ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.
We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:
Job Title: Consultant - Development of National Citizen Report on 'The Status of Governance and the Implementation of African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance' (ACDEG) in Nigeria
The Continental Citizen Report is produced by the Africa We Want Project on Mobilising Civil Society Support for Implementation of the African Governance Architecture, funded by the European Union. The project unites the strengths of a consortium of 14 CSO partners led by ActionAid Denmark (AADK), working in eight focus countries (Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe), with a strong regional dimension delivered by civil society platforms/co-applicants WACSOF, EACSOF and SADC-CNGO and continental impact based on ActionAid’s well-established international advocacy networks.
The project seeks to enhance CSO monitoring of implementation of the ACDEG to inform dialogue with the AU member states as well as AU institutions; hence the intervention producing Citizen Reports at National and Continental Levels to support the AU advocacy efforts and as well at the Regional Economic Commissions levels. The study is structured according to the commitments in the African Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance, to monitor the way in which it is implemented at national level, analyzed based on three (3) processes/tools – Legal Analysis, Perceptions Analysis based on the Afro-Barometer as well as the Community Score Card. The three (3) processes/tools have been conducted in the form of participatory workshops for experts to judge the state of legal compliance; public perceptions data about the performance of governments regarding the principles in the ACDEG drawn from Afro-barometer data; and citizen rankings of the level of implementation gathered through Community Score Cards.
ActionAid Nigeria is in the process of developing the National Citizen Reports analyzing eight (8) key indicators which focuses on freedom of expression; freedom of association; freedom to conduct elections without interference; freedom to engage in civic activities; equality; perceptions on institutions supporting democracy; perceptions on quality of elections; and decentralization. The National Citizen Reports will feed into the Continental Citizen Report which would incorporates findings from the eight focus countries.
Hence, ActionAid Nigeria is engaging the services of a consultant to develop the National Citizen Report on the state of the implementation of ACDEG combining the finding from the community score card (Focus Group Discussion) Legal Analysis and the findings from the Afro-barometer report.
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Qualifications and Criteria For Selection
Application Closing Date
12th March, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Expression of Interest (EOI) electronically (must be in ONE Microsoft word file) to: [email protected] using "ACDEG CITIZEN’S REPORT" as the subject of the mail.
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