Agricultural / Environmental / Other

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Individual Consultant Identifying Two Initial Business Investment Proposals in Ethiopia

Re- Advertised 

Call for Individual Consultant 

Identifying Two Initial Business 

Investment Proposals in Ethiopia 

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisation 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, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) to local contexts. SNV has an annual turnover of €130 million, over 1,300 staff in more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation 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 (2019 – 2022). SNV will more explicitly aim for systems change during project preparation and implementation – by strengthening institutions and kick-starting markets that help many more, to escape poverty beyond our projects. We will continue to position ourselves as a premium organisation, with highly decentralised management. For more information on SNV, visit our website:   

SNV is a member of the €130 million Dutch Fund for Climate and Development (DFCD) (, a Netherlands based consortium (led by FMO, Dutch development bank). DFCD objectives are to (i) provide finance and Technical Assistance (TA) to projects with a focus on climate change adaptation; (i) mobilise external private sector funding at scale; and (i) align directly with DFCD Theory of Change (TOC). 

The DFCD allows for investments in projects aimed at climate change adaptation and mitigation in developing countries. SNV, as part of the DFCD Origination Facility, will identify and develop, together with local companies and stakeholders, bankable business case propositions, which can subsequently be picked up by the DFCD Investment Facilities (Water and Land-use) for further development, match-making and investment. The DFCD presents an important additional instrument for the Dutch government’s efforts in contributing to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 


SNV seeks an experienced consultant to support the SNV DFCD Origination Facility team in East Africa in the following: 

Identification, assessment of private sponsors (and elaboration of two business propositions in Ethiopia that will be presented for consideration for intake by the DFCD Origination Facility. 

A. One case on bamboo (for production of bamboo products and other possible renewable energy co-products like charcoal and briquettes), and 

B. One case on wastewater, sewerage management and environmental protection (with possible use of slurry from one of the Heineken breweries in Ethiopia for production of energy and fertilizer). 

Job Requirements 


  • Proven experiencel/knowledge in Agriculture and/or WaSH; 
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in East Africa; 
  • Excellent English communication (written and oral), reporting and presentation skills: 
  • Proven experience/knowledge in development of Business Investment Plans (preferable); and 
  • Proven experience/knowledge of Climate Change Adaptation and/or Mitigation (preferable). 
  • Additional requirements: 
  • Personal skills 
  • Ability to build productive intemal and external working relationships; 
  • Displays a strong service and client orientation; 
  • Strong team player, 
  • Good networking skills: 
  • Pro-active work attitude and can do’, solution-oriented affitude; 
  • Affinity with SNV’s mission and with the sectors (Agriculture, WaSH and Energy). 

How to Apply 

The detailed terms of reference and information on how to apply can be obtained by the following link: _Ye/view?usp=sharing or https://smrti. 10/4CRCK.  

2% with holding 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, otherwise 30% withholding tax will be deducted. 

Both the technical and financial proposals should be in a separate sealed and stamped envelope by writing the name of the specific assignment. 

Proposals must be received by SNV Addis Ababa office to the address below no later than 5:00 PM on 14 August, 2020. 

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.