Africa PPP Advisory Services and TetraTech International Development (formerly WYG International) is delivering the FCDO-funded United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF), a technical assistance facility which aims to improve the lives of some of Nigeria's most impoverished people by enhancing the way infrastructure is designed and delivered in the country.
The UKNIAF programme is active across the Power sector, the Federal Road network, and Infrastructure Finance. Working with the Federal Government of Nigeria, selected state governments and the wider international community, UKNIAF aims to catalyse a transformational change in livelihoods across Nigeria by unblocking obstacles to growth.
UKNIAF's Infrastructure Finance Component is committed to developing a $3 billion pipeline of bankable private sector financed projects, at least $1 billion of which will be at or close to financial close by 2023.
In its 2021 National Determined Contributions update, Nigeria made an unconditional commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 20% below business-as-usual levels by 2030, while increasing its conditional target to 47% from 45% in the 2015 NDC. This has now been entrenched in policy through the National Development Plan (2021 – 2025) and a commitment made to prioritise NDC aligned projects as part of the annual capital budget process.
Through UK PACT funding support, UKNIAF is assisting the FGN through the FMFBNP to establish a clear linkage between priorities defined in the National Development Plan (2021 – 20-25) and the annual capital budget, such that institutional capacity to mainstream the NDCs in national planning and annual budget processes
This Task Order (Project) builds on the key achievements of our previous work as it seeks to support the implementation of the Decision Support Tool in two MDAs, and supplement the climate specialist capacity within the team to enable the development and operationalization of a three-stage screening and assessment framework that assesses projects for: (a) NDC alignment; (b) The extent of mitigation and adaptive/resilient capacity using relevant sector-specific certified GHG emission methodologies and climate narratives; and (c) Prioritization (of shortlisted projects) based on a more detailed assessment of the GHG emission reductions/adaptive capacity of each shortlisted project being positioned for climate finance.
Specifically, the post holder will be responsible for supporting the climate mitigation and carbon assessment efforts of the project towards evaluating and screening pipeline projects for climate finance. In addition to this, the candidate would:
- Support knowledge-sharing webinars and seminars
- Support assessment of CO2 reduction scenarios/opportunities for UKNIAFs pipeline of climate smart infrastructure projects
- Supporting the PPP/Infrastructure Finance team with any additional work required in keeping with the role.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
- Ensure the quality of outputs and the final Milestones meet the client's requirements in a timely manner
- Contribute towards monthly and quarterly progress updates, ad-hoc reporting, and knowledge products
- Complete and submit all contributions towards each Milestone by the date specified for internal submission and review
- Ensure that all necessary evidence required for the relevant submission is secured and referenced in/with report submissions
- Engage with and contribute towards remedial action/revisions of outputs based on client feedback
- Maintain a record of all evidence of work in Progress Documents so that they may be furnished to the client upon request
- Ensure timely execution of responsibilities and outputs, as agreed in delivery plans, workplans, and team meetings
- Note: Payment(s) will be against the Milestones completed, which are subject to client review and acceptance.
Summary of person profile:
- A master’s degree in Science or Engineering. A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in another relevant discipline combined with specialized experience in a highly relevant field may be considered
- The candidate must have a minimum of 5 years' experience in climate mitigation work with some of these experiences involving the development and/or application of carbon emissions reduction projects at the UNFCCC CDM level, Voluntary Carbon Market projects, Gold Standard etc.
- Familiarity with and good and demonstrable understanding of carbon emission reduction methodologies currently available in the stable of the organizations listed above (and others) will be an advantage.
- Demonstrably good analytical, reporting, writing, PPT, and Excel skills
- Sound knowledge of the global climate finance industry, and the UK’s International Climate Fund. Donor/Senior level international development experience is an advantage. Experience in working on FCDO/DfID projects is an advantage
- Solutions mindset with demonstrable ability to work remotely as part of a dynamic interdisciplinary team of sustainable finance experts
The position is remote, with a preference for candidates based in Nigeria
Interested candidates should send their Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org on/before 18:00 hours Thursday June 9th, 2022.