Local Electricity Connection Experts, MCC Burkina Faso II Electricity RCT

  • Mid-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 4 February 2020
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Job Description

Local Electricity Connection Experts, MCC Burkina Faso II Electricity RCT, Burkina Faso

Proposal Objective:

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) would like a contractor to design and implement a randomized control trial on interventions to increase electricity grid connections in Ouagadougou with a potential extension to Bobo Dioulasso, in partnership with SONABEL, the electricity utility. The RCT is expected to address the following two interventions:

  • A credit intervention, ideally in which the connection cost is amortized into the electricity bill – terms of credit such as loan term and interest rate may be varied;
  • An intervention to reduce the administrative burden of connecting to the grid.

The period of performance for this project is anticipated to last 15 months.

Position Description:

SI is seeking Local Electricity Connection Experts to serve as intermittent consultants, support the experiment design, provide technical expertise in developing survey questions, and complete various other tasks as requested by the supervisory economist. Please note that this need is anticipated for an upcoming proposal that has not been awarded.

** Please note: This is a local position, and is open only to citizens from Francophone Africa. **


  • Assist in the design of the experiment in conjunction with the Supervisory Economist.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in electricity grid connections for households and firms.
  • Provide technical expertise to develop survey questions.
  • Contribute to the final report.


  • Master’s degree in economics, public policy, or other related field required. PhD preferred.
  • Minimum five years of experience in international development and electrification.
  • Must be willing to travel to Burkina Faso for on-site field work.
  • Proven ability to advise and provide technical expertise in the field of electrification.
  • Oral and written fluency in English and French

Come join our energetic and innovative team! We offer you the opportunity to play a leading role in the growth of our company, work as part of a creative and committed team, and make a difference in the well-being of our world.

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SI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please, no phone calls.

About the Organization

Social Impact is a global development management consulting firm. We provide monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services to advance development effectiveness. We work across all development sectors including democracy and governance, health and education, the environment, and economic growth. Since 1997 we have worked in over 100 countries for clients such as US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.

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