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Senior Short-Term Expert (Waste Sector) 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:

Title: Senior Short-Term Expert (Capacity Building of Stakeholders on Greenhouse Gas Inventories in the Waste Sector in Nigeria)
Reference No. of the Mission: S334/STE/2022/01-10
Location: Abuja
Date of Transmission: 31/08/2022
Category of Expert: Senior (International Expert)
Key Experts Responsible: Mr. Todd NGARA, Team Leader, Mr. Jacques KOUAZOUNDE, MRV and Greenhouse Gas Inventory Expert
No. of Working Days (WD): 109 Working Days
Indicative Dates: 24/10/2022 – 31/12/2023
Name of Project: Implementation of Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme (NCCRP), EuropeAid/140100/DH/SER/NG
Contract No.: ENV/2019/409-995

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 waste sector.   
  • The purpose of the consultancy is to build the capacity of stakeholders on greenhouse gas inventories (GHG) in the waste 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. 

Objectives 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 waste sector.

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

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  • 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.

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 1.4: Development and implementation of the sectoral MRV frameworks
Specific objective 1
Activity 1.4.3 Specific reporting formats are developed to collect the data at a sub-sectoral level and a data collection tool is identified
Task 1.1: Development of data collection templates at sub-sectoral levels based on different Tiers methodology requirementsTask 1.2: Identification of relevant data collection tool13
Specific objective 2
Activity 1.4.4 Training organised for presenting the methodological framework and methodologies to be applied for the waste sector
Task 2.1: Identification of training needs of the stakeholders (through a mapping of the skills required for the GHG inventories and a comparison with skills available within the stakeholders) and designing of a customised training programme taking into account the stakeholders’ training needs and the envisaged objectives.Task 2.2: Development of a training manual for the GHG inventory in the waste sectorTask 2.3: Preparation of the training materialsTask 2.4: Conducting of two sessions of a hands-on training workshop, with 25 participants each, on the use of GHG inventory 2006 IPCC methodologies and GHG inventories tools (IPCC software, IPCC Emission Factor Database, Tasks 1.1 and 1.2 outputs, etc.).Task 2.5 Evaluation of the workshop and making use of the feedback to provide information for follow-up training as appropriateTask 2.6: Drafting of the report from the training workshop38(5 days for Task 2.1; 16 days for Task 2.2; 4 days for Task 2.3; workshop with 5 days each session under Tasks 2.4 and 2.5; 3 days for Task 2.6)
Intervention 1.5: Pilot applications for the waste sector
Specific objectives 3
Activity 1.5.1: Capacity building for sectoral experts to compile the GHG inventories for a long-time series for the waste sector. 
Task 3.1: Designing of the protocol for the conduct of the pilot exercise and preparation of its materials taking into account Task 2.4 output, the stakeholders’ training needs and the envisaged objectivesTask 3.2: Conduct the pilot exercise with stakeholders, including preparing and delivering targeted physical and online training sessions on priority and key thematic areas (data collection and gap filling, Cross-cutting issues, QA/QC, etc.), dedicated coaching sessions (online and physical) on emission estimates and reporting, review of submitted reports, the use of GHG inventory tools and software, etc.Task 3.3: Development of a multi-annual improvement plan for GHG inventories in the waste sectorTask 3.4: Evaluation of the pilot exercise  Task 3.5: Drafting of the pilot exercise report56(5 days Task 3.1; 40 days for Task 3.2; 5 days for Task 3.3; 6 days for evaluation (Task 3.4) and drafting report (Task 3.5)

Expected Outcomes and Deliverable(s)

Detailed list of expected outcomes and corresponding deliverables are shown in the Table below:

