Expression of Interest (EOI) - Consultancy for Kigali Women E-moto Tour Development tender at GIZ Rwanda
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Expression of Interest (EOI)

Consultancy for Kigali women E-moto tour development

Reference Number: 83460525

Date of Publication: 27.02.2024 

1. Introduction

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. The GIZ Office in Kigali covers GIZ’s portfolio in Rwanda and Burundi. GIZ Rwanda/Burundi implements projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the European Union and other commissioning authorities in the following priority areas: Sustainable Economic Development, Good Governance, Climate, Energy and Sustainable Urban Development, Digitalization and Digital Economy, Mineral Governance, Peace and Security in the Great Lakes Region.

General information

2. Brief information on the project 

A federally owned enterprise, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Federal Government in achieving its objectives in international cooperation for sustainable development. In Rwanda, GIZ has been operating over 40 years. GIZ Rwanda is active in sustainable economic development and employment promotion, good governance and decentralization, information and communications technology, and energy. 

Skills Development for Economic Transformation (SD4T)

Rwanda’s economic growth has been remarkable, annual growth rates averaged at eight per cent over the past two decades. Yet, unemployment (21.1 %) and underemployment (58.9 %) remain high. The majority of the population works in the agriculture sector, where incomes are low. Moreover, the number of young people entering the labour market is increasing. A large proportion of local companies are unregistered micro-enterprises which are not very competitive and cannot harness the long-term potential for growth. Most of them are only creating a handful of jobs at present. Domestic value creation, specifically in the light industrial sector is low and meets international standards only to a limited extent. At the same time, the professional skills of many job seekers do not match the requirements of the labour market.

With strategies like the National Strategy for Transformation (NST 1) and Made in Rwanda Policy, the Government of Rwanda is promoting skills development, the creation of off-farm jobs and domestic value creation. To contribute to the Rwandan Government’s strategy, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned GIZ to implement the programme “Skills development for economic transformation (SD4T)” from 2023 to 2026, as part of the priority area “Sustainable Economic Development” of the Rwandan-German Development Cooperation. The programme is co-funded by the European Union (EU). The programme’s main political partners are the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) and the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC). As a specific focus, SD4T supports the Government of Rwanda in stepping up its efforts for local inclusion and graduation of refugees out of humanitarian aid, which is reflected in the Joint Strategy on Economic Inclusion of Refugees and Host Communities in Rwanda (2021-2024) by MINEMA and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The programme aims to create jobs and strengthen the competitiveness of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and cooperatives in the light manufacturing industry (e.g. furniture production, metal processing etc.) according to the principles of inclusivity, productivity and environmental sustainability. This will be achieved by following an integrated approach to employment promotion, consisting of 1) the promotion of technical and vocational education and training to enhance the quality of labour supply, 2) private sector development to raise labour demand, and 3) economic policy advice to improve the matching of labour supply and demand. A specific focus is placed on the economic empowerment of women, refugees and host communities. 

3. Context

Rwanda's tourism industry plays a vital role in the country's economic growth, employment opportunities. It is the largest exporting sector and has an above average growth compared to the rest of the economy at 5.9%. Rwanda recognizes the significance of capacity building, effective marketing strategies, and expanding tourism offerings to improve competitiveness, boost revenue, and enhance the overall value chain of the industry, as outlined in the National Tourism Policy (2009) and Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (2009). 

There are more than 130,000 professional motorcycle drivers in Rwanda, but less than 50 of these drivers are women and there have been very few programs to empower women to join the commercial motorcycle industry. Ampersand in partnership with GIZ SD4T has empowered female drivers with electric motorbikes by training 36 women to get their category A driving licence. In 2019 with the first cohort of TTM (Tinyuka Taxi Moto), this has been concluded with success, whereby 24 women qualified for a driving license category A, as a prerequisite to becoming a taxi moto driver in the streets of Kigali. The women have created a CBC to help them join efforts to address challenges related to their business. The CBC is made up of beneficiaries of the TTM first cohort project and other women interested in joining the taxi moto business. There are 29 drivers in the CBC who have gotten a loan from Ampersand to acquire their own electrical motorbike. 

Nyamirambo Women’s Center (NWC), a Rwandan NGO, launched at the end of 2007 by 18 Rwandese women living in Nyamirambo, Kigali. Together they created a project which aimed to address gender-based violence, gender inequality and discrimination. Today, NWC’s mission is to provide education and vocational training to women who do not have the means to pay for such training on their own, so that they can gain better opportunities for employment. In pursuing this mission, NWC has 3 overall objectives: To strengthen the institutional and organizational capacity of NWC, to promote and empower women through capacity development and employment, to promote women and community-based tourism. 

