Private Sector Engagement Consultant – GGGI Rwanda

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Location : Rwanda
Contract Type : Individual Consultant (Deliverable)
Grade : Individual Consultant E
Salary scale : Individual Consultant Scale
Contract Duration : 22 Months
Date to close (KST) : 28/06/2019
Ref No : RW15

 

Reporting to the Country Representative of the GGGI Rwanda program through Director General of REMA, the Private Sector Engagement Consultant will provide day to day technical support mainly to the Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) as well as to relevant Government counterparts in the context of the ‘hybrid team’. The Private Sector Engagement Consultant will organize business to business events, meetings, forums, expositions etc. and carry out analytical work to identify potential partnerships between private sector actors in Europe especially Italy and Rwanda with regards to climate change mitigation and adaptation to facilitate technology transfer opportunities and access to climate finance opportunities. The Consultant will provide a wide range of contributions in support of delivery of the GGGI-IMELS cooperation agreement components/work streams of the Rwanda country program including providing ad hoc and planned capacity building activities in the field of renewable energy, early warning systems, sustainable agriculture, alternative green cooking solutions, Integrated waste management and water resource management, with the aim of supporting sustainable development, local job creation and fostering international partnerships.

Together with GGGI, deliverables produced by the consultant will be reviewed by the Director General of REMA while overall contract management and technical supervision will be carried out by the Country Representative of the GGGI Rwanda Program as per the GGGI-IMELS Cooperation Agreement

Scope of Work

Support private sector engagement

  • Carry out stakeholder mapping, including financial institutions, major public service providers and infrastructure developers in critical economic sectors, particularly those relevant for climate change and green growth action
  • Support facilitation of discussion between private sector stakeholders, government and other stakeholders.
  • Facilitate technology transfer, business partnerships and matchmaking between Rwanda and Italy private companies
  • Engage with Rwanda private sector and explore how Rwanda can accelerate private sector climate action
  • Identify and explore profitable green investment/business opportunities in the target sectors, and facilitate discussion between suppliers, users and investors of green technologies
  • Organize business to business exchange forums and/or expo to facilitate green technology transfer and business partnerships between Italian and Rwandan private companies
  • Follow-up once business matchmakings are completed and facilitate the formation of potential joint business ventures between Italian and Rwandan companies
  • Contribute to the project’s efficiency to improve overall sustainable development for Rwanda
  • Identify entry points and actions that are essential for the private sector to become more engaged and effective in responding to climate change
  • Identify specific project initiatives where private sector can be most effectively engaged, particularly in the areas of green cities development, renewable energy and energy efficiency, climate smart agriculture, and resource-efficient industry.

Strengthen NDC implementation

  • Incorporate considerations relating to the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) into project outputs.
  • Strengthen Rwanda’s NDC implementation, through mobilizing resources aiming at NDC implementation strategy/NDC Partnership Plan, in close collaboration with GGGI and the Ministry of Environment
  • Provide a platform for private sector, civil society, development partners to share lessons, explore solutions, and build partnerships to support implementation of Rwanda NDCs

Other areas

  • Support the development and implementation of one or multiple component(s)/work stream(s) related to green cities development, waste management, renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Under the guidance of the Country Representative, carry out activities that support GGGI’s effective engagement with MoE and other relevant sector ministries to ensure delivery of the Contribution Agreement with IMELS
Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables

To facilitate technology transfer, business partnerships and matchmaking between Italian and Rwandan private companies and to promote investment opportunities in the areas of off-grid renewable energy system, integrated waste management, alternative green cooking solutions and sustainable water resources development, the Private Sector Engagement Consultant shall:

No Deliverables Timeline Percentage
1 Inception report providing a plan of action and timeline and interpretation of the ToR.

 

31 July 2019

10%

2 Collect data in Rwanda and Italy and Develop an analytical report outlining how the B2B exchange/forum and/or expo can be structured (for example, theme, technology area, specific companies to invite etc.) to bring out optimal results.

 

30 September 2019

20%

3 Conduct a sector-specific green technology needs assessment in the renewable energy, early warning systems, sustainable agriculture, alternative green cooking solutions, Integrated waste management, water resource management, industry and green urbanization aligned with Rwanda Green Growth and Climate Resilience Strategy.

