3 Feb 2020

EU- WATER Sector Technical Assistance and Reforms Support


NO 2017/390-892



Expert Position:     


  • NKE Category [Senior or Junior]: Junior
  • Number of Working Days: 60 WD
  • NKE-ID: SWM-1



The Kitchener Drain is the main agricultural drain passing through three Governorates Gharbia (“GHB”), Kafr El-Sheikh (“KES”) and Dakahlia (“DKH”) in the Egyptian Nile Delta and discharges into the Mediterranean Sea. The total length of the main Kitchener Drain is around 69 km, in addition to tens of kilometres of secondary and tertiary drains that discharge into its main stream.

The Kitchener Drain is the main source of irrigation to around 460 thousand feddan or approximately 195,000 hectares of agricultural lands that are used mainly to cultivate wheat and rice. However, the drain is not well maintained and the irrigation water gets contaminated from the following main sources: (i) domestic wastewater (poorly treated and/or untreated) from numerous villages within the three Governorates; (ii) uncontrolled municipal solid waste disposed of along the banks and into the drains (iii) industrial wastewater discharge; and (iv) fertilisers and pesticides discharges from the agricultural drainage system.  Accordingly, the Kitchener Drain is noted to be one of the highest polluted drains in the Delta Region.

The population in the project area is mostly rural and totals about 5.5 million of which nearly half (46%) does not currently have access to sewerage services. Currently, a large part of the polluted water from the Kitchener Drain is used for irrigation purposes, causing environmental and health problems and severely damaging the agricultural economy of the area.

The Kitchener Drain Solid Waste project (“the Project”) is an investment component of a larger investment programme aiming at the de-pollution of the Kitchener Drain (the “Programme”) alongside wastewater & sanitation and drain infrastructure rehabilitation investment components. The Programme will be the first of its kind in Egypt by adopting an “integrated” approach to tackle several sources of pollution at once to achieve maximum impact and synergies.

The Project seeks to significantly improve municipal solid waste management (MSWM) - which includes collection, transportation, sorting, recycling and final disposal of waste throughout the three targeted Governorates.  Presently, uncontrolled disposal of MSW represents a significant source of pollution in the Kitchener Drain - which has negative environmental and public health implications.

The Law of Local Administration No. 43/1979 states that the Ministry of Local Development (MoLD) is the implementing Ministry directly responsible for the improvement of the SWM systems in the Governorates. MoLD’s roles and responsibilities include: (i) assistance for the Governorates in developing SWM facilities; (ii) supervision of grants and loans provided to the Governorates; and (iii) follow-up on the implementation of investment projects.

The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) will be set up within the MoLD, which is also responsible for coordination of all aspects of the Project implementation.  It will be established by the Consultant.

It is expected that the Project will be directly implemented by the Governorates (through their Solid Waste Management Units (SWMU), which are institutionally responsible under the supervision of MoLD and the PIU to implement, monitor and supervise MSWM services (collection, transport, operation of transfer stations and disposal) within their geographical territories, under the full supervision of MoLD and PIU.


MoLD Kitchener Technical Unit (MKTU) requires a Solid Waste Management Expert, to support MoLD in the proper technical and administrative follow up of the project implementation in coordination with the PIU Consultant, under the supervision of the program Manager - through implementation of all necessary tasks, including but not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Support concerned Governorates and sectoral stakeholders in identifying and prioritizing waste management activities in selecting materials, and equipment used in the sites.
  • Coordinate with PIU Consultant in the preparation of training programmes designed for stakeholder’s, With respect to program review cycle.
  • Undertake site visits with PIU Consultant and other concerned parties.
  • Perform others coordinating tasks as appropriate for the successful implementation of the Program in accordance with the Program document and as requested by the Program Director.
  • Support the Program Director in overall general coordination, evaluation, management and supervision of program implementation.
  • Oversee compliance of the project activities with the designated performance requirements specified in the Environmental and Social Action Plan.
  • Review and Follow up on the work and technical activities carried out by the PIU Consultant to ensure compliance with Environmental & Social Risk Procedures set out in the loan agreement.
  • Ensure that the SWMUs established in the governorates carry out regular monitoring of compliance by any contractor engaged for the project with the designated performance requirements, Environmental and Social Action Plan, compliance with national environmental laws, ensuring environmental authorization required for the project, and investigating violation of applicable environmental laws, regulations or standards.
  • Support the SWMUs in the governorates to report on environmental matters relating to the project with any regulatory authority and any other issues related to any environmental and social matters.
  • Coordinate with the PIU Consultant on building capacities of the SWMUs and any other stakeholders on Integrated Solid Waste Management, Environmental Risk Management and Occupational Health and Safety Management. 
  • Coordinate with the PIU Consultant for building capacities of the SWMUs in the governorates in monitoring environmental impacts and issues set out in the Environmental Action Plan of the project.
  • Build the capacity of the SWMUs in collection of information specific to all aspects of Environmental Compliance and Solid Waste Management related to the Kitchener project.
  • Build the capacity of the SWMUs in reporting the status and progress of institutional arrangements and environmental management issues, along with the performance of the environmental obligations related to any installations, sites, works, buildings, property, equipment, records.
  • Work and coordinate with other PIU Consultant team members to ensure that the Project Agreement and Environmental and Social Action Plan' measures are reflected in the design, tender documents and support SWMUs in ensuring that those measures are implemented during the implementation of the project.
  • Coordinate with the PIU Consultant and SWMUs to ensure that the Environmental and Social Action Plan are reflected in the planning, operations and maintenance procedures.
  • Other related tasks as may be delegated to him/her by the project director.

The Solid Waste Expert will submit the deliverables listed below to the EU Project Manager and Ministry Coordinator:

  1. Monthly Progress Reports:

The Technical Officer will deliver a progress report of an entire month which he/she works. The monthly progress report will contain at least but not limited to the list of activities planned for the reporting period, their progress toward the target, results of the activities and a work log sheet.

  1. Training summary reports: The Technical Officer will deliver a summary training report for the set of on job – classroom training s/he may provide in their field of expertise ( At least 10 working days of training) .

C. Final Report will be delivered in the contract end date.


Reporting language: Documents will be produced mainly in Arabic and translated into English language if needed.  Reports are to be produced in English with executive summaries in Arabic.



The Expert will make available for this assignment one NKE-SWM, who is expected to have an input of a max of 60 working days. However final modalities of the work hours will be discussed with MoLD. His/her Qualification Requirement is as follows:

Qualification and skills:

  • University degree in, engineering or sciences or a related and relevant field. Master’s Degree is a plus
  • He/she shall be proficient in Arabic.
  • Working level of English language.


General Professional Experience:

  • At least Five years of experience in waste management, environmental projects, project administration, monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least three years’ Working knowledge of process management.
  • Proven working Experience in dealing with different profiles of audience including government employees.


Specific Professional Experience:

  • Three years of Proven working experience with similar national projects in Egypt;
  • Knowledge of  the Egyptian environmental regulations and standards is an asset;
  • Previous knowledge of EU funded projects is an asset.



The duration of the assignment is 12 months starting from February 2020.  



This assignment may be terminated with 1 weeks’ notice in writing from the Contracting Authority Programme Manager side without cause.



Annex 1 – Evaluation GRID

Job Requirements


  1.  Qualification and skills


  1. General Professional Experience:

(to be proven through pertinent job positions and/or projects


  1. Specific Professional Experience:

(to be proven through pertinent job positions and/or projects)