Short-Term Environmental Compliance Specialist, Ghana
The five-year Ghana Poultry Program (GPP), funded by the United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) and implemented by ACDI/VOCA and TechnoServe, has been established to increase the competitiveness of the domestic production and processing of poultry meat and eggs. The goal of the project is to support the development of the agricultural value chain in Ghana through increased agricultural productivity and expanded trade of agricultural products
The Consultant will provide two-week environmental compliance technical support to the Ghana Poultry Project. The activities undertaken by the GPP project may have negative environmental impact particularly related to increasing the number of poultry in a concentrated area. To address these issues for environmental and human health risk reduction, GPP considers it necessary to undertake an initial environmental assessment. This will ensure compliance with ACDI/VOCA’s policies and Ghana environmental laws and policies.
The overall goal based on the initial assessment will be to identify technical mitigation options, and address potential environmental and human health concerns. Medium to large scale poultry production units generally can potentially have the follow negative impacts: Landscape degradation; Pollution of soil and water with nutrients, pathogens and heavy metals bad odor emissions - ammonia (NH3), volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S), improper disposal of poultry carcasses, litter & feed waste can lead to pollution of water and facilitate the spread of disease.
Total LOE will be up to 21 days.
Please apply online at www.acdivoca.org.international-jobs. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. EOE.