The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.
GIZ International Services is shortlisted for the EU-funded project „Nigerian Climate Change Response Program (NCCRP)“.
The overall objective of the project is to support the development and implementation of Nigerian Climate Change Response Program (NCCRP) to guarantee country’s economic growth and development strategies while meeting its conditional 45% NDC targets by 2030.
The specific objective is to contribute to the creation of Nigeria’s GHG emission profile with the aim of pinpointing mitigation actions reducing energy use and costs in favour of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. This will be mainly achieved through the creation of sectoral MRVs (e.g. for energy and waste sectors) and a waste baseline.
The purpose of this contract is the following:
Development of a good planning framework for supporting the country in achieving the conditional 45% NDC targets, working on data quality and accuracy in order to guarantee climate action transparency, ensuring inter-sectoral institutional engagement in its implementation, as well as the definition of the future priority sector to be included in the next NDCs (i.e. waste) to raise the GHG level ambition of the country.
Specifically, the results to be achieved are:
1) Establishment of a MRV framework.
2) Climate change knowledge is disseminated and increased.
3) Waste sectoral baseline and related sectoral emission profile are settled at Federal level and at State level. (e.g. Kano State and Ogun State). Waste management procedures as per international best practices are shared, known and used.
Environmental and climate change education is spread at the level of primary and secondary schools through targeted educational programs and activities involving a commitment from the Ministry in charge of education.
To increase the level of knowledge of Nigerian climate action at the level of Parliament, Assembly and Governmental body in order to demonstrate the concrete benefits for the country in managing climate change adequately.
To raise awareness of the Nigerian climate change debate through increasing the number of targeted radio programs, TV documentaries and social media campaigns about climate change.
Qualifications and skills
As a minimum, a relevant university degree, preferably with an MSc, or equivalent in journalism, communication, international relations with special knowledge of IT and website systems.
Excellent fluency in written and spoken English.
Demonstrated expert experience in preparing media and communication strategy, including lobbying and advocacy strategies.
General professional experience
As a minimum, the Key Expert should demonstrate at least 12 years of relevant professional experience related to the subject matter of the current contract, out of which at least 5 years must be in an African country.
As a minimum, the Key Expert should provide 3 project references in the last 8 years related to the climate change and/or environment and/or sustainable development, facilitating contact with media in preparation of international conferences, workshops and other relevant events at which project publications will be presented and discussed.
Demonstrable deep knowledge and very good understanding of the international climate negotiation process and related mechanisms.
Demonstrable deep knowledge in using networking to facilitate the development of public debated on topics presented in the publications, including but not limited to facilitating television and other media appearances.
Specific professional experience
A minimum of 12 years of experience in jobs requiring a deep knowledge on climate negotiation debate matured through participation at international meetings/fora on sustainable development and/or climate change.
A minimum of 6 years of working experience in reforming communication system, in professional and organizational capacity development, including designing and implementing large scale training programs.