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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in collaboration with relevant agencies of the Nigerian government is currently embarking on a project to promote sustainable fuel wood management in Nigeria. The Project is designed to help secure multiple environmental and socio-economic benefits, including reduced GHG emission from reduced fuel wood consumption, enhanced carbon storage and sequestration as well as improve rural livelihood and opportunity for local development.


The Energy Commission of Nigeria and the Energy Commission of Nigeria and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria, seeks to recruit the position below:

NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR - DE-RISKING RENEWABLE ENERGY NAMA FOR THE NIGERIAN POWER SECTOR

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Country Office Sustainable Development Unit, and in close cooperation with the Programme Officer, the National Project Coordinator (NPC) is responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the UNDP-GEF project, including all project administrative matters.
All work of the NPC 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 appropriate actions in programme formulation, implementation and evaluation.
Strong emphasis will be made on ensuring cohesion with other UNDP programmes.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage the project implementation in accordance with objectives, schedule and planned budget;
Manage all project activity, staff, consultants and for timely implementation of requirements on monitoring and evaluation;
Coordinate awareness creation on all project activities;
Coordinate the project activities with relevant activity and initiative of the Government;
Ensure cooperation between the participating Institutions of the project;
Ensure timely preparation of annual project reports, working plans and other relevant project documents.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
At least 5 years work experience in Project Management related to the energy sector. Previous work in national or international Project Management is an advantage
University education in Sciences, Energy, Engineering, Social Sciences or relevant field. A post graduate Degree (M.Sc, MPhil, PhD etc.) is an advantage
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to take decisions and work without supervision
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)

NATIONAL PROJECT COORDINATOR - SUSTAINABLE FUELWOOD MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Working under the direct supervision of the UNDP CO Sustainable Development Unit, and in close cooperation with the Programme Officer, the National Project Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day management and implementation of the GEF/UNDP project, including all project administrative matters.
The management and coordination process will be pursued through undertaking appropriate actions in programme formulation, implementation and evaluation, Strong emphasis will be made on ensuring cohesion with other UNDP programmes.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage the project implementation in accordance with objectives, schedule and planned budget;
Manage all project activity, staff, consultants and for timely implementation of requirements on monitoring and evaluation;
Coordinate awareness creation on all project activities;
Coordinate the project activities with relevant activity and initiative of the Government;
Ensure cooperation between the participating Institutions of the project;
Ensure timely preparation of annual project reports, working plans and other relevant project documents.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
At least 5 years work experience in Project Management related to the energy sector. Previous work in national or international Project Management is an advantage
University education in Sciences, Energy, Engineering, Social Sciences or relevant field. A post graduate Degree (M.Sc, MPhil, PhD etc.) is an advantage
Demonstrated experience working with government structures at local levels, NGOs and Private sector;
Minimum of 10 years' experience working on climate change and/or related issues.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to take decisions and work without supervision
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office)
Previous work experience with international organization is an added advantage.

TO APPLY
Applicants should forward their CVs and Applications to:

Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN),
Plot 701C,
Central Business District,
Abuja.

Or Send to gefenergyproject@mail.com

Note
Qualified women are highly encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DUE DATE: 9 May, 2016

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