Victory Farms is a company that aims to be the most sustainable fish farm in the world while scaling up to feed 2 billion Africans in the next two decades. Currently, it is the largest fish farm in East Africa and the fastest-growing in sub-Saharan Africa. With operations on the Kenyan side of Lake Victoria and distribution capacity throughout Kenya, the company has high standards for performance, execution, culture, and integrity, with best-in-class talent from across the globe.
Victory Farms is seeking a Waste Manager to be located in Homabay, Kenya. As a key member of the Farm Operations team, the Waste Manager will report to the Farm Operations Director. The primary responsibilities of the Waste Manager are to manage all waste streams and ensure their safe disposal while identifying opportunities to create value from them. In addition, the Waste Manager will oversee the handling, transportation, and disposal of all waste generated by the company, including general farm waste, guts, and scales. The Waste Manager will also take up other relevant tasks as directed by the Farm Operations Director.
The Waste Manager's primary responsibilities are categorized into four areas. Firstly, they will be responsible for developing and implementing waste management plans that comply with NEMA regulations and minimize environmental impact. They will also conduct research and analysis to identify new waste management technologies and processes, as well as conduct regular audits of waste management systems to ensure they are operating efficiently and effectively.
Secondly, the Waste Manager will oversee the handling, transportation, and disposal of all waste generated by the company. They will also develop and maintain relationships with waste management vendors and suppliers and ensure that all waste management processes and procedures comply with company policies and regulations.
Thirdly, the Waste Manager will identify opportunities to create value from waste streams, such as recycling or repurposing waste materials. They will also manage the hydrolase process with a structured scientific approach to identify the optimal solution.
Lastly, the Waste Manager will develop and implement training programs for employees on proper waste management procedures and prepare and submit reports to management on waste management activities and progress.
The ideal candidate for this position should have a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or a related field, with 7+ years of experience in waste management or a related field. Experience with hydrolase processes and other waste management/treatment technologies is preferred, and the candidate should have knowledge of NEMA and other local regulations related to waste management. The candidate should also have certifications in waste management, hazardous or otherwise, and strong analytical and problem-solving skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team, have strong organizational and time management skills, and be able to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should also be willing to work flexible hours as needed.
This is a 6-month project-based position with competitive salary and benefits, including vacation benefits.