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Recycling and Capacity-building Workshop: Call for Experts

Operating Countries: 

Reference: Capacity Building Worshop

Deadline: 1 Jul 2022
Workshop: 4-8 Jul 2022

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The Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDI), in partnership with the Austrian organization Umweltdachverband, is organizing a Recycling and Capacity-building Workshop within the project “Roma and COVID-19: Build Back Better through Sustainable Waste Management”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer of the Republic of Austria.

The overall aim of the project is to improve the socio-economic situation of the Roma communities in North Macedonia, by strengthening their capacities in waste collection, repair, reuse and upcycling. Informal waste collectors have been working in the field for decades without official recognition, which is why this project strives to establish a primary waste separation system which will formalize their work and thus improve their working conditions and income opportunities.

The Recycling and Capacity-building Workshop will gather 20 Roma waste collectors coming from marginalized communities. It will focus on the treatment and storage of non-hazardous waste (paper and plastic) and the health and safety measures required when dealing with this waste-stream. These topics will be covered both theoretically and practically, with field visits of different waste treatment facilities – a recycling center and a warehouse – operating locally. 

For this purpose, REDI opens the present call for experts in the field of non-hazardous waste management. The expert will be expected to lead the workshop and deliver the following:

  • July 4: Facilitation of session on health and safety measures in waste management (theoretical knowledge);
  • July 5: Organizing the visit of a recycling center (practical knowledge);
  • July 6: Facilitation of session on storage and treatment of non-hazardous waste (theoretical knowledge);
  • July 7: Organizing the visit of a waste storage warehouse (practical knowledge);
  • July 8: Facilitation of feedback and Q&A session;
  • Final narrative report of the work done (to be submitted by July 23, 2022).

 Deadline and eligibility

Contracting Authority

REDI – Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative

Deadline for submission of applications:


July 1 2022, by 12:00

Duration of the workshop:

4-9 July 2022

Target countries:

North Macedonia

Working language of the workshop:


Eligible candidates:

–     Educational background in waste management or environmental protection;

–     At least 5 years of practical experience in the field of non-hazardous waste management (plastic and paper);

–     Experience in working with vulnerable groups;

–     Available for the entire duration of the workshop.

How to apply

Deadline: July 1 2022, by 12:00

If you have the required skills and meet the criteria, please send your CV to recycling@redi-ngo.eu with the subject “Expert for Recycling and Capacity-building Workshop

 Who we are

The Roma Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDI) is a regional non-governmental organization covering Eastern Europe and the Balkans and currently operating in Bulgaria,  Romania, Serbia, and North Macedonia. REDI provides Roma entrepreneurs with support in their business development and access to affordable funding from microcredit institutions and banks. REDI’s mission is to sustain and create +20,000 jobs in the Roma communities by 2023 by helping existing entrepreneurs receive business development services and funding to accelerate their business growth and provide jobs within the Roma communities.


Deadline: July 1st, 2022

If you have the required skills and meet the criteria, please send your CV to redimk@redi-ngo.eu, with the subject “Waste Management Workshop”.