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Job Detail

Location: abuja
Experience: 5year(s)
Course of Study: not specified
Required Grade: any

Job Number: 515302

Locations: Abuja? Nigeria

Work Type: Consultancy

Duration: 6 months

 

Purpose of Assignment

 

    Under the guidance of Chief of Child Protection and direct supervision of the End Violence Against Children/System Strengthening manager, the consultant will contribute to the implementation of UNICEF Nigeria Justice for Children programme and 2018-2019 Rolling Work Plan.

 

Tasks

 

    Provide technical support to amend the CRL and for the enactment of secondary legislation to the CRL for Lagos, Cross River and Plateau

    Advocate for the adoption of police guidelines and SOPs at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Gombe, Lagos and Plateau)

    Provide technical assistance and advocacy for the development of prosecution guidelines Federal and state level (Cross River, Lagos and Plateau)

    Provide technical assistance for the development of legal aid guidelines for children in contact with the law at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Lagos and Plateau)

    Provide technical assistance for the development of Family Court Rules at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Lagos and Plateau)

    Provide technical assistance to strengthen capacity of prosecutors at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Gombe, Lagos and Plateau)

    Provide technical assistance to strengthen capacity of legal aid providers at Federal and state levels (Cross River, Gombe, Lagos and Plateau)

    Provide technical assistance to strengthen capacity of the judiciary

 

Deliverables

First month deliverables:

 

    Consultancy work plan and August plan developed

    Signature of institutional contract for the strengthening of legal frameworks

    High level advocacy conducted with Police Inspector General for adoption of SOP and harmonized guidelines

    NPF bidding process for renovation of police units finalized

    TOR developed and DCT processed for Lagos legal aid programme

    Advocacy conducted for adoption of prosecution guidelines conducted in 1 state

    Monitoring visit report submitted

    Monthly report submitted and September work plan

 

Second month deliverables:

 

    Advocacy conducted for adoption of legal aid guidelines in 1 state

    NPF renovation of police units work monitored by UNICEF quality assurance team

    Consultations on Child Protection regulations conducted in Lagos and Cross River

    Consultations on family court rules held in Lagos and Cross River

    ToT on legal aid completed in Abuja

    Family court personnel trained on adjudication of children's cases in Plateau

    Monitoring visit report submitted

    Monthly report submitted and October work plan

 

Third month deliverables:

 

    Working tools printed and delivered to focus states

    Training on legal aid conducted in Lagos and Cross River

    Draft family court rules submitted to chief judge for approval in 1 state

    Monitoring visit report submitted

    Monthly report submitted and November work plan

 

Forth month deliverables:

 

    Consultations on Child Protection regulations held in Plateau

    Family court personnel trained on adjudication of children's cases in Cross River

    Monitoring visit report submitted

    Monthly report submitted and December work plan

 

Fifth month deliverables:

 

    Training for prosecutors in Lagos and Plateau conducted

    Training for legal aid providers in Gombe and Plateau conducted

    Documentation of diversion programme initiated

    Monitoring visit report submitted

 

Sixth month deliverable:

 

    Family court personnel trained on adjudication of children's cases in Lagos

    Assessment report on pilot of police SOPs and harmonized guidelines for specialized units and recommendations by January 2018

    Final consultancy report by January 2018

 

Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required

 

    University degree in Law (Masters or equivalent level)

    Five years experience of relevant professional work experience on child rights, child protection and justice for children

    Good knowledge of international standards related to justice for children

    Experience of project management

    experience supporting government to apply international standards in the justice sector

    Excellent planning and organizational skills

    Excellent communication and advocacy skills - both oral and written

    Familiarity with the systems strengthening approach to child protection

    Experience working with UNICEF is considered and asset

 

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