Climate Change communication and capacity building expertin the Nigerian Climate Change Response Program
GIZ
Abuja
16d 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

Environmental and climate change education is spread at the level of primary and secondary schools through targeted educational programs and activities involving a commitment from the Ministry in charge of education.

As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent in journalism, communication, international relations with special knowledge of IT and website systems.

To increase the level of knowledge of Nigerian climate action at the level of Parliament, Assembly and Governmental body in order to demonstrate the concrete benefits for the country in managing climate change adequately.

Excellent fluency in written and spoken English. Demonstrated expert experience in preparing media and communication strategy, including lobbying and advocacy strategies.

To raise awareness of the Nigerian climate change debate through increasing the number of targeted radio programs, TV documentaries and social media campaigns about climate change.

As a minimum, the Key Expert should demonstrate at least 12 years of relevant professional experience related to the subject matter of the current contract, out of which at least 5 years must be in an African country.

As a minimum, the Key Expert should provide 3 project references in the last 8 years related to the climate change and / or environment and / or sustainable development, facilitating contact with media in preparation of international conferences, workshops and other relevant events at which project publications will be presented and discussed.

Demonstrable deep knowledge and very good understanding of the international climate negotiation process and related mechanisms.

Demonstrable deep knowledge in using networking to facilitate the development of public debated on topics presented in the publications, including but not limited to facilitating television and other media appearances.

A minimum of 12 years of experience in jobs requiring a deep knowledge on climate negotiation debate matured through participation at international meetings / fora on sustainable development and / or climate change.

A minimum of 6 years of working experience in reforming communication system, in professional and organizational capacity development, including designing and implementing large scale training programs.

Notes

The Key expert 4 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.

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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.

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

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.

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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