Job Summary

The Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP) is co-funded by the European Union and the German Government and implemented jointly by the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It aims at enabling and fostering investments in a domestic market for Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) and improving access to electricity in Nigeria. As part of the programme and in close collaboration with its public and private partners, the unit “Enabling Environment for RE and EE Investments” aims at strengthening quality delivery and control mechanisms to enhance an enabling market environment for the application of and investments in RE and EE.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • The Advisor will work within the Unit on Enabling Environment for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Investments.
  • The Advisor will support the Head in the general management of the Unit

Tasks:

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Unit the Advisor, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Standards will:

1. Support the development of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Framework:

  • Development of standards and labels for selected RE/EE equipment.
  • Facilitating and steering the technical committee on the development of RE/EE standards.
  • Coordinating market compliance surveys on standards and labels for RE/EE equipment.
  • Coordinating with SON and ECOWAS on harmonisation and creating awareness for developed standards and labels.  
  • Organising inventory studies of efficient and inefficient lighting and cooling appliances in the Nigerian market including a market transformation campaign to phase out inefficient appliances.

2. Support the development of a Strategic Action Plan for the Environmentally Friendly and Safe Disposal of Used Batteries in Nigeria:

  • Reviewing existing regulations on battery collection, transportation and recycling in Nigeria.
  • Supporting compliance with the regulation on battery collection, transportation and recycling in Nigeria.
  • Supporting the upgrade of Waste Battery Management Facilities in Nigeria.
  • Developing a database for recycled batteries and facilities including exported batteries.

3. Activity Coordination:

  • Organising field missions and events (for NESP local partners and/or consultants incl. workshops, consumer education, awareness campaigns, meetings, study tour, training, etc).  
  • Capacity building for key partners including Federal Ministry of Environment, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Standards Organisation of Nigeria and Importers of Electrical Appliances.
  • Supporting project planning, implementation and coordination of activities (incl. ToRs for consultants, concepts, budgeting, review of consultants’ invoices, sector studies and reporting).
  • Review the project’s operational plan periodically to ensure that proposed activities are meeting specified outputs in line with the project’s indicators.

4. Overarching tasks:

  • Knowledge management of the work results (organize and update project documentation, filing, database).
  • Ensure communication and visibility of the results in line with NESP’s Communication and Visibility Plan/Strategy.
  • Support in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of Unit activities (incl. drawing up monitoring/progress reports).
  • Establish collaborations with public and private partners including the Federal Ministry of Environment, National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, Standards Organisation of Nigeria and Importers of Electrical Appliances

General obligations:

The advisor: 

  • is familiar with all components of the programme, concepts and status of implementation and knows the corresponding experts and staff. 
  • represents the interest of the GIZ-assisted measure and always acts on its behalf. 
  • carries out important tasks for the programme, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description. 
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of the management.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience:

  • A university degree in energy studies, electrical engineering, business administration, economics or any relevant field of study. A Masters’ degree is an added advantage.

Professional Competencies and Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant experience in the energy sector with demonstrated ability in implementing renewable and energy efficiency projects.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies, regulations and plans in Nigeria.
  • Familiar with renewable energy and energy efficiency stakeholders in Nigeria.
  • Knowledge of custom’s procedures and environment is regarded as an asset.
  • Hands-on project management experience and ability to efficiently manage numerous activities simultaneously, a flair for problem-solving and an ability to self-navigate through complex bureaucratic environments.

Other Knowledge and Additional Competencies:

  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English. Knowledge of local languages would be an asset.
  • A very good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with internet-based information platforms and aspects of digitalization would be an asset.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to any region in Nigeria (including seaports and land borders).

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