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National Finance Specialist
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National Finance Specialist on Integrated Analyses for a REDD+ Strategy in Nigeria, with Focus on Cross River State

Abuja, Cross River

Duties and Responsibilities
To explore and assess financing, incentives, and benefit sharing opportunities and options relevant to REDD+ implementation in Nigeria, Federal and Cross River State levels. This includes exploring broader and long-term benefits from REDD+ such as enhanced governance, more secure [tenure] rights, improved environmental services, and income in addition to incentives from the transfer of financial benefits.

Identify carbon and non-carbon benefits that the local communities obtain from the different forest ecosystems in CRS
Examine how non-financial, non-monetary incentives can contribute to fair and equitable benefit sharing in REDD + implementation
Take stock of programmes, initiatives and experiences that provide incentives related to REDD+identify and examine the most appropriate and applicable in the national context and assess how such initiatives can be replicated in CRS from a benefit sharing point of view
Analyze existing and emerging benefit-sharing mechanisms in relevant programs and how this can inform the potential design of a benefit-sharing mechanism for Nigeria.

Required Skills and Experience
At least a Master’s Degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Economics or development-related subject.
At least 10 years demonstrated experience and strong knowledge in REDD+ and related areas in Nigeria, such as general forest management, incentive and benefit sharing models;
Experience in the designing benefit sharing models in programmes and projects, preferably in the climate change/forestry area.
Excellent writing skills
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work in a multicultural environment
Excellent Team building skills
Broad knowledge of climate change mitigation and adaptation in Nigeria
Broad knowledge of political and economic development in Nigeria and how REDD+ fits in with that.


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