Decarbonising Humanitarian Energy (DHE) National Energy Expert(s) Nigeria P3
This is an opportunity to join the recently launched Decarbonising Humanitarian Energy (DHE) in Nigeria. The project aims to reduce the costs and greenhouse gas emissions associated with delivering critical humanitarian assistance in five countries in the Sahel Region. The position is for 12 months with a travel of 50-70% across different locations within the country, including remote and conflict-affected areas. The DHE National Energy Expert will report to the DHE Roving Energy Expert.
For this position fluency in English is essential, knowledge of local languages in Nigeria is an advantage. To be able to apply, it is mandatory to have Nigerian nationality or have legal authorization to work in Nigeria.
The Sahel region holds some of the world's most neglected crises and comprises countries with high-risk exposure. 21 million people need humanitarian assistance, and action is required to address food insecurity, protection issues, and climate change mitigation. The Sahel countries have, on average, electricity access rates at 26 percent, far behind the 45 per cent rate in sub-Saharan Africa and the global rate of 89%. Humanitarian agencies still largely depend on diesel generators. While diesel generators are a tested and reliable solution, they come at a high price for both the operations and the environment.
Since 2018, NORCAP experts have worked with organisations to help them transition from diesel generators to sustainable energy solutions, such as solar energy. Due to the considerable reduction in the cost of solutions like solar energy, combined with innovative finance models offered by the private sector, a transition to clean energy can unlock funds that humanitarian organisations can use for other needs. Through the DHE project, NORCAP, Global Platform for Action on Sustainable Energy in displacement settings GPA and United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) have partnered to bundle resources and develop green operations that remain sustainable, reliable and cause less environmental harm.
To support with the project activities within the country, NORCAP intends to recruit National Energy Experts in each country targeted by the project.
You will find the complete description by reading the long version job description -> DHE MPTF Energy Expert Nigeria P3 - NORCAP.pdfAt NORCAP, we work to better protect and empower people affected by crises and climate change. With expertise in the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors, we collaborate with local, national and international partners on finding solutions to meet the needs of people at risk. NORCAP is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council.
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