Save the Environment Ethiopia Consultant for Bio-gas Feasibility Study Jobs

Save the Environment Ethiopia Consultant for Bio-gas Feasibility Study Jobs

Job Id: 220927

Category: Consultancy and Training, Environment and Natural Resource

Location: Melkadida refugee camp, Somali


Job Description

For Feasibility study of energy from Biogas in Melkadida Refugee Operation


Dollo Ado refugee camps are located at the South Eastern part of Ethiopia in the Somali Regional State, between Bokolmayo and Dollo Ado wereda. Dollo Ado itself is a small town in south-east Ethiopia, bordering north-east Kenya and north-west of South Somalia.

It is located nearly 1000 km away from Ethiopia‘s capital city, Addis Ababa. The Dollo Ado refugee camps host approximately 213,786 refugees spread across five Camps and the cost community population amount of 198,742 individuals.

The limited services provided in the camps fuels the desire to move onwards and/or to live outside the camps.

Improving the services and facilities in the camps and in urban settings is therefore an essential component of a comprehensive solution, and will contribute to offering alternatives to onward movement with refugees living in a dignified situation in Ethiopia

There is often conflict between host and refugee communities as they share scarce resources, such as water and pasture for livestock as well as firewood thereby posing protection risks to the PoC.

Further protection risks are experienced by women, girls (and sometimes children) as they have to travel long distances in search of firewood, exposing this group to the risk of SGBV and other forms of abuse.

The absence of sufficient alternative sources of energy, forced both the host and refugee communities alike to rely mainly on solid biomass both for cooking of their food and household lighting.

The search for firewood forces refugees to travel long distances away from the camps, which consume substantial amount of time for children and women.

This also causes school dropout and poor attendance rate, the health record, revealed the rise of eye diseases and upper respiratory infections stemming directly from the smoke related with the use of solid biomass for cooking and indoor pollutant.

The randomly carried out assessment in the camps indicated that the refugees sell portions of their food ration in order to address their energy need.

The absence of cost effective and sustainable energy sources for different institutions and organizations has also affected their proper functioning.

These institutions are usually using generators which incur a costly running cost and are very noisy.

The problem is mainly aggravated due to the absence of sufficient alternative sources of energy for cooking their food and household lighting.

Moreover, the cultural and religious believes have long been a bottleneck to effectively adopting some of the energy source alternatives such as biogases and as well as the effective use of common kitchen connected to one energy source.

SEE Melkadida Sub-office as part of energy projects funded by UNHCR seeks a consultant to carry out a feasibility study to assess the technical and economical demand for biogas energy connected to slaughter houses.

Together with the feasibility study the consultant will also submit a detailed design for a biogas energy system that can be more effective in using all the inputs from the slaughter house to yield the maximum possible amount of energy.

The feasibility study is expected to take a period of one month and to be conducted in October 2019. SEE will recruit the consulting firm in accordance with internal rules & regulations and using a quality and cost-based selection method, based on full technical proposals (FTP) from the short-listed firms. The selected firm will be engaged using a time-based contract.


The consultant firm will conduct a feasibility study on biogas energy from slaughter house wastes across the five refugee camps and in both host community woredas.

The primary objective of this feasibility study is to identify the sustainability of the technology, compare it with the existing cook stove solution, underline challenges and finally to have an estimated
cost for biogas project implementation.

Besides those objectives, UNHCR, IPs or Ops will use this feasibility study as a reference to attract different donors and to introduce the advantage of implementing biogas technology in the area.

The consultant will also draft a detailed design for a biogas energy system that can be more effective in using all the inputs from the slaughter house to yield the maximum possible amount of energy.

The detailed design has the objective to compare the suggested biogas system against the commonly used and possible alternative energy sources such as cook-stoves, and to plan ahead fund and logistic for the implementation.

Scope of Services, Tasks and Expected Deliverables:

The scope of the consulting firm includes:

(i) Inception Report.

(ii) Feasibility Study;

(iii) Project Implementation Plan;

(v) Design of biogas System. Specifics of the consulting firm’s tasks are outlined below:

Inception Report:

Following the signing of the contract, the Inception Report has to be submitted to SEE Program Coordinator within one week of the commencement of the assignment.

This report shall summarize the Consultants’ initial findings and will present a first assessment of available data. The Inception Report shall also contain:

  • Details regarding the methodology to be applied by the consultant during the execution of the project; and
  • A tentative action plan for all activities to be undertaken during the study along with their respective deadlines.
  • It will also provide additional guarantee of adherence to, and interpretation of the TOR.
  • Compare the biogas solution against the commonly used and other alternative cook stoves, providing technical benefits and challenges, operational and maintenance costs and eventual saving.

    Project Implementation Plan

  • Based on the feasibility study the consulting firm will determine the entire scope of project and develop a detailed project implementation plan and cost estimates. The implementation plan will be revised as necessary with the availability of funds.

    Initial Design of biogas

  • The consulting firm will prepare an initial system design and technical specifications of a biogas system that can be constructed at slaughter houses in consideration to all the available and possible inputs for the biogas digester. The consulting services will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • The consulting firm will prepare system layouts detailing main project areas.
  • Prepare biogas system designs, drawings, specifications and bill of quantities (BOQ)
  • Prepare technical specifications and performance specifications for all civil works.
  • Establish design criteria for:

    (a) foundation and civil works design,

    (b) performance of biogas system,

    (c) environmental requirements,

    (d) social safeguards for the project and

    (f) social acceptance

  • Calculate operation and maintenance cost for first three years.
  • Prepare bidding document for the bidding on a turn-key basis

    Logistic Support

  • The consultant should use its own computer and all necessary survey equipment’s to conduct the detail feasibility study and design.
  • The consultant will cover UNHAS Air ticket (From A.A to Dollo Ado and back to A.A) costs and accommodation
  • Save the Environment Ethiopia (SEE) will facilitate vehicles for the project implementation areas.
  • The schedule of deliverables for the detail feasibility and design study will be as follows:

    Task Timeline
    Inception report

    October 1, 2019 to October 4, 2019

    Conduct feasibility study on both refugee camps and host community

    October 5 , 2019 to October 23, 2019

    Project implementation plan and estimated cost analysis

    October 24, 2019

    Biogas design at slaughter houses, one that can use all the inputs from the slaughter house and benefit as many beneficiaries as possible

    October 25,2019 to October 28 ,2019

    Draft report for all activities

    October 29, 2019

    Draft report comment

    October 30, 2019

    Final Report and documentation October 31,2019


    Short Term

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates Can apply through

    Save the Environment Ethiopia(SEE)

    Email: and

    Or can submit to SEE Addis Ababa office at Megenagna next to Ethio-cement on the 4th floor

    For further clarification please call to

    0907799037 or 0911012645

    Save the Environment Ethiopia Consultant for Bio-gas Feasibility Study Jobs

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