Posted on :
5 Apr, 2011
UNDP has been in Nigeria since the country became independent in 1960. In the last programme cycle (2003-2008), UNDP provided capacity building and policy development support to the Federal Government and 21 states drawn from the six geo-political zones in four programme areas: Governance & Human Rights; Poverty Reduction; HIV & AIDS; and Energy & Environment. UNDP Nigeria recruits for National Project Coordinators
UNDP Nigeria is the United Nations Development Programme. We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: National Project Coordinator
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 02-May-2011
Global Environment Facility (GEF 4) has approved a grant for Nigeria to implement a climate change mitigation project titled “Promoting Energy Efficiency in Residential and Public Sector in Nigeria”. The overall objective of this project is to improve the energy efficiency of a series of end-use equipment (refrigeration appliances, air conditioners, lighting, electric motors and fans, heating appliances etc) used in residential and public buildings (schools, hotels, government offices etc) in Nigeria through the introduction of appropriate energy efficiency policies and measures (such as Standards and Labels) and demand-side management programs. Another objective of the project is to strengthen the regulatory and institutional framework, develop monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, provide training to appliance and equipment professionals, and launch a public outreach campaign to promote energy efficiency in Nigeria.
The activities to achieve these objectives are designed to enhancing the capacity of all relevant stakeholders at the national level of the concept, nature and potential of energy efficiency; develop policy and legal energy efficiency requirements of end-use appliances in Nigeria; train relevant professionals and carry out public outreaches; and conduct pilot project where 1 million compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) will be distributed in residential and public buildings in Nigeria. The project will assist the government of Nigeria to put in place comprehensive energy efficiency policy and legislation. It will help to minimize the building of power stations, helping to save money which will be invested in other sectors. This will consequently help in mitigating the emission of greenhouse gases resulting from generating energy. It will also help to increase Nigerian’s access to electricity.
Working together with all relevant stakeholders and partners, the project will achieve the following four major outcomes to remove the barriers towards the long-term promotion of energy efficiency in Nigeria:
Outcome 1: Improve the capacity of all relevant stakeholders at the national level with regards to the concept, nature and potential of energy efficiency in the residential and public sector
Outcome 2: Development of new energy efficiency legal requirements for selected end-use equipment in Nigeria
Outcome 3: Training of professional stakeholders and public outreach activities and enforcement of new energy efficiency legislation
Outcome 4: Transformation of the lighting market: promotion of energy saving lamps
UNDP Nigeria is seeking to appoint a national consultant as Project Coordinator in the implementation and monitoring of the project as laid out in the logical framework.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP CO Head of Environment & Energy Unit, with assistant from the UNDP Climate Change Technical Advisor, and in close cooperation with the Climate Change Programme Coordinator, the Project Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the UNDP-GEF Energy Efficiency Project, including all project administrative matters. All work of the Coordinator will be carried out in line with the Country Programme Action Plan and in full compliance with the UNDP Rules and Regulations. The management and coordination process will be pursued through undertaking of appropriate actions in programme formulation, implementation and evaluation. Strong emphasis will be made on ensuring cohesion with other UNDP programmes.
Specific functions shall include but not limited to the following:
i. Manage the project implementation in accordance with objectives, schedule and planned budget;
ii. Manage all project activity, staff, consultants etc. for timely implementation of requirements and monitoring and evaluation;
iii. Coordinate awareness creation on all project activities;
iv. Coordinate the project activities with relevant activities and initiatives of the Government;
v. Ensure cooperation between the participating institutions of the project;
vi. Ensure timely preparation of annual project reports, working plans and other relevant project documents.
vii. As applicable, communicating with the UNDP CO, International Consultant and International Technical Adviser and attracting additional financing in order to fulfill the project objectives;
viii. Ensuring otherwise successful completion of the project in accordance with the stated outcomes and performance indicators summarized in the project’s log-frame matrix and within the planned schedule and budget;
ix. Establish contacts with and engage the key local stakeholders into consultations to facilitate adoption and effective implementation of the recommended energy efficiency policies and provide/organize related training and other capacity building.
The Project Coordinator will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNDP Climate Change Technical Advisor, International Consultant and the UNDP Nigeria CO Head of Environment and Energy Unit. The Project Coordinator will report to the UNDP CO Head of Environment and Energy Unit on all technical, financial and administrative issues regarding the project. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for producing all necessary deliverables required by the UNDP Climate Change Technical Adviser and UNDP CO Head of Environment and Energy Unit. All reports, material prepared, TORs, contracts and project related communications to be approved by the UNDP CO Head of Environment and Energy Unit and the UNDP Climate Change Technical Adviser. All reports are to be prepared in English.
• Previous experience in developing and implementing GEF project on energy efficiency or climate change
• Experience of energy efficiency policy and legislations, especially on appliances S and L, energy efficiency awareness campaign, designing financial modality and pilot project.
• Experience in implementing energy efficiency project activities, effective result-based monitoring systems with good indicators and strong baseline.
• A good knowledge of the concept of energy efficiency as a tool for combating climate change and experience in building capacity on energy efficiency.
• Previous experience in conducting research and development activities on energy efficiency
Management and Leadership:
• Strong in inter-personal and multi-disciplinary communications skills
• Ability to lead, plan, organize, coordinate, delegate, manage, monitor and evaluate the project activities and work independently and as a team to the scheduled timelines and milestones
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
• Demonstrates a good work ethic and respect for divergent views
• Flexibility in accommodating a range of comments and suggestions after technical review
• Proven leadership skills as a team leader
• Ability to work under pressure and multitasking abilities
Required Skills and Experience
Masters Degree or higher in Environmental, Sciences, Climatology, Energy Efficiency or relevant field.
English. Other UN language would be an added advantage
8th April, 2011
Method of Application
Applications should be submitted online
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