Senior expert (m/f/d) on Waste management in the Nigerian Climate Change Response Program (NCCRP)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
3d ago
source : Devex

Job description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development.

GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-

how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded project Nigerian Climate Change Response Program (NCCRP) .

The overall objective of the project is to support the development and implementation of Nigerian Climate Change Response Program (NCCRP) to guarantee country’s economic growth and development strategies while meeting its conditional 45% NDC targets by 2030.

The specific objective is to contribute to the creation of Nigeria’s GHG emission profile with the aim of pinpointing mitigation actions reducing energy use and costs in favour of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions.

This will be mainly achieved through the creation of sectoral MRVs (e.g. for energy and waste sectors) and a waste baseline.

The purpose of this contract is the following :

Development of a good planning framework for supporting the country in achieving the conditional 45% NDC targets, working on data quality and accuracy in order to guarantee climate action transparency, ensuring inter-

sectoral institutional engagement in its implementation, as well as the definition of the future priority sector to be included in the next NDCs (i.

e. waste) to raise the GHG level ambition of the country.

Specifically, the results to be achieved are :

1) Establishment of a MRV framework.

2) Climate change knowledge is disseminated and increased.

3) Waste sectoral baseline and related sectoral emission profile are settled at Federal level and at State level. (e.g. Kano State and Ogun State).

Waste management procedures as per international best practices are shared, known and used.

Your tasks

  • To do a sampling characterization campaign at Federal level in cities and towns to be selected, on selected households / dumpsites to obtain data on rate of waste generation, physical composition of waste, sorting and separation efficiency and per capita of waste.
  • To establish waste sectoral baseline at Federal level and at State level : Kano State and Ogun State.
  • Capacity development of waste management protocols and procedures as per international best practices.
  • Your profile

    Qualifications and skills

  • As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent, in environmental sciences / management, Solid Waste Management (SWM), Financial Management, engineering or related field.
  • Excellent fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Management of projects / programmes in the field of SWM, with a special focus on low and middle income economies.
  • Working successfully with public authorities including Ministries or regional or local governments in similar assignments.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills.
  • General professional experience

  • As a minimum, the Key Expert should demonstrate at least 12 years of professional experience related to the subject matter of the current contract, out of which at least 5 years of experience must be in an African country.
  • As a minimum, the Key Expert should provide project references in the last 5 years related to the solid waste management in the African context.
  • 10 years general professional experience with emphasis on experience in public services sector.
  • Experience in operating and / or monitoring of public services will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and good understanding of the international climate negotiation process and related mechanisms will be regarded as a strong advantage.
  • Specific professional experience

  • Minimum 12 years’ experience in jobs requiring a deep knowledge on solid waste management protocols, procedures, guidelines and regulation system.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Communicating Solid Waste Program policies, regulatory interpretations and technical issues.
  • Working experience within the African regional context dealing with reviewing siting and / or approval of engineering, ground water monitoring plans and / or technical plans for solid waste management sites and / or solid waste treatment and disposal facilities and similar will be regarded as a strong advantage.
  • Experience in developing, finalizing and overseeing annual solid waste program budget in coordination with national stakeholders will be regarded as a strong advantage.
  • Location information

    The Key expert 3 will be a position of at least 800 working days over the 48 month contract duration. 100% of these working days should be spent in the Nigeria.


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    GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disability, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.

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