Consultancy: Access to Energy Assessments in Refugee Camps and Surrounding Host Communities

Organization: Mercy Corps
Location: Jijiga, Ethiopia

Powering infrastructure in relief settings, where clinics, offices, communications towers, water pumping stations and other necessary services are commonly fueled by diesel generators, represents a substantial economic burden for humanitarian agencies & for the businesses and households located in refugee settlements and host communities.  The expansion of off-grid electricity services above household scale in humanitarian settings is limited by a lack of reliable ‘anchor’ customers upon which bankable business models can be based.  The application of renewable energy in the humanitarian sector is hampered by the initial higher upfront cost of solar and other renewable installations compared with diesel generators, and the perception that any investments must be short-term due to the outdated nature of humanitarian response funding cycles. Our study will inform the development of a new scalable, replicable model for integrated electrification that would improve operational sustainability for humanitarian organizations in Jijiga (Somali Region) while enabling better service delivery for people living in refugee settlements and host communities.

Mercy Corps is commissioning two assessments, individuals and organizations can submit a bid for

  1. Assessment 1
  2. Assessment 2
  3. Assessment 1 + Assessment 2. If choosing to submit a bid for both assessment, their proposal will clearly demonstrate how the proposed timeline will be maintained - including subcontracting options.

Assessment 1: Load analysis and regulatory framework on electrification, including microgrids and independent power producers:

Considering the current regulatory framework around electrification, conduct a detailed technical assessment in Aw-barre, Sheder, Kebribeyah Refugee Camps, and the surrounding host communities.

Assessment 2: High-level scan of national energy situation in camps with a focus on household energy survey (inclusive of energy use and cooking practices) in Jijiga

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Energy and Climate Adviser - NORCAP

Location: Oslo, Norway
Closes: September 17, 2019

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s global provider of expertise to the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. We build partnerships with international organisations and national actors to protect lives, rights and livelihoods. We provide personnel with experience, skills and high-level expertise. Our projects, some operated in cooperation with partners, cover the following thematic areas; crisis response, human rights and democracy, protection, gender mainstreaming, needs assessment, cash programming, peacebuilding and climate services and clean energy.   

Climate change and access to clean energy are among the biggest challenges of our time, but also an area where there is ample room for change and development over the next years. The global demand for energy is expected to increase by 37 percent by 2040, with the majority of growth happening in developing countries. Increased use of clean and renewable energy is vital to mitigating global climate change and has a much lower impact on our environment. 
NORCAP is now looking for an adviser with a background in renewable energy and climate change and adaptation, with a keen interest to learn more and contribute to NORCAP’s work. 

The Energy and Climate adviser is responsible for supporting the program portfolio within the area of climate change adaption, renewable energy, resilience and disaster risk reduction/ management (DRR/M). This in particular includes the support to a three-year project on climate services and energy, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad. The adviser will work closely with colleagues across the department and work on development processes, liaise with internal and external stakeholders, follow up project/budget management and reporting, as well as contribute to program design, proposal writing and fundraising

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