Expression of Interest (EoI) To Conduct Pedagogical and Technical Review, Provision of Translation Services and Facilitate the accreditation process for the e-waste Handling Training Manual
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy, and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).
General Context of Economy and Employment Programme (Eco-Emploi) 2020 – 2022
Rwanda aspires to improve standards of living for all its citizens in the Vision of 2050. The Vision will be effected through a series of seven-year National Strategies for Transformation (NST1), underpinned by detailed sectoral strategies that are aimed toward achievement of the SDGs. The NST1 came after the implementation of two, five-year Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategies—EDPRS (2008-12) and EDPRS-2 (2013-18), under which Rwanda experienced robust economic and social performances. The growth averaged 7.5% over the decade to 2018 while per capita growth domestic product (GDP) grew at 5% annually.
However, the rate of unemployment and underemployment is still prominent. With strategies like the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) and the Private Sector Development and Youth Employment Strategy (PSDYES), the Government of Rwanda is promoting skills development and the creation of off-farm jobs. The programme GIZ Eco-Emploi as part of the priority area “Sustainable Economic Development” of the Rwandan-German Development Cooperation is supporting these efforts.
GIZ Eco-Emploi incorporates an integrated approach of technical and vocational education and training, labour market interventions, and private sector development and will be implemented between January 2020 and December 2022. The programme aims at employment-intensive growth in selected economic sectors, namely the wood industry, tourism & hospitality, and film industry, with a special focus on digitalisation. The economic empowerment of women, youth, and people with disabilities are a crosscutting effort in all activities of the Programme. GIZ Eco-Emploi works towards achieving SDG 1 "No poverty", SDG 4 "High-quality education", SDG 5 "Gender equality" and SDG 8 "Decent work and economic growth”.
Rationale of the assignment
Description of the Assignment
The demand for electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) has increased significantly in Rwanda due to the general economic growth and modernization. The 2014 inventory survey on electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) and the expected amount of e-waste to be generated showed an annual increase of 6% and a total quantity of ten thousand (10,000) tons of e-waste generated each year plus the quantities generated in the past years.
Following the rapid generation of the end of life electrical and electronic appliances; challenges posed by poor management of e-waste by the informal sector and scavengers on the environment and human health, the government of Rwanda (GoR) in partnership with Enviroserve Rwanda Green Park established a modern and environmental friendly e-waste dismantling and recycling Facility.
Since June 2019, GIZ / Eco-Emploi partners with Enviroserve Rwanda Green Park with the objective of increasing formal employment of youth in e-waste sector especially youth, women and PWDs through skills development in maintenance, repair, refurbishment and recycling of electronic and electrical equipment (EEE), increase the volume of EEE that is repaired, recycled and reused and reduce the impact of poor management of e-waste on the environment and human health.
The project runs an expert training program on sustainable e-waste handling, where trainees gain an in-depth knowledge and skills in repair, refurbishment and sustainable disposal of broken and obsolete electrical and electronic equipment. GIZ and Enviroserve have already developed a training manual on e-waste management which is available in English, the partners would therefore like to hire a consulting firm to conduct the pedagogical and technical review of the manual, provide translation services from English to Kinyarwanda as well as facilitate the manual’s accreditation process.
Objective of the assignment
The main objective of the assignment is to;
- Conduct a technical and pedagogical review of the e-waste handling training manual and other training materials
- Support the partners in the accreditation process of the training manual
- Translate the training manual from English to Kinyarwanda.
Scope of the assignment
To successfully achieve the main objectives, the consulting firm will have to perform the following tasks divided into three main tasks.
- Pedagogical and technical review of the training manual
- Review the training manual and see if it is inclusive or taking into account people with disabilities since amongst the project’s target group is people with disabilities
- Review and upgrade the training manual and include different relevant pedagogical approaches like integrative, collaborative, reflective or inquiry based.
- Work closely with GIZ, Enviroserve, and partners to add the general background on e-waste generation globally and Rwanda. The background should give definitions, e-waste generation, consumption, and its implications to both human health and environment
- The background part should breakdown the recycling chain of electrical and electronical equipment, their impact on health and safety of human beings, the national context and national legislation on e-waste.
- Add the list of literature, references, weblinks, annexes etc. the consultant will be required to advise partners on what list of annexes needs to be added to manual from the pedagogy point of view.
- Suggest areas of interventions and needed actions to improve the course content, procedure, and course outcomes.
- The background part of the manual should not exceed 30 pages
- Support partners in writing the introduction part the training manual both in Kinyarwanda and English versions
- Advise GIZ, Enviroserve, and partners on any other documents that needs to be produced alongside the training manual
- Consult resourceful websites like ifixit.com and come up with suggestions on different upgrades of the manual
- The review and upgrade of the manual should be done in the first 10 days of the assignment, so that it allows the translator to translate the final material ahead of set deadlines.
- Review the entire training manual and technically update it where necessary.
