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Request for Expression of Interest for Consultant services in Kenya
Application closing on 19th June 2013
Market study of Pico/Mico/Mini and Small Hydropower in Kenya
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GVEP is implementing a Russian funded, World Bank administered project known as Energy SMEs project (ESME) that enables SMEs in clean energy overcome various challenges and access financing for their activities. In Kenya GVEP intends to carry out a study of the Small hydro sector, including pico (<5kW), micro (<100kW), mini (100KW-5000kW) and small hydro (5MW-30MW); with a view to gaining an in-depth understanding of the sector so as to be able to offer advice to project developers, policy makers and providers of capital from a position of knowledge. The emphasis of the assessment is on the evaluation of demand, client requirements and purchasing power in order to inform a sector strategy.
GVEP now invites eligible consultancy firms / companies to indicate their interest in providing the services.
The selected consultant for this work will be an institution and will need the following experience and knowledge:
• Excellent knowledge of small hydro power and experience in East Africa, including awareness of the role energy SMEs play (or could play) in the provision of electrical power from sustainable resources;
• Previous experience of analysis of similar projects to those described in this document;
• Ability to understand the underlying economics of the small-hydro market and assess existing or potential businesses, including appraisal of the need for the kind of support required;
• Ability to communicate well in oral and written English.
Interested Consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. Please click here to read the full ToR and here for the full EOI.
Submission of Expression of Interest
Expressions of Interest should be submitted by Wednesday 19th June, 2013, 17:00 GMT, electronically to the following email address: east.africa[at]gvepinternational.org. Please include “EOI SMALL HYDROPOWER MARKET ASSESSMENT IN KENYA” in the subject line.
Only shortlisted firms/candidates will be contacted.
Vacancies in Kenya
GVEP is inviting applications for the following opportunities based in Nairobi, Kenya:
ESME Grant Administrator
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Two short term consultants
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New deadline: Application closing on 21st June 2013
The positions are to support the Africa Regional Office in managing the Energy SME (ESME) programme under the World Bank-administered Russian Fund. The fund is for supporting Energy SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa to strengthen their capacity to provide energy services to poor communities.
In Kenya, GVEP will work with existing off-grid lighting product distributors to enable them to meet their working capital needs, to obtain sufficient stocks, expand their distribution networks, carry out their own marketing campaigns and other activities that will allow them to grow their businesses and meet their projected demand.
In Senegal, the ESME Grant Project will provide financial support through investment grants to small scale private sector businesses ((Project Energetique Multi-Sectoriel – PREMs) seeking to expand their production through investments in energy supply and operating equipment.
1. ESME Grant Administrator:
The ESME Grants Administrator will be an integral member of the team supporting the implementation of the ESME programme. The post holder will disburse and monitor the utilisation of grants by enterprises being supported in Kenya and Senegal. She/he will also direct the billing and paperwork, so that the proper documentation is collected to demonstrate compliance with the grant guidelines and World Bank procedures. Download the full job advert
short Term Consultants:
This is a fixed term 6 month contract to provide general business support and preparation for grants/investment to SMEs in the off-grid lighting products in Kenya. This will include, but not limited to provide support to applicant companies in their proposal development for the grant competition; assist the firms in refining their business plan and bringing their ideas to paper as a high quality proposal that will fulfil all requirements for financial support; develop budgets and timelines in accordance with the specified criteria; advise on marketing activities and distribution, as well as supply chain issues; and conduct financial analysis of the firm and develop cash flow projections and analyse sustainability of the financial support. Download the full job advert
How to apply ?
To apply please send your CV plus a covering letter (in English) outlining how your knowledge, skills and experience match the job specification to east.africa [at] gvepinternational.org. Ensure that you write the specific job title that you are applying for in the subject line of the email.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline for applications submission is 14th June 2013. (New deadline: 21st June 2013)
Internships and volunteer opportunities
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