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Consultancy call for expression of interest: Capitalisation mission on e-waste project in Manila Philippines


1- Context

MdM is an international solidarity association which has a mission to cure the most vulnerable populations who are living in situations of crisis and exclusion throughout France and the world.

Brief presentation of the project

E-waste is a term commonly used to represent almost all types of electrical and electronic equipment that has entered or could enter the waste stream. It is also known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). E-waste is one specific category of solid waste, and it is qualified as toxic waste and hazardous waste, due to the toxic agents it contains.

According to the regulations in place in the Philippines, e-waste should be managed by the Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) facilities. However, a large majority of the e-waste is handled by the informal sector. The practices in the informal sector include dismantling of any kind of electronic and electrical appliances in order to recover the valuable parts (metals as copper, zinc, alluminion..) and other components (plastic and alike). During the the e-waste dismantling process, dangerous chemicals (toxic agents) are released.

On the long term, people exposed to such materials may suffer neurological, immunological and reproductive system problems and different forms of cancer. The effects are particularly dramatic for vulnerable population like children, adolescents and pregnant and lactating women: developmental problems and low IQ in children and adolescents, miscarriages and intoxication of children during pregnancy or through breast milk, etc.

MdM pilot project has been designed based on the results of a need assessment conducted in collaboration with the Enivormental Engineering Department of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Metro Manila, at the end of 2011.

Following a risk reduction approach, three main components can be identified into the project: 1) the mitigation of their exposure, through IEC sessions, promotion of protective measure and preventive activities; 2) community organizing and development through capacity building ; 3) access to quality health care, through the collaboration with health care providers. Implementation of a targeted advocacy and sensitizing come across these three componets.

The principal objective is to contribute to the reduction of mortality and morbidity linked to environmental factors in the toxic waste recycling sector of Metro Manila.

The specific objective is to contribute, in 4 years, to the mitigation of sanitary and environmental consequences of electronic and electrical waste informal dismantling in urban poor communities of Metro Manila.

The areas of intervention are 4 urban poor areas of Manila, with large communities of Dismantlers. Target populations are: informal e-waste dismantlers (men and women) their families and their communities who cumulate sanitary, socioeconomic and environmental risks, as well as health care providers.
The Veolia Foundation is supporting MdM financially, as well as on technical questions.

2- Objective of the consultancy

The main objective of this capitalisation is to trace the history, analyze the process of the whole project set up and implementation, in terms of financing, activities, community mobilization, in order to gather lessons learnt and recommendations on this type of project (environmental health impact due to hazardous waste management). The maximum total budget available for this consultancy is 15.000 EUR.

3- Sought after profile

We require the following from the candidate research consultancy firms or individual consultants: - A good experience in Evaluation/Capitalisation of humanitarian projects

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Professional experience in/with International NGOs, preferably on medical projects / toxic waste management
  • Experience in Asia is a strong asset
  • Fluency in English (French is an asset)

4- Schedule

Application deadline: 21/09/2015 at 10h (CET)

Deadline for a complete proposal: 12/10/2015 at 10h (CET)

Required start date for the capitalisation: 02/11/2015

‘Field’ phase of the consultancy approx. : 15 days between 01/11/2015 and 15/12/2015

Required date for the hand-over of the definitive report: 10/01/2016 This schedule is indicative and can be submitted to modifications.

Documents to be submitted

The consultants and/or research consultancy firms who wish to apply to this call for expression of interest, must transmit:

  • A CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • A cover letter (maximum 3 pages) indicating: experience in similar conditions, references regarding the execution of analogue contracts, dates when available to consult, other, etc…

These applications must be sent to the following email address: with as the reference subject: Philippines/Capitalisation before 21st September 2015at 10 h (Paris time/CET)

A maximum of six candidates will be short-listed and invited to submit a complete proposal replying to the terms of reference which will be sent to them.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: MDM - Médecins du Monde
  • Location: Manila
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-21

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