Team Leader (Nigerian Climate Change Response Program (NCCRP))
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.
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.
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.