Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Consultant

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Rwanda 🇷🇼



Rwanda: Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy Consultant 



Technical Support: Level F


Duty Station

Kigali, Rwanda

Contract Length

Start Date

19/10 /2016

End Date




Contract Value       

Daily Rate

USD $350 – USD $440

Days Estimated

Up to 90 working days

Total Fees

Up to USD $ 38,720

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. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. 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.

GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated work streams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Investment & Policy Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.

GGGI is supporting the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda in the development of the Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategy as part of the implementation of the Rwanda Climate Resilient Green Cities program. This support will facilitate the proper mainstreaming of gender sensitive actions into the Ministry of Infrastructure sectors/sub-sectors. 

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

The main objective of developing this strategy is to provide a technical tool for guidance and effective mainstreaming of gender in infrastructure programs and projects as well as improving skills of sector experts and policy makers on how to identify and integrate infrastructure related gender issues and concerns in design, planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of sector interventions.

The Government of Rwanda (GoR) adopted its Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS II) for the 2013-2018 timeline to guide Rwanda’s medium-term development ambitions. The EDPRS II translates GoR’s priorities for public spending, together with key performance targets, projected financing and macroeconomic assumptions, implementation and monitoring strategies. This includes the strengthening of the strategic economic activities through greater production, exports and increased value-added as well as diversification of products and services.

The above mentioned National commitments have been translated into various national policies and programs amongst which is National Gender Policy.

The Consultant will report to the Country Representative and will have constant interaction with the planning division of the Ministry of Infrastructure for guidance and feedback to ensure ownership and coordination.

Scope of Work:

The Consultant shall, through consultations with relevant stakeholders, perform a comprehensive situational analysis for the current status of infrastructure sector in terms of gender mainstreaming in Rwanda.  The identified gaps should be put forward and formulated into strategic actions to be undertaken by the existing work of key institutions within all infrastructure sub-sectors, namely Energy, Water and Sanitation, Transport, Housing and Urbanization.

The structure of the Report should be as follows:

  • Provide a literature review, with a background and an introduction of the other National Policy initiatives drawing in the gender perspective and including the objectives of the strategy and the methodology to be used. 
  • Provide a SWOC Analysis that highlights (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Challenges) the current status for gender mainstreaming in the infrastructure sector within the context of Vision 2020, EDPRS II and the National Gender Policy.  This part should outline clearly the following key points: 

I.  Provide a background in the context of gender related issues within all the infrastructure sub-sectors in Rwanda.  (Energy, water & Sanitation, Transport, Housing and Urbanization)

II.   Identify gender gaps and  discuss the importance attributed to gender issues vis-à-vis all infrastructure sub-infrastructures and provide recommendations

III. Outline at least 3 key strategic entry points in each infrastructure sub-sectors where gender equality outcomes can be maximised.

Proposal of the Infrastructure Gender Mainstreaming Strategic Framework & Implementation plan for a five year period; (2017-2022): To ensure that gender is mainstreamed in all infrastructure sub-sectors (Energy, Water, Transport, Housing and urbanization) the consultant will be required to propose Gender Mainstreaming Framework & implementation plan which provides strategic actions based on the identified gaps and strategic entry points in the above mentioned key sub-sectors of infrastructure.

Gender Monitoring and Evaluation frame work showing key performance indicators and targets across a five year period;  (2017-2022) : To enhance monitoring and evaluation of gender related indicators in the Infrastructure sector the consultant will be required to develop gender monitoring and evaluation framework including indicators, baselines and targets for a 5 years (2017-2022) period. 

Costs of the strategic actions for Gender mainstreaming in infrastructure sector; basing on the proposed strategic actions the consultant will make sure that those actions are costed. The costing of the aforementioned actions will be discussed in the strategy validation meetings. 

Gender Equality Mainstreaming Capacity building strategy and guideline for infrastructure sector ; Based on the gaps identified in each sub-sector the consultant will provide strategies and overall guidelines to be undertaken to train technicians and policy makers within the sector to improve the understanding and awareness of gender equality principles for better implementation.

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

  1.              i.        An inception report will first be shared by the consultant three weeks after the signature of the contract.  The inception report should contain at a minimum a list of documents to be reviewed, a detailed work plan and methodology to be used, which will be reviewed by a quality assurance committee established to the effect.
  2.            ii.        A draft report covering all the components presented in the scope of the study above will be submitted and discussed with stakeholders in a validation workshop 8 weeks after the submission of the inception report. The final validation will include inputs from the Senior Management of MININFRA.
  3.          iii.        Final report (in MS Word format) incorporating feedback received from the validation workshop together with a summary in Power Point Presentation format.


In order to properly undertake the services, the Consultant should possess the following experience and qualifications:

  • At least 10 years of experience (is this rate determined based on $440/daily rate?) [ODO1] in development of institutional strategies; policies, guidelines or related documents, preferably with focus on gender mainstreaming.
  • Master degree in Social Studies, Development, with a bias to gender and social inclusion or related field.
  • Having produced at least one gender strategy or carried out gender related studies
  • Knowledge and experience in other specific areas of development, especially in infrastructure development in Rwanda
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of carrying out studies/surveys in Rwanda and the region
  • Comprehensive familiarity with and understanding of Rwanda’s Economy
  • Proven analytical skills in gender mainstreaming in infrastructure or related area.
  • Fluency in English is a must