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Rwanda: FONERWA Senior Project Developer Consultant


Rwanda: FONERWA Senior Project Developer Consultant

Contract Type
Individual Consultant (Deliverable)
Individual Consultant G
Salary scale
Individual Consultant Scale
Contract Duration
30 Days estimated (1 July - 31 October 2017)
Date to close
Ref No



Senior Project Developer (Rwanda)



Advisory Support (Level G)


Duty Station

Kigali, Rwanda (or Global)

Contract Length

Start Date

1 July 2017

End Date

30 Oct  2017


Part time

Contract Value

Daily Rate

N/A (deliverable-based)

Days Estimated

 30 days estimated

Total Fees

 Up to USD 18,900 (dependent on experience)

Specifics of Recruitment

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

The Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), based at GGGI's Seoul headquarters works with programs in countries and on projects, by: 

• Providing technical and financial know-how through advice to country programs in the areas of energy, green cities, land-use and water;
• Working with the Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division (GGP&I) on the development of service offerings (in GGGI’s four main focus areas) and related methodologies (delivery approaches);
• Converting experience gained through country activities and engagement in international networks into elements of South-South cooperation programs, sub-regional knowledge sharing programs and national level capacity building activities;
• Contributing to the preparation of corporate communication material;

IPSD has two closely integrated departments which underpin the relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of GGGI's in-country delivery: (i) Policy Solutions (PS) which provides deep sectoral technical advice to country programs concrete options, guidance, and capacity development for policymakers and investors; (ii) Green Investment Services (GIS) - which identify and mobilize innovative financing mechanisms and improve the conditions for public and private green investments.

GIS facilitates green growth through three main pillars. By “Designing Innovative Financial Instruments”, GIS designs financial structures and instruments which can meet risk-reward expectations of investors and enable capital flows into the sector; by “Building National Financing Vehicles”, GIS conducts diagnostic analysis and either supports countries to scale up their national level financial institutions or

establish new ones; and by “Developing Green Bankable Projects”, GIS supports GGGI member countries to create an enabling environment and develop a bankable project pipeline.


This task is a part of GGGI’s support work for FONERWA, the specialized financing vehicle for climate projects in Rwanda. This task focuses in developing project pipeline for the new hybrid version of the fund as well as resource mobilization. It is aligned with GGGI’s strategic areas of interest to develop national financing vehicles (NFVs) and green bankable projects.


Project Background


Rwanda’s vision is to become a low-carbon, climate resilient economy by 2050. To help finance and coordinate achievement of this vision, in 2012 the Government of Rwanda established an environment and climate fund (the FONERWA Fund) in law. 


After just over 3 years of operations, the FONERWA Fund has raised close to USD $50 million in direct capitalization. These funds are now fully committed to 35 competitively awarded public, private and civil society-operated projects. On-ground project results to date range from improving access of 6,807 households to off-grid energy and creation of almost 60,000 green jobs, to protecting almost 13,000 hectares of land against erosion, supporting more than 22,000 people to cope with the impacts of climate change. 


The signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in December 2015 marked a strategic turning point for Rwanda and FONERWA.  FONERWA was highlighted as the institution responsible for mobilizing additional internal and external climate funds for implementation of Rwanda’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).  In 2016, application to revise the FONERWA Law commensurate with the NDC mandate were submitted, to empower FONERWA as a special status institution with broadened responsibilities to independently mobilize, manage and coordinate climate and environment finance, as well as make critical human resources decisions to attract and retain talent.


The plan is for FONERWA to become more strategic by operating a hybrid fund (part demand-led, part supply-led). On a rolling, demand-led basis, a minimum of 30% of total funds will target innovative private sector investments while 15% will target civil society groups working with particularly vulnerable groups.  The remaining 55% of total funds will be programmed through targeted (biannual) calls for largely public proposals guided by strategic national priorities.


Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

The objective of this assignment is to successfully raise funding for the Rwanda climate fund, FONERWA,  from a potential funding source through the completion of a project proposal with the support of GGGI in country

As part of GGGI’s mandate to support FONERWA to full sustainability, resource mobilization initiatives are being undertaken. In this particular assignment a concept note and full proposal will be completed with support from GGGI in Rwanda for submission to one potential source of funding, including any revisions required before approval..

The Consultant will be part of the Rwanda team, reporting directly to the Project Manager – Principle Green Finance Specialist, with overall guidance from Country Representative Rwanda.  ,

Scope of Work:

The Consultant shall lead the creation of a project proposal for submission to a potential source of funding. They shall define the project design, workplan and budget, with the support of GGGI staff in Rwanda.  They will work with FONERWA and GGGI to make any revisions required to such proposal in order to address any concerns and to help convince potential funder of the project merits that would lead to successful funding. .


Such project proposal must include but not be limited to:

1)       Context Analysis

  • Project Background
  • Relevance / rational of Project
  • what development issue is the project proposing to address


2)       Project Description

  • Detailed Results Framework
  • Logframe and workplan in addition to narrative showing impacts/outputs/activities
  • Operational flow chart of funding with overview of relevant contractual arrangements
  • Analysis of social inclusion and gender via Human Rights Based Approach
  • Sustainability plan


3)       Policy Relevance

  • Explanation of project’s alignment with potential funders policy priorities
  • Illustrate alignment with GoR policies and priorities


4)       Stakeholder Alignment

  • Stakeholder analysis and coordination
  • Value for Money and project relevance


5)       Risks, Assumptions and Mitigating Measures

  • Risk Analysis around ‘Do No Harm’ needs
  • Risk Management plan  


6)       Project Management and Backstopping

  • Resource plan and Ownership structure


7)       Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Detail Monitoring and Evaluation schedule
  • Integration plan for results and risks 

8)       Budget

  • Full budget breakdown including procurement plan (assisted by GGGI)


9)       Any other relevant topics as required by the potential funder and/or GGGI in pursuit of proposal acceptance.




Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:


The Consultant shall deliver the following Outputs:





Output 1

Project Concept Note for submission

3 weeks following start of contract



Potential funder review and consultation (3 weeks)


Full Draft Project Proposal for submission

12 weeks following start of contract



Further review and revision following comments

Output 2

Full Project Proposal (final)

By Oct 31st 2017

Output 3

PowerPoint summary of Proposal

By Oct 31st 2017


Proposal must include an Executive Summary not longer than 2 pages


All reports must be in English (United States usage), prepared in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in hard copy and electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and related information.


Output Delivery and Payment Schedule are as follow:



Due Date*

Payment %

Output 1

In 3 weeks from the start of assignment


Output 2 & 3

Oct 31st  2017


* negotiable



  • Minimum of 15-20 years of experience in business development in public sector and/or development financing, with a Master’s degree (or equivalent combination on relevant education and experience).
  • Experience in Rwandan market is a must.
  • Experience in developing business models and submitting proposals to donors in the climate sector is a must.
  • Substantive relevant experience (at least 5-7 years), with robust understanding in donor financing
  • Strong strategic planning and impeccable analytical writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with a particular ability to communicate with stakeholders of public and private sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic advisory and consulting.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; an understanding of Kinyarwanda is an advantage.


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: Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Kigali
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2017-07-12

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