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  1. Background 

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding a 400 kW Hybrid Waste to Energy (WTE) power plant construction to be situated in Atwima Nwabiagya in the Ashanti Region. The project is expected to help close the carbon cycle by developing the value chain of the process with the production and utilization of compost, which would be sold to farmers to boost agriculture and cut down on mineral fertilizer whilst improving the soil structure. It is an alternative solution for environmental issue and job opportunity as well. The project is also expected to create opportunity for German small and medium scale enterprises to take advantage and extend their products and services in the area of waste to energy in Ghana. It would contribute to Ghana’s climate change mitigation strategy as well as to the inclusion of renewable energy for some environmental issues.

Prior to the construction of the project, there is the need to carry the environmental, social and economic impact of the project. WASCAL is therefore looking for competent alumni within its network to carry out the survey bearing in mind the impact of climate change. The alumni will be responsible for carrying out a survey to assess the environmental, social and economic impact of the project at Gyankobaa and its environs in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipal Assembly, the Ashanti region of Ghana. 

  1. Tasks of WASCAL alumni
  • Develop tools and roadmap for the EES impact assessment 
  • Conduct survey to assess the environmental impact of the project bearing in mind the impact of climate change and land use change.
  • Conduct survey to assess the social and economic impact of the project 
  • Interact with the community in obtaining the information. 
  • Obtain certification with the environmental protection agency after the survey 

‘3- Background

  • Be a holder of minimum Master’s degree in economic or social science or equivalent or in climate sciences or in Energy
  •     Have proven experience in carrying out surveys on impact assessment.
  1. Experience

The alumni should have proven experience in conducting surveys to assessing environmental, social and economic impact is an added advantage as well as communicating in the local language of the people within the district.

  1. Expected results

The successful candidate(s) are expected to 

  • Develop tools and roadmap for the EES impact assessment 
  • Conduct survey to assess the environmental impact of the project. 
  • Conduct survey to assess the social and economic impact of the project.
  • Obtain certification with the environmental protection agency after the survey.
  • Present reports on the impact assessment for acceptance by WASCAL, University of Rostock Germany and Environmental Protection Agency.
  1. Target community

The target community is Gyankobaa and surrounding towns such as Toase and Nkawie within a thirty-kilometer radius

  1. Duration of the contract 

The duration of the contract has been noted in the table below

Years Type of studyTimeline Deliverables 
Year 1 -2020Before commencement of the project/ constructionConduct a baseline assessmentMay-July 2020The final report will be submitted for certification at Environmental Protection Agency by May/June ending. 
Year 2 -2021project implementation phase1Conduct impact study to measure specially the economic and social impacts of the project. June-July 2021Submit report
Year 3-2022project implementation phase 2Conduct impact study to measure the environmental, economic and social impacts of the project bearing in mind the impact of climate change and adapted land useJune-July 2022Submit report including recommendations for the scaling-up and out of the proposed technologies.

Application Requirements:  Please send a maximum of three pages with your profile and works, including a one page description of how you would carry out the survey to the Director for Capacity Building (kone.a@wascal.org) copying Selasi Weto (weto.s@wascal.org)  and  Alberta Aryee (aryee.a@wascal.org)  by 31st March 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via skype or on phone.

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