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Deloitte is leading a power sector transformation programme which has been established by a development agency to support reform within Nigeria’s power sector. Key objectives of the reform programme include addressing gas to power challenges, competitive procurement of clean and conventional energy, utility distribution sector reform, and off-grid electricity access. Ideally, the project will enable 10,000 MW of new-rehabilitated electricity generation capacity, and 3 million new electricity connections, enabling reliable and affordable electricity access to millions of people for the first time.

Position Description

The Environmental and Social consultant is responsible for producing environmental and social impact assessments, management plans, and other related reports.

Position Responsibilities

  • Prepare Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) reports;
  • Prepare Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) reports;
  • Prepare Resettlement Action Plan and Livelihood Restoration Plan reports; and
  • Prepare other Environment & Social related reports/reviews as may be required under the NPSP
  • Study the existing process for obtaining the environmental approvals for mini-grids and solar home system projects and suggest improvements for simplification of the process, especially focused on the Rural Electrification Agency (REA)’s Energizing Economies Initiative (EEI) projects
  • Review Environment & Social regulatory/institutional framework
  • Review general Environment & Social literature
  • Perform Environment & Social issues scoping and stakeholder engagements;
  • For Rural Electrification Agency’s Energizing Economies Initiative projects:
  • Analyse the current process, through the implementation of the first phase of projects under the Energizing Economies Initiative
  • Document lessons learnt from the existing process
  • Revise process design
  • Liaise with teams from REA, the Rural Electrification Fund (REF), and other government departments to have a buy-in of the revised design
  • Design and deliver training programs on this process for project developers
  • Report preparation and submission to the Federal Ministry of Environment (FMEnv.) for approvals as may become necessary; and
  • Any other Environment & Social task that may become necessary under the NPSP.

Required Skills

  • Experience of environmental approval processes with power generation projects in Nigeria and ESG reporting per various international standards
  • Experience of working with government departments in emerging market environments.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to coordinate between various stakeholders, including government departments and private sector organisations, Development Financial institutions (DFIs), local commercial banks, etc.
  • Work independently within established guidelines, prioritize and coordinate activities, and meet critical deadlines
  • Work cooperatively with others; build and maintain constructive relationships with those encountered during course of work; respond effectively and tactfully to hostility, confusion or concerns expressed by others
  • Effectively represent the department in contacts and relationships with the public, local business community and other government agencies
  • Use sound judgment and personal initiative to accomplish assignments
  • Use appropriate interpersonal style and approach to ensure team cohesiveness and cooperation
  • Locate, research, interpret, and apply environmental laws and regulations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and produce concise, accurate and impartial reports, narratives, summaries and recommendations

Educational Requirement

All applicants are expected to have either a minimum of a PhD degree with at least 8 years of relevant experience; a Juris Doctor – JD (All But Dissertation – “ABD”) with at least 10 years of relevant experience; an MS/MA/MBA with at least 12 years of relevant experience; a BS/BA degree with at least 15 years of relevant experience or a degree less than a BS/BA with at least 20 years of experience.

Applications from qualified individuals should be sent to powerprojects@deloitte.com.ng on or before Wednesday, 31 October, 2018.

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