Strategy Consultant - USEA Strategy (Uganda)

  • Global Green Growth Institute
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 04 May, 2020
Full time Green Jobs Non-Profit Jobs

Job Description

Based in Seoul, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. In the newly approved Strategy 2030, GGGI is driven by the vision of “a low-carbon, resilient world of strong, inclusive, and sustainable growth”. 

This year, GGGI has a budget of USD 56 million and operations in 33 countries that produce approximately 100 green growth policy advisory outputs, 35 adopted green growth policies, and 70 knowledge products as well as mobilizing approximately USD 700 million in committed green and climate finance per annum. By 2030, GGGI will grow to at least 50 countries if it can mobilize revenues on the order of USD100-110 million per annum. At this scale, GGGI targets to mobilize over USD16 billion in green and climate finance commitments for its members. Our ex-ante impact assessment shows that GGGI would support its members to reduce emissions by an estimated one Gigaton of CO2e, generate 2 million green jobs and provide sustainable services to 100 million people.

GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. GGGI’s Uganda country program will work with USEA in the development of a strategy that supports green growth of Uganda’s solar sector through the development of its strategic plan.

The Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA) is an independent nonprofit association dedicated to facilitating the growth and development of solar energy businesses in Uganda and the East African region. USEA formed in 2016 by private sectors companies that deal in solar energy business, with help from private sector foundation, ministry of energy and rural electrification agency and registered it under Section 10 of the Societies Act. The association has five key objectives, namely;

  • Promote Relevance: Position solar energy as an important source of power in Uganda’s energy mix.
  • Distribution: Promote the use of solar energy at all levels across all types of establishments
  • Networking: Strengthen the local solar industry, enhance business opportunities, and facilitate business growth though networks, research and knowledge sharing.
  • Self-Regulation: Create and promote a self-regulating environment that facilitates high quality solar energy solutions and services
  • Information Hub: Provide a forum for information and knowledge exchange on solar energy development and utilization.
  • Capacity Building: Provide business and training opportunities for the growth of the sector

USEA has partnered with GGGI in the development of a strategy to catalyze the off grid solar market. 

Project: Catalyzing the Solar Market: Policy and Strategic Interventions

Start Date: ASAP

End Date: Ideally this assignment is to be executed within a 6 month period (to be agreed upon when contracting)

Days Estimated: 52 (estimated)

Daily rate: $350-$450 (dependent on experience)

Background to the Assignment

GGGI intends to support the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA) to formulate its strategy for the period 2021-2025 and a workplan for the period 2021-23. This activity aims to identify major focus areas in which USEA can apply its efforts in the next 5 years in order to increase its capacity as the leading industry body of solar practitioners in the country.

The previous strategic plan was designed for the period 2015-2020 and aimed at guiding USEA to become an efficient and effective association to support the interests of the solar market and actors in Uganda.

There have been several significant changes in the energy legal and policy environment in the country during the period of the current strategy. The national policy has seen a revision of the national energy policy, formulation of a new National Development Plan (NDP 3) among other policies and regulations. All these newly formulated policies and regulations identify the huge potential of solar systems to accelerate access to renewable energy in the country.

These call for reviewing and formulating USEA strategic framework and workplan aims at identifying the challenges and opportunities encountered over the implementation of the currently running strategy and to develop a feasible and visionary blueprint for advancing USEA’s vision and mandate for the next 5 years. The strategic plan will be aligned with the 3rd National Development Plan and the energy policy. 


Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to undertake the development of a strategy for USEA for the period 2021-25 and a workplan for 2021-23. As part of this work, the consultant will review and assess the implementation of the USEA Strategy 2018-20 and based on these reviews and assessments undertake the preparation of a renewed strategy for the 2020-25.


Scope of Service

  1. Review the vision, mission of USEA and its internal and external capacity to fulfill its mandate.
  2. Conduct a situational analysis of the USEA strategic plan 2018-20 has been implemented and identify key areas of success and key areas of challenges.
  3. Synthesize results of the assessments listed above in report format and identify (alternative) strategic directions for USEA outlining the rationale for the proposed directions.
  4. Plan and facilitate workshop/s to prioritize strategic directions identified.
  5. Support USEA in designing appropriate metrics to best align with identified strategic priorities.
  6. Review USEA’s structure with a view to recommend if desirable, aligned departments, sections and units that are deemed ideal for USEA to perform its mandate.
  7. Draft and finalize USEA strategy for achieving the strategic objectives and key results.
  8. Draft and finalize USEA workplan for 2021-23.
  9. Hold stakeholder meeting(s) to validate the Strategic Plan.


Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables

The outputs shall be delivered in a phased manner as indicated below;




Scope of Deliverable

Timeline (weeks after contracting date)



Inception Report

The inception report will summarize the key outcome areas/findings of the review and situational analysis of USEA (bullet 1-3 above)

4 weeks after contract signing



Draft Strategy and Workplan

  • Minutes of strategic prioritization workshops (4)
  • Draft USEA strategy for achieving the strategic objectives and key results (Scope 7 – which also includes 4 & 5 & 6)
  • Draft USEA workplan for 2021-23 (8)


8 weeks after contract signing



Final Strategy and Workplan

  • Final USEA strategy for achieving the strategic objectives and key results (7)
  • Final USEA workplan for 2021-23 (8)
  • Minutes of the Stakeholder Meetings (9)



The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the USEA CEO and GGGI Project Manager and shall make the above submissions to the USEA CEO and the GGGI Project Manager. Copies shall be submitted in digital soft copies.

All logistics and costs for the necessary workshops as mentioned above will be borne by GGGI, however content support and/or lead from the selected consultant is expected as outlined above. 



a)       Academic Qualification:

Master’s degree in a relevant field, including Business Management, Economics, planning, public policy, finance or other closely related field.


b)      Experience:

  • At least 15 years, working in similar industry /developing policy frameworks
  • 10 years of developing strategic plans process and document preparation with proven results
  • Demonstrated Evidence of having successfully undertaken at least 3 similar assignments.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing multi-stakeholder planning frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in facilitating stakeholder engagements/workshops.
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of (institutional) capacity building and development.


Selection Process

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

GGGI evaluates applications based on eligibility requirements, relevance of academic study, work experience and the level of interest and motivation to contribute to GGGI's goals. If your application is successful, you will be asked to participate in a competency based interview.