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Senior Short-Term Expert (Development of a Manual of Procedures) at the Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme (NCCRP)

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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 (Development of a Manual of Procedures)
Reference No.: S334/STE/2022/01-13
Location: Abuja
Title of Mission: Development of a Manual of Procedures for Preparing and Managing the Measurement of Mitigation Actions and their Effects in Nigeria
Contract No: ENV/2019/409-995
Category of Expert: Senior (International Expert)
No. of Working Days (WD): 30 Working Days
Indicative Dates: 16 / 01 / 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 greenhouse gas (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).
  • A robust mitigation actions and their effects measurement system is needed for assessing mitigation actions and their effects on a more continuous basis. It is a way to organise and structure all the steps and elements needed to assess, report, review, archive, and improve assessment mitigation actions and their effects.
  • It comprises both the documentation of the measurement of mitigation actions and their effects themselves as well as documents associated with the measurement e.g., work plans, manual of procedures, legal and organisational basis, responsibilities, reporting obligations, etc.
  • The purpose of the consultancy is to develop a manual of procedures for preparing and managing the mitigation actions and their effects measurement in Nigeria in accordance with the NCCRP methodology (Intervention 1.3 “Development and implementation of the institutional MRV framework”, Activity 1.3.2: Capacity building for the implementation of the MRV framework).

Objectives of the Mission

  • The goal of the consultancy is to provide the DCC with technical support for developing a sustainable mitigation actions and their effects measurement management system.  

Specific Objectives of the Mission

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  • The main objective of this consultancy is to develop a mitigation actions and their effects measurement manual of procedures for providing guidance for the measurement planning, preparation and management in Nigeria.  

Estimated time Schedule of Intervention of the Expert(s)’ Mission

Tasks to be Carried OutNo. of WDs
Task 0: Development of the STE’s inception report2
Intervention 1.3: Development and implementation of the institutional MRV framework
Activity 1.3.2: Capacity building for the implementation of the MRV framework
Task 1: Analyse the requirements on the mitigation actions and their effects under the ETF for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement;Task 2: Analyse the current mitigation actions and their effects measurement system in Nigeria;Task 3: Design a mitigation actions and their effects measurement manual of procedures that provides guidance for measurement planning, preparation and management.   28

Expected Outcomes and Deliverable(s)
Detailed list of expected outcomes and corresponding deliverables are shown in the Table below:

OutcomesDeliverables
Result 0:  Inception report detailing the understanding / interpretation of the ToR, the proposed methodology to conduct the mission.Deliverable 0: Inception report
Result 1: The current mitigation actions and their effects measurement system in Nigeria, including the measurement planning, measurement preparation and measurement management, is analysedDeliverable 1: mitigation actions and their effects measurement manual of procedures providing guidance for the measurement planning, preparation and measurement management.   
Result 2. The designed mitigation actions and their effects measurement manual of procedures for preparing and managing the mitigation actions and their effects measurement in Nigeria in accordance with the reporting requirements under the ETF of the Paris Agreement

Date of Submission of Deliverable(s)
The deadline dates of the submission of deliverables to the Team Leader are as follows:

  • Deliverable 0: 18/01/2023
  • Deliverable 1: 30/03/2023  

Modalities for Submission of Deliverable(s):

  • To be submitted electronically to the Team Leader and the Project Director at Conseil Santé who in turn submits the deliverables to the Project Officer at the EU seeking approval.

Structures / Actors / Stakeholders involved:

  • DCC
  • EUD
  • Mitigation actions and their effects measurement team 

Title of the Position(s):

  • One international expert will be recruited to carry out this mission: International Technical Expert for the development of a manual of mitigation actions and their effects measurement procedures  

Expert Profile

  • Education & Training: Candidates should possess relevant University Degree, preferably with MSc, or equivalent, in Environmental Sciences, Policy, Engineering, or Economics or other related fields.
  • 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 building mitigation actions and their effects measurement systems.
  • Specific Experience: Knowledge in: 
  • In transparency framework and reporting requirements based on the UNFCCC and Paris agreement 
  • 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories; 
  • Assessment of mitigation actions and their effects; 
  • Mitigation actions and their effects measurement management system; Specific Experience with the design of a mitigation actions and their effects measurement manual of procedures, reporting requirements under UNFCCC (e.g. national communications, biennial update reports, etc.);  Carried out at least two assignments of a similar nature.

Provisional Date and Duration of the Mission
The duration of the Mission is estimated at 30 Working Days spread over a period of 6 weeks, according to the provisional Work Schedule found below:

No.ActivitiesDeadline (Month)
1Task 0: Development of the STE’s inception report18 January 2023
 Task 1: Analyse the requirements on the mitigation actions and their effects under the ETF for action and support referred to in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement;Task 2: Analyse the current mitigation actions and their effects measurement system in Nigeria;Task 3: Design a mitigation actions and their effects measurement manual of procedures for measurement planning, preparation and management.30 March 2023

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
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Note

  • The CVs should be in the EU format in line with the template below. CVs submitted in different formats will not be considered.
  • All weekends and public holidays are not considered to be Working Days unless previous exceptional approval has been obtained from the FMoE and the EUD.

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