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REA GEF | UNDP

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24

April

REA GEF | UNDP

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Local Consultancy (Off-grid RET MRV Specialist)
BACKGROUND

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.

Position:

1 Local Consultancy, Off-grid Renewable Energy Technology Expert on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV).


TERMS OF REFERENCE

1 Local Consultancy, Off-grid Renewable Energy Technology Expert on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV).


1.1 Duties and Responsibility of Local Consultancy, Off-grid Renewable Energy Technology Expert on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV).

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

1. Support international consultant to monitor the GHG emissions reductions using the MRV mechanisms.


1.2 TIMELINE

Number of Days: 25 days

Start Date: 02 October, 2023

End Date: 03 November, 2023


# Deliverables / outputs Due Date
1 Engagement of consultant 2nd October, 2023
2

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.

9th October, 2023
3

Submission of final draft reports;


(i) Report on MRV system developed for tracking GHG emission reductions from off-grid RETs.


(ii) Report on annual measurements of GHG emission conducted.


(iii) Report on verified and documented annual GHG emission reduction investigations.

3rd November, 2023

1.3 Required Skills and Experience

• An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Engineering, environmental management or a related field.

• 4 years of direct engagement in issues related domestic/international MRV.

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

• Clear understanding of the GHG emission in Nigeria.

• Past experience in consultancy/management/ coordination of similar works related to domestic MRV.

• Past experience in conducting analytical work and reporting in the field of climate change and climate change mitigation for international organizations.


DELIVERABLES AND REPORTING

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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