ORGANIZATION AND PROGRAM PROFILE
McKinsey.org is an independent non-profit founded by McKinsey & Company in January 2018 to have lasting and substantial impact on complex social challenges. Our first initiative, Rethinking Recycling, aims to dramatically improve recycling systems in cities around the world so that they are truly economically sustainable, socially inclusive, and environmentally beneficial – thus accelerating the transition to a zero-waste, circular economy. We focus particularly on plastics and organics (food and garden waste) in the post-consumer waste stream, which together drive much of the waste pollution crisis and its contribution to local pollution and global climate change.
Our program has three major components, aimed at overcoming the vicious cycle of poor supply and inadequate demand for recycled material that plagues most cities today:
- We improve supply of recyclable waste at the source through better design of collection systems and behavioral nudges.
- We build community recycling systems that drive cost efficiency and ethical operations in sorting, logistics, and processing of recyclable waste.
- We work to stabilize recycling demand and unlock better pricing by streamlining and bringing transparency to the full recycling value chain.
Our goal is to create a replicable model for managing waste that cities around the world will adopt.
We currently have pilot programs in Argentina and Indonesia. We have full-time teams in both locations, as well as community, government, expert NGO and corporate partners who amplify our impact.
In Indonesia, on the supply and community side, we have been piloting our proof-of-concept in a community recycling program in one Desa (village) in Denpasar, and are now scaling the program across 6 villages in Bali (Rethinking Recycling Academy). On the demand side, we are partnering with PRAISE, a consortium of six consumer goods companies – Coca-Cola, Danone, Indofood, Nestlé, Tetra Pak, and Unilever – to develop mechanisms for channeling purchasing commitments into stabilizing markets for recycled material.
In Argentina, we have been conducting a proof-of-concept in the iconic informal settlement of Barrio 31 in Buenos Aires, where we have achieved recycling and community participation rates higher than any other similar neighborhood and most cities in Latin America. Building on our work in Barrio 31, we are now expanding our program to demonstrate the business case and community benefit of a recycling system at the scale of a full municipality. We have selected the municipality of Olavarría, in the Province of Buenos Aires, to pilot our full value chain approach: working with the municipal government, the local recycling cooperative, and community leaders to maximize material recovery upstream, and working with local and regional value chain players to test market innovations to stabilize supply chains and improve pricing.
The role for a digital implementation coordinator will be responsible for a wide range of different activities within the digital workstream:
- Leading the implementation of our Operations Platform (a digital software to support the operations of waste management facilities) across several facilities in the Denpasar region during their scale up .
- Training staff on use of the Operations Platform, for both Android and Web and managing change resistance and staff concerns, to make sure the platform is embedded in day-to-day operations, e.g. managing customer records, payments, material flows, etc.
- Engaging leadership from both Desa and waste management facilities to secure support and gather input on operational platform benefits, roll-out, and efforts required
- Capturing, consolidating and synthesizing user feedback through user interviews, observations and analysis, and recommending changes to the Operations Platform that incorporates this feedback
- Coordinating and ensuring synergy of the digital roll-out with other workstreams across Rethinking Recycling to ensure timely delivery of key milestones
- Being an active ambassador of digital initiatives (including the Ops Platform and other new tools) to external stakeholders and within the organization
- Over time, building digital capabilities in staff across several waste management facilities, so that they can run and manage the operations platform themselves
TEAM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS:
We are looking for candidates with waste management, environmental, operational and/or digital experience to oversee the implementation of the operational workstream, reporting directly to the Project Leader.
Background should include:
- Indonesian Nationals with candidate with minimum 2 years of work relevant experiences;
- Minimum a Bachelor Education in Environmental Sciences, Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant education background
- Professional fluency in Bahasa and English (both written and oral). Fluency in Balinese and/or Javanese is a plus
- Preferred experience in complex digital build or implementation projects with various stakeholders
- Excellent communication skills, including history of establishing credibility with a wide range of stakeholders, and empathy for gathering user feedback
- Demonstrated conceptual and analytical problem-solving skills (e.g., proposing digital solutions for complex problems)
- Experience in relevant issues (e.g., system roll-outs, technology upgrades, sustainability, community transformation, waste management & recycling,...)
- Passion for technology innovation – we welcome you to bring in ideas of your own!
Note : We are unable to sponsor work permits for this position at this time – the role is open to Indonesian nationals.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.