Senior expert (m/f/d) on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and Greenhouse gases (GHG) inventory
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
6d 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 First and Second Contributions to the African Investment Facility in support of the Energy Sector in Nigeria .

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.

Your tasks

  • Institutionalize the MRV system set up through official binding procedures for all line ministries : create the institutional legal architecture.
  • Settle the MRV for the energy and the waste sectors.
  • Capacity development of data management and reporting procedures (e.g. training, capacity building, workshops).
  • Key Expert 2 needs to create a robust domestic data system composed of complete, accurate and transparent GHG data and in particular of annual greenhouse gas inventories, inventory related chapters of the biennial reports as well as National Communications (NC) in line with the UNFCCC requirements.

    Your profile

    Qualifications and skills

  • As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent, in environmental sciences, engineering, or economics or other related fields.
  • Excellent fluency in written and spoken English.
  • As a minimum, relevant GHG inventory experience with a good overview of the UNFCCC reporting and review process and / or general IPCC inventory guidance and / or Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) / reporting requirements.
  • Working successfully with public authorities including Ministries or regional or local governments, with communication skills that foster cooperation and partnership building.
  • As a minimum high quality analytical and document drafting skills, which can be demonstrated by reference to a recent (the previous 3 years) report that he / she has authored.
  • 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 8 years related to the climate change action under the UNFCCC process to which they participated.
  • Demonstrable deep knowledge and very good understanding of the international climate negotiation process and related mechanisms.
  • Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in jobs requiring a deep knowledge on greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting, compilation and reviewing of national GHG inventory reports, as well as maintaining and managing GHG inventories.
  • A minimum of 6 years of demonstrated working experience in working on MRV topics (i.e. domestic and / or international ones).
  • A minimum of 6 years of demonstrated experience in implementation and / or enforcement related to a range of topics of the international climate change negotiation process and similar.
  • Location information

    The Key Expert 2 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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