Team Leader Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme
6d ago
source : Devex

Job Description

Job Title Team Leader Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme

About the project

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.

About the role

As Team Leader you will be responsible for the overall running and performance of the programme. You will manage technical inputs to achieve key programme deliverables and manage the expert team, being responsible for their performance.

We will expect you to show strong managerial skills and help develop the capacity of local teams and actors so that Nigerian expertise in this area is strengthened.

This is a full-time role based in Nigeria.

Required experience

Qualifications and skills

  • 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.
  • General professional experience

  • 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.
  • Specific professional experience

  • 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.
  • Ready to apply?

    Interested candidates are invited to send an email to and submit a cover letter and a CV. Please quote the reference -

    Team Leader Nigeria Climate in the subject line.

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