Job Opportunity at GFA Consulting Group. Apply By 21 August 2011
For more information and to apply: http://www.devex.com/en/jobs/biomass-and-biochar-technology-specialist
Project Title: Capacity building for efficient utilization of biomass for bioenergy and food security in the Greater Mekong Sub region.
Period of Project: 30 months, expect start date 12/2011
Duration of assignment: 2 months intermittent
Country: Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam
The subject regional capacity development technical assistance (R-CDTA) aims to improve utilization of biomass in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam (CLV). This will be achieved through: (i) harmonization of sustainable standards, certification systems, and other mechanisms to enhance regional cooperation on bioenergy development with food security ensured; (ii) implementation of pilot projects to demonstrate mechanisms for scaling up biomass investment projects for bioenergy or food security; (iii) capacity-building support for project stakeholders; and (iv) knowledge products and awareness campaign. The mechanisms for scaling up demonstrated under the R-CDTA are expected to lead to ensuing ADB investment projects in Cambodia, Laos, and Viet Nam.
re:char has an opening for a field engineer based at our field site in Western Kenya. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in biochar to take the plunge and head to the front lines of implementation in East Africa. We will be making final hiring decisions over the next 1-2 weeks, so time is a factor. To apply and view the full description, visit http://www.idealist.org/view/job/KtK9TXnjn8Np/
re:char seeks an entrepreneurial engineer with a background in metal fabrication and fluid dynamics. A willingness to work on a start-up schedule and ability to live in Kenya is essential.
Ideal candidates will also possess the following:
re:char is a start-up company that fabricates and sells low-cost kilns to farmers in the developing world that enable them to produce biochar from their own agricultural waste. The product has multiple environmentally-friendly and income-improving applications. re:char is currently funded by generous grants from Echoing Green, Hitachi Foundation and Doen Foundation. This position has the possibility of earning director-level status within the company.