Employment Type
Industry
Consulting
Job Location
Abuja, Nigeria
Date posted
July 30, 2020
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Position title
Capacity Building Advisor – Policy & Institutions
Description

Name of the Project: United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF)
Name of the Client:  Department for International Development (DFID)
Sector Lead: Infrastructure Finance Lead
Reports to: Infrastructure Finance Lead
Location:  Abuja, Nigeria with the possibility of some travel within Nigeria

PROJECT BACKGROUND
Africa PPP Advisory Services is working with Tetra Tech International Development, to deliver the DFID-funded United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF), a £72.8m technical assistance facility which aims to improve the lives of some of Nigeria’s poorest people by improving the way infrastructure is designed and delivered in the country.

The UKNIAF programme is active across the Federal road network, power and infrastructure finance sectors. Working with the Federal Government of Nigeria, selected state governments and the wider international community, it aims to catalyse a transformational change in livelihoods across Nigeria by unblocking obstacles to growth.

UKNIAF’s Infrastructure Finance Component is committed to developing a $3 billion pipeline of bankable private sector financed projects, at least $1 billion of which will be at or close to financial close by 2023.

 

Capacity Building Advisor – Policy & Institutions

This is a Fixed-Term role, as part of the overall UKNIAF Infrastructure Finance team. The role will provide Technical Assistance to assess and scope out opportunities to strengthen the Institutional Capacity within relevant Federal Government institutions to develop Concept Notes and Prefeasibility studies that would help progress PPP projects that consider gender, social inclusion and climate resilience through Nigeria’s Infrastructure Project Delivery Lifecycle.

Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Specifically, you will:

Produce inception report with detailed understanding of scope, workplan – interdependencies, risks and timelines for completion of the assignment
Conduct an assessment of the policy and institutional framework for the delivery of PPP projects, with specific focus on the role of Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning (FMFBNP).
Identify and analyse the interface issues with the FMFBNP in the delivery of PPP projects, including

Projects identification and Screening
Project Appraisal and Preparation
Projects Structuring and Contract Drafting
Project Tendering and Award
Contract Management

Evaluate the challenges with implementing the institutional role of the FMFBNP in the PPP Delivery process, by engaging with PPP related departments and units of the FMFBNP.
Develop a policy and institutional capacity gap analysis for the FMFBNP in the implantation of PPP in Nigeria.
Contribute to the development of the Capacity Assessment Report for the FMFBNP in the delivery of PPP and Private Sector Financing of Infrastructure projects.
Interface as required with internal and external stakeholders in support of the successful delivery of this assignment. This could include contributing to meetings with internal and external stakeholders, webinars, and knowledge sharing opportunities.
Support the Infrastructure Finance team with any additional work as may be required.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI’s)
Your KPI’s for this assignment will be as follows:

Produce inception report with detailed understanding of scope, workplan – interdependencies, risks and timelines for completion of the assignment
Capacity Assessment Report including;

Policy and Institutional Capacity Gap Analysis for the FMFBNP in the delivery of PPP and Private Sector Financing of Infrastructure projects
An outline of desired institutional capacity for the FMFBNP for the implementation of PPP and Private Sector Financing of Infrastructure projects

Demonstrated commitment to UKNIAF Values as expressed in consistently contributing to the development of a healthy, collaborative, learning, productive and supportive working environment, and operating at the highest levels of integrity and excellence

Qualifications

PERSON SPECIFICATION
Summary of person profile.

Bachelor’s Degree Qualifications in Economics, Engineering, Accounting, Law or Finance (Required)
Master’s Degree or higher in any of the above or related fields is an added advantage
Proven and successful experience in providing technical assistance on PPPs or capacity building support to finance ministries in at least 2 emerging market jurisdictions
Experience in PPP project development and evaluation
Experience in facilitating or managing at least 3 PPP training programs/workshops/seminars in the last 5 years, of which at least 2 are at international level, will be an advantage
Experience of working and collaborating with national governments is an added advantage
The ability to work effectively independently and with diverse, inter-cultural, and high-impact teams in different locations.
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with flexibility to perform other functions as directed.
Commitment to contributing to the development of a healthy, collaborative, learning, productive and supportive working environment, and operating at the highest levels of integrity and excellence

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
The position is based in Abuja, with limited travel as a result of COVID19 restrictions. Some out of hours work might be required.

Contacts

Interested candidates should please send CVs to yomi.nakpoberuo@apppadvisory.com and/or Damola.oyewole@apppadvisory.com

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