Climate Change Expert Advisor at the Federal Ministry of Environment

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Job Description

Federal Ministry of Environment – The Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services of:

Job Title: Climate Change Expert Advisor to the National Project to the National Project Coordinator of Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Consultancy
Project: NEWMAP

Background/Project Objectives

  • NEWMAP supports State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, focusing on major gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure, livelihoods, and environmental assets. The Project has four components summarized below: (1) Erosion and Watershed Management Infrastructure Investments; (2) Erosion and Watershed Management Institutions and Information Services; (3) Climate Change Response; and (4) Project Management.
  • The eight-year NEWMAP is financed by an International Development Association (IDA) credit of US$500 million, in addition to fully blended grants of US$3.96 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and US$4.63 million from the Special Climate Change (SCCF) Fund. The Project Development Objective (PDO) of NEWMAP is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds.
  • The project is mainly State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, focusing on major gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure, livelihoods, and environmental assets.
  • The Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project intends to apply a portion of the credit for eligible payments for the Consulting Services.

Role of the Proposed Expert Advisor:

  • Overall, the expert advisor will be a national technical expert, grounded on climate change processes and pre-qualified by the FPMU.
  • He/she shall be hired on contract and paid on a fee-for service bases.
  • His/her overall assignment will be to promote tasks delivery in component 3 and enhance quality technical implementation and supervision of restructured component 3.

Specific Assignments

  • Works under contract and reports to the NPC through the Climate Change Specialist (CCS);
  • In coordination with the CCS work with the PMUs PMUs as needed. He/she will also support other MDA stakeholders to build relationships with other corporate or regional teams, opinion informers and central government;
  • Provides expert input to FPMU efforts and activities with respect to Component 3 – climate change response as may be needed or demanded by any specific PMU or partner MDA;
  • Reviews proposed component 3 activities and designs as the case may be;
  • Advises the Steering and Technical Committees on key issues;
  • Performs any other relevant duties as reasonably required by the FPMU, and particularly the CCS:
    • Guide the development of Low carbon demonstration projects;
  • Provide guidance on the GHG inventory and accounting and accounting
  • Work on Climate Financing activities such as the Green Bond etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • He/she shall have up to 10 years’ experience on climate change studies and processes;
  • Must have led in the development and implementation of at least 3 climate change adaptation related activities;
  • Must have partaken in the development or review of any environmental-related policy document; and
  • Must have a minimum academic qualification of a Ph.D.

Application Closing Date
9th May, 2019.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates/consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Evidence showing the academic background of the consultant (profile/CV)
  • Evidence of certification with relevant authorities and professional bodies.
  • Description of relevant specific experience.
  • Evidence showing the knowledge and administrative capabilities of the consultant in the field of the assignment in Nigeria.
  • Availability of appropriate skills, and use of essential technology etc.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Banks Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (Consultant Guidelines), setting forth the World Banks policy on conflict of interest.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a Written form to the address below (in person, or by mail i.e. by courier):
Federal Project Management Unit,
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project,
Attention: National Project Coordinator (NEWMAP).
Federal Ministry of Environment,
No. 56, Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro,
Abuja Nigeria.

Tel: 08098570625; 08036477409; 08066029902
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.newmap.gov.ng

Note

  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method (lC) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours [10am to 16pm].

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