Rwanda: Green Urban Planner Consultant
Advisory Support: Level E
31 October 2016
23 December 2016
USD $200 –USD $325
Up to USD $13,000 (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. 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 Knowledge Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.
This work is being done by helping countries with the following:
– Financing of INDCs: Identifying what it will cost for a country to implement its INDC
– Resource Mobilization: Assisting countries to find the finance needed
– Domestic Financial Vehicles: Ensuring countries have the correct structures in place to receive international climate finance that include robust management structures and reporting systems
– Bankable Projects: Building capacity within countries to identify projects and to structure them in such a way as to attract both public and private finance.
The Rwandan Government, under its Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (II), has pioneered a vision of a Green City Concept. The first phase of this project will be a housing development with multiple green aspects incorporated within it, acting as a pilot to lead the way for further scaling up of green building and green urban planning projects.
Horizon Group has set aside approx. 13 Hectares of prime land in Kinyinya, Gasabo District, Kigali City; to be the Green City Pilot Phase 1 Cactus Park Green Housing Development. In partnership with The Rwanda Environment Fund –FONERWA, Preliminary Technical studies have been concluded leading to the development of the preliminary Structural Engineering Designs to guide construction activity.
Since the completion of the Technical studies – A market study and business plan has been undertaken which has led to requests for changes to some of the sizes of the unit designs – to suit market considerations. The business plan has also led to requests for changes to the master plan layout – to increase density and vary the mix and types of units.
The purpose of this to revise the Masterplan and make further adjustments in order to address the issues highlighted in the market survey incorporated into the business plan.
Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:
The consultant shall conduct the creation of a modified Masterplan and typology design drawings for the Cactus Park Housing Development in Kigali City. These modifications should address concerns and issues raised by the market survey; conducted as part of the Business Plan completed by Horizon for the project. The revised plan must sufficiently detail further design drawings to be completed. The completion of the revised Masterplan and typology design drawings will allow Horizon to compile financial costings for the whole project which then allows them to seek financing to implement the project.
The Consultant shall be home based with the expectation that meetings will be required with Horizon Group in Kigali. The cost of these will be borne by the Consultant and will not be chargeable back to GGGI. The Consultant shall provide technical support for Rwanda Country Program as part of the GIS team, under the guidance of Country team and the GIS Principal. The Consultant shall report to GIS Principal Green Investment Specialist and Rwanda Country Representative.
Scope of Work:
The Consultant shall:
Prepare the revised Masterplan and Typologies. This requires design and technical work to try, where reasonable, to meet the changes and requirements listed below.
The work shall be included as an addendum to the Technical studies (with clear drawings, illustrations and revised calculations included identifying any changes) to enable further detailed design development to take place.
The work shall be undertaken in two phases, Scoping Phase and the Delivery Phase when preparing revised Masterplan and Typologies.
Component 1A: Outline of Changes to Brief:
Changes to the 3 existing typologies and 1 new design of a further 4th (Apartment 2-bedroom typology) to increase general room sizes to meet market demand. Where possible, the typologies revisions shall
Component 1B: Changes to Master Plan:
The master plan shall be revised, where possible to
The masterplan shall to be revised as follows, as agreed in principle with Horizon Group (units to aim to meet these numbers as closely to as possible).
Total Masterplan units – between 410-415 UNITS
Component 1C: Outline of design information required
The Consultantshall undertake the following key components/activities:
Green Urban Planner Consultant
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)