Job at SNV Netherlands Development Organization (Deadline: 11th August 2017)

Job at SNV  Netherlands Development Organization (Deadline: 11th August 2017)

Job at SNV Netherlands Development Organization (Deadline: 11th August 2017)

Terms of Reference-Project Manager Urban EcoSan Pilot

Organization name

SNV Netherlands Development Organization


Urban EcoSan Pilot Project


Project Manager

Position location



92 Days in 18 months (starting August/September 2017)

Reporting to

WASH Sector Leader

Deadline for application

11th August 2017

1.    Background

SNV the Netherlands Development Organization is an international not-for-profit development organisation working in over 30 developing countries for more than 40 years. In Rwanda SNV has been working for more than 30 years to improve people’s livelihoods by strengthening the capacities of public and private sector organisations. SNV works in full alignment with Rwanda’s development agenda. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors: Agriculture; Renewable energy; and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. SNV supports development in these sectors by working with government, civil society, and private sector organizations. It does so by providing three types of interrelated services: capacity development, knowledge development, and supporting evidence based policy dialogue by national stakeholders.

2.    Project summary

The main project idea of the Urban EcoSan pilot project is to:

  • Increase the availability of bio fertilizer in Rwanda,
  • Increase the awareness of EcoSan technology
  • Improve hygiene and sanitation status of the urban population in Kigali and Musanze

By up scaling the business on the production of EcoSan fertilizer products by EcoSan public toilets and school toilet blocks in Kigali and Musanze, REC (Rwanda Environmental Care), Sani, EFP together with SNV will implement this project. To develop a new integrated Urban Ecosan concept the following steps are necessary:

  • Build a professional collection facility and farmer demo site to collect the products, showcase the products and train the farmers using the products;
  • Build 18 shops with a public toilet facility of high standard in Kigali and Musanze;
  • Work out the franchise and branding concept of the shops;
  • Build 6 EcoSan toilet blocks at schools in Kigali and Musanze, and train the schools in the use and maintenance of the toilets;
  • Increase the product quantity to sustain supply to farmer cooperatives;
  • Improve the branding of the EcoSan products to attract farmers;
  • Introduce a competitive market price for the 2 products. With government subsidies chemical fertilizer (NPK) can be bought at RWF 550/kg and UREA at RWF 410/kg.

The Public toilets will be placed in shops, the concept of the shops will be run in a franchise model. The project idea in fact deals with 2 business concepts:

  • The business of Sani and EFP as owner of public toilets and the toilet blocks at schools. Sani and EFP collect the EcoSan products to a central facility in town from were the products will be packet in bags and jerry cans and transported to the client. Sani and EFP are responsible for the maintenance of the toilets;
  • The renter of the shop is an independent entrepreneur and has a franchise lease contract with Sani and EFP. The entrepreneur will pay of his loan for the shop including a franchise fee. The entrepreneur runs the shop in a franchise modus with a design of the shop.

3.    The main objective of the assignment:

The objective of the assignment is the overall project management of the project with Sani and EFP as sub contractors. The main list activity of the project is as followed:

Activity 1 Developing EcoSan public toilet services network

Development of the concept (prototype toilet and design shop)

Development of franchisee model including shop design and selection, recruitment of franchisees

Training of staff for franchisee network management and maintenance

Acquisition of land plots

Construction of 6 toilet blocks

Activity 2 Introduction of EcoSan toilets at schools

Definition of cooperation modality with schools

Selection of schools and signing cooperation agreements

Construction of toilet blocks

Training of school staff and students

Production, promotion and sales of bio fertilisers

Design and construction collection facility and farmer demo sites

Recruitment and training of staff collection facility and demo sites

Fertilizers chemical and microbial testing (labo)

Demonstration events for farmers at demo sites

Development and production manual of bio fertilizers for key crops

Activity 3: Dissemination of results

National workshop / learning events

             Publishing articles

4.    Candidate Profile

  • At least 10 years of professional experience
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Engineering /Environmental Technologies in WASH or Agriculture or any related field
  • Knowledge of and experience with Capacity Development Support;
  • Knowledge of and experience with (urban) sanitation technologies and development in Rwanda;
  • Excellent command of the English (and French) language oral and written;

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their motivation letter and CV (in English)  to the Country Director of SNV Rwanda at SNV office, 563 ST Queen’s Land House, 4th Floor, Kacyiru, by email to with a copy to by the 11th August, 2017.


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