International short-term experts in organisational development and/or circular economy

Posted on:
16 Sep, 2022
Application by:
3 Oct, 2022
Project status:
Tender
Project title:
Structuring knowledge partnerships for the circular economy
Period of project:
from mid March 2023 onwards
Duration of assignment:
120wd for a pool of 3-5 experts (70wd from remote, 50wd in Colombia)
Country:
Colombia
Duty station:
remote and Bogotá
Job code:
PSD-COL22GIZ0262/3

Project description

In June 2022 the German technical cooperation in Colombia launched the “Resource-efficient circular economy” (ProUsar) project, with the objective to strengthen the innovation potential of the private sector for the implementation of a resource and climate-friendly circular economy. The project will run until June 2025. The implementing partners are the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible, MinAmbiente) and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, Min-Comercio). The target group of the project includes specialists and managers from enterprises relevant for the three pre-selected economic sectors: textile, electric and electronic appliances, and packaging (focus on plastic packaging).


The project defines three outputs: (1) The coordination of goals, instruments, and procedures for implementing a circular economy in selected sectors of the private sector is improved; (2) Companies from selected sectors have initiated the implementation of innovative and bankable concepts for a resource- and climate-friendly circular economy, and (3) Knowledge about sustainable production and consumption patterns in the context of the circular economy has been strengthened.


The subject of this opportunity is the implementation of activities for Output 3. The work packages will primarily include: (1) structuring and establishing of three functioning knowledge partnerships across the three predefined value chains, ideally under the PREVENT Waste Alliance, (2) bringing the three knowledge partnerships into operationalization and ensuring their smooth functioning and sustainability. For the fruitful and sustainable functioning of the partnerships, it is planned to engage national and international partners from different fields (e.g., associations, think tanks, academia, NGOs, national, regional, and international organisations, private sector/ enterprises, business associations, chambers of commerce) through a variety of formats and activities, including but not limited to workshops, trainings, study tours, conferences, and hackathons.

Job description

International Short-Term Experts will primarily support the team in identification and approaching of relevant stakeholders both internationally and in the region, and in the prioritisation of solutions to be developed/ implemented. The experts will also provide advisory services to knowledge partnership members regarding the content and the process of collaboration. They will also document and disseminate international solutions that could be implemented in the three value chains in Colombia.

Moreover, experts will contribute to exchange and capacity building events, through development of documents, concepts and training materials; through preparation, implementation, participation in and moderation of events; as well as other relevant interventions.

International experts will also support the two remaining ProUSAR outputs by developing and preparing relevant documents and information.

Tasks of the international expert pool

  • Support in the identification and approaching of relevant stakeholders at the regional and international level and in the prioritisation of solutions to be developed/ implemented
  • Support and complement the team of long-term experts to document and disseminate international solutions that could be implemented in the 3 value chains in Colombia
  • Intervene in exchange and capacity building events and other formats at international level
  • Development of documents, concepts, training materials, etc.
  • Development and preparation of any relevant documents and information for the other two outputs of ProUSAR (Output 1: The coordination of goals, instruments, and procedures for implementing a circular economy in selected sectors of the private sector is improved, Output 2: Companies from selected sectors have initiated the implementation of innovative and bankable concepts for a resource- and climate-friendly circular economy)
  • Provide advisory services to other Colombian and international partners of the knowledge partnerships on the content and the process of collaboration
  • Preparation, implementation, participation and/or moderation of any events relevant to the knowledge partnerships or capacity development/trainings

Qualifications

Education/ training:

  • *2 experts with university degree (master’s) in (environmental) engineering, environmental science, business management, natural resource management, waste management, circular economy, or similar.
  • *1 expert with university degree in organizational development or change management, social science or similar (master’s)
Language:

  • All experts with knowledge of Spanish C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, all experts with knowledge of English C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

General professional experience - all experts with:

  • (1) 12 years of professional experience in one of the three value chains or related circular economy and waste management activities
  • (2) of which 5 years on another continent (international context)
Specific professional experience:

  • All experts with 12 years of professional experience in one of the relevant thematic fields mentioned in the table below
Regional experience:

  • All experts with 3 years of work experience in Latin America, all experts with 2 years of work experience in Colombia
Development cooperation (DC) experience:

  • All experts with 5 years of experience in DC
Other:

  • 2 experts with 3 years of experience working on issues related to gender equality, equal representation for women, and women participation in the labor force



Table: List of thematic fields/ experiences required from experts:
 

Thematic field
Specific experience of experts
Textiles
- Resource efficiency and sustainable design in textile production,
- Reverse logistics,
- Chemical or mechanical recycling,
- Leasing of textiles,
- Use of recycled materials
Electric and electronic domestic appliances
- Sustainable product design,
- Repair and life-time extension,
- Reverse logistics and Extended Producer Responsibility,
- Remanufacturing,
- Recycling of different electronic fractions,
- Product-as-a-service business models,
- Use of recycled materials
Wrapping and packaging (focus on plastic)
- Sustainable product or packaging design (incl. recyclability),
- Plastic waste prevention,
- Use of alternative or recycled materials,
- Reverse logistics and Extended Producer Responsibility,
- Mechanical or chemical recycling options,
- Reusable products and logistics systems
Capacity building and knowledge exchange
- Experience in setting up and accompanying multi-stakeholder networks or knowledge partnerships
- Experience with providing inputs to exchange forums and conferences, trainings and on-the job advice to private and public sector stakeholders
Research and documentation of case studies
- Experience in evaluating and documenting lessons learnt, case studies or reference business models
- Experience in selecting and using channels for disseminating case studies and experiences
Innovation and business model development
- Experience in setting up or guiding innovation processes
- Experience in analysing and developing business models, commercialisation strategies,
- Digital tools and ecosystems for selected value chains
Sustainability management in industrial value chains
- Experience in identifying and establishing new processes for sustainable design and production in industrial value chains (e.g., resource efficiency, sustainable materials, value chain traceability, reverse logistics, commercialisation of product-as-as-service models)
- Eco-labels

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  Dagmar Roehr roehr@gfa-group.de

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