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Livestock Methane Inventory Consultant

SNV

SNV

kigali, rwanda
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

Company Description

SNV the Netherlands Development Organization is an global development partner working in more than 25 countries in Asia and Africa. 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 organizations and catalyzing partnerships. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors: Agri-Food; Renewable Energy; and Water. SNV supports development in these sectors by working with the government, civil society, and private sector organizations.

Job Description

SNV is hiring the Livestock Methane Inventory Consultant for the anticipated Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CACC) project. Reporting to the Project Manager, the hired incumbent will be supporting the Government of Rwanda to develop a methane strategy for the livestock sub-sector sector and formulate a funding proposal for upscaling the anaerobic digestion of livestock manure.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a master's degree in environmental science, agriculture, or a related field.
  • Hands-on experience in environmental monitoring and greenhouse gas emissions assessment, with a specific focus on methane emissions in the livestock sector.
  • Experience in designing and implementing methane monitoring programs, preferably in agricultural settings.
  • Proficient in data collection and analysis techniques related to methane emissions, including the use of emission factors and advanced statistical methods.
  • Familiarity with agricultural practices, animal husbandry, and the factors influencing methane production in livestock.

Knowledge:

  • In-depth understanding of methane emission sources in the livestock sector, including enteric fermentation and manure management.
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international emission inventory protocols and methodologies.
  • Skill in using modelling tools and software for emissions estimation and inventory development.
  • Knowledge of local, national, and international regulations related to greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture.
  • Ability to explore and implement innovative technologies or practices for mitigating methane emissions in the livestock sector.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving methodologies, technologies, and regulatory frameworks in the field of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Ability to train government staff to implement methane reduction initiatives.

Additional Information

Consultancy Opportunity - Livestock Methane Inventory Consultant

WHY CHOOSE SNV

SNV the Netherlands Development Organization is a global development partner working in more than 25 countries in Asia and Africa. 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 organizations and catalyzing partnerships. It does so by helping to realize the national development goals in three sectors: Agri-Food; Renewable Energy; and Water. SNV supports development in these sectors by working with the government, civil society, and private sector organizations.

CONSULTANCY SPECIFICATION

  • Title: Livestock Methane Inventory Consultant
  • Timeframe: This consultancy is expected to be implemented within a timeframe of two years with a maximum level of effort of 160 working days starting from August 1, 2024.
  • Duty Station: Kigali, Rwanda for local hire and elsewhere with a couple of visits to Rwanda for international hire
  • Contract type: National/International employment contract
  • Reports: Project Manager

PURPOSE OF CONSULTANCY

SNV is hiring the Livestock Methane Inventory Consultant for the anticipated Climate & Clean Air Coalition (CACC) project. Reporting to the Project Manager, the hired incumbent will be supporting the Government of Rwanda to develop a methane strategy for the livestock sub-sector sector and formulate a funding proposal for upscaling the anaerobic digestion of livestock manure.

DELIVERABLES

The Livestock Methane Inventory Consultant is expected to support the Government of Rwanda to:

  • develop a Tier 2 emissions inventory for the livestock subsector (dairy cattle, swine, goats, poultry, sheep, etc.) by the end of the project.
  • endorse a methane strategy for the livestock sub-sector (cattle and small ruminant systems) by the end of the project or soon after.
  • adopt a MRV framework for the livestock sub-sector by the end of the project or soon after.
  • submit a project proposal to address emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), particularly methane, through the adoption of modern anaerobic digestion to potential climate funding mechanism by the end of the project or soon after.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a master's degree in environmental science, agriculture, or a related field.
  • Hands-on experience in environmental monitoring and greenhouse gas emissions assessment, with a specific focus on methane emissions in the livestock sector.
  • Experience in designing and implementing methane monitoring programs, preferably in agricultural settings.
  • Proficient in data collection and analysis techniques related to methane emissions, including the use of emission factors and advanced statistical methods.
  • Familiarity with agricultural practices, animal husbandry, and the factors influencing methane production in livestock.

Knowledge:

  • In-depth understanding of methane emission sources in the livestock sector, including enteric fermentation and manure management.
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international emission inventory protocols and methodologies.
  • Skill in using modelling tools and software for emissions estimation and inventory development.
  • Knowledge of local, national, and international regulations related to greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture.
  • Ability to explore and implement innovative technologies or practices for mitigating methane emissions in the livestock sector.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving methodologies, technologies, and regulatory frameworks in the field of greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Ability to train government staff to implement methane reduction initiatives.

ASSIGNMENT TASKS AND TIMEFRAME

This assignment is expected to be implemented within a timeframe of two years with a maximum level of effort of 160 working days starting from August 1, 2024 and should be completed by end of August 2026. The below table outlines estimated level of effort for each task.

