Federal Ministry of Environment Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

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Federal Ministry of Environment Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

Federal Ministry of Environment – The Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) now invites eligible consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services of:

1. Job Title: Climate Change Expert Advisor to the National Project to the National Project Coordinator of Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Consultancy
Project: NEWMAP

Background/Project Objectives

  • NEWMAP supports State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, focusing on major gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure, livelihoods, and environmental assets. The Project has four components summarized below: (1) Erosion and Watershed Management Infrastructure Investments; (2) Erosion and Watershed Management Institutions and Information Services; (3) Climate Change Response; and (4) Project Management.
  • The eight-year NEWMAP is financed by an International Development Association (IDA) credit of US$500 million, in addition to fully blended grants of US$3.96 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and US$4.63 million from the Special Climate Change (SCCF) Fund. The Project Development Objective (PDO) of NEWMAP is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds.
  • The project is mainly State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, focusing on major gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure, livelihoods, and environmental assets.
  • The Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project intends to apply a portion of the credit for eligible payments for the Consulting Services.

Role of the Proposed Expert Advisor:

  • Overall, the expert advisor will be a national technical expert, grounded on climate change processes and pre-qualified by the FPMU.
  • He/she shall be hired on contract and paid on a fee-for service bases.
  • His/her overall assignment will be to promote tasks delivery in component 3 and enhance quality technical implementation and supervision of restructured component 3.

Specific Assignments

  • Works under contract and reports to the NPC through the Climate Change Specialist (CCS);
  • In coordination with the CCS work with the PMUs PMUs as needed. He/she will also support other MDA stakeholders to build relationships with other corporate or regional teams, opinion informers and central government;
  • Provides expert input to FPMU efforts and activities with respect to Component 3 – climate change response as may be needed or demanded by any specific PMU or partner MDA;
  • Reviews proposed component 3 activities and designs as the case may be;
  • Advises the Steering and Technical Committees on key issues;
  • Performs any other relevant duties as reasonably required by the FPMU, and particularly the CCS:
    • Guide the development of Low carbon demonstration projects;
  • Provide guidance on the GHG inventory and accounting and accounting
  • Work on Climate Financing activities such as the Green Bond etc.

Qualifications and Experience

  • He/she shall have up to 10 years’ experience on climate change studies and processes;
  • Must have led in the development and implementation of at least 3 climate change adaptation related activities;
  • Must have partaken in the development or review of any environmental related policy document; and
  • Must have a minimum academic qualification of a Ph.D.

Application Closing Date
9th May, 2019.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates/consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Evidence showing the academic background of the consultant (profile/CV)
  • Evidence of certification with relevant authorities and professional bodies.
  • Description of relevant specific experience.
  • Evidence showing the knowledge and administrative capabilities of the consultant in the field of the assignment in Nigeria.
  • Availability of appropriate skills, and use of essential technology etc.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Banks Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (Consultant Guidelines), setting forth the World Banks policy on conflict of interest.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a Written form to the address below (in person, or by mail i.e. by courier):
Federal Project Management Unit,
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project,
Attention: National Project Coordinator (NEWMAP).
Federal Ministry of Environment,
No. 56, Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro,
Abuja Nigeria.

Tel: 08098570625; 08036477409; 08066029902
E-mail: fpmu@newmap.gov.ng
Website: www.newmap.gov.ng

Note

  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method (lC) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours [10am to 16pm].

2. Job Title: Consultant Natural Resources Expert Advisor to the National Project Coordinator – Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)

Location: Nigeria

Description

  • We are in need of an Individual Consultant as a Natural Resources Expert Advisor to the National Project Coordinator of Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)

Background
As part of Governments commitment to transformation of the Nigerian socioeconomy landscape, the Federal Government has applied and received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of a multi-sector Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and support the people as they relate to their environment

NEWMAP includes a dedicated component aimed at assisting the country to address the broader climate change agenda. The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8-year multi-sectoral and multi-scale program that on the one hand targets seven southeastern states with acute gully erosion (Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and Imo States), while laying the foundation for scaling out to south west and the northern parts of Nigeria.

