CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANT: STUDY ON THE WELFARE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA
The CRIMJUST project is being implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), INTERPOL and Transparency International (TI) with support from European Union, EU Cocaine Route Programme. It is focused on strengthening the institutional integrity of criminal justice institutions along the cocaine routes across Latin America, West Africa and the Caribbean’s to combat drugs and other forms of organized crimes. TI leads the component of an institutional mapping through its chapters in participating countries. As the national chapter of TI in Nigeria, CISLAC is an implementing partner of this project in Nigeria.
Three target institutions with investigatory, prosecutorial and adjudicatory functions; namely the Police, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and the Federal High Court, were selected for institutional mapping based on their role in the fight against organised crime. The aim of the institutional mapping was to conduct a gap analysis on these institutions and generate recommendations. The project is currently in its advocacy phase where we are advocating for the implementation of these recommendations.
PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
In light of growing insecurity challenges in Nigeria, law enforcement and criminal justice officials have come under intense pressure and criticism for what is seen as their failure to provide security. In the past, we have seen protest by criminal justice officials and their family members over poor welfare and operational working conditions. Due to this situation, It is important to understand the context in which these officials operate to know if they have the available resources to surmount the challenges they are facing. CISLAC intends to undertake a study on the welfare and operational context of criminal justice officials including officers of the police force, NDLEA and judicial officers. One of the recommendations of the GAP assessment conducted as part of the implementation of the CRIMJUST project is the need to improve the welfare of criminal justice officials. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the budget and funding; remuneration; housing conditions, training costs, equipment and facilities; and general resources allocated to criminal justice officers and how it affects their performance and operations as well as the corruption risks within these institutions. This study will serve advocacy material which will help policy makers to better understand and welfare and operational challenges of these officials.
- The study will look at budgetary allocations, net salary, training, job security, general working conditions and recruitment to officials of criminal justice institutions.
- The study will examine its adequacy in order to help citizens and state actors better understand the correlation between budgetary allocations, welfare of the personnel and the performance of these criminal justice institutions.
SCOPE OF WORK
The consultant shall:
- Produce a 25- 35 paged document
- Document should have the following in word or graphical format:
- A) Overview of the criminal justice challenges facing the country.
- B) Overview of the roles of the target institutions.
- C) Analysis of the budgets of the target institutions over a period of five (5)years in relation to man power and other factors.
- D) Highlight the gaps or questionable budget lines.
- E) Compare the remuneration of criminal justice officials with political office holders e.g senators, civil servants.
- F) Compare the budget and remuneration of the criminal justice institutions with one or two selected counterparts across the region.
- Send FoI requests to relevant institutions.
- Secondary data review.
- Undertake desk research of budgets and related documents.
- Interview relevant stakeholders.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
A Bachelors’ degree in Statistics, Economics, Law or any Social Science related course. A Master’s degree is an added advantage.
• At least 5 to 7 years’ professional experience on budgetary and finance-related matters.
• Knowledge of the Nigerian criminal justice system.
• Knowledge of the use of Freedom of Information Act 2011.
• Experience in research and project implementation.
With the subject “TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR CONSULTANT: STUDY ON THE WELFARE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA,” interested consultants should provide the following to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Close of Business on the 6th of August 2020:
1. The consultant’s understanding of the ToR and how he/she (they) intend to carry out this assignment.
2. A profile of the consultant, highlighting relevant experience in doing similar work OR the Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the consultant highlighting how he/she meets the requirements.
3. Samples of previous work done that are similar to the consultancy.
4. Indication of availability to start and undertake this assignment.