Social Business Consultant at Green Habitat Initiative (GHI)

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Green Habitat Initiative (GHI) is a non-profit non-governmental organization promoting the achievement of SDG 6 (clean water) and SDG 11 (sustainable cities and communities) in Nigeria. Incorporated in 2016 in Nigeria, GHI has worked in various sectors such as environmental sustainability, urban planning, sustainable urban development, urban agriculture, social urban innovations, architecture, WASH, solid waste management, recycling activities, environmental activism, etc.

GHI has worked with various local and international partners such as VINNOVA Group Sweden, French Institute Nigeria, Energies 2050, Embassies of Germany, France and Czech, The Water Mechanics, Baze University, One Environment, Stop Don't Drop, etc. to deliver its projects.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Business Consultant for Market-based Model for Operations and Maintenance of WASH Facilities

Location: Kebbi
Employment Type: Part-time


  • Green Habitat Initiative (GHI) is a USAID Implementing Partner for the Project for Improved Sustainability of Integrated WASH Services (72062021FA00006). The main goal of the program is to reduce water borne diseases and associated socio-economic challenges through an integrated, participatory and innovative approach that focuses on improving reliable and inclusive access to WASH services in health centers, schools and unserved / underserved communities in Kebbi and Sokoto States.
  • We are seeking the services of a Business Consultant to develop a business model on operations and maintenance of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities for The Project for Improved Sustainability of Integrated WASH Services.

Objective of the Assignment

  • The Business Development Consultant will support the GHI team in developing a strategy for implementing the business model to ensure guaranteed services for the operations and maintenance of our Water, Sanitation and Hygiene facilities and identifying further market opportunities.
  • The consultant will work towards thedevelopment and technical capacity-building of existing and potential social enterprises/entrepreneurs that are committed to the sustainability of the USAID-funded WASH investments in Kebbi State.

Scope of Work
The consultant is expected to deliver on the following work components:

Strategic Plan Development and Process Documentation:

  • Review and optimize the GHI business model with emphasis on developing a social business
  • Identify GHI’s unique selling position and opportunity
  • Lead business process strategy, process definition and documentation with the GHI team
  • Train and advise social entrepreneurs through all phases of business development from ideation and development to different stages of growth, maturity and financing.

Business Development and Establishing Strategic Partnerships:

  • Social enterprise assessment
  • Financial literacy and entrepreneurship training
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Linking enterprises to finance resources
  • Develop partnership with finance organizations like MoMo, Mobile money etc. on payment solutions.

Business System Design:

  • Design a system that monitors the flow of funds between the various actors in the business model- communities, social enterprise, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASSA), Local Area Mechanics (LAMs), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committee) (WASHCOM) / Ward Development Committee (WDC) and social enterprise.

Risk Register Development:

  • Create a risk register to identify risks, their likelihood of occurrence, consequences and mitigation actions as well as perform management reviews.

Expected Minimum Deliverables

  • Optimized business model including financing model
  • Documented business processes
  • Business plan and key performance indicator development
  • Best practices systems research
  • Training manuals


  • The consultancy is for 60 days with consideration for renewal of engagement if necessary immediate commencement.

Required Profile

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or other related subject areas.
  • Excellent track record in supporting social enterprises / businesses / MSMEs.
  • Good understanding of water sanitation and hygiene services from a development cooperation and private sector perspective.
  • Excellent understanding of community development and its implementation and funding mechanisms (public and private).
  • Fluency in English and hausa, with excellent written and oral communication skills is an added advantage.
  • Proven track record of at least 5 years of experience in business development enterprise.

Application Closing Date
1st November, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Technical Proposals to: [email protected] using “Social Business Development Consultant” as the subject of the mail.

The technical proposal should present the following;

  • Brief concept note on setting up social enterprise, highlighting good understanding of the client’s request and expectations
  • Approach / Methodology for delivery of consultancy service
  • Detailed work plan for 60 day engagement
  • Consultant resume / profile
  • The financial proposal should present a detailed costing of consultancy fee in Naira (N).