Gender Consultant for the Waste to Resources at GGGI

  • Full Time
  • Rwanda
  • Applications have closed

Website GGGI

  • 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.
  • The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is, therefore, hiring a gender consultant to inform the project in the areas related to gender and social aspects of the project for a more gender-responsive and socially inclusive project outcomes. The consultant is expected to provide expert input and guidance into the project-related activities – particularly those pertaining to capacity building and community engagement – as well as to draft, validate, and submit key guiding documents that will be used to ensure equitable and inclusive outcomes of the project.
  • The consultant is also expected to provide expert advice and analysis on gendered aspects of the project delivery and execution and advise on risks (and mitigation measures where applicable) to the project as they arise to achieve gender parity among project beneficiaries of capacity building and address barriers that may affect the outcomes of the project. The consultant will provide key deliverables in the form of a gender assessment and gender action plan that will guide the execution of the project activities using the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) framework or comparable, well-established Gender Transformative Approach (GTA). The approach and methodology used should be clearly identified in the inception report.

    Objectives of the Assignment

  • The Gender 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 GGGI Rwanda Team during the assignment period. The consultant will be required to lead and submit key deliverables critical to the success to the project including:
  • A gender assessment and gender action plan for

    two components of the project.

  • Producing a costed action plan to guide gender mainstreaming throughout all project-related activities.
  • Identify economic activities of interest to women to stop environmentally unsustainable practices for waste sector.
  • Identify the challenges and opportunities for the full participation of women in waste management sector.
  • Formulate recommendations to orient the implementation of a gender responsive project.

    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 Global Green Growth Rwanda Office, National stakeholders including the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Ministry of ICT and Innovation (MINICT), Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Gender Monitoring Office (GMO), and subnational actors including the City of Kigali, community leaders and representatives, youth groups, and others as required to achieve the project outcomes and deliverables.
  • The Consultant will be expected to provide technical input on gender mainstreaming through the review of project documents, planning sessions, workshops, capacity building events, and other project activities in addition to the project deliverables outlined below.
  • Gender assessment: Conduct in depth gender assessment and analysis for waste service value chain in order to better incorporate gender-based vulnerabilities of climate risks associated with un proper waste management, especially at the waste disposal site as well as women’s needs and positive contributions to mitigation measures and management.
  • Costed Gender Action plan: Develop a costed action plan to guide the project highlighting at least 50% of beneficiaries are women and girls vulnerable to climate risks.
  • Presentation: Present a costed gender action plan to stakeholders, incorporate feedback and comments, and revise the assessment and action plan as needed for final submission.
  • Final submission: Deliver the final revised documents incorporating the feedback of key stakeholders.

    Additional Information:

  • 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, etc. 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.

    Expertise Required

    Academic qualifications:

  • Advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in thematic areas relevant to the assignment such as sustainable development, anthropology, sociology, political science, demography, project cycle management, gender studies or related field.


  • At least 10 years of experience in the field of sustainable development and analysis of which at least 5 years in projects related to gender.
  • Experience working with international institutions (UN agencies or other) and government institutions is an asset.
  • Prior experience working with the Government of Rwanda is a plus.
  • Familiarity with gender analysis tools and methodologies in the waste management sector,
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to liaise with various stakeholders, presentation, report writing and analytical skills.
  • Capability to work effectively under deadline pressure and to take on a range of responsibilities.
  • Able to work independently and self-manage deadlines and deliverables.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
  • Knowledge of Kinyarwanda considered an asset.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Global Green Growth Institute Gender Consultant for the Waste to Resources Jobs in Rwanda