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  • Posted: May 25, 2022
    Deadline: Jun 8, 2022
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    Consultant - Study of the Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation in Nigeria through Transitioning to Clean Fuels and Technologies for Residential Use

    Job ID: 2203893
    Grade: P4
    Contractual Arrangement: Project assignment
    Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two months
    Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

    Background and Objectives

    • The World Health Organization (WHO) will be supporting Nigeria through their Ministry of Health to undertake this health co-benefits assessment.
    • WHO will collaborate with partners which have experience already collaborating in Nigeria on the elaboration of SLCP inventories and GHG studies.
    • The WHO will be establishing a Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation Expert Working Group that will provide expert guidance to the study as required and provide a peer review of the study findings.
    • WHO is seeking a national (institution / consultant) to work in cooperation with an international environmental health specialist, the WHO (AFRO/HQ/WCO) team and other experts to develop a study on “A Study of the Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation in Nigeria Through Transitioning to Clean Fuels and Technologies for Residential Use”.
    • This study will primarily investigate the health implications of Nigeria’s commitment to reduce GHG and SLCP emissions with a focus on the residential sector.
    • The aim will be to consider a series of clean technology and fuel transitions for cooking and quantify their associated costs, emissions and air pollutant reductions, health gains and social benefits.

    The proposed objectives of this study will be to:

    • Analyze the spatial distribution of pollution problems in the country and the regional effect on children.
    • Propose a series of transitions to clean fuel and technologies in the residential sector and associated emissions and air pollutant reductions with a consideration of equitable access
    • Estimate the government and individual costs of these transition scenarios
    • Estimate the avoided air pollution-attributable deaths/daily from these interventions;
    • Estimate the social benefits from these interventions;
    • Integrate study findings into Nigeria NDC revision process and provide recommendations on opportunities to use findings to raise NDC ambitions.

    Throughout the report preparation, the selected national consultant will be supported by trainings and guidance of international specialists and the WHO Nigeria team.

    Proposed Timeline

    Activity

    Timeline Status

    Overview of BARHAP tool (webinar)

    July 2021 Done
    Technical training on BARHAP tool November 2021 Through technical working group meetings Done

    TWG Refreshers training on BARHAP tool

    Feb 2022
    Through technical working group meetings
    Done
    Data review and data collection from existing sources (review of default data) May 2022 To be done by Consultant
    Complete study & review process May - June 2022 To be done by Consultant
    Dissemination & reporting Opportunities for integration of findings in NDC planning, implementation & related documentation / initiatives June 2022 To be done by Consultant

    Concise Outputs:

    • Estimate avoided mortality and morbidity attributed to ambient air pollution associated with the emissions reduction’s scenarios being considered in Nigeria’s revised NDC;
    • Estimate the associated health savings from these avoided air pollution-attributable deaths and diseases
    • Reporting and advocacy of findings. Integration of study findings into Nigeria’s NDC revision process and provide recommendations on opportunities to use findings to raise NDC ambitions.

    Deliverables (Description of Activities / Tasks to Achieve Output(s)
    Deliverable 1: Study on the methodology of the study on Assessing Health Co-Benefits of Nigeria’s NDC Household Air Pollution Reductions

    • Brief document (max 1-2 pages) outlining final study methodology, with emphasis on the health analysis and socioeconomic analysis– document should highlight recommendations/decisions on the customization of the methodology, tool (BARHAP) and national data inputs for Nigeria.
    • Document covering the final approved indicators and data with endorsements from the reporting institutions/entity
    • Compiled and cleaned datasets for analysis in accordance with finalised list of core data inputs.

    Expected deliverable date:

    • 21st May 2022.

    Deliverable 2: Preparation final report for Assessing Health Co-Benefits of Nigeria’s NDC Household Air Pollution Reductions

    • Policy brief covering the policy recommendations for NDC revision, reviewed and endorsed by relevant entities.
    • Contributions to global guidance, case study development and capacity-building on health co-benefit of climate mitigation assessments, exact outputs to be determined with WHO.  
    • Translate key findings and lessons learn into draft publishable journal article(s).

    Expected deliverable date:

    • 4th June 2022.

    Deliverable 3: Dissemination of study’s findings

    • Identify opportunities for integration of findings in NDC planning, implementation & related documentation/initiatives
    • Identify opportunities for integration of data with Integrated National Environmental Health Surveillance Systems (INESHSS) and other existing public health surveillance.
    • Contribution of study’s findings to material produced in the frames of COP26

    Expected deliverable date:

    • 20th June 2022.

    Technical Supervision:
    The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision o

    Responsible Officer:

    Dr Edwin Edeh
    Technical Officer, PHE, Nigeria.

    Dr. Kelias MSYAMBOZA
    Cluster Lead, UHP, Nigeria

    Mr. Guy Mbayo
    Technical Lead, Climate Health and Environment (CHE)/ AFRO

    Ms.Tara Neville
    Technical Officer, Environmental Health HQ

    Manager:

    Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo
    WR/Head of Mission

    Educational Qualifications, Professional Expertise and Key Skills Required
    Education: 

    • A minimum of a Master's Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences or Public Policy.

    Qualifications and Skills required:

    • Understanding of energy policy decision-making processes in Nigeria, and engaging/advising governments or other stakeholders on policy options;
    • Understanding of the challenges and intricacies of multi-sectoral policies and decisions in Nigeria
    • Demonstrated data collection and analysis;
    • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills;
    • Familiarity with WHO normative products, specifically the WHO Guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion;
    • Strong communication skills in English, both written and oral.

    Experience:

    • 5 or more years working to develop and/or evaluate energy policies and programmes;
    • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of policies and programmes in Nigeria, related to household energy value chain;
    • Conducting a needs assessment/situational assessment and/or stakeholder mapping in a low or middle-income country, preferably in Nigeria,
    • Modelling of policy scenarios to estimate population health and environmental impacts;
    • Preparing workshops, consulting and interviewing stakeholders, including those working in the government, within the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

    Desirable:

    • Understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioural and cultural factors influencing household decision-making, particularly related to household energy use and how this can be harnessed to enhance the effectiveness of policies and programmes.

    Method of Application

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