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Pact Productive Use and Demand Stimulation (PUDS) Project
Terms of Reference (ToR) for Consultant ( Economics of Productive Use Training)
Duration of Assignment: June – August 2022.
Pact is an international nonprofit that works in nearly 40 countries building solutions for human development that are evidence-based, data-driven and owned by the communities we serve. Our vision is thriving, resilient and engaged communities leading their own development. Founded in 1971, Pact works with partners to build resilience, improve accountability, and strengthen knowledge and skills for sustainable social impact. Pact’s integrated approach enables sustainable livelihoods, improved access to energy, natural resources management, and improved health outcomes by fostering good governance, strengthening local capacity, and engaging markets.
Shell-Pact Productive Use and Demand Stimulation (PUDS) Project
Pact will strengthen rural economic development and improve the commercial viability of mini-grids in Nigeria by supporting micro-enterprises transition from diesel generators to electric motors, and by supporting residents start new productive use enterprises across at least five villages, from March 2022 to February 2023.
Main objectives of the project:
1) improve knowledge of productive use opportunities, including the economics of transitioning from diesel generators to electric motors;
2) improve business skills and financial literacy leading to increased capability of assessing the potential for productive use equipment;
3) address supply chain and product quality challenges, and
4) to increase access to financing options for purchasing productive equipment.
We envision that with the project support, local economic activity, incomes, and demand for energy will increase, which will positively impact other socio-economic indicators in the target villages, while increasing both the number of customers served by mini-grids as well as average revenue per user. Pact is working with mini-grid developers, and have integrated village enterprises and producing households as beneficiaries, conducted needs assessment, and established a baseline understanding of skills, to tailor appropriately trainings and other technical support.
The objectives of the consultancy engagement include:
The consultant will report to the PUDS program manager. Additional support and guidance will come from Pact’s Finance and Operations Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will perform the following functions within the contracted period:
Note: Training manual should use majorly images and pictures for illustrations.
Note: Calendars should consist majorly of images and pictures for illustrations.
Estimated Level of Effort
We anticipate the level of effort to be equal to or less than 25 days. This is an estimated figure and will be spread within June to August 2022. Details will be discussed and finalized with selected candidate or firm at contracting stage.
Skills, Experiences and Qualifications
Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, citizenship status, genetic information, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, credit information, tobacco use (except in the workplace), membership in an employee organization, or other protected classifications or non-merit factors.
Interested candidates or firms who meet the above qualifications should submit proposals (narrative and financial) describing their interests, accompanied by CVs, copies of relevant registrations and certifications, electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual consultants and consultancy firms are welcome to apply.
Please submit all attachments in PDF or JPEG format (for copies of certifications), with “PUDS Economics of Productive Use Training Consultancy” in the subject line of your email. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The deadline for submission of applications will be Friday 3rd of June, 2022.
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