Monday, 6 November 2017

Experienced and Qualified Consultant to Develop and Design Court Monitoring Instrument on the Implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act in Nigeria

Date of EOI:                             6th November, 2017
Closing Date of the EOI:     17th November, 2017
Email EOI to:                     cleen@cleen.org


1. Purpose of Expression of Interest(EOI)

CLEEN Foundation seeks an Expression of Interest (EOI) from qualified individuals or Law Firms working in the area of administration of criminal justice in Nigeria to design and develop a Court Monitoring Instrument on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (2015) to be deployed for monitoring corruption related cases and proceedings within the framework of compliance by the courts for selected states (Lagos, FCT, Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Kaduna) in Nigeria. 

2. Background
The passage of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act in 2015 generated keen interest within the criminal justice sector and the general public with its innovative provisions aimed at sanitizing the criminal justice sector. Since its passage, replication across states has been slow. Similarly, information on court proceedings and court rulings relating to corruption cases is not readily available in the public space. This is coupled with the fact that government actors are yet to embrace the culture of online record keeping. The opportunity presented by this project is that proactive disclosure of information pertaining to court proceedings on corruption will be tracked, documented and disseminated for the use of relevant stakeholders. The project is also aimed at improving the efficiency, transparency and impartiality of the Judiciary and other stakeholders in processing corruption cases with respect to the administration of criminal justice system in Nigeria.

The CLEEN Foundation is implementing a project aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in the criminal justice sector. As part of the project activities, the Foundation seeks to deploy a court monitoring tool for selected state data collectors to monitor corruption related proceedings within the framework of compliance in line with provisions of the 2015 Administration of Criminal Justice Act.  The data collected will be used to enhance advocacy to key actors within the criminal justice sector, create awareness for knowledge generation for the general public. Experiences and analysis from the data and the tool on court compliance with the ACJ Act 2015 will also form key discussions at state level meetings with relevant stakeholders and data collectors.

It is against this background that a competent and qualified Consultant will be needed to design and develop a court monitoring tool which will be deployed by a select team of data collectors for the purpose of monitoring compliance at the courts on cases of corruption in line with ACJ Act 2015. Also, our project is anchored on the use of a web-based platform that is functional, accessible and makes contents easily available to the public on corruption related cases and proceedings through tracking trends and progress made in the implementation of ACJA in Nigeria. 

3. Objective of the Consultancy
To design and develop a Court Monitoring Instrument on the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (2015) to be deployed for monitoring corruption related court proceedings and compliance by the courts for selected states (Lagos, FCT, Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Kaduna) in Nigeria.

4. Scope of Work
The Consultant will be responsible for the following:
Develop and Design Court Monitoring Instrument on observing the compliance and operationalization of the ACJ Act in courts across selected states in Nigeria.

Attend and present the tool at a validation meeting with relevant stakeholders and data collectors who will deploy the tool for monitor court proceedings in relations to the provisions of the ACJ Act 2015

Finalise the tool based on feedback from the validation meeting and submit to CLEEN Foundation

5. Requirements 
All interested individuals and law firms must submit the following:

1. A Cover Letter with evidence of relevant past work experience (s) in the area of criminal justice administration;
2. 2 Referees conversant with the work of the organization/ Individual.

6. Submission of Expression of Interest(EOI)
 All submissions should be sent to cleen@cleen.org no later than close of business on Friday, 17th  November, 2017. If you have any additional questions about this

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI), please email ruth.okugbeni@cleen.org or ademola.adewuyi@cleen.org

Follow us on: twitter - @cleenfoundation and facebook – cleenfoundation

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Total Pageviews

Followers

Amazon Contextual Product Ads