The C40 City Adviser will be the focal point for
long-term climate action planning in the Lagos State that aligns with the
ambitions of the UNFCCC Paris Climate Agreement and Nigeria country
This will involve engaging internal and external
stakeholders, coordinating consultants to develop additional action
pathways and update plans as necessary, including governance frameworks,
facilitating knowledge transfer across the city / region, and ensuring
sustainability after the project duration.
This includes setting / reviewing targets,
identifying locally appropriate climate change response actions, and
defining measurement, reporting and verification processes.
The C40 City Adviser’s relationship with the
Lagos State government and other key stakeholders is critical for efficient
and effective delivery. The City Adviser will be based at the Lagos State
offices in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Lagos City Adviser will join a cohort of C40
City Advisers across several cities in Africa. A series of in-city and
workshops will be held for all C40 cities in Africa, complemented by
regional workshops, to build capacity and enable peer interaction.
As the ‘on the ground’ ambassador in
Lagos, the City Adviser will also help to manage the partnership between
the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Lagos State Government.
This will include identifying and facilitating opportunities for
collaboration, learning, innovation, action and advocacy, building local
capacity, and building connections with other C40 cities and initiatives.
The ideal candidate will have a strong technical
background in carbon accounting (preferably using the Global Protocol for
Community Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories – GPC), climate action
planning, scenario planning and stakeholder engagement; substantial
experience working with cities on climate action planning and risk
assessments; and excellent problem solving, project management and
Working closely with the Lagos State Government,
C40’s Head of Climate Action Planning Africa and C40’s Regional
Director for Africa, the City Adviser will develop and deliver a varied
technical assistance programme to support the Lagos State Government in:
Setting evidence-based emissions reductions
Updating the city’s climate action plans to
deliver mitigation and adaptation outcomes, and inclusive low-carbon,
climate resilient development consistent with the 1.5ËšC target of the
Engaging internal and external stakeholders in the
review and updating of the city’s climate action plans to ensure
their commitment to resource and implement ambitious, transformational
action and to facilitate better national and local integration of climate response
Managing consultants and coordinating technical
assistance with the aim of building city capacity to implement climate
Contributing to the development of C40’s
1.5ËšC climate action plans programme and frameworks, and the development
of regional engagement and delivery strategies;
Facilitating the city’s engagement in C40
Cities networks and initiatives.
A relevant post-graduate Degree;
Substantial experience in government, business or
NGO sectors with a focus on sustainability and/or climate change, and
substantive experience working with or within municipal governments;
Strong record of previous engagement with Federal
Authorities and relevant development partners in Nigeria on climate change
Technical expertise in completing city-wide
greenhouse gas emission inventories, undertaking scenario planning, and
developing climate action plans;
Experience in working with climate change
Excellent project-management, strategic thinking
and analytical capabilities, with MS Excel experience and data management
Demonstrable problem-solving, budget and people
management experience, including working with third party delivery teams,
and ability to manage multiple parallel tasks;
Strong interpersonal, relationship building and
written and verbal communication skills, combined with English fluency;
Strong stakeholder engagement experience, as well
as experience in developing or facilitating webinars and workshops;
International experience, working across different
cultures, languages and time zones.
Applicants must already have the right to work in
Nigeria. Moderate travel may be required, as part of the role.