Call for Individual Consultant: Identifying Two Initial Business Investment Proposals in Ethiopia

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Contract
  • Contract type: Consultancy contract

Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization. Founded in the Netherlands 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 26 of countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses, and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV, Netherlands Development Organization, is operating in Ethiopia since the 1970s. Currently, SNV is working in eight regional states and the two city administrations of Ethiopia, providing technical assistance and program implementation in Agriculture, WASH, and Energy Sectors. SNV is an open and learning organization that focuses on improving the lives of Ethiopian through a market based approach inclusive of women and youth. In its new Strategic Plan period (2019 – 2022), SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change including strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more to escape poverty beyond our projects. For more information on SNV's operations, visit our website:

    Job Description

    SNV is a member of the €130 million Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) (, a Netherlands based consortium (led by FMO, Dutch development bank). DFCD objectives are to (i) provide finance and Technical Assistance (TA) to projects with a focus on climate change adaptation; (ii) mobilise external private sector funding at scale; and (iii) align directly with DFCD Theory of Change (ToC).

    The DFCD allows for investments in projects aimed at climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. SNV, as part of the DFCD Origination Facility, will identify and develop, together with local companies and stakeholders, bankable business case propositions, which can subsequently be picked up by the DFCD Investment Facilities (Water and Land-use) for further development, match-making and investment. The DFCD presents an important additional instrument for the Dutch government’s efforts in contributing to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    Consultancy Objective

    SNV seeks an experienced consultant to support the SNV DFCD Origination Facility team in East Africa in the following:

    Identification, assessment of private sponsors (and elaboration of two business propositions in Ethiopia that will be presented for consideration for intake by the DFCD Origination Facility.

    A. One case on bamboo (for production of bamboo products and other possible renewable energy co-products like charcoal and briquettes), and

    B.  One case on wastewater, sewerage management and environmental protection (with possible use of slurry from one of the Heineken breweries in Ethiopia for production of energy and fertilizer). 



    • Proven experience//knowledge in Agriculture and/or WaSH;
    •  At least 5 years of relevant working experience in East Africa;
    • Excellent English communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills;
    • Proven experience/knowledge in development of Business Investment Plans (preferable); and
    •  Proven experience/knowledge of Climate Change Adaptation and/or Mitigation (preferable).

    Additional requirements:

    Personal skills

    • Ability to build productive internal and external working relationships;
    • Displays a strong service and client orientation;
    • Strong team player;
    • Good networking skills;
    • Pro-active work attitude and 'can do', solution-oriented attitude;
    • Affinity with SNV’s mission and with the sectors (Agriculture, WaSH and Energy).

    Additional Information

    The detailed terms of reference and information on how to apply can be obtained by clicking the following link:

    Both the technical and financial proposals should be in a separate sealed and stamped envelope by writing the name of the specific assignment.

    2% withholding tax will be deducted from the consultant fees at the source and will be paid by SNV – Ethiopia, assuming a TIN number and license can be provided, otherwise 30% withholding tax will be deducted.

    Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office to the address below no later than 5:00 PM on 31 July, 2020.

    All submissions should be sent to: SNV Ethiopia, Human Resource Office, Africa Avenue; In front of the Millennium Hall; Next to the new Ethiopian Airlines five-star hotel under construction;  200 meter from the main road at the right side; telephone: +251 (0)11 616 6232

    For any clarification and questions use the following email : [email protected]

    SNV Ethiopia reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

    NB. All submissions shall be in hard copy. Soft copy submission will not be accepted.  


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