Local Consultancy (Business development 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 Local Consultancy, Business development Expert


1 Local Consultancy, Business development Expert

1.1 Duties and Responsibility of Local Consultancy, Business development Expert

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

1. Capacity building of MSMEs to Respond to Calls for Proposals and training to REF on launching Calls for Submissions through (i) business development support to bidders, (ii) support to REF for launching Calls for Proposals and reviewing private sector proposals.


Number of Days: 23 days

Start Date: 10 April, 2023

End Date: 10 May, 2023

# Deliverables / outputs Due Date
1 Engagement of consultant 10th 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.

17th April, 2023

Submission of final draft reports;

(i) Capacity building of MSMEs to Respond to Calls for Proposals and training to REF on launching Calls for Submissions.

(ii) Development of training materials for training.

(iii) Report on training of designated REA-REF staff.

10th May, 2023

1.3 Required Skills and Experience

• A university degree in Marketing, Business Management, Economics, or a related field. Advance degree would be an added advantage.

• At least 5 years of relevant work experience across Accounting and Business management covering relevant topics such as financial structuring, pricing, and competitive analysis.

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

• Clear understanding of business plans procedures in Nigeria.

• Previous experience in conducting similar assignment.


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.


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