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CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION STATEMENT AT A ONE-DAY INTERACTIVE TECHNICAL ROUNDTABLE BETWEEN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATION ON THE ‘BILL TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS COMMISSION FOR THE COORDINATION, SUPERVISION AND HARMONIZATION OF THE ACTIVITIES OF NGOs AND CSOs IN NIGERIA’ HELD ON 25 JULY 2017 AT THE ROCKVIEW ROYALE HOTEL, ABUJA

 

Preamble

We the representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria met in Abuja on July 25, 2017 at the National Assembly & Civil Society Interactive Technical Roundtable to discuss the ‘Bill to Provide for the Establishment of the Non-Governmental Organizations Commission for the Coordination, Supervision and Harmonization of the Activities of NGOs and CSOs In Nigeria’ aka NGO Bill.

The event which was organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) was attended by over 200 delegates from the Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and […]

Two years on: Institutionalising the ‘Buhari-effect’ in defence sector reform

Two years on: Institutionalising the ‘Buhari-effect’ in defence sector reform

 

President Buhari’s election has been a turning point for the Nigerian anti-corruption struggle. The President moved quickly to dismiss the service chiefs and make his own appointments, while a number of those implicated in defence sector corruption are being prosecuted.

Two presidential ad hoc audit committees were quickly established to identify who was responsible for arms procurement fraud leading to losses under the previous administration estimated by Acting President Osinbajo at US$ 15 billion. The Nigerian armed forces have also attempted to cut out third parties by contracting for key equipment directly with governments and working with the Bureau for Public Procurement to increase oversight.

These are significant steps and deserve recognition. But it is our view that on their own they are not enough to institutionalise the ‘Buhari-effect’ and ensure that there is no repetition of ‘Dasukigate’ in 2, 5 or 10 years time.

To build […]

Civil Society Experts Devise 14 Steps to Combat Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)

Civil Society Experts Devise 14 Steps to Combat IFFs
By Abubakar Jimoh
A group of civil society experts has identified 14 holistic steps for African Leaders to curtail the endemic Illicit Financial Flow (IFF) resulting in monumental financial losses in the continent.
The group made this known in a recent statement issued as national leaders converged at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa to discuss issues of critical importance affecting the growth and development of the continent.  
The experts’ positions entitled “Accelerated Agenda for Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in Africa” comes at a time where there is vacuum in global leadership on the issues of IFFs. The 14 point agenda integrates fundamental political and institutional steps that African governments and African multilateral agencies can take to curb IFFs.  
The experts said: “Robbing the African continent of more than $70 billion per year, IFFs represent one of the largest problems facing Africa […]

Vacancy Announcement

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), the National Contact for Transparency International (TI), the leading international NGO devoted to combating corruption is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill the vacant position of Advocacy and Legal Advice (ALAC) Officer.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure that ALAC provides client-friendly, professional and quality legal advice and guidance to victims and witnesses of corruption
Ensure all cases receive adequate legal advice and/or are followed to secure redress from appropriate state/private institutions
Oversee the systematic collection of ALAC complaints to update ALAC Database
Analyse ALAC information and carry out advocacy for reforms
Design and carry out public sensitizations and mobile ALACs
Develop and maintain close working relationship with key partners
Organise Review Committee/Stakeholder meetings

Qualification, Experience and Skills

The qualified candidate must have at least First Degree in Law with minimum of 3-5 years working experience. Good interpersonal and communication skills, computer literacy, knowledge of […]

Vacancy Announcement

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), the National Contact for Transparency International (TI), the leading international NGO devoted to combating corruption is seeking a suitably qualified person to fill the vacant position of Advocacy and Legal Advice (ALAC) Officer.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

i. Ensure that ALAC provides client-friendly, professional and quality legal advice and guidance to victims and witnesses of corruption
ii. Ensure all cases receive adequate legal advice and/or are followed to secure redress from appropriate state/private institutions
iii. Oversee the systematic collection of ALAC complaints to update ALAC Database
iv. Analyse ALAC information and carry out advocacy for reforms
v. Design and carry out public sensitizations and mobile ALACs
vi. Develop and maintain close working relationship with key partners
vii. Organise Review Committee/Stakeholder meetings

Qualification, Experience and Skills
The qualified candidate must have at least First Degree in Law with minimum of 3-5 years working experience. Good interpersonal and communication skills, computer literacy, knowledge […]

Vacancy Announcement

Vacancy Announcement

Vacancies for the following positions in exist:
* Senior Project Manager
* Monitoring and Evaluation Officer / Trainer
* Project Accountant / Trainer
* Project Officer / Trainer (Proposal Writing and Project Management)
* Project Officer / Trainer (Organisational Management)
* NERI Liason Officer

VACANCY: Position of Program Officer

Location: Abuja
Application Deadline: 18th February 2016
Type of Contract : Annually renewable contract
Languages Required : English (Yoruba and/or Hausa is an advantage)
Starting Date : 1st week of March
Organizational Summary
CISLAC is a non-governmental, non-profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization. CISLAC works towards bridging the gap between the legislature and the electorate, by enhancing campaign and advocacy strategies; engagement of bills before their passage into law; manpower development for law makers, legislative aides, politicians and the civil society, as well as civic education on the tenets of democracy and Human Rights promotion. CISLAC undertake activities related to capacity strengthening, advocacy, policy analysis, citizen’s education and mobilization, civil society networks and coalition enhancement. CISLAC seeks to promote transparency, accountability, good governance and anti-corruption efforts among multiple stakeholders in the areas of public finance management, revenue mobilization, including tax justice and extractive revenue management.
Program Summary
CISLAC is presently engaged in a […]

VACANCY: Position of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Location: Abuja
Application Deadline: 18th February 2016
Type of Contract : Annually renewable contract
Languages Required : English (Yoruba and/or Hausa is an advantage)
Starting Date : 1st week of March
Organizational Summary 
CISLAC is a non-governmental, non-profit legislative advocacy, information sharing and research organization. CISLAC works towards bridging the gap between the legislature and the electorate, by enhancing campaign and advocacy strategies; engagement of bills before their passage into law; manpower development for law makers, legislative aides, politicians and the civil society, as well as civic education on the tenets of democracy and Human Rights promotion. CISLAC undertake activities related to capacity strengthening, advocacy, policy analysis, citizen’s education and mobilization, civil society networks and coalition enhancement. CISLAC seeks to promote transparency, accountability, good governance and anti-corruption efforts among multiple stakeholders in the areas of public finance management, revenue mobilization, including tax justice and extractive revenue management.
Program Summary
CISLAC is presently engaged in a project […]