Specific objectivesOutcomesDeliverables
Result 0: Inception report detailing the understanding/interpretation of the ToR, the proposed methodology to develop the capacity building programme and its implementation in line with the NCCRP methodology, the proposed revision of the implementation of the mission schedule (if any), etc.Deliverable 0: Inception report
Specific objective 1Result 1.1: Data collection templates are prepared and an associated data collection tool identified.Deliverable 1.1: Developed data collection templates (Excel format) and identified data collection tool
Specific objective 2Result 2.1: The identified capacity-building needs of stakeholders for preparing and reporting GHG; inventories in the waste sectorResult 2.2: The designed training programme on the use of GHG inventory 2006 IPCC methodologies and GHG inventories tools customised to stakeholders training needs;Result 2.3: Stakeholders have adequate knowledge of the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for GHG Inventories and its 2019 Refinement, and GHG inventories tools.Deliverable 2.1: 01 developed Training programmeDeliverable 2.2: Training manual for the GHG inventory and training materialsDeliverable 2.3: 50 GHG inventory compiler experts (waste sector, coordinating technical) trainedDeliverable 2.4: Report from the training sessions, including evaluation sheets and related feedback
Specific objective 3Result 3.1: Experts from the waste sector are independently capable to update the GHG inventory on a regular basis and update the national reports;Result 3.2: GHG emissions inventories are compiled for the waste sector;Result 3.3: Multi-annual improvement plan for GHG inventory in the waste sector is prepared.  Deliverable 3.1: Designed protocol for the conduct of the pilot exercise and its materials (e.g. sectoral national guidelines, reporting template, etc.)  Deliverable 3.2:Sectoral inventories ready for a long time-series for waste sectorDeliverable 3.3:Multi-annual improvement planDeliverable 3.4:National Inventory Report for the waste sector

Date of Submission of Deliverable(s)
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 waste sector

Expert(s)’ Profile(s)

  • Education and Training: Minimum Qualification: relevant University Degree, preferably M.Sc, or equivalent, in Environmental Sciences, Policy, Engineering, or Economics or other related fields (e.g. Waste 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 (i) knowledge in transparency framework and reporting requirements based on the UNFCCC and Paris agreement (ii) thorough knowledge and hands-on experience with the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and IPCC software; (iii) 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 109 Working Days spread over a period of 15 months in Abuja (Nigeria), according to the provisional Work Schedule found below.

#ActivitiesDeadline (Month)
1Task 0:Development of the STE’s inception reportOctober 2022
2Task 1.1: Development of data collection templates at sub-sectoral levels based on different Tiers methodology requirements;Task 1.2: Identification of relevant data collection tool.November 2022
3Task 2.1: Identification of training needs of the stakeholders (through a mapping of the skills required for the GHG inventories and a comparison with skills available within the stakeholders) and designing of a customised training programme taking into account the stakeholders’ training needs and the envisaged objectives;Task 2.2: Development of a training manual for the GHG inventory in the waste sector;Task 2.3: Preparation of the training materials. December 2022
4Task 2.4: Conducting of two (2) sessions of a hands-on training workshop, with 25 participants, on the use of GHG inventory 2006 IPCC methodologies and GHG inventories tools (IPCC software, IPCC Emission Factor Database, Tasks 1.1 and 1.2 outputs, etc.);Task 2.5: Evaluation of the workshop and making use of the feedback to provide information for follow-up training as appropriate;Task 2.6: Drafting of the report from the training workshop.January to February 2023
5Task 3.1: Designing of the protocol for the conduct of the pilot exercise and preparation of the pilot exercise materials taking into account Task 2.4 output, the stakeholders’ training needs and the envisaged objectivesJanuary 2023
6Task 3.2: Conduct the pilot exercise with stakeholders, including preparing and delivering targeted online training sessions on priority and key thematic areas (data collection and gap filling, Cross-cutting issues, QA/QC, etc.), dedicated coaching sessions on emission estimates and reporting, review of submitted reports, the use of GHG inventory tools and software, etc.;Task 3.3: Development of a multi-annual improvement plan for GHG inventories in the waste sector;Task 3.4: Evaluation of the pilot exercise;  Task 3.5: Drafting of the report from the pilot exercise.June to September 2023

Global Provision for Use of Incidental Expenditure for a Mission:

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  • If the activity is to be financed by the Incidental Expenditure, a detailed Excel Sheet is needed for indicating the breakdown of the budget details.

Annexes:
List of Annexes pertinent to the mission:

  • Technical assistance methodology of the Conseil Santé Consortium for the NCCRP implementation;
  • EUD ToR;
  • Reports on the development of the MRV system for the waste sector in Nigeria

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • 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.
  • The CVs should be in the EU format in line with the template below. CVs submitted in different formats will not be considered.

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