We are looking for a Health, Safety and Environment volunteer for an assignment supporting the Waste4Warmth humanitarian innovation project.

This assignment is to help develop the health, safety and environmental protocols, equipment needs, and training required for a production site that will utilize three polyfloss machines to create insulation from recycled plastic for insulation panels. The assignment will require travel to Gaziantep, Turkey to work alongside Waste4Warmth’s project partner, Field Ready.

Main tasks
  •  Conduct HAZID / safe job analysis exercise on production process and complete Bow-tie analysis on HSE risks.
  • Train Field Ready engineers on HAZID and Bow-tie analysis in order for them to effectively perform these exercises on site in Syria with new production site employees.
  • Create documentation, including protocols, best practices, mitigation strategies and other necessary recommendations that will assist polyfloss machine adopters in the operation of a safe workspace.
  • Identify and document additional equipment or materials needed to support the safe operation of polyfloss machines and a production process creating polyfloss insulated panels.
  • Identify any relevant standards (eg ISO standards) that potential production or manufacturing sites should adopt to ensure the health and safety of those operating and working around polyfloss production.
  • Build upon the previous engineering assignment that focused on the release of toxic fumes during plastic processing, documenting required ventilation and exhaust needs to limit potential exposure.
  • Develop emergency protocols for possible major safety and health risks.
    Work alongside Field Ready Turkey engineers who have experience setting up and operating a polyfloss machine and running a production site for insulated panels in Gaziantep, Turkey.
  • Assist (if possible) with ad-hoc remote technical support through June 2022 as the first implementing aid organization plans to launch a production site in northwestern Syria.
  • If willing, but not a must, the volunteer engineer could serve as a technical expert to the project to assist with questions and provide input and recommendations as the project advances.



HSE expertise, ideally from a production background to ensure safe set-up, and operation of polyfloss machine and production site. One major HSE threat with the operation of the polyfloss machine is the potential for release of toxic fumes, experience working with similar HSE threats is beneficial, but not required.

Personal competencies
  • Good collaboration skills
  • Positive, flexible and adaptable
  • Creative and ability to think outside the box
  • Respectful and humble in meeting other cultures
  • Shares EWB ‘s values respect, integrity, empowerment, accountability, and comply with EWB’s ethical guidelines.
We offer
  • You will have the opportunity to use your competence and experience in a project with a potentially big impact for displaced people, and contribute to developing insulation products for warm and safe shelters in refugee camps.
  • The engineer will not have any personal expenses for the assignment; Travel/transportation expenses, board and lodging, travel insurance, visas and vaccines will be covered.
  • The assignment will be carried out on a voluntary basis, but if your employer is one of EWB Norway’s partners (see the list here: https://iug.no/vare-samarbeidspartnere/), you will also receive a salary in accordance with the internal agreement within the company.
  • Valuable experience from an exciting innovation project!


: Home office and short stay in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Start date: February 2022

Field dates: April or May 2022, length will be agreed upon

Duration: Approx 4 months

Position: 20%

Application deadline: 12. february 2022



Bilde av prosjektleder Holly Miksell

Holly Mikesell

Project manager

E-mail: holly@iug.no
Mobile: 913 39 903


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