Ernest Mutenda

Acting Deputy Director: Research and Policy Development, City of Johannesburg Municipality

Mr Ernest Mutenda is Specialist for Municipal Entities Performance Reporting within the Group Governance department in the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, also currently an acting Deputy-Director of Research and Policy Development within the Shareholder Services Unit within the department. He is also a Co-founder and Director of Blue. Green. Sustainability Services company.
He holds a B-Tech in Management Services and a Masters degree in Operations Management
from the University of Johannesburg. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the same university, with a focus on developing an “Integrated framework for green public procurement” in South Africa. In addition to his academic qualifications, Mr. Mutenda has completed several professional development programs, including the Senior Leadership Development Program at the Wits School of Business and a Post Graduate Professional Certificate of Competence in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Wits School of Governance. He is an accredited Assessor and Skills development Facilitator.
Mr. Mutenda is an Associate Member of Industrial, Engineering and Operations Management
(IEOM) and a member of the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA). He
has also published a peer-reviewed research paper titled “Factors that affect Implementation of Green Public Procurement in Local Government: A case study in the City of Johannesburg
Municipality,” which was presented at the 1st IEOM African International Conference on
Industrial Engineering and Operations Management in Pretoria/Johannesburg in 2018.
Mr. Mutenda is passionate about the topic of Green Public Procurement. His research and
expertise in this area have focused on developing a framework and training material for green
public procurement designed for public procurement officials, which has important implications for promoting sustainability and reducing the environmental impact of public procurement practices.