Team Leaderin the Nigerian Climate Change Response Program
GIZ
Abuja
11d ago

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 profile

The team leader 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 Nigeria.

The team leader will be responsible for the overall technical delivery of contract outputs and the quality control of contract implementation.

S / he is expected to have a key role in all technical aspects of the contract as well.

As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent, in law, environmental sciences or international relations or other related field.

Excellent fluency in written and spoken English; required ability to be permanently based in Nigeria for around 4 years.

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.

Demonstrable capacity to efficiently manage a project involving the multiple counterparts / teams, to be proven by experience involving a team of at least 5 members, within the past 8 years.

At least 12 years of professional experience relevant to the purpose of this contract, out of which at least 5 years of experience must be in an African country.

As a minimum, two project references related to the subject matter of the current contract in African countries. Demonstrable knowledge and very good understanding of the environmental and climate change mechanisms, systems and of the international climate negotiation process.

Knowledge of Nigeria’s situation in the field of environment and / or energy and / or waste management is regarded as a strong advantage.

Demonstrable experience in capacity development in African context, as regards any of the following (as demonstrated by list of recent projects of this kind, and brief mention of the responsibility in the project) : Environmental and climate change negotiation process INDC-

NDC, institutional and legislative capacity building. Developing climate policies and measures. Demonstrable experience in leading national or multi-

national or regional projects related to environment and climate change (including experience in coordination of teams of at least 5 members) of at least 2 years, as well as an understanding of legal and implementation issues, particularly with regard to energy and waste management.

Notes

The location of the assignment of the Contractor will be Abuja, Nigeria.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam / junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some provider classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.

However, the consultant will be required to travel regularly throughout Nigeria, especially in Kano State and Ogun State, for purposes of data collection, fact finding, visiting relevant existing infrastructures and local authorities, workshops, training and capacity building purposes.

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

Abuja is located in the centre of Nigeria and constitutes the capital of the country. Nice weather with temperatures of 25-

35 degrees Celsius is typical for Abuja. Basic medical provision is ensured via several doctors and clinics that practice according to international standards, including a German doctor, with standard medical supplies from Germany.

A German and international kindergarten, as well as international primary and secondary schools (French, American and British curriculum) offer education for children.

Several international supermarket chains are open in Abuja and offer a wide range of daily-needs products. Abuja also offers a variety of sports (Football, Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Volleyball, Yoga etc.

This also includes opportunities for children. The arts and cultures scene in Abuja is young, but steadily growing. The number of international restaurants and cafés is increasing.

Additionally, there are many traditional food places in town.

The security situation requires increased alertness. There are special security risk mitigation measures applying to GIZ staff on-site.

All staff must follow GIZ security instructions at any time. Please also read up on county-specific advice provided by the German Federal Foreign Office.

The indicative start date is August 2019 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 48 months from this date.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment.

We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills.

There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

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