- Support the partners in the accreditation process of the e-waste handling training manual
- Ensure the training manual on e-waste handling, repair, refurbishment, and recycling is accredited by WDA/RP.
- Support the peer-review and assessment of the manual content and design and provide recommendations for improvement of the manual
- In close coordination with the partners and WDA/RP, ensure that the manual will support the trainees in developing their enterprising and employability skills
- Ensure all the comments from the WDA/RP on the manual are incorporated into the manual
- Prepare a summary presentation for the dissemination workshop ahead of final accreditation.
- Ensure that necessary emphasis is placed on the holistic development of the trainees that encompasses both their cognitive and entrepreneurial development.
- Flexibility in accordance to WDA/RP requests and availability
- Translation of the e-waste training manual from English to Kinyarwanda
- Proof-read the translated documents
- Ensure accuracy of terms and terminology used in the manual and other training materials
- Ensure translation is written in Arial font style, correct grammar, and spelling
- Share and present the draft translation to GIZ, Enviroserve and partners for review and suggestions
- All texts, including texts contained in figures, boxes, captions, sources, and covers requires translation and proofreading
- Any documents the translators and their team come into contact with during their work shall be treated as confidential and cannot be shared with any third party without prior concurrence from GIZ, Enviroserve, and partners.
Reporting and cooperation
The consulting firm will report to the Component Manager Tourism of GIZ- Eco-Emploi and the General Manager of Enviroserve Green Park Rwanda.
Key Deliverables of the assignment
- An inception report describing the consultant's understanding of the terms of reference and key deliverables, workflow process and a clear work plan for the consultancy
- Pedagogical and technically reviewed training manuals (English and Kinyarwanda versions). The manual should be enhanced with illustrations, video links and other relevant graphics.
- An accredited e-waste handling training manual
- Kinyarwanda translated manual and other training materials. (the total number of translated pages won’t exceed 100 pages)
Schedule for deliverables
Estimated Time (days)
Inception report with a clear workplan
Pedagogical and technically reviewed training manual
A translated version of the reviewed manual in Kinyarwanda
Organise one-day validation workshop
WDA/RP Accredited e-waste handling training manual
Pedagogical and technically review training manual (both versions – English & Kinyarwanda) incorporate feedback from the validation workshop
A time frame of the assignment
The assignment will be conducted in the period from August to November 2020, with a total of 25 working days. All final materials must be submitted and achieved by 30 September 2020.
- Advanced degree in education, project management, economics, research or any other related field with a minimum of 7 years working in education, research and managing projects.
- Experience in developing academical curriculums and conducting, pedagogical literature review is a strong asset
- Demonstrated good understanding of technical terms used in areas of solid waste management especially e-waste.
- Extensive experience of undertaking documents evaluations and reviews or providing strategic advice and development of public policies.
- A good understanding of relevant policy frameworks and legislation e.g. national regulations on e-waste management, e-waste policy, environment and climate change policy amongst others
- Strong analytical and writing skills with proven skills in policy recommendations and advisory work
- Excellent communication skill in English and Kinyarwanda
- Ability to engage with a cross-section of stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
- Good writing and computer skills;
- Bachelor’s degree in electronics and electrical engineering, ICTs, linguistics, Kinyarwanda, communications, or any other relevant field
- Proven skills in translation and interpretation from and into English and vice versa in the fields of solid waste, environment related topics and ICTs
- Demonstrated good understanding of technical terms used in areas of solid waste management especially e-waste and information and communication technology.
- A minimum of 2 years of progressive translation services from English to Kinyarwanda and vice versa.
- Computer literacy - desirable
EoI & evaluation criteria
EoI will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Company profile,
- Relevant experience,
- Company strategies to assure agility, flexibility and responsiveness,
- and financial offer.
Submission of EoI
Only companies are eligible to apply to this assignment, no individual consultant will be accepted.
The EoI should contain the following:
For Technical Proposal:
- A Cover letter expressing interest in this assignment;
- Technical Proposal with a brief description of why your Consulting Firm would be considered as the most suitable for the assignment, relevant expertise, and a detailed clear methodology, on how will be your approach and complete the assignment;
- The Technical Proposal should also contain the CVs of the personnel proposed in accordance with the EoI. The CVs shall not exceed 4 pages.
- Company registration certificate if applicable;
- VAT registration certificate
- Proof of successful completion of related assignments.
- Latest tax clearance certificate
For the Financial Proposal:
The Financial Proposal indicates the all-inclusive total contract price, supported by a breakdown of all costs. The cost must be in RWF and VAT excluded.
Please submit your EoI documents in two separate envelopes (1 for technical offer and 1 for financial offer) until latest Thursday 06th August 2020 at 4:00 pm, at the front desk of:
GIZ Office Kigali/Rwanda
KN 41 Street / Nr.17 – Kiyovu
B.P 59 Kigali – Rwanda
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