4 Positions of E-Waste Consultant for the Waste to Resources Project at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI): (Deadline 31 January 2022)
E-Waste Consultant for the Waste to Resources Project at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI): (Deadline 31 January 2022)
Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.
The GGGI Rwanda country office has worked in close collaboration with the Government of Rwanda to support the implementation of the NST1 in green urbanization and secondary city development. Rwanda has achieved impressive economic growth coupled with high rates of urbanization. Solid waste management has emerged as a key challenge in the area of sustainable development and green urbanization. As an essential service, waste management facilities are under increasing strain with limited capacity and unsustainable business models that rely on linear approaches to waste.
In striving to find various solutions for sustainable solid waste management especially in urban areas, the Government of Rwanda through Ministry of Environment has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Environment, climate change and sustainable development of the Grand Dutch of Luxembourg to strengthen cooperation and technology transfer between the two countries and ultimately to embark on a project, waste to resource: improving municipal solid waste and hazardous waste management in Rwanda.
This is a three-year project led by the Ministry of Environment and implemented by Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), and its focus is on municipal solid waste and electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) in both City of Kigali and Secondary Cities. The project aims to implement integrated solid waste management and circular economy approaches to create end products, create green jobs, and generate sustainable sources of revenues from waste streams. The situation assessment on e-waste management in both City of Kigali and Secondary Cities is part of the waste to resource project.
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The E-Waste Consultant for the Waste to Resources: Improving Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Hazardous Waste Management in Rwanda (hereafter referred to as the “Project”) will provide technical support to the Rwanda Team. The consultant will be required to lead and submit key deliverables critical to the success of the project including an e-waste collection and recycling situational assessment and an e-waste capacity needs assessment.
The main objective of this assignment is to:
a) Undertake a situational assessment for e-waste collection and recycling in both City of Kigali and Secondary Cities
b) Carry out capacity need assessment for proper e-waste management in Rwanda
c) Propose innovative ways to improve the e-waste collection rate in Kigali and Secondary Cities
d) Provide detailed policy recommendations for e-waste valorization
DELIVERABLES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
The consultant will report to the Project Manager with guidance from the GGGI Rwanda Country Representative and the Senior Officer, Sustainable Waste Management. The consultant will work in close collaboration with the core project team of the project as well as national stakeholders including the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICTI), Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA), Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA), Enviroserve Rwanda Green Park, and subnational actors, community leaders, youth groups, and others as required to achieve the project outcomes and deliverables. The consultant will be expected to perform:
1) Situational Assessment: Baseline Assessment of E-waste collection and recycling in the City of Kigali and Secondary Cities. This deliverable will provide This deliverable will provide an assessment on the current and future gaps along the e-waste collection and recycling value chain in Kigali and Secondary cities, required infrastructures for proper e-waste collection in Kigali and secondary cities, proposed best practices and innovative ways for an improved collection of e-waste in Kigali and secondary cities, gaps in the existing policy and regulatory framework for e-waste collection and recycling in Rwanda.an assessment of the quantities and type of e-waste, collection points/centers, major producers of e-waste, policy and regulatory environment assessment, current gaps in services, and investment opportunities in e-waste. Additionally, to this component, the consultant will be requested to do undertake the following activities:
- Current practices for e-waste collection, recycling, and management in Rwanda.
- Estimation of the environmental and health hazards and impacts associated with the types of disposed e-waste and adopted disposal methods.
- Assess the current and future gaps along the e-waste collection and recycling value chain in Kigali and Secondary cities.
- Propose required infrastructure (such as collection centers, points, bins) for proper e-waste collection in Kigali and secondary cities.
- Propose models to operate the collections points/centres which are appropriate to the Rwandan context.
- Recommend best practices and innovative ways for an improved collection of e-waste in Kigali and secondary cities.
- Propose collaborative mechanisms, incentive models and the role of producers of manufactures of e-waste
- Identify gaps in the existing policy and regulatory framework for an improved e-waste collection and recycling in Kigali and secondary cities.
- This assessment will provide a baseline of information from which the core project team will be able to make evidence-based decisions and prioritize interventions in the e-waste sector.
