Call for Expression of Interest (EoI)
Date of announcement: 5th of December, 2018
Type of Announcement: Request for Expression of Interest (EoI)
TITLE: Request for Consultant to Produce a Policy Brief on: Assessing Preventive and Punitive Measures against Money Laundering and Illicit Financial Flows: Effective Implementation of Compliance Measures.
The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), as National Chapter of Transparency International in Nigeria requests the services of consultant to conduct a desk review on the above subject matter. The consultant is to work in collaboration with CISLAC staff in this regard on information coming out from available laws and policies on Anti-Money Laundering including in other West Africa Countries which is expected to increase the spate and quality of awareness on the danger of Anti-Money Laundering in the country and by extension at the sub region.
The consultant will run with available literatures on the above topic to distill the system’s weaknesses (gaps) and opportunities for corruption act and develop actionable recommendations for improved anti-money laundering mechanism for pushing the bar on accountability in the fight against corruption.
The consultancy is within the project Turning up the Pressure: Tackling Money laundering through multi stakeholder Approaches in ECOWAS countries” supported by European Union through Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin.
The work of the consultant would be to synthesize gaps and weaknesses in the Nigeria Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Policies with a view of using the final publication to engage the relevant stakeholders.
Nature of Work:
The consultant will reflect technical expertise to facilitate a knowledge product that generates issues for advocacy. The work of the consultant will be to synthesize various research findings on the subject matter with a view of using the report to engage the relevant stakeholders.
This content design will draw out key issues that will be validated with concern stakeholders and later published for purpose of policy engagement at state, national and regional levels to interrogate stakeholders and actors in the governance space. This is all geared towards CISLAC’s objectives to address certain gaps in the project to Strengthening the Anti-Money Laundering Mechanisms to Effectively Prevent, Detect, Report and Sanction Money Laundering in Nigeria. Also to advance for a strong anti-money laundering regime through coordination of efforts by the government, the Civil Society and other relevant players.
Scope of Work
The Consultant shall work with CISLAC’s Program Manager Anti- Corruption and his team to achieve the underlined scope of work. The consultant will research around the focus of the project outlines five policy areas namely:
- AML/CFT policies in Nigeria and institutional coordination to implement them;
- AML & confiscation;
- The role and importance of transparency and beneficial ownership of legal persons and arrangements to investigate and prosecute money laundering;
- Powers and responsibilities of competent authorities and other institutional measures in AML/CFT/ IFF;
- Nigeria and international Cooperation in AML/ CFT/ IFF.
The consultant will sectorise the frequencies of the implications of the AML in an info graphical manner for proper understanding by the target groups
Also recommend the key actions or reforms needed at vertical and horizontal levels.
Assess preventive measures especially within the context of implementation of compliance measures in combating money laundering: documenting successes, identifying gaps and making recommendations.
Document and analyse the trend of punitive measures in combating money laundering in Nigeria as it corresponds to the crime and resources expended in the process.
Proffer recommendations for strengthening anti-money laundering mechanisms to effectively prevent and sanction money laundering.
- Provide a review and analysis including conclusion and recommendations within 5 policy areas;
- Provide an analysis based on relevant data within the sub-topic of AML and IFF in Nigeria;
- Include at least three case studies to illustrate the successes/ failure of legislative gaps and weaknesses in AML compliances;
- Prepare a power point presentation to be used for presentation of the work.
The report of this consultancy will be coordinated by Mr. Vaclav Prusa and Gloria Okwu who will serve as primary contacts within the consultancy period.
Work in collaboration with and guidance of the Principal Officer managing the project in CISLAC (Gloria Okwu)
This assignment should be completed in 30 billable days from date of the signing of the contract between CISLAC and the consultant.
The successful consultant will amongst other things:
- Possess a minimum of seven (7) years demonstrable track record of working in Anti-corruption and governance project.
- Have deep and incisive analytical skills
- Show evidence of completion of similar tasks in the last two (2) years.
- Have adequate knowledge of the Anti-money laundering regime in Nigeria and mechanisms applicable in the country.
Interested candidates are by this call requested to submit in a single mail with the subject as Expression of Interest (EoI) not later than the 31st of December, 2018. The EoI shall include:
- Cover Letter stating relevant qualification desirable for award of the Consultancy,
- updated CV (including evidence of completion of similar tasks) and other relevant supporting documents;
- Financial offer for the advertised work.
Electronic copies of the documentation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. For further information and/or clarification(s) kindly contact: Gloria firstname.lastname@example.org 08101275098.
All applications received will be reviewed by a panel with a final selection being based on principles of objectivity, impartiality and neutrality. Female candidates are strongly advised to apply.