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Abuja, Nigeria
Date posted
July 31, 2020
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Position title
Capital Projects Specialist 2

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

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.


Capital Projects Specialist 2

This is a Fixed-Term role, as part of the overall UKNIAF Infrastructure Finance team. UKNIAF has streamlined its support to the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning (FMFBNP), to allow for an integrated approach to developing the necessary enhancements to the annual, medium and long-term capital budgeting processes that allow for consideration of cross-cutting initiatives as well as the potential for private sector financing of critical infrastructure.

The role will provide technical assistance in support of the preparation of a Draft Outline of a Private Sector Strategy Paper.


Specifically, you will:

Develop a detailed workplan and delivery timelines and dependencies for completion of the assignment
Prepare outline of a private sector strategy paper addressing infrastructure finance
Ensure content takes on board recent FG policy initiatives such as the NDCs, ESP, the ERGP
Provide evidence that there is alignment with bilateral and multilateral initiatives to address infrastructure finance in Nigeria
Ensure there is alignment with local private sector sources of funding such as FDI flows, Pension Funds, Money and Capital markets
Ensure consideration for mainstreaming GESI and Climate resilience

Your KPI’s will be set for the implementation phase. They will be used to determine any performance related pay increase. They are likely to be in the following categories:

Produce inception report with detailed understanding of scope, workplan – interdependencies, risks and timelines for completion of the assignment
Draft an approach to report preparation including key stakeholders to be consulted with
Demonstrate effective stakeholder management
Design an effective cross-component interaction and collaboration
Client and stakeholder satisfaction, including positive feedback through regular DFID reviews and the Annual Review process.
Draft report outlining private sector strategy paper and approach to implementation
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


Summary of person profile.

Minimum Bachelor's Degree in finance, management, business administration or related field (Required).
Master's Degree or higher in any of the above or related fields (Desirable)
Minimum of 10 years of relevant post-degree professional work experience with at least 5 years of capital budgeting, project or public financial management gained at an International Development Partner institution, Development Finance Institution, and/or Public Service.
Good understanding of the capital budget process and the policy platforms that guide its aggregation and implementation
Evidence of engagement with key stakeholders in the capital budgeting process and an understanding of the requirements to interface with the private sector
Knowledge of private sector (money & capital markets and climate resources) and multilateral sources of funding (MDBs, Bilaterals, etc)
Knowledge of DFID administrative procedures for programme management is preferred.
Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational abilities, as well as excellent analytical, problem solving, and written and oral communication skills
International experience working on development in several countries (desirable)
Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and constructively with diverse, inter-cultural, and high impact teams in different locations.
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point). Demonstrable advanced financial modelling skills in excel is an advantage.
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 to working at the highest levels of integrity and excellence

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


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

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