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  • Consultant- Training Services on Electrification at Action Against Hunger

  • Posted on: 15 April, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Action Against Hunger is one of the leading humanitarian organizations working in over 40 countries in the world with the aim of fighting against hunger among vulnerable populations. The areas of interventions include health and nutrition, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, food security and livelihoods, working in an integrated manner to fight hunger and undernutrition. As other Action Against Hunger interventions address the direct impacts of malnutrition, the WASH activities address the underlying causes of malnutrition such as unsafe water, a lack of sanitation and inadequate hygiene practices, through sustainable solutions. In Nigeria, Action Against Hunger opened its country office in Abuja in 2010, and started its operational activities in early 2011. From the onset, Action Against Hunger focused on the northern part of the country because it was the most under-served by international aid and most vulnerable in terms of development and poverty. Yobe was then the most vulnerable state of Nigeria as a result of both the nutrition and humanitarian crisis in the area. Action Against Hunger began activities in Maiduguri, Borno in 2014 to address the nutrition, health, FSL, WASH, and shelter needs of IDPs, returnees and host communities in Maiduguri, and, since late 2016, also in Monguno, Nganzai and Kukawa.

    Consultant- Training Services on Electrification


    Objectives of the Study

    The training will focus to improve the capacity of staffs on:

    • The fundamentals of solar electrification systems
    • Design of a solar system, PV orientation and Solar system sizing (PV Module, Inverter, batteries, Charge controllers)
    • Installation and maintenance and diagnosis/troubleshooting of a solar system.
    • Calculation of power needs and making the design on electrification network.

    The specific objectives are:

    • To fully describe the theoretical aspects of  electrification focus on solar as a source of power in rural electrification and solar pumping
    • To demonstrate the process in designing an effective solar system with and without battery back up
    • To describe the process of sizing power requirements of a system
    • To outline the technics in the installation and maintenance of an effective solar system
    • To facilitate the basics of solar as a power source for water pumping
    • To describe the use of electric meter in solar electrification
    • To demonstrate ways in diagnosing and troubleshooting a solar system


    The methodology for the training include:

    • Classroom session, filed assessment, developing drawing in AutoCAD and estimation.
    • Practical group works/exercises.
    • On-site installation and diagnosis.

    Time Frame

    The training is expected to start by the end of April 2019


    • Advanced degree/certificate/diploma in electrical and electronics engineering
    • 7+ years in the off-grid solar industry
    • Proven previous experience in solar design and installation with a reputable organization/freelance
    • A high level of organizational and coordination skills with previous experience in training personnel in solar system
    • Experience in classroom session and field work through presentations and demonstration
    • Excellent verbal communication skill

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants are invited to submit CVs with followings:

    • Narrative proposal
    • Financial Proposal

    Offers must be submitted

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