The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is seeking applications from enthusiastic individuals to assist with a research project in Somanya, Ghana.
During this internship, the intern will assist in the following areas:
A compost and briquette plant has been constructed in Somanya, Ghana. Trials have already commenced at the plant to produce compost and non-carbonized briquette from locally available wastes such as food waste, rice husks, sawdust, market wastes and mango wastes. At the plant, the intern will provide support to optimizing the operations and production of compost.
Full-time monitoring of the co-composting plant:
-Collect data on fecal sludge characteristics (composition, volumes, etc.).
-Characterize dewatered fecal sludge and leachate from drying beds before and after treatment.
-Collect data on the co-composting process and characterize the compost produced.
Assist in optimizing the co-composting plant:
-Improving fecal sludge dewatering times using different media, e.g., sawdust, rice husk.
-Implementing reuse options for the treated effluent from the stabilization ponds to close the water loop, i.e., fecal sludge tank cleansing, compost moisture addition, etc.
-Optimizing co-composting with different feedstock.
Requirements: Qualifications, exposure and skills:
Your application should include the following:
The duration of the internship will be for a period of 7 months. This is a nationally recruited position and only citizens of Ghana are eligible to apply.
To apply, visit www.iwmi.org/jobs. Applications must be submitted by 24:00 hours (GMT) on May 05, 2021 (Wednesday)
IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.