United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Jobs in Abuja for Experienced Consultants

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Job Title: National Consultant to Revise Three Bills before National Assembly and Facilitate Relevant Workshops
Location:
Abuja with Travels to other Locations as may be required, NIGERIA
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: National Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 19-Dec-2016
Duration of Initial Contract: 60 Working days each for 2 Consultants
Expected Duration of Assignment: 60 Working days within the period of 6 Months (December 2016 – May 2017)

Slot: 2
Duties and Responsibilities

  • The consultants’ services are sought for purposes of ensuring
    the passing into law of the Anti-Torture, Community Service and Prisons
    amendment bills by providing support in facilitating workshops in
    support of revising, representing and passing of those bills.
  • The revision becomes necessary in view of the innovations
    introduced in the relevant areas by the Administration of Criminal
    Justice (ACJ) Act 2015. 
  • The consultants will also attend public hearings and provide
    support to other activities as may be required by project partners in
    support of the successful reintroduction and passing of the said bills
    into law.
  • The passing of the community service bill into law will give
    strength to the provisions of the ACJA on community service and
    non-custodial sentences thus helping to reduce the use of incarceration
    as the first line of punishment for offenders Furthermore, the
    successful passing of these bills into law will further enhance the
    implementation of the ACJ Act around which sensitization events are
    already being organized to create awareness and ownership.
  • The consultants will develop guidelines for the implementation
    of community service schemes as outlines in the ACJA which will help
    the Chief Judge and the Federal Capital Territory Administration to
    implement the system effectively.
  • This will contribute to the project’s broad objective of
    enhancing legislative and policy framework for the justice sector
    institutions and ensuring efficient, effective and accessible justice
    system.

Specific tasks of the assignment

  • Under the direct supervision of and consultation with the
    Project Coordinator and relevant project staff directly responsible for
    this component, the consultants shall perform the following
    substantive duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide support to the Nigerian Law Reform Commission and
    relevant government agencies to revise and hold consultations on the
    Anti-Torture Bill, Community Service Bill and Prisons Amendment Bill
    that is currently before the National  of assembly;
  • Develop high standard Advocacy tools and facilitate workshops
    to elicit wide stakeholder support and input to each of the draft bills
    ;
  • Organise and facilitate 3 technical meetings with relevant
    stakeholders including at the National Assembly with a view to
    identifying and filling gaps in the bills as they are and identifying
    sponsors and garnering support for the passing into law of the bills. 
  • Organise and facilitate sensitization workshop for relevant stakeholders  on the basis of the draft bills  developed; and
  • Assist the Project Coordinator in providing strategic and
    expert advice on possible interventions for the onward adoption and
    passing into law of the anti-torture and prisons amendment bill and the
    adoption of the community service bill by the Project Focal States’
    Houses of Assemblies.
  • At all times, the consultants are required to provide UNODC
    with access to intermediate outputs of the consultancy s as outlined
    below In addition to submission of the work products, the consultants 
    will report on a weekly basis to the Project Coordinator on the status
    of works through a means which is deemed convenient.
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Competencies:

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills in English;
  • Excellent expreience on issues affecting criminal justice system especially familiarity with reforms;
  • Strong organizational awareness,client orientation and government advisory skills;
  • Good drafting and reporting skills.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • An advanced  Degree in Law, Criminology, Political or Social
    Science, Criminal Justice, International Relations, Public
    Administration, or related field;
  • A first level-University Degree in related fields in
    combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be
    accepted in lieu of an advanced University degree.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional
    experience in the Justice Sector especially familiarity with reforms
    processes in a multi-cultural setting;
  • 10 years of  experience of working in the relevant area (Justice Sector Reforms, legal or research work);
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the Nigerian criminal justice system;
  • A good understanding of the social, economic, political and
    historical trend underpinning Nigeria Justice Administration of
    Criminal Justice Reform in essential.
  • Previous experience with the United Nations System, European
    Union funded projects or other international organisations would be an
    asset;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

Language:

  • Fluency in English.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

Job Title: National Consultant to Facilitate States Level Revision and Adoption of Laws and Policies
Location:
Abuja with Travels to other Locations as may be required, NIGERIA
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 19-Dec-2016
Duration of Initial Contract: 60 Working days each for 2 Consultants
Expected Duration of Assignment: 60 Working days within the period of 6 Months (December 2016 – May 2017)

Slot: 2
Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of the assignment:

