealth, MoWater, MoE, NCDC). • Experience and knowledge on training of Medical Waste Areas • Proficiency in computer applications and analytical skills. • Ability to analyses figures and technical data presentation.
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