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South Africa
Expected start
24 December 2021
140 working days
3 November 2021
Aylin Alpagot (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective of this contract is to support the SADC Secretariat to develop a strategy on circular economy for the SADC Region; with a view to strengthen regional value chains and promote non-linear production approaches.

The Specific objectives are:

The specific objective of this assignment is to conduct an assessment of current policies in the area of industrialisation, waste management and value chains development, carry out consultations with key stakeholders and develop a draft regional strategy on circular economy.


General description of the position:

  • Expert category: Cat. II (>6 years of experience) .

Qualifications and skills required:

  • A Masters Degree in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Resource Economics, Sustainable Development, Biological/Chemical Sciences, Engineering, Biotechnology and any related Natural Science disciplines or related fields. In the absence of the degree, the candidates must possess an equivalent of 6 years’ work experience which must be above the professional experience duration.

General professional experience:

  • Over 6 years related experience on policy and strategy development, research and development, with a good understanding of the concept of sustainable circular economy and the UN Agenda 2030 and challenges in the SADC region and in Africa.

Specific professional experience:

  • Experience in policy formulation and institutional analysis, especially on designing of regional policies;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of methodologies for assessment of pollution and waste; waste management: concepts andits applications;
  • Demonstrable experience in planning and execution of Circular Economy studies.

Language skills:

  • Proficiency in English (oral, written, and comprehension).