The project is involving many Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, communities and civil Societies. The various MDAs include those responsible for Planning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources, forests, transport, power, emergency response as well as those focused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/basin regulation. Effective implementation will, therefore, require inter-ministerial and inter-state coordination, collaboration and information sharing.

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)  became effective on September 16, 2013. The World Bank agreed to finance the Project with a credit of $500 million. This credit was approved, in addition to, fully blended grants of $3.96 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and $4.63 million from the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) by the World Bank Board on May8, 2012.

The central aim of the project is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The project is mainly State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, focusing on major gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure, livelihoods, and environmental assets.

The Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project intends to apply a portion of the credit for eligible payments for the Consulting Services.

Objectives of Consultant’s Assignment

  • The main objectives of this assignment is to engage a highly experienced Consultant on Natural Resources Management to assist the National Project Coordinator (NPC), NEWMAP to ensure sensitivity to Natural Resources and the environment in all the planning and implementation of NEWMAP activities.
  • The aim is to provide expertise and showcase good practices experiences in key areas, provide quality enhancement and implementation support throughout the project processing cycle and play a mentoring role to the entire technical personnel in NEWMAR.

Qualifications

  • The Advisor must have at least a Master’s Degree in the field of Natural Resources Management, Agricultural Science, Soil and Water Resources Management or other related fields or equivalent
  • At least 7 years of experience in participatory Natural Resources Management including experience in biodiversity conservation and/or environmental governance
  • Experience in developing countries is an added advantage
  • Areas of experience should include but not limited to:
    • Extensive knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of conservation, management, protection, and sustainable utilization of natural resource such as water and land, agriculture, and forestry.
    • Strong background and knowledge in natural resources issues and their inherently complex and dynamic environmental, hydrological, and agro-forestry systems as well as climate change and its implications on these systems
    • Experience in dealing with national governments, regional bodies and international organizations on natural resources, and agroenvironmental issues
    • Experience and skills necessary for facilitating collaborative approaches to management of shared rjaturaLrespces such as trans-boundary watercourses and bodies
    • Proven writing and analytical skills; ability to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office application.
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English, with a working knowledge of the other language.

Condition

  • The Consultancy shall be on time base contracts for the initial period of one year subject to renewal based on performance of the consultant.

Application Closing Date
14th May, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates (Consultants) should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the services. The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Evidence showing the academic background of the Consultant (profile/CV)
  • Evidence of certification with relevant authorities and professional bodies
  • Description of relevant specific experience
  • Evidence showing the knowledge and administrative capabilities of the Consultant in the field of the assignment in Nigeria
  • Availability of appropriate skills, and use of essential technology etc.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail i.e. by courier):
Federal Project Management Unit,
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project,
Attn: National Project Coordinator (NEWMAP),
Federal Ministry of Environment,
No. 56, Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro
Abuja, Nigeria.

TeI: 08098570625; 08036477409; 08066029902
E-mail: fpmu@newmap.gov.ng

Note

  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method (IC) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours [10.00am to 16.00pm].

3. Job Title: Watershed/Catchment Planning Expert Advisor to the National Project Coordinator of Federal Project Management Unit of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)

Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Consultancy
Project: NEWMAP

Background/Project Objectives

  • As part of Governments commitment to transformation of the Nigerian socio-economy landscape, the Federal Government has applied and received a credit from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of a multi-sector Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) to mitigate the vulnerability to erosion and support the people as they relate to their environment. NEWMAP includes a dedicated component aimed at assisting th country to address the broader climate change agenda.
  • The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8-year multi-sectoral and multi-scale program that on the one hand targets seven southeastern states with acute gully erosion (Abia, Anambra, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu and lmo States), while laying the foundation for scaling out to south west and the northern parts of Nigeria.
  • The project is involving many Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Local Governments, communities and civil Societies. The various MDAs include those responsible for Planning, economy, finance, works, agriculture, water resources, forests, transport, power, emergency response as well as those focused on climate and hydrological information or watershed/basin regulation. Effective implementation will therefore require inter-ministerial and interstate coordination, collaboration and information sharing.
  • The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) project became effective on September 16, 2013. The World Bank agreed to finance the Project with a credit of $500 million. This credit was approved, in addition to, fully blended grants of $3.96 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and $4.63 million from the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF) bythe World Bank Board on May 8, 2012.
  • The central aim of the project is to reduce vulnerability to soil erosion in targeted sub-watersheds. The project is mainly State-led interventions to prevent and reverse land degradation, focusing on major gully erosion sites that threaten infrastructure, livelihoods, and environmental assets.
  • The Federal Project Management Unit (FPMU) of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project intends to apply a portion of the credit for eligible payments for the Consulting Services.

Objectives of Consultant’s Assignment

  • The purpose of this proposal is to engage the services of an Expert Advisor on Hydrology, Watershed and Flood Risk Management with experience in watershed planning and management related diagnostic such as hydrology or ecosystem monitoring catchment planning and management (CMP) to the National Project Coordinator (NPC) to assist the NPC in achieving the overall objective of NEWMAP.
  • The Expert advisor will at any time be deployed to the Project (Federal, State and Local levels) to perform quality reviews and enhance supervision of projects and to work closely with the Water Resources Specialist to the project.
  • The aim is to provide expertise and showcase good practices experiences in key areas, provide quality enhancement and implementation support throughout the project processing cycle nd play a mentoring rok to the entire technical personnel in NEWMAP

Qualifications
Required skills and experiences will include:

  • Advanced degree (PhD) in Hydrology and/or Water Resources Management, Watershed Management, and Flood Risk Management, and Civil Engineering;
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in hydrology and civil engineering;
  • Demonstrated professional knowledge of hydrology and flood risk management related to watershed management and erosion issues;
  • Extensive and demonstrated field experience in (i) preparing hydrology design for hydraulic structures, (ii) assessing slopes and embankment stability of fragile soils, (iii) construction and contract management for large civil works, and (iv) watershed management and flood risk management in the West African Sub-Region and preferably in the Nigerian context
  • Excellent communication skills in professional written and oral English;
  • Willingness to travel to all NEWMAP States; and
  • Experience in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

Desired skills and experiences would include:

  • Knowledge of, and experience working in the fragile and unconsolidated soils of southeast/south Nigeria;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software for land rehabilitation civil works;
  • Experience with World Bank supported projects; and
  • Knowledge of applying remote sensing to land rehabilitation and watershed management, through satellite imaging or drones, etc.

Working Condition
The Consultancy shall be on time base contracts for the initial period of one year subject to renewal based on performance of the consultant.

Application Closing Date
9th May, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates/consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services.

The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Evidence showing the academic background of the consultant (profile/CV)
  • Evidence of certification with relevant authorities and professional bodies.
  • Description of relevant specific experience.
  • Evidence showing the knowledge and administrative capabilities of the consultant in the field of the assignment in Nigeria.
  • Availability of appropriate skills, and use of essential technology etc.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a Written form to the address below (in person, or by mail i.e. by courier):
Federal Project Management Unit,
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project,
Attention: National Project Coordinator (NEWMAP),
Federal Ministry of Environment,
No. 56, Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro,
Abuja Nigeria.

Tel: 08030570625; 08098570625; 08036477409; 08066029902
E-mail: fpmu@newmap.gov.ng
Website: www.newmap.gov.ng

Note

  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method (lC) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • Further information can be obtained at the address above during office hours [10am to 16pm].

4. Job Title: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Expert Advisor (International) – Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)

Location: Nigeria

Description
The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) is an 8 years multi -sectoral and multi-scale programme that, and on the other hand, to scale out to additional states in Nigeria. The project involves many relevant Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) Local Government Councils, Communities and civil societies.

