Senior Short-Term Expert (Energy Sector) at the Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme (NCCRP)

The Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme (NCCRP) is a four-year (2019-2023) Technical Assistance support programme to guarantee the country’s economic growth and development strategies while meeting its Paris Agreement (2017) pledge of conditionally reducing its Greenhouse Gas emissions by 45% by 2030, when compared to “business-as-usual” levels.

The NCCRP is funded by the European Union (EU) and will be implemented at the territorial level of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the selected pilot states of Kano in the north of the country and Ogun in the south of the country. The programme’s genesis is traceable to the EU’s desire under its Global Public Goods and Challenges Thematic Programmes, and is designed to contribute to Nigeria’s progressive achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on “climate action”. Additionally, It promotes progress towards goals 7 “affordable and clean energy” and 5 “gender equality”.

Applications are invited for the position below:

Job Title: Senior Short-Term Expert (Capacity Building of Stakeholders on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in the Energy Sector in Nigeria)

Reference No.: S334/STE/2022/01-9
Location: Abuja
Title of Mission: Capacity building of stakeholders on greenhouse gas inventories in the energy sector in Nigeria
Contract No: ENV/2019/409-995
Category of Expert: Senior (International Expert)
No. of Working Days (WD): 126 Working Days
Indicative Dates: 24 / 10 /2022 – 31 / 05 / 2023

Context and Justification

  • Following the ratification of the Paris Agreement in 2017, Nigeria committed itself to reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions unconditionally by 20% and conditionally by 47% come 2030 in line with its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) pledge.
  • To support the Federal Government of Nigeria’s efforts towards the fulfilment of its conditional NDC target, the European Union (EUD) through the provision of technical assistance for the implementation of the Nigerian Climate Change Response Programme (NCCRP) is supporting the country with the objective (among others) to establish the Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) framework and implement sustainable MRV systems for waste and energy sectors (Task 1).
  • The technical assistance for the implementation of the NCCRP is being provided by the Conseil Santé Consortium (French consulting company) in accordance with the methodology document that it developed in this regard (NCCRP methodology), to support the Department of Climate Change (DCC), Federal Ministry of Environment, as the main beneficiary. A participatory approach is adopted by the Conseil Santé Consortium (see annex) involving consultations between the Technical Assistance Team (TAT), the staff of the DCC and other institutions involved in the institutional MRV framework.
  • Largely focused on mitigation-related MRV, the NCCRP Task 1 covers the MRV of GHG emissions and MRV of mitigation actions. The main activities to be developed under this task are the following:
    • Development of the legal architecture for the institutional MRV;
    • Set up the MRV for the energy and the waste sectors;
    • Capacity development of data management and reporting procedures (e.g. training, capacity building, workshops).
  • National greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories constitute a major component of the information communicated by countries under the current MRV system and also the upcoming reporting under the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. They are required to keep track of GHG emissions and removals and progress towards implementing Parties NDC under Article 4 of the Paris Agreement.
  • Some activities were already carried out under the development of the legal architecture for the institutional MRV including the analysis of the international regulations on MRV and Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) established under the Paris Agreement, and the analysis of the Nigeria’s current legal and institutional capacity frameworks in the energy sector.
  • The purpose of the consultancy is to build the capacity of stakeholders on greenhouse gas inventories (GHG) in the energy sector in accordance with the NCCRP methodology (Intervention 1.4 “Development and implementation of the sectoral MRV frameworks” and Intervention 1.5 “Pilot application for the energy and waste sectors”). The Conseil Santé Consortium is seeking the services of an international consultant who needs to be engaged to carry out this mission, as described below.
  • The current ToR are developed for the recruitment of an international consultant.

Objective of the Mission

  • The goal of the consultancy is to provide Nigeria with capacity-building and technical support for preparing and reporting GHG inventories in the energy sector.

Specific Objectives of the Mission
The main objectives of this consultancy are outlined as follows:

  • Specific objective 1: Develop data collection templates and an associated data collection tool
  • Specific objective 2: Train stakeholders on GHG inventory 2006 IPCC methodologies and the use of GHG inventories tools.
  • Specific objective 3: Conduct a pilot application of GHG inventory 2006 IPCC methodologies and GHG inventories tools with stakeholders for making them independently competent.

The Deadline Dates of the submission of deliverables to the Team Leader are as follows:

  • Deliverable 0: 31/10/2022
  • Deliverable 1.1: 30/11/2022
  • Specific Objective 2 related Deliverables: 31/03/2023.
  • Specific Objective 3 related Deliverables: 30/09/2023.

Modalities for Submission of Deliverable(s):

  • To be submitted electronically to the Team Leader and the Project Director
  • Conseil Santé to submit electronically to the associated Programme Officer at the EUD.

Structures / Actors / Stakeholders involved:

  • DCC
  • EUD
  • Representatives from MRV-related institutions (stakeholders).

Title of the Position(s):

  • One international expert will be recruited to carry out this mission: International Technical Expert for the capacity building on greenhouse gas inventories in the energy sector.

Expert Profile

  • Education and Training: Minimum Qualification: relevant University Degree, preferably MSc, or equivalent, in Environmental Sciences, Policy, Engineering, or Economics or other related fields (e.g. energy sector).
  • General Experience: Minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in missions with similar tasks, out of which at least 3 years in African countries; Experience in the field of climate change, and specifically in capacity building for the GHG inventories, and development of GHG inventory tools.
  • Specific Experience: Knowledge in:
    • Knowledge in transparency framework and reporting requirements based on the UNFCCC and Paris agreement
    • Thorough knowledge and hands-on experience with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and IPCC software;
    • Familiar with 2019 Refinement for the 2006 IPCC Guidelines; Specific Experience with GHG monitoring using IPCC software and reporting requirements under UNFCCC (e.g. national communications, biennial update reports, etc.);  Carried out at least two assignments of a similar nature in developing countries, Nigeria would be an asset.

Provisional Date and Duration of the Mission:

  • The duration of the Mission is estimated at 126 Working Days spread over a period of 15 months in Abuja (Nigeria), according to the provisional Work Schedule.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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