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UNCDF’s Energy Access Programme in DRC
In DRC, UNCDF is implementing with UNDP a Joint Programme for the Sustainable Consumption and Partial Substitution for Wood Energy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Funded by the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) through the National REDD+ Funds of the DRC ( FONAREDD), the Joint Programme is structured around three main energy sub-sectors of focus: Improved Stoves; Liquid Petroleum Gas; Micro-Hydro Electricals.
In 2018, Altech applied to participate in the DRC Clean Cooking Challenge round which subsequently led to stakeholder engagements and a market scoping exercise. ALTECH was selected and approved for $150,000 grant to develop clean cooking market in DRC by distributing clean cookstoves to end users in DRC.
The overall objective of the Technical Assistance (TA) support is to strengthen ALTECH’s risk and credit risk frameworks and its financial management to make it more suitable for the anticipated business expansion and new business model. The TA objective was selected after a TA diagnosis conducted by UNCDF experts and validated by ALTECH.
To this end, the selected consultant will support ALTECH in the following areas:
- Review and update the business model considering its geographic and portfolio expansion namely towards bigger tickets for credit sales and extended credit terms;
- Strengthen its financial and risk management functions through capacitating its incumbent staff and developing appropriate tools for cash flow management and treasury management;
- Standardize and streamline key business operations in view of the anticipated activity expansion.
For full details of the requirements and application process, please access this link: UNCDF Jobs - 98770 - Expert on providing Technical Assistance to ALTECH (undp.org)