The International City/County Management Association (ICMA) is seeking a CapacityDevelopment and Governance Manager for Sri Lanka/Maldives to support The Clean Cities Blue Ocean (CCBO) program.
Location: Remote position with required travel to CCBO Cities
Short-Term Engagement /up to 200 days
CCBO activity is a five-year, $48 million USAID-funded initiative which serves as USAID’s flagship program to target ocean plastics directly at their source in cities and towns. The project works to prevent ocean plastic pollution by building capacity and commitment for Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling (3Rs) and solid waste management (SWM) systems in urban and peri-urban settings, particularly in riverine and coastal areas. CCBO works with multiple USAID missions on country-specific implementation of national and local activities, and with USAID/Washington on global-level activities. The geographic focus of this 5-year program is on the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka/The Maldives, Dominican Republic, and Peru.
The Capacity Development and Governance Manager-Sri Lanka (Manager-Sri Lanka)- will have a leadership role in creating measurable reductions in ocean plastics entering the waters within and surrounding Sri Lanka and the Maldives including the Bay of Bengal, Laccadive and Arabian Seas and other inland bodies of water by supporting activities which increase capacity and effective governance of 3Rs/SWM systems. In Sri Lanka/ The Maldives, the CCBO project will work in the following cities, Colombo metropolitan area, Galle, Jaffna Districts, and Malé.
Under the direction and guidance of the CCBO Capacity Development and Governance Director (based in Washington, DC), the Manager will lead relevant activities in the CCBO cities to improve existing local solid waste management and recycling systems through increased cooperation among local governments and stakeholders and the implementation of laws, policies, regulations.
Their primary job will be to facilitate project activities and capacity-building in their engagement sites. They will support and arrange for workshops, events, meetings and trainings to local government officials, staff and stakeholders; collect and confirm information for the CCBO legal gap analysis, enforcement review, financial indicators and governance capacity index assessment; contribute to CCBO deliverables by providing local context, data, and information review; update country baseline stats files as well as take on other necessary activities to achieve the goals of the CCBO program.
In this role, the Manager will ensure that locally generated ideas for improving SWM and recycling systems are relayed to and discussed by the full CCBO Team and options for solutions are communicated back to stakeholders in the cities.
As the Manager-Sri Lanka/Maldives you will:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please email your cover letter (indicating in the subject line Capacity Development and Governance Manager-Sri Lanka Maldives) and Curriculum Vitae (CV) to [email protected].
CLOSING DATE: Dec 4, 2020 or until filled. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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