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Vacancy-CONSULTANCY: Rapporteur For Media Training

Background

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) is a human’s rights based organisation that works with poor and excluded communities, promoting their rights and empowering people living in poverty to take necessary action to end poverty. Established in 1999, AAN is an affiliate of ActionAid federation focusing on social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication using the Human Rights Based Approach. This is focused on protecting and fulfilling the human rights of people living in poverty as the best way to eradicate poverty and injustice.

In Nigeria, AAN has worked in over 30 states supporting programme/projects interventions while promoting pro-poor programmes at all levels. By building local organisations, and linking these organisations into networks, platforms, alliances and movements at the local and national levels, AAN helped build a broad movement for change.

Currently, AAN is implementing the Strengthening Citizens’ Resistance Against Prevalence of Corruption project (SCRAP-C). This is a five-year project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID) aimed at influencing social norms and attitudes that help corruption thrives in Nigeria with a view to effect a social change. The campaign will leverage on social capital and social networks to promote a corruption averse mentality. In order to change the perceptions and attitudes of citizens towards corruption, there is need for citizens to have access to public information using the Freedom of Information Act.

Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan on the 28th of May 2011. The Act aims to make public records and information more accessible and to protect public records and information in accordance with the public interest and protection of personal privacy. However, the implementation of the Act requires significant paradigm shifts on the part of public institutions, which previously were subject to an official secrecy regime. The Act applies not only to public institutions but also to private organizations providing public services, performing public functions or utilizing public funds

At part of the implementation of the project, AAN is organising training for civil society organisations across SCRAP-C states to build their capacity on how to use the Freedom of Information Act to request for information. The training is also expected to look at the demand side by exposing CSOs to the advantages of the Act and the requirements for accessing information. This is to ensure that citizens are equipped with the right information to demand for accountability and transparency in the public sector.

 Purpose: The main purpose of this consultancy is to produce a detailed report on the trainings.

 Consultancy Objectives: The objectives include:

  • Rapporteur during the meeting on the subject matter.
  • Produce a detailed report.

Deliverables:

The consultant is expected to produce a detailed report that will capture all the presentations and plenary discussions.

Consultant’s Qualifications

The consultant shall have:

Minimum of three years’ experience in delivering similar assignment.

Good writing and communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively lead and interact with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Confidentiality, Disclosure of Information

Information will be made available for the Consultant and his/her personnel, on a need‑to‑know basis.

Consultant's personnel requiring access to sensitive information or assets must hold a valid, appropriate level of personnel security screening.

The Consultant will undertake to keep confidential the variety of information and other confidential materials to which this work gives her access.

It is understood and agreed that the Consultant shall, during and after the effective period of the Contract, treat as confidential and not divulge, unless authorised in writing by the SCRAP-C Manager and with the consent of the Country Director, any information obtained in the course of the performance of the Contract.

 Ownership of outputs

The outputs of this contract as stipulated in the terms of reference belong to ActionAid Nigeria

Timeline

The total duration of this consultancy is 6 days as follows:

ActivityNo of daysRapporteur for training6

Fees and Payment

The consultant will be paid based on the total number of days in line with AAN’s consultancy policy rate. Please note that ActionAid Nigeria will deduct and remit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) a 5% Withholding Tax from the total consultancy fees in accordance with the Nigerian Tax Law. To this effect, the consultant will be required to provide his or her Tax Identification Number (TIN).

Submission of expression of interest

Interested consultants are invited to apply with detailed current CV showing his/her competencies, the plan of execution, and any other relevant information, demonstrating skill and experience in this area. This must be submitted electronically to: procurement.nigeria@actionaid.org and cc: Newton.Otsemaye@actionaid.org not later than 7th of August, 2018.