United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility UKNIAF Recruits PPP Project Portfolio Manager

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

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

PPP Project Portfolio Manager 

This is a Fixed-Term role, as part of the overall UKNIAF Infrastructure Finance team. The role will provide technical assistance in support of 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 achieve 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 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.

  • 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 is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant professional, infrastructure development and transaction delivery experience (at least 7 years at senior level) in the field of PPP advisory, infrastructure finance and/or corporate/project finance gained at a consulting firm, project developer, commercial/ investment bank and/or financial institution.
  • Experience of supporting the delivery and/or contract management of infrastructure projects that have reached commercial and/or financial close.
  • Experience advising government across the overall PPP/privately financed project lifecycle
  • Experience of successfully delivering PPP transactions and capacity building projects across multiple sectors.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational abilities, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong analytical, conceptual, and writing skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills (in English)
  • Strong demonstrable proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point)
  • Produce inception report with detailed understanding of scope, workplan – interdependencies, risks and timelines for completion of the assignment
  • 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 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.


Deadline: 4 August 2020

Interviews: 5 & 6 August 2020

Interested candidates should please send CVs to and/or


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