Local Consultancy (Market intelligence)

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, Market intelligence Specialist


1 Local Consultancy, Market intelligence Specialist

1.1 Duties and Responsibility of Local Consultancy, Market intelligence Specialist

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

1. Business case for off-grid RETs based on market profiling and report that captures the market intelligence communities.

2. Carrying out market intelligence in 15 States (across 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria) for establishing energy demand needs of rural communities and to map out the profile of communities in terms of economic activities and credit worthiness using a gender-differentiated approach.


Number of Days: 59 days

Start Date: 07 August, 2023

End Date: 27 October, 2023

# Deliverables / outputs Due Date
1 Engagement of consultant 07 August, 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 August, 2023

Submission of final draft reports;

(i) Report on potential demand and market size, willingness to pay based on current household expenditure on lighting and powering electrical appliances, and the potential technology options.

(ii) Report on assessment of the risk posed by the impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of rural communities.

27 October, 2023

1.3 Required Skills and Experience

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

• At least 5 years of relevant work experience across market & business intelligence 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 the development process in Nigeria.

• Previous experience in conducting similar survey.

• Familiarity with competitive analytical tools for market intelligence.


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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