Wednesday 28 March 2018

Vacancy for Senior Program Officer at CLEEN Foundation, Owerri

Job Vacancy at CLEEN Foundation, Owerri

Position: Senior Program Officer

Location: CLEEN Foundation, Owerri Office

Application Deadline: 15th April 2018

About CLEEN Foundation
The CLEEN Foundation formerly known as Centre for Law Enforcement Education is a civil society organization established in 1998 to promote public safety, security and access to justice through empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications in partnership with Government, Civil Society and the Private Sector.
It has carried out its mission largely through a strategy of building successful civil-state partnerships in justice sector. CLEEN Foundation is valued by the demand side, trusted by the supply side, and recognized by the Nigeria security sector due to its proven and visible positive impact on police and policing in Nigeria. It is acknowledged by International partners, government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, and beneficiaries as an organization that does serious work in research, awareness and capacity building of other Civil Society Organizations at the grassroots.

Vision: We aspire to be the leading civil society organization on public safety, security and justice in Africa.

Mission: To promote public safety, security and access to justice, through empirical research, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications in partnership with government, civil society and the private sector.

Job Description
A.      Programme Management
1.       Designing of projects in line with the organization’s vision, mission and strategic objectives.
2.          Lead in programme implementation with the South East and South South zones.
3.       Monitor all aspects of the program implementation to facilitate the realization of the programs goals and objectives.
4.       Coordinate all CLEEN’s activities within South East and South South regions.
5.       Maintain effective communication with partners and stakeholders with the South East and South-South geopolitical zones.
6.        Contribute to program implementation across the other two offices of CLEEN.
7.        Carry out research within the two zones that form the basis for programme interventions.
8.       Quality contribut to the organization’s publications.
9.       Maintain and improve relationship with Donors and Project partners.
10.   Ensure quality and timely reporting on the projects beeing implemented with the South East and South-south zones.
11.   Coordinate effective monitoring and evaluation of projects under the zones.

B.      Fund Raising
1.       Identify new project opportunities that could be implemented with the two zones and play lead role in drafting proposals for fundraising.
2.       Contribute to Cleen larger fundraising drive through project design, sale of CLEEN’s publications and marketing of office facilities. (Conference hall, Resource Centre etc).
3.       Identification of new donors.

C.      Administrative and Financial Managment
1.       As Head of the Owerri Office.
2.       Supervise all administrative activities in Owerri Office of CLEEN Foundation.
3.        Ensure Value of Money Policy of the organization is adhered to in all transaction and activities carried by Owerri Office.
4.       Work in close collaboration with other program heads, teams and institutional support colleagues in organization.
5.       Ensure the effective running of the Monday morning meeting in the Owerri office.
6.       Participate in the monthly meetings of the Executive Management Committee as a member.
7.       Represent the organization in speaking engagements, workshops, and seminars  within the two szones as directed by the Executive Director or any other person acting on his behalf.
8.       Ensure effective management of the Owerri office finances. Prepare and manage budget for project and prepare proper records of financial transactions requisition expenditures, retirements for projects and office overheads.
9.       Maintain line supervision of all staff working in Owerri office.
General Duties Include:
·         The maintenance of regular communication and reporting procedures with the Executive Director or his designate, other staff and/or consultants of CLEEN Foundation.
·          Remain knowledgeable about concepts and issues in public safety, security and access to justice in West Africa;
·         Carry out any other functions that may be directed by the Executive Director or any other person acting on behalf.

Qualifications and Experience:
·         First degree in Law, Political Science or any Social Science course; Master Degree is added advantage
·         Minimum of 5 years work experience in a law chambers or development sector.
·         Working Experience in the NGO sector within the South East and South South is essential.

Required Skills and Competencies
§       Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written English. Basic knowledge of Igbo Language is desirable.
§       Excellent interpersonal skills.
§       Communicate sensitively with colleagues, partners, donor agencies, NGOs, members of the public
§       Interest in progressive issues and commitment to public interest work
§       Prioritize work and take initiatives within agreed guidelines and set deadlines
§       Proficiency with Microsoft Office required and Internet;
§       Willingness to develop professional and personal skills necessary to perform assigned tasks 
§       Work accurately and in detail particularly under pressure of deadlines and maintain reliable projects files
§       Willingness and ability to travel and work outside regular business hours when necessary;
§       Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Usage of Internet
§       Result orientation with high level of marketing skills
§       Good knowledge of Social Media platforms and productive usage of the platforms
§       Good knowledge of project design and implementation .

Method of Application:
Send Application Letter and CV to before 5pm on 15th April 2018. Kindly note; only shortlisted applicants would be invited for an interview.

Sunday 25 February 2018

Civil Society Observatory On The Administration Of Criminal Justice In Nigeria Takes Its Advocacy To Akwa Ibom State

The Civil Society Observatory on the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria in line with its mandate to drive advocacy and popularize the provisions of the Act among the key criminal justice stakeholders met with the officers and men of the Nigeria Police  and Nigeria Prisons Service in Akwa Ibom State as part of its activities during its just concluded 3rd Quarterly Observatory Meeting held on 22nd February, 2018.