The various MDAs include those responsible for Planning, Economy and Finance, Works, Agriculture, Forest, Transport, Power, Emergency Response as well as those focusing on Climate and Hydrological Information or watershed/Basin regulation.

Effective implementation of this project in sustainable manner requires the engagement of an Environmental Expert that will be working with the EA Department in carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment of Erosion Control and Watershed Management projects in compliance with the ESIAAct cap E12 LFN 2004.

The Environmental Assessment Department (EA) is one of the Technical Departments established in the Federal Ministry of Environment at the inception of the Ministry in 1999. The Department is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all developmental projects are carried out in compliance with relevant environmental laws and regulations in order to ensure environmental sustainability.

Agenda 21, the blueprint agenda for environmentally sound development, adopted by Heads of State and Governments, including Nigeria at the historic Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, requires that all countries should conduct Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) for major development projects.

This informed the decision of the Federal Government to enact the ESIAAct No.86 of 1992 as a demonstration of her commitment to environmentally sustainable development.

Main Objective of the Environmental Services

  • The purpose of this proposal is to select an Environmental Expert Advisory Firm that will coordinate and collaborate with EAD of FMEnv to tarry out Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed Erosion Control and Watershed Management projects in affected States of Nigeria.

Institutional Frameworks:

  • The Expert Advisory firm shall work in line with existing laws and standards or as required by the Environmental Assessment Department of Federal Ministry of Environment and the World Bank
  • The Environmental Expert Advisors’ office shall be in the FPMU building complex of NEWMAP.
  • The study will be completed in a period of 12 months starting from the date of commencement of the contract.

Qualifications
Any interested prospective Environmental Expert shall be expected to have:

  • Master’s Degree(s) in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences, Geography/GIS, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Geotechnics, Environmental Sciences and Geology as well as competence and cognate experience in any of the following areas of Environmental Protection;
  • Experience and familiarity with EIA laws, Performance Standards, Environmental Protection Agencies/Authorities of Countries outside Nigeria
  • Familiarity and Experience with International best practices on EIA Laws, Policy Formation, Regulation and Enforcement
  • Background in Environment Planning/Environmental Sciences/Environment Engineering/Environmental Studies
  • Experience in preparation of environmental manual, regulations laws etc.
  • Experience of monitoring environmentally conceived Projects
  • Experience in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Experience in development of Environmental Management Plans
  • Familiarization with the working of Federal /State / Local Governments and the World Bank
  • Familiarization with World Bank and other Development Partners’
  • Environmental and Socio Safeguards Policies/EIA Laws
  • Competence in project documentation and report writing skills
  • Knowledge and use of Computer.

Application Closing Date
9th May, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates (Consultants) should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:

  • Evidence showing the fields of specialty of the firm (consultant’s profile/brochures)
  • Evidence showing that the firm is a legal entity (certificate of registration),
  • Evidence of registration with relevant authorities and professional bodies
  • Evidence showing the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm in the field of assignment
  • Experience of working in a similar geographical region
  • Description of similar assignments
  • Availability of appropriate skills among staff, and availability of essential technology etc.

For each previous project performed, the Consultant shall provide the name and contact address of the client (office & e-mail address, and telephone number), date(s) of execution, name(s) of lead and associate firms, contract amount and financing sources.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by World Bank Borrowers [July 2014] (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail i.e. by courier) and not by e-mail:
Federal Project Management Unit,
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project,
Attn: National Project Coordinator (NEWMAP),
Federal Ministry of Environment,
No. 56, Mamman Nasir Street, Asokoro
Abuja, Nigeria.

TeI: 08098570625; 08036477409; 08066029902
E-mail: fpmu@newmap.gov.ng

Note

  • Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications
  • A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants Selection method (IC) set out in the Consultant Guidelines.
  • Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [10.00am to 16.00pm].

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