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Consultancy for Faecal Sludge Emptying Services and Safe Disposal tendering job at SNV

Expression of Interest

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

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About the Organisation (Buyer)

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and water to local contexts. SNV has over 1,600 staff in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.

In its new Strategic Plan period (2022-2030), SNV will aim to deepen partnerships with financial institutions, governments, and private sector to expand our impact driven finance portfolio. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline and catalyse partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy and water systems which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.

Subject of Procurement

Consultancy for Faecal Sludge Emptying Services and Safe Disposal tendering job at SNV

Tender Details

SNV Information.

  • In May 2018, the Netherlands Ministry SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization that applies practical know-how to make a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty. We use our extensive and long-term in-country presence to apply and adapt our top-notch expertise in agriculture, energy, and water to local contexts. SNV has over 1,600 staff in more than 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organization that uses project financing to implement our mission. This requires us to work efficiently and to invest in operational excellence.


  • In its new Strategic Plan period (2022-2030), SNV will aim to deepen partnerships with financial institutions, governments, and private sector to expand our impact driven finance portfolio. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organization and invest in making knowledge flow to and from the frontline and catalyse partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy and water systems which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all. For more information on SNV's operations, visit our website: www.snvworld.org.


Project Background.

  • SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in partnership with the four district local governments of Lira, Dokolo, Kole and Alebtong is implementing a three-year (November 2022 to October 2025) Sustainable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SWaSSH4A) project, funded by Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The project is expected to realise the following results by the end of the project life: 237,500 people have sustained access to safe water supply and are reached through hygiene promotion activities; 50,000 gain access to improved climate resilient sanitation; 40,000 people gain access to basic handwashing with soap.

  • The project has two components; water supply and sanitation and hygiene. The first year of implementation of the project ends in December this year. This implies that there are less than 2 months remaining for the implementation of the project activities in the first year.

  • It is against the above background that SNV Uganda requires the services of a Sanitation and Hygiene Consultant on a short-term contract , to support implementation of specific sanitation and hygiene project activities, working hand in hand with the project officer, sanitation and hygiene.


Job Description

Objective of the assignment.

  • The main objective of the assignment is to enhance and improve the provision of emptying services and safe waste disposal by conducting a comprehensive market assessment, developing a well-structured service proposal, and conducting pilot testing to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the proposed service model in the districts of Dokolo, Lira, Alebtong and Kole.

Scope of the assignment.

  • The consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks among others:



General:

Market Assessment:

  • Desk Research: Review existing data, reports, and studies related to sanitation and emptying services to gather baseline information.

  • Field Surveys: Conduct field surveys to assess the current demand, supply, and preferences for emptying services. This may involve interviewing households, businesses, and local authorities.

  • Competitor Analysis: Identify and analyze existing emptying service providers to understand their operations, pricing strategies, and market share.

  • Regulatory Analysis: Assess relevant regulations and policies that impact the emptying services sector.

  • Service Proposal Development:

  • Service Design: Collaborate with experts to design effective and environmentally friendly emptying services, including the selection of appropriate technologies.

  • Pricing Strategy: Develop a pricing model that is competitive, affordable, and sustainable for different user groups.

  • Safety Protocols: Establish safety protocols and guidelines for emptying, transportation, and disposal of waste.

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: Assess and propose methods for the safe disposal of waste that minimize environmental impact.

  • Testing and Validation:

  • Pilot Programs: Implement pilot projects to test the proposed service proposal in a real-world context. This includes practical testing of emptying, transportation, and disposal procedures.

  • Feedback Collection: Gather feedback from users and stakeholders to identify areas for improvement in the service proposal.

  • Performance Evaluation: Assess the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed service model, taking into account cost-effectiveness and user satisfaction.

  • Report and Documentation:

  • Market Assessment Report: Prepare a comprehensive report detailing the findings of the market assessment, including demand, competition, and regulatory aspects.

  • Service Proposal Document: Develop a detailed service proposal document outlining the design, pricing, safety protocols, and environmental considerations.

  • Pilot Project Reports: Summarize the outcomes of the pilot projects, lessons learned, and recommendations for refinement.

