Local Consultancy, Decentralised Energy Service Expert - Offgrid RET

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, Decentralised Energy Service Expert - Offgrid RET


1 Local Consultancy, Decentralised Energy Service Expert - Offgrid RET

1.1 Duties and Responsibility of Local Consultancy, Decentralised Energy Service Expert - Offgrid RET

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

1. Supporting the setting up of a network of off-grid decentralised energy service providers (Networking event/fair).


Number of Days: 15 days

Start Date: 17 April, 2023

End Date: 05 May, 2023

# Deliverables / outputs Due Date
1 Engagement of consultant 17 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.

20th April, 2023

Submission of final draft reports;

(i) knowledge network developed, through the establishment of a community of practice (CoP) for off-grid decentralised service providers.

(ii) Design and support a network event/fair in collaboration with the PMU.

(iii) Report on the knowledge network and event developed.

5th May, 2023

1.3 Required Skills and Experience

• An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Communication, Media Studies, Social Sciences or related field.

• Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in media / communication / spokesperson / public or external relations, preferably in the energy sector context.

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

• Past experience in consultancy/management/ coordination of similar works related to energy sectoral programmes.

• Comparative experience in energy sectoral programmes, knowledge of sustainable offgrid energy solutions and stakeholders will be an advantage.


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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