Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund.
AECF is a development finance institution leading holistic transformation of rural communities in Africa. We seek to alleviate poverty in the continent by unlocking the power of the private sector working in agri-business, renewable energy and gender to impact rural and marginalised communities to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.
The fund was launched in 2008 at the World Economic Forum Africa as an initiative of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to respond to the need for an Africa-based impact fund that would support inclusive African businesses, particularly in the areas of finance and agriculture. With the vision to build ‘’A prosperous and Enterprising Rural Africa’’, AECF provides high-risk, small and growing businesses with patient, low-cost financing and advisory support services to pilot, refine and scale their operations and ideas.
The fund has mobilised US$356 million to date along with US$658 million in matching capital from the private sector, supporting 268 companies across 26 Sub-Saharan countries, in more than 40 value chains in agribusiness and renewable energy. AECF is headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.
REACT Household Solar Programme
REACT Household Solar Round Two (REACT HS R2) Programme is a $20.8 million project funded by the DFID UK to improve energy access for people in sub-Saharan Africa who are currently without modern energy, through a market - based approach for private-sector delivery of solar home system products and services. The project, which commenced in July 2018, will run for five years and be implemented in Somalia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal and Nigeria. REACT HS R2 seeks to address a critical component of the climate change challenge through clean energy access in target countries that are confronted with increasing energy demand in the coming decades resulting from demographic, socio-economic and resource-related factors.
Objective and Scope of the Assignment
To provide Technical Support for REACT Household Solar Round 2 (HS R2) Programme in Somalia and Somaliland.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities of the Consultant
Outputs and Reporting Requirements
Produce periodic country programme progress reports, technical programme reports and any market reports for the REACT HS R2 Programme in Somalia and Somaliland.
Duration of Service
This task will not take more than 100 consultancy days, between the period May 2020 and May 2021, and expected to commence by 1 May 2020.
The lead consultant will report to the AECF Senior Programme Officer.
The following criteria will be used for the evaluation:
Criteria for Assessment
Understanding of the terms of reference-10
Methodology and work plan-30
Technical experience of staff offered-30