# Task & Working days

1. Inception report / 5 days

2. Develop a Tier 2 emissions inventory for the livestock subsector (dairy cattle, swine, goats, poultry, sheep, etc.) by the end of the project / 50 days

3.Endorse a methane strategy for the livestock sub-sector (cattle and small ruminant systems) by the end of the project or soon after /40 days

4. Adopt a MRV framework for the livestock sub-sector by the end of the project or soon after / 30 days

5. Submit a project proposal to address emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), particularly methane, through the adoption of modern anaerobic digestion to potential climate funding mechanism by the end of the project or soon after / 30 days

6. Final report / 5 days

Total number of working days / 160 days

HOW TO APPLY

The application file containing the following documents should consolidated in one PDF file & submitted to the Country Director via our recruitment portal - via Smart Recruiters at https://smrtr.io/hzp44 , no later than January 5, 2024 at 5pm – Kigali Time.

The application file should include:

  • Motivation letter and updated CV;
  • Three professional references with full names, phone number and email address;
  • Well written technical proposal (3 pages maximum), including your past experience in similar assignments, understanding of the current assignment, and how you plan to carry out the assignment/methodology;
  • Proof of completion of similar assignments within the last 5 years;
  • Financial proposal - provide your daily consultancy rate in RWF or USD including applicable taxes;
  • Proposed timeline for the assignment.

PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA

The following criteria will be employed for the evaluation of the proposals:

  1. Essential Criteria
  • Applicant must be a legally registered consulting firm / or individual in Rwanda or outside of Rwanda with a minimum of 3 years of operation completed (validated by audit/tax clearance reports).
  • The applicant must meet the minimum qualification and years of experience, as mentioned above.
  • The bid must be submitted in one consolidated file, made by the technical and financial proposals, and the following documents must be submitted:
    • Organizational profile or individual’ s consultancy and other relevant experience background
    • Team composition and the working days, as per ToR
    • Updated CVs of the 4 team members, highlighting their qualifications and experiences.
    • Proposed activities and plan and responsibility division among the team members.

If the above two must criteria are met, then the bid shall enter further evaluation

  1. Technical criteria for evaluation (weightage 70%)
  2. Financial evaluation criteria (weightage 30%)

VETTING

SNV carries out rigorous background and reference checks concerning possible safeguarding incidents for all candidates applying for International determined positions. As SNV participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme, all reference checks include a request to past employers to fill in a questionnaire regarding Misconduct (sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment), the “Statement of Conduct". This Statement of Conduct adopts the definitions used in the Scheme.

DATA PROTECTION ASSURANCE

SNV will not retain your Personal Data for longer than is allowed by law or is necessary for the Purposes. If you are selected and offered employment, the Personal Data you have provided will be used by SNV for the purpose of human resource management and administration. If you are unsuccessful on this occasion to secure employment with SNV, SNV will retain your Personal Data for one (1) year for the purpose of considering you for other suitable positions as and when they arise. If you do not wish to be considered for other suitable positions by SNV, please indicate accordingly in the acknowledgment section.

ETHICAL AND BUSINESS CONDUCT REQUIREMENTS

SNV is committed to integrity in procurement, and only selects suppliers based on objective business criteria such as price and technical merit.

SNV does not tolerate fraud, collusion among offerors, falsified proposals/bids, bribery, or kickbacks. Any firm or individual violating these standards will be disqualified from this procurement, barred from future procurement opportunities, and may be reported to both the Office of the Inspector General.

Employees and agents of SNV are strictly prohibited from asking for or accepting any money, fee, commission, credit, gift, gratuity, object of value or compensation from current or potential vendors or suppliers in exchange for or as a reward for business. Employees and agents engaging in this conduct are subject to termination and will be reported to the Office of the Inspector General. In addition, SNV will inform the Office of the Inspector General of any supplier offers of money, fee, commission, credit, gift, gratuity, object of value, or compensation to obtain business.

Bidders responding to this RFP MUST include the following as part of the proposal submission:

  • Disclose any close, family, or financial relationships with SNV or project staff. For example, if an bidder’s cousin is employed by the project, the bidder must state this.
  • Disclose any family or financial relationship with other bidders submitting proposals. For example, if the bidder’s father owns a company that is submitting another proposal, the bidder must state this.
  • Certify that the prices in the offer have been arrived at independently, without any consultation, communication, or agreement with any other bidder or competitor for the purpose of restricting competition.
  • Certify that all information in the proposal and all supporting documentation are authentic and accurate.
  • Certify understanding and agreement to SNV’ prohibitions against fraud, bribery and kickbacks.

WORKING AT SNV

SNV is a great place to work and prides itself on its comprehensive benefits package. We offer competitive salaries and a dynamic inclusive work environment.

SNV is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. This is also to include inquiry about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

SNV offers a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Our staff benefit from, and contribute to, an internal and global network of experts.

For more information on SNV, please refer to our website: www.snv.org

APPLICANTS QUERRIES

Any clarifications on the bid and any other technical questions and clarifications should be requested by the bidders through email address [email protected]