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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 […]

Needless Agitations to Regulate the Social Media

By Abubakar Jimoh
Recently, the decision of the Nigerian Senate to regulate the social media platfoms through a Bill smartly titled “Frivolous Petitions Bill” has received serious response, mostly condemnations both within and outside the country.
Many have wondered the significant of “Social Media Bill” to speedily command such legislative support of the Upper Chamber and scaled through the second reading within short time, unlike other important Bills that would have served the best interest of common Nigerians like National Health Bill (now Act) which laid dormant in the Assembly for more than a decade before it was successfully passed into law by the 7th Assembly; Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB); Protection of Persons with Disabilities Bill; Anti-torture Bill; 2010 Electoral Act Amendment Bill; Whistle-blower Protection Bill; Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill; among others.
With due consideration for human rights implications of the “Social Media Bill”, by legal provisions, there are relevant national, […]

2016 Budget and the Public Outcries for Sustainable Routine Immunization

By Abubakar Jimoh
The recent announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring Nigeria free from the longtime dreadful polio endemic may soon resurge in the absence of provision of adequate finances by the government to sustain intervention on Routine Immunization in the country.
Polio is a crippling disease caused by a highly contagious virus that spreads from person to person. In the analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), the virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s brain and spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body).
As reported by WHO, in 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide. This was followed by a concerted effort by all levels of government, civil society, religious leaders and tens of thousands of dedicated health workers have resulted descending proportional drops, and subsequent eradication of polio by 2015. Efforts to […]

Statement of a Press Conference on the State of the Oil and Gas Sector in Nigeria Held on December 17, 2015

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre, CISLAC has continued to maintain surveillance to observe developments in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria since the commencement of this administration and especially since the appointment of current Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National petroleum Corporation, NNPC now also the Minister for State, Petroleum Resources. We had issued a similar Statement in August 2015 expressing concerns and calling on the Federal Government and the then newly appointed minister to take some decisive actions toward sanitizing the sector and make it more transparent and accountable to Nigerians. We note with relief that several of our positions have been taken on board in the preliminary reforms since the emergence of the new Group Managing Director. However, as we seek to push the frontiers of transparency and accountability in the sector to conform to global best practices, we find the continued need to […]