Call for Consultancy: Conducting Annual Bio-digester Cost Analysis

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

Addis Ababa
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness(Management/Development/Consultancy/Plan)
DeadlineFeb 10 2021

Job 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 Ethiopia 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:     

National Biogas Programme of Ethiopia (NBPE), hosted by the Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Energy (MoWIE) has been implemented since 2009 as part of the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP). Its phase II funding for Ethiopia came to an end as of March 31, 2019. NBPE Phase I and II worked in four larger programme regions; namely Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray. 

Consultancy Objective

The cost analysis presents the cost per size for a design of household bio-digester, at a given time. This detailed cost analysis includes the cost of labour (skilled and unskilled) as well as cost of materials (both imported and procured locally). The analysis will start with separate sheets for 5 different sizes (2.5 M3, 4 M3, 6 M3, 8 M3 and 10 M3) and for 9 different programme regions (Amhara, Afar, Benishangul-Gumuz, Oromia, Gambella, Sidama, SNNPR, Somali and Tigray). The design for 4 to 10 M3 is SINIDU 2010 while for 2.5 M3 the design is different.  

Job Requirement

Applicants must fulfil the following:

1)   the applicant must be a legally registered national consulting firm;

2)   the applicant must have min. 3 years of operation completed;

3)   The bid must be submitted in 2 separate envelopes for technical and financial proposals, and

4)   The following documents must be submitted:                                                              

  • Organisational profile;
  • Team composition and the roles and responsibilities;
  • Updated CVs highlighting the qualifications and experiences; and  
  • Proposed detailed work activities and work schedule.

How to Apply

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. 

Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office to the address below no later than 5:00 PM on 10 February, 2021.

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 :

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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