Through consultations with NWC and the TTM CBC, several identified problems and opportunities have been identified. NWC are planning to extend their offerings with new products aimed at tourists including women led motor driven Kigali City Tours while TTM CBC are looking for new economic opportunities. Supporting the collaboration between the two actors would create a win-win solution to common challenges and opportunities while aligning with the SD4T program objectives.  

4. Objective

The main aim of this consultancy is to develop a women driven Kigali city tour by electric motorbike together with Nyamirambo Women’s Center and Tinyuka Taxi Moto CBC . The consultant will need to provide several activities to create a reliable high quality guided motorbike tour.

Joint Workshop with Tinyuka Taxi Moto CBC and Nyamirambo Womens Center.

The workshop should serve as an introduction between the two organizations and the planned activities. The workshop should also capture the needs and expectations of participants. The workshop should serve as a way to plan and come to a common agreement of the way forward. Other details such as how booking and coordination procedures of the tour will take place, best hours of operations, duration and route etc should be adressed.

Design and Conceptualizing the City Tour

The consultant is expected to design and develop a tour concept for a Kigali City Tour by electrical motorbike. The tour should include visits to some of the most popular attractions and sights in Kigali and be possible to be conducted by motorbike. The concept should include basic market research, benchmarking, tour description, pricing, revenue sharing, sales and booking procedures.

Training of Drivers, Guides and Booking Staff

Guides from Nyamirambo Womens Center and drivers from Tinyuka Taxi Moto CBC need to be trained on how to conduct the Kigali City Tour. The training should mostly be conducted practically outdoor at the different locations included on the city tour. The guides will also be required to read and learn information about the different locations in Kigai to be told to visitors. Practical information also need to be taught such as where to stand and how to provide service and good guided experience. The staff who will be responsible for coordinating and taking bookings also need to be trained on how to to take, confirm and coordinate bookings with the various actors involved in a successful tour.

Organize a Business Matchmaking / Promotional Event

Once the tour is developed and ready to be sold it should to be promoted through a matchmaking event. During the event, relevant tour operators and partners should be invited for an event where they get to experience the tour and get information about pricing and how to to book etc.

  1. GIZ shall hire the contractor for the anticipated contract term: from April 2024 to June 2024.

Tender requirements

1. Qualifications Expert :

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and or Hospitality         

Proven Professional experience (with reference):

  • 5 years’ experience in Tourism
  • 5 years’ experience from developing tourism products and or concepts
  • 3 years’ experience from working with tours activities
  • 1 years’ experience from conducting trainings for tourism and/or hospitality

Proven Experience in the region/knowledge of the country

  • 10 years’ professional experience from Rwanda with reference

Language skills

  • Fluency in English and Kiyarwanda

2. Specification of inputs

Fee days

Number of experts

Number of days per expert

Comments

Workshop

1

1

 

Conceptualizing and design

1

10

 

Training of guides and drivers

1

10

 

Business Matchmaking / Promotional Event

1

2

 

Other costs

Number of items

Amount per item

Comments

Moto bike battery swap

10

   

Venue for workshop

1

 

To be covered by GIZ

Calculate your financial bid exactly in line with the quantitative requirements of the specification of inputs above. There is no contractual right to use up the full days/travel or workshops or budgets. The number of days/travel/workshops and the budgets will be contractually agreed as maximum amounts. The regulations on pricing are contained in the price schedule.

3. Requirements on the format of the tender

The CV submitted for the expert can have a maximum of four pages. The technical proposal should not exceed five pages. If one of the maximum page lengths is exceeded, the content appearing after the cut-off point will not be included in the assessment. External content (e.g. links to websites) will also not be considered.

Submission of offer: The Expression of Interest should contain the following:

A. Technical Proposal:

  • A cover letter expressing your interest in this assignment, with a brief description of why you would be considered as the most suitable for the assignment and relevant expertise
  • CV of the Expert
  • Proof of successful completion of related assignments. 

B. Financial Proposal (Template attached): indicates the all-inclusive daily rate, supported by a breakdown of all costs. The costs must be in RWF and VAT excluded (if applicable). 

Please submit electronically your EoI (technical & Financial offer) in 2 separated emails and must be in PDF files to this email ONLYRW_Quotation@giz.de until latest 12th March 2024

Please you must write on each email subject this sentence:  

83460525-Technical/financial offer, without this sentence, your offer may not be considered

Only soft copies will be considered 

GIZ reserves all rightsa

Job Info
Job Category: Tenders in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Wednesday, March 13 2024
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 28-02-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 28-02-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 28-02-2066
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