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The Lesotho Ministry of Energy and Meteorology(MEM), through the Department of Energy (DoE) supported by the UNDP Country Office seeks the services of an International Consultant to develop a regulatory framework as well as reviewing financial support options for the proposed 10 mini-grids and 10 energy centres. As a primary task, the consultant will assess the extent to which current regulatory policies and practices in Lesotho address both the private sector developers’ and government concerns and interests with regard to effectively managing a mini-grid and energy centre programme. The consultant will propose regulatory interventions where current regulations are deemed insufficient. The secondary task of this consultancy assignment is to develop financial support options for mini-grids and energy centres. The Development of Cornerstone Public Policies and Institutional Capacities to accelerate Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Progress programme includes a level of subsidy provided to project developers to assist with ensuring long-term sustainable outcomes. The consultant will develop a suitable financial subsidy approach which includes a combination of up-front support as well as performance based assistance for both mini-grids and energy centres. The International Consultant will work closely with the Ministry of Energy and Meteorology(MEM), the Department of Energy (DoE) Project Focal Point, the Project Manager, together with support from the UNDP Lesotho Country Office, Regional Service Centre (RSC) and Regional Energy Programme (REP).