Opportunity: Efficiency for Access Opens Applications for Technical Assistance to Locally Owned Productive Use Companies

Efficiency for Access is looking for individual consultants with the relevant skills and experience to deliver our ‘Technical assistance to locally owned productive use companies’ initiative.

This will form part of a new COVID-19 response and recovery project under the Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund, funded by UK aid and the IKEA Foundation, managed by Energy Saving Trust and supported by GET.invest, a European program that mobilises investments in renewable energy, supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria. The deadline for applications is 9 am GMT, Wednesday 9 February 2022. The provision of the technical assistance is expected to launch in February 2022, with the support concluding by the end of April 2022.

This assistance aims to provide complementary support to locally owned productive use companies that have received innovation grants from the Efficiency for Access Research and Development Fund. Smaller, locally owned companies are still experiencing a reduction in sales and cash flow, supply chain disruptions, product development and field-testing delays as a result of COVID-19. Our goal is to help companies strengthen their operational capacity, retain jobs and make the most of immediate and future opportunities. In this way, the project will support the companies in adapting to and building resilience to shocks such as COVID-19.

Interested parties should submit their CV, daily fee rate, proposed number of days for the assignment and a one-page proposal that provides a brief description of skills and experience related to the assignment and outlines how the individual consultant will approach providing the technical assistance. Please note that we are only looking to receive proposals from individual consultants, and that a maximum of €20,000 is available per project. All questions may be emailed to EforAgrants@est.org.uk with the subject title ‘Technical assistance enquiry’. The last date for submission of questions related to this Terms of Reference is 3 February 2022. We request all inquiries be made by e-mail and not by telephone.

To learn more about this opportunity, visit Efficiency For Access’ website.