Rwanda - Solid Waste Management Consultant

  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • Muhanga, Rwanda
  • Jun 08, 2018
Contractor - Independent Consultant Communication - Public Outreach Research Sustainability Waste Management - Recycling

Job Description

The objective of this consultancy is to conduct situation assessment of the waste management sector and develop sustainable waste management projects with a focus on waste-to-resource approaches for financing in secondary cities of Huye and Muhanga in Rwanda.

Contract Duration 13 July 2018 - 30 November 2018

Date to close 18 June 2018

Project Background:


Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in collaboration with Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) in Rwanda is pursuing mainstreaming green growth into urban planning and development with a focus on green secondary city development. In 2016, GGGI and MININFRA officially launched “The national Roadmap for Green Secondary City Development (NR)” which lays out guidelines and action plans on green urban development for six secondary cities. In aspirations to turn this NR into implementation by improving the capacity of local government officials, GGGI and MININFRA has conducted a series of participatory training titled “Training of Trainers (ToT) program on Green Secondary City Development in Rwanda” since 2017. 

As outcomes of this training program, six green cities project concepts were originated and developed into project proposals in the areas of solid waste management, urban transportation and mobility, renewable energy, and urban public spaces. Proposed by Muhanga, Huye, Musanze, and Rubavu, sustainable solid waste management has been identified as a prioritized sector to purse the next phase of project development – project implementation and financing. 

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

The objective of this consultancy is to conduct situation assessment of the waste management sector and develop sustainable waste management projects with a focus on waste-to-resource approaches for financing in secondary cities of Huye and Muhanga in Rwanda. The situation assessment aims to analyze the waste stream of the cities from collection to disposal/treatment thus to identify the most impactful areas of interventions, reflecting on the proposals submitted by the municipal governments. This assessment also may include estimation of tentative investment costs for the sanitary landfill or waste-to-resource facilities in selected project areas. The assessment reports will be fed into the pre-feasibility study reports, which will be widely shared with international development partners/donors to attract funding for implementation. The situation assessment and pre-feasibility study reports shall be developed in close consultation with key local stakeholders in secondary cities of Rwanda, as well as GGGI’s technical team.

Scope of Work:

Deliverable 1: Submission of inception report. Upon the signing of the contract, the selected consultant will review the project proposals submitted by Huye and Muhanga municipal governments. The consultant then will conduct a desktop research on the waste sector challenges/opportunities found in the selected cities, which shall be articulated in the inception report. The inception report will also include methodologies for field validations and list of stakeholders to meet, and a proposed schedule of deliverable submissions.

Deliverable 2: Situational/Problem analysis. The consultant will conduct in-depth analysis on the solid waste management issues through field missions. This assessment would include reviewing current/planned policies and programs for municipal solid waste management with special attentions to i) Minimizing waste generation, ii) Waste-to-resource opportunities, iii) Increasing waste collection rates, and iv) Diversion from landfill sites v) Sustainable operation of landfill sites. The assessment will involve a desk review of related documents as well as field validation exercises to capture and reflect issues and concerns from local stakeholders (e.g. consultations, focus group interviews, etc.). Through this field validation, at least two project ideas will be generated. The consultant is expected stay in the field at least 8 working days to ensure collection of quantitative and qualitative data.

Deliverable 3: Development of a pre-feasibility study report for proposed projects. Based on the result of Deliverable 2 and consultation with GGGI’s technical team, the consultant will produce a pre-feasibility study report for identified projects mainly presenting; i) project proposals including estimate investment/project size, ii) Project financing mechanisms, iii) implementation strategy, iv) sustainable business models for proposed ideas, v) summary of compliance of technology with standards and regulations, vi) summary of Environmental & Social Safeguards and gender equality assessment .  

Proposals on the project financing may be based on the requirement of potential donor/investors which are identified during project development. The proposed projects are expected to support waste-to-resource approaches in the city, which are scalable and bankable.


  • Advanced degree (at least Masters) in public policy, urban planning, urban economics, environmental sciences or other relevant fields
  • At least 6 years’ relevant experience in the urban environment sector, with preference to experience in waste management
  • Strong analytical, drafting and editing skills are a prerequisite.
  • Ability to work in teams and accommodate multiple inputs and respond in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated experience in policy advisory and consulting with robust understanding in waste-to-resource and solid waste management. Consultancy/project experiences in Rwanda, or Africa is desirable.
  • Project experience in conducing pre-feasibility or feasibility studies in the waste sector is a plus.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required 

Documents to be submitted (Online application)

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Cover letter 

*Shortlisted candidates might be requested to submit a less than two-page workplan indicating applicant’s understanding of ToR, approaches to the assignment, and the tentative timeline to achieve deliverables prior to the interview.

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Up to USD 15,000 (dependent on qualification)