 

31 December 2019
4 Organize the first business to business exchanges to facilitate Green Technology Transfers between Italian and Rwanda Private Companies: Carry out stakeholder mapping, including financial institutions, major public service providers and infrastructure developers in critical economic sectors, particularly those relevant for climate change and green growth action.

 

February 2020

20%

5 Research and develop public awareness campaigns on mitigation and adaptation actions for the private sector and identify an efficient strategy to disseminate knowledge sharing in the region.

 

Mid-term report of the deliverables of the GGGI-IMELS Agreement. May 2020

20%

6 Perform data collection and analyses to build and maintain country specific knowledge-base on furthering private sector engagement in climate action, which helps in planning, implementing and monitoring climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives, especially by the private sector.

 

July 2020
7 Identify specific project initiatives where private sector can be most effectively engaged, particularly in the areas of green cities development, renewable energy and energy efficiency climate smart agriculture, and resource efficient industry
8 Organize the second business to business exchanges to facilitate Green Technology Transfers between Italian and Rwanda Private Companies: Carry out stakeholder mapping, including financial institutions, major public service providers and infrastructure developers in critical economic sectors, particularly those relevant for climate change and green growth action.

 

December 2020

20%

9 Establish at least three Italy-Rwanda joint business venture/partnership (in the form of a joint business plan) and at least one of them accessed finance as a result of this project.
10 Develop result reporting of project activities and facilitate internal and external communications, document GGGI’s in country experiences and the Government of Rwanda journey of engaging Private Sector and lessons learnt in collaboration with GGGI communications resource. April 2021

10%

Final report of the deliverables of the GGGI-IMELS Agreement.

 

In order to establish a partnership between Italy and Rwanda companies across priority sectors, the Private Sector Engagement Consultant will follow below recommended steps aligned with the deliverables:

 Step one: Identify the potential partner. Know who the contact person is, location of the partner and other information necessary to make contact with the potential partner.

Step two: Decide what level of a relationship you want to develop (options include networking, coordination, cooperation or collaboration). Each level has pros and cons and the partnership may choose to change levels at any time but identifying where you want the partnership to be is important, so all parties involved understand the goal.

Step three: Know your own organization (companies). What benefits of your organization will interest this partner? Be able to sell your program and get others excited about the potential of developing a relationship with your organization.

Step four: Research the potential partner. Based on the identified needs of your organization, does this appear to be a good partner to pursue? If the answer is no, then you need to start over with identifying a different potential partner. If the answer is yes, then proceed to next step.

Step five: Plan for the first meeting and assess partnership viability. Answer questions like does the partner’s mission and goals align with your organizations? Does the potential partner’s audience and activities align with yours? Is there a sense of trust among all parties involved? If so, proceed to next step. If not, go back to step four and start researching another potential partner.

Step six: Establish, manage and secure resources. This is the step where partnerships will spend the most time. As you move through this phase, you will need to negotiate with the partner who will be responsible for partnership coordination and evaluation, program development or curriculum, program finances, legal considerations, program staff, program promotion and communication, program implementation, management and evaluation.

Step seven: Train and support. What training is needed in order to effectively work within this partnership? Who will provide the training? What training and support is needed to ensure a quality program?

Step eight: Evaluate. This is the step that most of us do not do when we have established a partnership. We are good a evaluating the program delivered, but it is equally important to evaluate the partnership as well.

Qualifications/Experience/Expertise

Minimum

  • Education: A professional with a master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, Development Studies, Business Management, Environmental Management, Project Management, Marketing and Business Development. Relevant professional experience may be considered to supplement educational degree.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the above fields, as well as experience with the private sector on sustainability and climate change issues, dependent on the level of education; working experience in Rwanda is required and experience in the sub-Saharan Africa will be a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different backgrounds;
  • Applicants must have public policy or project management specialization and experience; direct experience in green growth/climate policy project in sub-Saharan Africa will be a strong advantage.
  • Knowledge of global issues and initiatives in climate change, green growth, green jobs and sustainable development are requirements.
  • Understanding of financing mechanisms for projects and experience in market assessments, cost/benefit analysis and resource mobilization is a plus.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English. Proficiency in Italian is a plus.
 Additional Information

Category : Technical Support (Grade E )

Contract Type : Deliverable Based . Full time for first year; Part-time for second year

Days Estimated : All outputs shall be delivered within the contract period

Professional Fees : 95,600 USD

Duty Station : Kigali,Rwanda

Start Date : 1 July 2019

End date : 30 April 2021

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