- 2) Capacity Needs Assessment: The Capacity Needs Assessment will form the basis for developing capacity building workshops and identify the current gaps in skills and knowledge among workers in the formal and informal sector along the entire e-waste value chain. The assessment will provide detailed recommendations for addressing skills gaps and for increase collection rates, opportunities for valorization, and priorities for mobilizing investment.3) Presentation of Findings and Validation: The consultant will be responsible for presenting the findings to stakeholders as well as presenting the results of the assessments to the GGGI Rwanda Country Team and through the Waste Community of Practice to other GGGI Country Offices as knowledge sharing exercise, to elicit feedback, and to incorporate into the finalized report.
4) Final Submission: Deliver the final revised documents incorporating the feedback of key stakeholders. The table of contents shall include but not limited to (I) Executive Summary 1) introduction, 2) situational assessment (including baseline data and mapping of collection points/centers and mapping of stakeholders), 3) capacity needs assessment identifying gaps and opportunities, 4) a table of site visits, bilateral meetings, stakeholder consultations, etc., 5) key findings identifying opportunities for investment and skills building.
- Anticipated length of the report: 25 pages
- Language to be used: English
- Computer software programmes to be used: Microsoft Word
- To whom the report(s) should be submitted: Senior Green Growth Officer/Project Manager
- Presentation of the contents of the report – when and to whom: A minimum of three presentations are required: 1) stakeholders of the project including the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Infrastructure, Ministry of ICT and Innovation, and others, and 2) knowledge sharing presented to the GGGI Rwanda Country Team, and 3) presentation to the Community of Practice for Waste
- Responsibilities for report production and presentation: The consultant will be responsible for producing the finalized report incorporating feedback from stakeholders. GGGI will be responsible for finalizing the design and dissemination of the report.
Deliverable Submission date Payment breakdown
- Situational Assessment (Outcome B)
- Capacity Needs Assessment (Outcome B)
June 2022 35%
- Presentation of findings to stakeholders
July 2022 10%
- Revision and Submission of Final Documents
October 2022 20%
- The Consultant shall submit the Final Report which should reflect the outcome of all activities prepared by the consultant. The report should also give recommendations for further activities to be carried out in order to secure a long-term sustainable development of the measure.
- All relevant technical papers, reports, and other documents prepared from the start to the end of the assignment shall be attached to the Final Report.
- The Consultant shall submit the report in both hard copies and electronic versions readable by a Microsoft Office application.
- All outputs must be in English. In addition, the Consultant may be required to submit the outputs in other languages.
- Final report must be approved by the GGGI with the agreement of the Ministry of Environment. The Consultant shall consider the comments and necessary revisions proposed. Within 14 days from the receipt of the comments or modification proposal from the GGGI, the Consultant shall prepare and submit the final versions of the report.
- Minimum of seven years of relevant professional experience (local economic development, baseline assessments, capacity needs assessments, or closely related assignments).
- Experience working with international or national NGOs and/or with government authorities at a national level desirable.
- Fluency in English, verbal and written is required. Kinyarwanda language skills considered an advantage.
- Excellent report writing skills.
- University degree (Master’s Degree or PhD) in environmental science, industrial/chemical engineering, sustainability, business administration, materials science, economics, statistics, or closely related discipline from a recognized university.
- Minimum 10 years of working experience in the area of Waste, Environment, Circular Economy, and/or Sustainable Development.
- At least 3 years of experience in activities and/or projects that involved the implementation of public policies that promote the sustainability of the waste management services and circular economy approaches to waste)
- Submission require a cover letter and CV
- Consultants will be selected through a competitive process which will involve shortlisting the initial potential candidates, panel interview, and selection of the final candidate.
- Timeline of selection: The position will be posted for 7 days. The selection process will be concluded in 30 days from the initial posting of the position depending on the applications received.
- Total Fee: Up to USD 40,000 depending on candidate’s credentials
Date to close is Korean Standard Time (KST). Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered Application. Cover Letter, and CV must be sent in English. A consortium, or a firm may not be engaged for the individual consultant assignment.
Child protection – GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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