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.
PPP Project Analyst
This is a Fixed-Term role, as part of the overall UKNIAF Infrastructure Finance team. The role will provide technical assistance in support the screening and selection of MDAs and sub-nationals to engage with in screening eligible infrastructure projects and that will form the basis for negotiating a Mutual Accountability Framework (The MAF is a framework that jointly commits the MDAs and UKNIAF to achieving the results and objectives of this TO) for the government entities to adopt. The data to apply the criteria is not publicly available online or offline thus specific data would need to be obtained from a long list of infrastructure focused MDAs and Sub-nationals to be able to apply the criteria.
Specifically, you will:
Develop a detailed workplan and timeline for the delivery of the assignment
Support the PPP Project Portfolio Managers in preparing questionnaires to obtain data from MDAs/Sub-nationals as well as structures for the screening reports.
Collate data required to apply MDAs/Sub-nationals screening criteria including conducting research
Follow up on data requests to MDAs/Sub-nationals
Support the PPP Project Portfolio Managers in preparing MDA/Sub-national screening report
Support the PPP/Infrastructure Finance team with any additional work required.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI’s)
Produce inception report with detailed understanding of scope, workplan – interdependencies, risks and timelines for completion of the assignment (incl. proposed schedule of consultations with government stakeholders and lenders)
Collation of required data.
MDA/Sub-national screening report.
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:
Bachelor’s Degree Qualifications in Economics, Engineering, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related fields (Required)
Master's Degree or higher in any of the above or related fields or related fields combined with a specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree is an added advantage
Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant professional work experience in supporting the development and delivery of infrastructure at a reputable institution, preferably infrastructure consulting/advisory.
Demonstrated experience of working with various National and sub-national entities in the infrastructure space in Nigeria.
International delivery experience is an advantage
The ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholder groups
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and in a fast-paced environment with flexibility to perform other functions as directed.
Experience of carrying out analysis of economic trends, statistical information, panel surveys and other data, as well as knowledge of common Africa data sets.
Proven written and presentation skills in a range of formats (briefings, reports, summaries, etc.) and to a range of audiences.
Highly numerate, with exceptional oral and writing communication skills, with demonstrable quantitative and qualitative data analysis skills, and be proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and internet tools.
Proven ability to think and present information in a structured and logical manner, and have a highly numerate and inquisitive mindset.
Excellent people/team skills, ability to manage small scale projects, and work collaboratively as part of a project team and manage external relationships
Sound knowledge of the infrastructure PPP space in Nigeria (including the legal, policy, and institutional frameworks)
Strong analytical, conceptual, and writing skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills (in English)
Strong demonstrable proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point). Financial modelling skills in excel is an advantage.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and constructively with diverse, inter-cultural, and high impact teams in different locations.
Commitment to contributing to the development of a healthy, collaborative, learning, productive and supportive working environment, and to operating 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Damola.email@example.com