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National Project Coordinator
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||08-Apr-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
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.
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.
i. Manage the project implementation in accordance with objectives, schedule and planned budget;
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
Management and Leadership:
• Strong in inter-personal and multi-disciplinary communications skills
Required Skills and Experience
Education: • Masters Degree or higher in Environmental, Sciences, Climatology, Energy Efficiency or relevant field.
Experience: • At least 2 years work experience in project management.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.