Company Description

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands more than 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in over 30 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.


Job description

Assignment Scope

Under “the electricity component’’ of the project described above, SNV will provide support to enhance the business enabling environment, steered through the existing sector level institutions and mechanisms.

On this basis, sector level coordination and advocacy will ideally be through sector level associations. Policy, standards and enforcement will be steered in collaboration with the relevant government ministries and public institutions.

The project may on a need basis provide capacity building for players at different levels of the value chain, to enhance compliance and enforcement of policies and standards, while also enhancing participation and coordination at different levels.

Role of Project Consultant  

Reporting to SNV’s Energy Sector Leader or any other person designated by the Sector Leader, the consultant will:

  • In close consultation and collaboration with the project team, take lead in implementing the enabling environment sub-component of the project as outlined above, including collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, negotiations and engagement of project beneficiaries, implementation of need based activities at the sector level and provision of technical/backstopping support to the sector/stakeholders.
  • Enhance existing linkages between value chain actors at different levels, while also developing new linkages to address market barriers.
  • Participate in sector level forums and collaborate with or support sector level associations. 
  • Contribute towards knowledge development based on project’s experiences and sector development trends.
  • Contribute to overall coordination, monitoring and reporting at the project level including periodic and need based reporting to the programme management, ensuring reporting quality, facilitating/supporting internal and external validation/verification of activities and progress reports, facilitating/ supporting disbursements and budget management, monitoring theory of change and market development.
  • Contribute to SNV’s business development and provide need based support to other SNV projects/programmes/initiatives. 


Resources will be provided through SNV’s operational structures and guidelines, and in-line with project specific budget lines.


These activities will be undertaken from June 2020 to March 2021 (with possible extension to 2023).

Deliverables / Milestones

a)    Delivery and achievement of project activities and results including targets committed to the donors.

b)    Monthly activity work plans.

c)    Monthly progress reports (activity/results) including:

                             i.        Project implementation working papers.   

                            ii.        Narrative reports on activities undertaken, lessons/challenges, market trends and insights (in line with project’s reporting requirements).

d)    Beneficiary / sector progress reports (verified / validated reports).

e)    Monthly bills and timesheets in line with SNVs billing and time reporting systems and guidelines.


  • Minimum of a Bachelors Degree in relevant course or in Renewable Energy.

  • At least 3 years of experience in the renewable energy sector and working with relevant stakeholders including development partners, sector level associations, government ministries, regulatory bodies and the private sector.

  • Experience in advocacy, policy and standards development, sector coordination, knowledge development and dissemination.    
  • Ability to work independently and proactively with minimal supervision, generate project implementation ideas and relevant contacts. 
  • Analytical and numerical skills, with ability to synthesize data, present results and draw meaningful conclusions.
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and presentation skills.
  • Team player with ability to contribute and support projects and project teams
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and ability to adhere to strict deadlines.


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10 June 2020