Deadline for Submission: 31st July, 2020
Applicable to: Nigerian nationals only
Contract Duration: Three (3) Months
Open Society Foundations (OSF) in collaboration with National Human Rights Commission is carrying out a project titled “Research Project to Review the Security Accountability Mechanisms Within the Context of Counter Insurgency Operations in The North East of Nigeria”
The Project broadly aims at promoting accountability for human rights violations during counter-insurgency operations in North East Nigeria, and the development of guidelines for documenting human rights violations in counter-insurgency operations in Nigeria.
The specific goals of the project are to -
- Carry out a study through administration of questionnaires, conducting of Focused Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Informant’s Interview (KII) to review the scope and typology of violations by security agencies and determine the effectiveness of accountability measures against perpetrators of such violations
- Strengthen institutional and other mechanisms for effective oversight and accountability of security actors in counter insurgency operations in Nigeria.
- Undertake a desk review of current oversight, policy and legal frameworks for ensuring accountability of security actors.
- Undertake a mapping of existing accountability frameworks to determine what combination of law, regulation and policy is best suited to address violations by security agencies during counter insurgency operations in the project states
2. How the Proposed Consultancy will assist the Project in achieving its Humanitarian Objectives
The consultant will assist NHRC, OSIWA, Nigeria Armed Forces and the country as a whole gain more knowledge of the existing laws, policies and regulations as well as the gap in these laws, policies and regulation aimed at promoting accountability for human rights violations during counter-insurgency operations. He/she will develop a draft policy document to cover any identified gap to improve the level of accountability for human rights violations during counter-insurgency operations in Nigeria.
3. Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is expected to review extant laws, policies and regulations for improving accountability for rights violations during counter-insurgency operations in Nigeria and draw on existing literature and the results of the field studies to prepare a policy for improve accountability for human rights violations during counter insurgency operations in Nigeria;
4. Specific Activities
The Consultant shall carry out the following tasks/activities -
- Prepare an inception report together with a work plan of activities
- Engage the services of a statistician to develop a questionnaire for the collection of relevant data to the review extant laws, regulations and policies as well as develop a draft policy for improving the level of accountability for human rights violations during counter-insurgency operations in Nigeria.
- Provide suggestions on the concerned stakeholders on which the questionnaires are to be administered. organize meetings /surveys and conduct FGD and KII to collect relevant data
- Review extant laws, policies and regulations for improving accountability for rights violations during counter-insurgency operations in Nigeria;
- Extract key findings based on analyses of data collected
- Attend all validation and review meetings on the finalization of the Policy
- Any other assignments necessary for the development of the final report as may be directed by the National Human Rights Commission
The consultant shall -
- Submit a brief narrative report of activities carried out in executing a specific assignment
- Submit a draft policy on improving the level of accountability for human rights violations during counter-insurgency operations for adoption by the government
- Submit a final acceptable draft policy for adoption by the government
6. Duration of Contract
- 1st September -30th November, 2020 (The Consultant will be engaged for 3 months)
7. Skills and Experience Required of the Consultant
The consultant is expected to have the following skills and qualifications:
- Advanced degrees in Law. A minimum of ten (10) years' experience in the Justice sector. Familiarity with Nigerian legal system and relevant international instruments is required Experience with self-assessment processes will be an advantage;
- At least 5 years of experience working in organizational development, capacity building in the specified area;
- An understanding of the socio-political and economic context of North east Nigeria
- Excellent writing and communication skills in English;
- Ability to speak Hausa; Kanuri language ability will be an added advantage;
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse people.
8. Method of Application
- CV or company profile showing similar experience with 3 referees
- Area of coverage and proposed implementation plan
- Implementation plan with a clear timeline and milestones