  • Sustainability Plan:

  • Long-term Sustainability: Develop strategies and recommendations to ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of the emptying services.

  • Policy Recommendations:

  • Policy Advocacy: Make recommendations for policy changes or improvements that can support the growth of safe emptying and disposal services.


Expected outputs

Market Assessment Outputs:

  • Market Assessment Report: A comprehensive report detailing the findings of the market assessment, including insights into current demand, supply, competition, and regulatory landscape.

  • Competitor Analysis: A summary of the analysis of existing emptying service providers, their operational practices, and market share.

  • Regulatory Analysis Report: A report highlighting the relevant regulations and policies impacting the emptying services sector.

  • Service Proposal Outputs:

  • Service Proposal Document: A well-documented service proposal outlining the design, pricing, safety protocols, and environmental considerations for emptying services.

  • Pricing Model: A clear and competitive pricing model for the proposed services, including different pricing strategies for various user groups.

  • Safety Protocols and Guidelines: Established safety protocols and guidelines for safe emptying, transportation, and disposal of waste.

  • Environmental Impact Assessment: An assessment report outlining methods for environmentally responsible waste disposal.

  • Testing and Validation Outputs:

  • Pilot Project Reports: Summarized reports from pilot projects, including feedback, performance evaluation, lessons learned, and recommendations for improvement.

  • Report and Documentation:

  • Final Consultancy Report: A comprehensive report summarizing all activities, findings, and recommendations, as well as a roadmap for the implementation of the proposed service model.

  • Sustainability Plan:

  • Sustainability Strategies: Strategies and recommendations for ensuring the long-term sustainability and growth of the emptying and disposal services.

  • Policy Recommendations:

  • Policy Advocacy Report: Recommendations for policy changes or improvements that can support the growth and development of safe emptying and disposal services.

  • Document review

  • The consultant is expected to review the following documents among others:

  • Project Document for Sustainable Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SWaSSH4A) project

  • SSH4A project document

  • Business Analysis of Fecal Sludge Management: Emptying and Transportation Services in Africa and Asia.

  • UGANDA IMPROVING THE STATE OF SANITATION by Sushmita Sengupta and Sristhi Anand.

  • MOH (2021): National Open Defecation Free and Accelerated Basic Sanitation RoadMap (2021-2025)

  • GOU (2020): National Design Manual for Sanitation Facilities along the service chain in Uganda

  • Follow -UP Mandona (FUM) Handbook; A field guide for accelerating open defecation free communities through a Community-Led Total sanitation Approach.

  • Handbook on Community Led-Total Sanitation (CLTS) and CLTS- Plus approach.

  • Deliverables

  • The following are the key deliverables under this assignment:

  • Market Assessment Deliverables:

  • Market Assessment Report.

  • Competitor Analysis Report.

  • Regulatory Analysis Report.

  • Service Proposal Deliverables:

  • Service Proposal Document.

  • Pricing Model.

  • Safety Protocols and Guidelines.

  • Environmental Impact Assessment Report.

  • Testing and Validation Deliverables:

  • Pilot Project Reports.

  • Report and Documentation:

  • Final Consultancy Report.

  • Sustainability Plan:

  • Sustainability Strategies.

  • Policy Recommendations:

  • Policy Advocacy Report.


Qualifications

Qualification and Experience

  • The consultant should:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields; social sciences, public health, statistics, economics, engineering, etc

  • Have a min. of 10 years’ experience in WASH Sector in Uganda

  • Demonstrated experience in working with local governments and rural communities in Uganda

  • Be familiar with SNV projects, processes, and M&E Protocols.

  • Be familiar with participatory approaches for sanitation and hygiene promotion.

  • Be familiar with WASH Sector legal, regulatory and policy frameworks in Uganda.

  • Additional Information

  • Duration of the exercise

  • The assignment is for a maximum of one month: spanning the month of 20th November and 20th December 2023.


Assignment budget

  • The budget for this assignment will be covered under SWaSSH4A project under budge lines SP1934-1.2.08 and SP1934-1.2.09.

  • How to apply

  • Interested and qualified consultants who meet the above requirements are asked to submit the technical and financial proposals by email to ugandatenders@snv.org not later than 15th November 2023.

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