Project Officer- Plastic Waste Management project

Organisation:  UNDP

Apply By:  18 Nov . 2018

Location:  Mumbai(Maharashtra)

Project Officer- Plastic Waste Management project
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We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

About UNDP

UNDP works in almost 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.



This initiative is designed to formalize a decentralized, integrated processing of all plastic waste on daily basis, onward value addition at the Swachhta Kendras (SKs) – material recovery centers managed through the waste pickers associations, NGOs, companies and mainstreamed with the respective Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) linked to authorized recyclers. This will enable to minimize negative impacts and risks to environment and to human health in India, by enhancing sustainable Plastic Waste Management practices, through a socio-technical model (segregation/collection/recycling) while ensuring compliance with regulations, to improve use of resources  and in line with Swachh Bharat Mission in India; in this project the waste pickers (Safaii Mitras)  will be formalized with respective governance mechanisms and attain improved social conditions. Project’s targets at the end of period in two wards are, to better manage an amount more than 2500 MT of plastic waste per year and to improve socio-economic conditions of 800 Safaii Mitras in 4 years. To achieve the project objective and outcomes, the project is structured into 4 components:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide technical, managerial support to the implementing partner for execution of project related to Plastic waste management covering the following main areas:

  • Plastic waste supply chain management facilitation – segregation, collection, transportation, aggregation and recycling
  • City evaluation and ecosystem building – guiding and drafting the plans and TORs for understanding city baseline and SOPs etc.
  • Technology deployment – understand the technologies and integrate them to implementation through the implementing partner
  • Execution partnerships – Setting up partnerships and managing relationships with waste pickers, NGO and host of other partners to develop plastic recycling across cities
  • Governance – Setting up governance to monitor operations and capacity building to various formal and informal sector players in the ecosystem

• Responsible for preparation of project documents like TORs, project reports, etc. and presentation to higher authorities.

• Participation in technical committee meetings for evaluation of tender documents, project reports, etc.

• Support and Review of plastic recycling projects at various stages during execution, look into alternatives which are sustainable, cost effective and executable.

• Liaison and Network with various stake holders, both government and nongovernment, during the execution of the projects.

• Responsible for Capacity building, Resource mobilization and Knowledge management by attending training programs related to project activities.

• Visit to various places for review of projects as well as evaluation of vendor’s technology on plastic waste management practices.

• Perform any other tasks assigned from time to time by the senior management.


Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the organisation

Functional Competencies:

Job Knowledge/ Technical skills

  • Worked on Solid Waste Management with a focus on Plastic Waste Management.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline
  • And seeks to develop himself/herself professionally

Communication Skills

  • Good communications and organizational & interpersonal skills;
  • Builds professional networks with institutional partners
  • Sought for advice by peers, subordinates, leaders
  • Resolves managerial conflicts

Partnership Building and Management

  • Ability to work effectively with project stakeholders and municipal corporation
  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build alliances.
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs.

Required Skills and Experience



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Energy and Environment, Waste Management, Social Sciences, Rural Development or related fields


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Energy and Environment, Social Sciences, Rural Development or related fields


  • At least 6 years of professional experience in the areas of solid waste management, if possible, reference to plastic recycling etc.
  • Should have at least 2-3 years of experience in implementing/Consulting and implementing similar projects. An international exposure in waste management, climate change, and sustainability will be preferable.
  • Experience in working with technology platforms including mobile applications, social enterprises will be added advantage.
  • Experience on preparation of TORs / EoI documents on solid waste management will be preferable.


  • High-level of IT/computing skills (minimum: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and requirements, and multitask as needed;
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to integrate technology into various aspects of the project for planning, rollout and monitoring

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, Hindi are essential. Marathi spoken and written is required.

Remuneration package is INR 1,10,665/- per month (taxable). UNDP also offers additional benefits which include medical insurance coverage and limited pension reimbursement for contract holder and encourages work life balance to its employees.



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