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Waste management in Vietnam

Waste management - Greenhub


Your role

Your tasks would be:

  • Work closely with our project team for providing distinctive analysis, insights on plastic waste management and circular economy. Scope, research and publish content on themes as diverse as solid waste management, human rights, ocean health, genders, sustainability and the circular economy. 
  • Assist in generating content and providing research oversight for a select number of projects on ocean plastics and advancing the circular economy for plastics. 
  • Assist in conducting plastic-related socio-economic survey/research
  • Maintain tools and processes to support ongoing learning and access to data across the
  • Promote a data-driven culture and encourage colleagues to use and contribute to
    resources and tool
  • Support the development of compelling projects proposals and scopes of work to secure
    funder and partner interest
  • Ensure timely delivery of high-quality, credible work products
  • Contribute to reporting when necessary

The post holder may be asked to undertake additional tasks, commensurate with status, after consultation and the provision of necessary support and training as appropriate.

Qualification & prerequisites

  • Solid knowledge of environmental science (especially in plastic pollution) 
  • Proficient in spoken and written English 
  • Experience developing written content on sustainability-linked themes or topics in
    emerging markets
  • research skills
  • people skills, known for being a good listener, taking feedback well, 
  • generating actionable insights
  • MS Office
  • data visualisation
  • Self-motivated and ability to manage your own time
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and a flexible approach to work demands 
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Volunteers from Slovakia, Czechia, North Macedonia and Italy are eligible for this position.

Visa & travel arrangements

Due to the current situation all of volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines. Sinovac (Chinese vaccine) are not highly recommended because of its side-effects. It is important to bring the vaccination certificates. Information on Covid-19 restrictions can be found here

Visa procedure takes usually 1 -3 month. 

The sending and hosting organisation will give further information to the volunteers. The sending organisations are:

Hosting organisation

The Centre for Supporting Green Development (GreenHub) is a Vietnamese, civil society organization under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (Vusta) with oversight by the Ministry of Science & Technology, and with an CSO Registration Number A1555. GreenHub’s Vision is the green development of Vietnam, and its mission is to connect communities and resources to embrace green lifestyle practices, sustainable production and nature conservation.

The “Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution” (LSPP) funded by the USAID addresses the challenges faced by local communities in overcoming the negative environmental health impacts caused by plastics pollution which is increasing in Vietnam. Vietnam is listed as 1 of the top 5 plastic waste polluters of the world’s oceans, discharging 0.28 – 0.73 million tons annually. While plastics pollution is increasingly receiving policy attention at the national level, local empowerment of actors at the local level is needed to collaborate, take collective action, change behaviors and advocate for policies based on solid environmental, health and community evidence. To develop
and sustain solutions, the use of information technology is essential. However, there is no central or local initiative or internet-based platform on plastics pollution and its environmental health impacts in Vietnam for actors to interact and network, nor mobile solutions (mHealth) to deliver environmental health education, reliable plastic waste community information, and support collective action to prioritize action, create and share online solutions. The ‘Local Solutions for Plastic Pollution’ project activities aim to empower local communities to reduce plastics pollution by building collective action from the ground up by creating, strengthening and uniting networks, communities and individuals in Hanoi, Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Da Nang, and Hoi An (Quang Nam). The project duration is August 2020 – July 2023 and implemented by GreenHub, the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Hanoi University of Public Health, and Global Integrated Management System Company Limited (GIMASYS).

YESD Social Enterprise Vietnam

Phone: +84 903 493 391
Email: info@yesd.org
Address: Room 10-B2, WESTA Building, 112 Tran Phu, Mo Lao, Ha Dong, Hanoi, Vietnam 100000

How to apply?

The applications for this position are open. You can apply for this position by contacting the sending organisation according to the country you come from or where your residence is.


Phone: +38978370987
Address: st. Karadzica 6
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Mladiinfo Slovakia

Phone: +421 911 233 180
Email: volunteers@mladiinfo.sk, projects@mladiinfo.sk
Address: Staré Grunty 36,
841 04, Bratislava

Mladiinfo Czech Republic

Phone: +420736449054
Email: info@mladiinfo.cz
Address: Štefánikova 40,
Brno, Czech Republic 60200



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