TERMS OF REFERENCE: Feasibility study of leather solid waste transformation into valuable products for MSMEs and tanneries in Modjo and Around Modjo Vacancy in Ethiopia

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Solidaridad Eas & Central Africa
Closing date: 25 Nov 2021
    With 50 years of experience Globally in facilitating the development of socially responsible, ecologically sound and profitable supply chains, Solidaridad is a frontrunner in the area of sustainable economic development. Solidaridad is a global civil society organization that provides market driven solutions for sustainable production practices across different supply chains. We envision a world in which all we produce, and all we consume, can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations.

Our mission is to bring together supply chain players and engage them with innovative solutions to improve production, ensuring the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy that maximizes the benefit for all stakeholders.

Solidaridad Ethiopia is currently implementing initiatives in the cotton, textile, leather
& coffee commodities in collaboration with the Ethiopian government and private sector partners & stakeholders.

Solidaridad established a country office in Ethiopia since November 2015 with registration # 3531. The office re-registered on July 11, 2019 under the CSO proclamation 1113/2019.
Solidaridad Ethiopia with partners People in Need and International Rescue Committee has been implementing an EU funded project on Strengthening social cohesion by supporting local economies and social development initiatives especially for women and youth and enhancing industrial and labour relations in the Modjo Leather City. In an effort of realizing the broad objectives of the project initiative, Solidaridad Ethiopia is seeking to hire a firm specialized on feasibility study development for the leather sector.

  1. Objectives
    The main objective of this study is to conduct feasibility study for four technical studies conducted by LIDI on the utilization tannery solid waste in to a valuable product to create decent job for un-employed women and youth in Modjo and its surrounding.

Feasibility study includes but not limited to the following:

  1. Technical feasibility (are they easy for operation by unemployed youth and women with minimum academic background,
  2. Financial feasibility - are these initiatives financially feasible (could be initiated with minimum capital),
  3. Market linkage; do these initiatives have sustainable market?
  4. Are the initiatives best fit to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) modality? Etc
  5. To recommend with feasible initiative/s among the four models considering the above discussed technicalities

  6. Scope
    • The Geographic local for this study is Modjo and its surrounding
    • Preliminary technical studies conducted by Ethiopian Leather Industries Development Institute(LIDI) has to be incorporated in the study to be developed as a major source of data
    • The consulting firm must be willing to cooperate with the lead researchers of LIDI to undertake the four technical studies and produce a feasibility study for each four technical studies

    The firm will be responsible for delivering an initial desk review, comprehensive feasibility study report and a plan of action for all four technical studies performed by LIDI.

    The feasibility study is open for only consultancy firms. The firm has to have a team Leader with minimum 10-year work experience in the leather sector as a researcher or Consultant and team members with relevant educational and work experience to conduct. The firm has to show a track record and demonstrated experience on conducting feasibility study of tannery solid wastes and the related. Apart from the financial proposal, while submitting the Technical Proposal, the applicant shall, in particular, ensure to attach the following:
    i. Profile of the institution/company, explaining why they are the most suitable for the work.
    ii. Relevant Experience
    iii. Detailed methodology and conceptual framework with expected deliverables and timelines, man days and the like
    iv. Recent CV of the experts

    The Firm should deliver a technical and financial proposal that will be assessed as follows:

 Technical proposal: 60 Points
 Financial proposal: 40 Points
The payment of project charges will be as follows.
 30% of the project charges will be paid on signing of the contract and submission of a blueprint (Inception report) including work-plan and methodology for the assignment (in English).
 40% of the project charges will be paid on submission of first draft of feasibility study for each four technical studies performed by LIDI
 30% of the project charges will be paid on completion of four feasibility studies and presented to the project team and technical working group.

How to apply:


Send a technical and financial proposal including all other legal documents with the subject “Feasibility study For Tannery Solid Waste Conversion in to Valuable Products” by email to procurement.eca@solidaridadnetwork.org while addressed to:

Attn: Managing Director
Solidaridad Eastern and Central Africa Expertise Centre
Kilimani Business Centre, Kirichwa Road,
P.O. Box 42234 - 00100 GPO

The submission deadline is 25/11/2021, 5:00pm (EAT)

NB: Only successful applicant/firm shall be contacted. If you don’t hear from us in 2 weeks after the deadline consider yourself unsuccessful. Any form of canvasing will lead to disqualification.


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