Job and Career Opportunities in Long-Term Energy Scenarios/Modelling

Job and Career Opportunities in Long-Term Energy Scenarios/Modelling

Vacancies exist for the following positions at Center for Climate Change and Development Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ebonyi State (CCCD AE FUNAI).

  • Postdoctoral Fellows in Long-Term Energy Scenarios/Modelling
  • Senior Research Fellows in Long-Term Energy Scenarios/Modelling

The Centre for Climate Change and Development at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (CCCD-AEFUNAI), Ebonyi State is leading on a research and capacity building project for the Implementation of a Deep Decarbonization Pathway Programme (DDPP) in Nigeria in the framework of the 2050 Facility funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) with the International Relation & Sustainable Development Institute (IDDRI) as the Programme Coordinator.

CCCD is looking for two residential, paid, Postdoctoral Research Fellows  and Six, non-resident, part time, Senior Fellows to construct models and scenarios of how Nigeria can realise long-term economic growth while achieving ambitious Green House Gas emission reduction. The emphasis will be on the following sectors of the economy – Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU), Transport, Residential, Waste, Energy, Commerce & Industry and Oil & Gas.

The Post Holders Will

  • Receive rigorous training on long-term energy modelling skills from international experts
  • Construct  scientifically robust integrated assessment models that can inform the development of low-emission transition pathways for Nigeria up to 2050.
  • Work with six part-time Research Fellows and a Project Leader as mentors
  • Conduct a systematic literature review on long-term energy scenarios/modelling
  • Travel to field sites to collect relevant data for bottom-up analysis
  • Assist with preparing briefing notes and presentation slides
  • Assist with preparation of all educational and training workshops and evaluation strategies.

Required Qualification & Skills

  • Minimum of PhD degree (or be able to complete a PhD degree by June 2021) in Engineering, Economics, Environmental Science, or other related fields
  • Appreciable research skills with publications
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Beginner experience in the usage of energy modelling tools (e.g. LEAP, TIMES, MESSAGE etc)
  • Good programming experience
  • Good experience in the use of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Skype, Zoom, etc)
  • Good knowledge of MS Excel spreadsheet for data analysis.
  • Familiarity with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Energy Transition debate.
  • Good experience in technical writing and presentation to a wide variety of audiences.