NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES (NIALS)

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NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES (NIALS)
With the support of the
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
SUPPORT TO ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND RULE OF LAW IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA

CALL FOR PROPOSALS ON BASELINE AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR ACCESS TO JUSTICE PROJECT IN THE NORTH-EAST AND PREPARATION OF ADVOCACY MATERIALS FOR IDP CAMPS AND RETURNEE COMMUNITIES ON ACCESS TO JUSTICE
Project No. 00099407

INTRODUCTION
The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invites eligible Consultants to submit proposal for the mapping exercise of 5 LGAs in Yobe, Borno, and Adamawa States, North-east Nigeria. Interested Consultants must provide their Curriculum Vitae and information indicating that, they are qualified to perform the services and show evidence of previous similar assignments carried out in the past with relevant references.

1.0 BACKGROUND
The crisis in the North East region of Nigeria has resulted in widespread displacement, violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, protection risks and a growing humanitarian crisis. The major concern is the reports of grave human rights violations which are largely unaddressed and unresolved. These include claims of arbitrary arrests and detention, torture, forced disappearance and extra-Judicial killing in the detention facilities, committed by security force, as well as are cases of rape and sexual exploitation perpetuated against women and children in IDP Camps by security forces, fellow IDPs, members of vigilante groups, policemen and soldiers. This project is focused on bridging the existing gaps by contributing to providing immediate access to justice as part of stabilization and early recovery from conflict. It will support host, returnees and IDPs community-led effort to re-establish justice and security service delivery in accessible areas; develop a comprehensive approach to community security; increase access to justice at community level; particularly for women, girls and boys.

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2.0 PROJECT TITLE
This consultancy falls under the UNDP Project for Support to Access to Justice and Rule of Law in North-Eastern Nigeria and aim to undertake a needs assessment of community Based presence of core justice and security institutions, Early Warning, as well as develop materials suitable for the engagement of IDPs in 5 selected LGAs and Communities.
Implementing Partner: Nigerian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS).

3.0 TERMS AND REFERENCE
a) Identification and evaluation of Access to Justice Mechanisms in cases of rape, unlawful detention and other gender based abuses.
b) Carry out fields Survey to identify the specific needs to the Justice Sector Institution in the beneficiary LGAs mentioned above.
c) Preparation of material for the IDPs on awareness to Access justice in the IDP Camps and Communities.
d) Develop a training kit for the sensitization of IDPs on the Rule of Law, Protection of Human Rights, Sexual Violation of girls, boys and women in the IDP Camps.
e) Deliver presentations using the above mentioned training kit by teaching and scenario.
f) Submit a written report to the Project Supervisors.
g) Develop a tool kit including recommendations to assist stakeholders and institutions implementing the Access to Justice Project.

DURATION: Three Weeks

4.0 QUALIFICATION
• A Degree in Law, Human Rights, Political Science or other relevant fields.
• At least 10 years of relevant experience, including successful project formulation in the area of human rights and access to justice.
• Demonstrated knowledge of human rights and access to justice in developing contexts, in particular Tanzania and East Africa.
• Demonstrated knowledge of UNDP support in the areas of human rights and access to justice.
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
• Good understandings of mainstreaming of cross cutting issues including gender.
• Full proficiency in English.
• Excellent writing skills and proven ability to procedure quality documents at speed.

5.0 FORMAT AND TIMELINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS
Interested persons should submit a technical proposal including a work plan and detailed curriculum vitae in a sealed envelope delivered to the Office of the Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Supreme Court Complex, 3 Arms Zone, Abuja during office hours 0900 to 0600 hours on or before Close of Business on 26th September, 2017.

Please Note: Only short-listed Consultants would be invited for further correspondence.

SOURCE: DAILY TRUST