27 November 2023

Terms of Reference 


Position: Expert Consultant in Renewable Energies

Employer: BUREA with the support from GOGLA

Burundi Renewable Energy Association (BUREA) created in November 2012 and approved by Ministerial Order n° 530/869 of May 25, 2020, is a non-profit association that brings together players in the renewable energy sector to promote the accessibility and use of energy for all in Burundi, and acts as an advocate and interface between the government and the private sector.

Burundi Off-Grid Market Assessment

Key deliverables

High level Market assessment of the off grid sector in Burundi

  • Offgrid sector Stakeholder mapping
  • Polic and regulatory environment
    • Desk review and analysis of the policy and regulatory environment
      • What are the current laws/policies/regulations supporting off-grid deployment
      • Gaps anaylsis
    • Supply side
      • Mapping of off grid players
        • Private sector companies
        • Development partners
      • Analysis of product offerings. (sourcing, tiers etc)
      • Gaps
    • Demand side
      • Analysis of demand for off-grid in Burundi
      • Gaps
    • Sector support programs
      • Analysis of the current sector support programs
      • Key learnings, challenges and opportunities
    • Challenges, opportunities and Recommendations

Expected outputs

  1. Inception report

a. Stakeholder mapping

b. Methodology (desk research, KIIs)

c. Timeline

2. Draft report

3. Final report with summary PowerPoint presentation


The successful Consultant will bring with them:

  • Track record of successfully carrying out research projects similar in scope and complexity.
  • Experience in developing and implementing research designs for and with the private sector.
  • Solid understanding of the off-grid lighting and electrification sector, particularly in Burundi.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • Experience in drafting high-quality written reports in English and French.

Submission of Proposals

Submissions to the following e-mail: info@burea.bi, addressed to the legal Representative of BUREA, must include a financial quotation including all taxes and individual profile showcasing your capabilities including links or references to previous similar work. The consultancy will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

Budget: 10 consultancy days

Timeline: 27th November – 22nd December

Application Deadline: 5 December 2023, Time: 17h:00

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for recruitment precedures.

The vacancy is open to anyone who meets the conditions described in the. job offer. BUREA is committed to equal opportunity and diversity within its workforce.

BUREA does not discriminate on the basis of gender, origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or any factor other than skills.