International Consultancy (International DREI Expert)

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are working with the Nigeria Government to implement a climate change mitigation project titled “Derisking Sustainable Off-grid Lighting Solutions” in Nigeria.

The overall objective of this project is to develop a private sector-led technology value for making off-grid renewable energy technologies, such as solar lanterns and solar home systems, available to base-of-pyramid rural households who would not be electrified at least until after 2025.

The project rationale is underpinned by a novel approach to derisk private sector investments in the market for rural decentralised renewable energy access. This will be achieved through three outcomes:
(i) putting in place appropriate policies, programmes and regulations that address policy, awareness and financial barriers to facilitate investment in sustainable off-grid lighting solutions and corresponding business models.
(ii) off-grid lighting providers are operating and have access to working capital and equipment, and
(iii) good practices, lessons learned, market assessments, demand-supply surveys, delivery models and business models are documented to support replication and scaling-up of project results.

In the light of the foregoing, consultants are required to conduct these activities and present findings before stakeholders. Consultants must carry out their work to guarantee the accuracy and pertinence of the project objectives.


1 International Consultancy, International Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) Expert


1 International Consultancy, International Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) Expert

1.1 Duties and Responsibility of International Consultancy, International Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) Expert

The key function / task of the consultant/company shall be to (Expected Output:)

1. Assessment carried out and Strategy and Action Plan for deploying alternative payment mechanisms.


Number of Days: 8 days

Start Date: 04 April, 2023

End Date: 13 May, 2023

# Deliverables / outputs Due Date
1 Engagement of consultant 04 April, 2023

Submission of first draft report;

The draft report on findings and recommendations will be prepared and submitted to PMU.

The consultant shall present the project report, deliverables and findings in a session designed to assess the deliverables by the PMU.

11 April, 2023

Submission of final draft reports to include information;

The design of the framework to guide the local DREI consultant on

(i) Design of financing products for sustainable off-grid lighting and solar power use business models, for the promoting of a mass market and significant scale-up for RETs products and services.

(ii) Design of suite of financial schemes to serve different segments of the rural and (peri) urban energy markets.

(iii) developing a financial scheme for servicing the base-of-pyramid rural households with off-grid solar technologies (SHS).

(iv) Modelling on the cost-effectiveness of alternative financing schemes

(v) Capacity building of selected REA-REF staff in the use of the derisking approach

(vi) Report on input provided.

13 April, 2023

1.3 Required Skills and Experience

• An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Energy Finance or a related field. PhD would be an added advantage.

• At least 4 years of relevant work experience across on similar assignment.

• Past experience in working with the UN, and UNDP in particular, and international organizations, would be an advantage.

• Clear understanding of the GHG emission in Nigeria.

• Previous experience in conducting similar assignment.

• Familiarity with competitive analytical tools for MRV systems.


The consultant/company shall work with the Project Management Unit (PMU) to ensure the successful and timely completion study in accordance with objectives, schedule and planned budget.

Kindly apply online via https.//www.dsols.gefundp.rea.gov.ng/advertisements and forward hard copies of your Expression of Interest (EOI) along with your CV by post in a sealed envelope before 31st March, 2023 at 17:00 Nigerian Time.


Application are now