Employment Type
Contractor
Job Location
Remote
Date posted
August 8, 2022
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Position title
Senior Climate Finance and Policy Specialist
Description
PROJECT BACKGROUND

Africa PPP Advisory Services and TetraTech International Development (formerly WYG International) are 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.

 

THE ASSIGNMENT

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.

Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Specifically, the post holder will be responsible for, or contributing towards, the following:
  • Provide expert input (international context) into how countries like Nigeria can select and position projects for climate finance
  • Produce technical note on adopting a climate-smart approach to the selection and financing of infrastructure projects
  • Provide input as required to the development of the TOR of the Climate Finance Working Group
  • Advise on potential climate funding sources, and which specific projects in our Climate Finance Database (database of potential projects) could access climate finance from known sources/funders
  • Support knowledge-sharing webinars and seminars
  • Supporting the PPP/Infrastructure Finance team with any additional work required in keeping with the role.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI's)

  • 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 basis 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
  • Attend in-person and virtual meetings, when required
  • Note: Payment(s) will be against the Milestones completed, which are subject to client review and acceptance.
Qualifications

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Summary of person profile:

  • First degree in Finance, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, or related fields.
  • Master's Degree or higher in any of the above considered an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant international experience in advising on and/or mobilising infrastructure finance with at least six years of demonstrable experience in advising on and/or mobilising climate finance.
  • Experience in structuring comprehensive solutions across financial products using debt, guarantees, private equity and funds and/or capital market instruments Sound knowledge of the global climate finance industry
  • Demonstrable practical knowledge of and deep experience in key Climate Policies, trends, frameworks, and their application, particularly those that relate to Nationally Determined Contributions, UK’s International Climate Fund, Infrastructure Finance, and investment in developing countries
  • Experience of working on PPP projects in Africa, particularly Nigeria, a significant advantage. Experience working with Dept. of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment (Nigeria) is a significant advantage.
  • Evidenced ability to build partnerships with businesses and financial institutions and to work effectively with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • 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
Job Benefits

The position is remote

Contacts

Interested candidates should please send their CVs to resourcing@ap3advisory.com on/before Sunday, August 14th by 18:00 WAT

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