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United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility UKNIAF Recruits Capacity Building Advisor–Policy and Institutions-July 2020

Employment Type-Contract
Industry-Consulting
Job Location-Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
Date posted-July 30, 2020
Valid through-August 4, 2020
Duration of employment-2 Months

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.

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
    1. Projects identification and Screening
    2. Project Appraisal and Preparation
    3. Projects Structuring and Contract Drafting
    4. Project Tendering and Award
    5. 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;
    1. Policy and Institutional Capacity Gap Analysis for the FMFBNP in the delivery of PPP and Private Sector Financing of Infrastructure projects
    2. 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

Deadline: 4 August 2020

Interviews: 5 & 6 August 2020

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

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