  • Since the passing into law of the Administration of Criminal
    Justice Act in 2015, many issues relating to its effective
    implementation have arisen. One is the need to implement the community
    service sentences as provided for by the law and support States in
    implementing at least one activity in their action plan for justice
    sector reform. There is also the long standing issue of prison
    congestion and the great need to come up with strategies for addressing
    the issue.
  • The consultancy is designed to provide technical expertise and
    support to the revision and re-submission of the anti-torture bill,
    community service bill and prisons amendment bill as well as assist with
    the formatting and drafting of the States Action Plans in readiness for
    printing.
  • The consultants will also support the states to implement
    activities relating to reduction of pretrial detention. There is also
    need to access the degree of implementation of the Jail Delivery System
    in three States (Benue, Lagos, Cross River state (eg regularity of
    hearings or sittings by Judges.)
  • Mode of implementation of delivery (selection of cases, place of
    sittings including conduciveness etc),Identification of probable
    constraints; Appraise whether or not measure is still desirable or
    appropriate in present circumstances and make suggestions towards
    improving the program if still found desirable.
  • Overall impact of the program in meeting the objective of the ACJ Laws-through collation of various data in each state
  • Identification and appraisal of any other existing complementary
    measures, in line with the ACJ laws and make recommendations on the way
    forward including practical suggestions and recommendations on best
    practices in the implementation of the ACJ BILL for speedy conclusion of
    trial.
  • Organize and facilitate a chief judge’s forum on the adoption
    and implementation of ACJ laws, Sentencing Guidelines and the
    recommended Prison de-congestion activities
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Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant:

  • Under the supervision of the Project coordinator and working
    closely with the National Project Officer Coordination, Policy
    Institutions and Legislation and in direct consultation with the project
    team, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
  • Support the project to organize and facilitate reform teams and other activities
  • Provide drafting and technical support to the States Reform
    teams to finalize and formally adopt their State action plan for
    implementation.
  • Assessing the degree of implementation of the Jail Delivery
    System in each state (eg regularity of hearings or sittings by Judges.)
  • Organize two workshop for relevant stakeholders to advocate for
    adoption and implementation of, identified, best practices in line with
    the ACJ laws
  • Organize and facilitate a chief judges forum on the adoption and
    implementation of ACJ laws, Sentencing Guidelines and the recommended
    Prison de-congestion activities
  • Perform other related duties as required in support of project implementation.
  • Expected tangible and measurable output(s)/deliverable(s) and Schedule of Payments:

Deliverables
A.) Output:

  • Assessing the degree of implementation of the Jail Delivery
    System in each state (eg regularity of hearings or sittings by Judges.)
  • Number of working Days – 15 Days – Schedule of Payment – 25%

B.) Output:

  • Drafting and technical support provided for the and revision and
    finalization of six strategic Action Plans in readiness for printing,
    adoption and implementation by States indicating the priorities of the
    State with budget, time lines and expected outcome.
  • Number of working Days – 15 Days – Schedule of Payment – 25%

C.) Output:

  • Organize and facilitates two workshop for relevant stakeholders
    to advocate for adoption and implementation of, identified, best
    practices in line with the ACJ laws.
  • Number of working Days – 15 Days – Schedule of Payment – 25%

D.) Output:

  • Organize and facilitate a chief judge’s forum on the adoption
    and implementation of ACJ laws, Sentencing Guidelines and the
    recommended Prison de-congestion activities
  • Number of working Days – 10 Days – Schedule of Payment – 16.67%

E.) Output:

  • Prepare and submit reports and a final report containing all the activities implemented.
  • Number of working Days – 5 Days – Schedule of Payment – 8.33%

Competencies

  • Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills in English;
  • Excellent experience on issues affecting criminal justice system especially familiarity with reforms;
  • Strong organizational awareness,client orientation and government advisory skills;
  • Good drafting and reporting skills.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • An advanced Degree in Law, Criminology, Criminal Justice,
    International Relations, Public Administration, Public Health, Political
    or Social Science or related field;
  • A first level-University Degree in related fields in combination
    with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu
    of an advanced University degree.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional
    experience in Prison Service or Justice Sector especially familiarity
    with reforms;
  • 10 years of experience of working in the relevant area (Justice Sector Reforms, legal or research work);
  • Proven experience and knowledge of the Nigerian criminal justice system;
  • Previous experience with the United Nations System, European
    Union funded projects or other international organisations would be an
    asset;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

Language:

  • Fluency in English.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

Application Deadline  7th December, 2016.

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