The visits which were made to Abak Police Station, ‘D’ Division Police Station, Itam, and Ikot Ekpene Medium Prison  brought to the fore the good practices that the officers and men of the Nigeria Police  in the two Police divisions have adopted in the aspect of community policing grounded on transparency,  accountability and community engagement. The members of the Observatory were also intimated on   the daunting challenges that the Police and Prisons grapple with on a daily basis.

Commending the agencies for their exemplary work/efforts, the Observatory called on the officers and men of the Nigeria Police  and Prisons Service to make concerted efforts to familiarize themselves with their roles and responsibilities as provided in the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015 (ACJA) to further strengthen their work.

Not oblivious of the challenges and constraints being faced by the officers and men of the Nigeria Police  and Nigeria Prisons Service which adversely affect the full and successful implementation of the ACJA, 2015, the Observatory, therefore, makes the following recommendations:
·        the Nigerian government urgently needs to take constructive  steps  to ensure that the requisite infrastructure, equipment and capacity building required by the relevant criminal justice agencies  be put in place for  the ACJA, 2015 to work effectively.
·        the Observatory has come across a number of DPOs and other senior cadre officers who are willing and determined, against all odds, to provide professional and exemplary leadership and to ensure that they and other officers under them discharge their duties responsibly, transparently and accountably. The Nigerian government and the Police hierarchy must encourage such officers by addressing the dire funding, operational, capacity  and welfare deficits currently hampering Police effectiveness and professionalism.
·        the government  needs to urgently address the overcrowded cells in the Ikot-Ekpene Prison and the alarming number of 658 Awaiting Trial Persons(ATPs) in the 400-capacity Prison which currently holds a total of  772 inmates.
·         the Federal and State Governments in partnership with NGOs need to properly equip and fully utilize the workshops and educational facility in the Ikot-Ekpene Prison to aid the reformation of the inmates.
·        while the Observatory commends the efforts of the Akwa Ibom State Government for the domestication of the ACJA, 2015,  the State Government is urged to do all within its power to ensure that the law is properly implemented.
·        other states are, therefore, called upon to domesticate the ACJA, 2015 for the effective management of criminal justice in Nigeria.

The Observatory pledges its continued commitment to contributing towards the implementation of the ACJA, 2015 through the organization and sensitization programs on the ACJA, 2015 for the officers and men of the Nigeria Police, Prisons Service, and general public in Akwa Ibom State and Nigeria in general.

Civil Society Observatory Group on the Implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice in Nigeria -
1.       Chinwike Okereke Esq, African Law Foundation(AFRILAW), Enugu State
2.       Mr. Saviour Akpan, Community Policing Partners for Justice, Security and Democratic Reforms (COMPPART),Akwa-Ibom State
3.       Henry Okereke Justice Esq, Development and Peace Makers' Centre (JDPMC), Osun State
4.       Alhaji Iskil Yusuf, Controller of Prisons (rtd), Oyo State
5.       Mr. Okey Nwanguma, Network on Police Reforms in Nigeria (NOPRIN), Lagos State
6.       Musa Aliyu Abubakar Esq, Partnership for Development Action, Jigawa State
7.       Mr. Mbami Iliya Subka, Prison Inmate Development Initiative(PIDI), Bauchi State
8.       Ahmed Adetola-Kazeem Esq, Prisoners' Rights Advocacy Initiative(PRAI), Lagos State
9.       Mr. Tijani AbdulKareem, Socio Economic Research and Development Center (SERDEC), Kogi State
10.   Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe, Academic/Independent Legal Consultant, Lagos State
11.    Kehinde Adegbite Esq, Private Legal Practitioner, Oyo State
12.   Mr. Robert Ndukwe, Locate Initiative for Missing and Exploited Persons (Locate NG), Lagos State
13.   Prof Joy Ezeilo, Women Aid Collective (WACOL) (Observatory Advisor), Enugu State
14.   Mrs. Blessing Abiri, CLEEN Foundation(Secretariat), Lagos State

Friday 23 February 2018

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Sexual and Gender Based Violence Response Team

Date of EOI: 23rd February, 2018

Closing Date of the EOI: 7th March 2018

Email EOI to:

1. Purpose of Expression of Interest(EOI)

CLEEN Foundation seeks Expression of Interest (EOI) from qualified professionals to develop interventions on Sexual and Gender based Violence through trainings, engagements, meetings, and the development of new materials to address the critical issues underpinning the increase in Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Nigeria. While also taking into cognizance the new trends of Conflict Related Sexual Violence suffered by Women, Girls, Men, Boys during conflicts and crisis.

2. Background

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR) in 1948 which directed member nations to promote and protect “a number of human, civil, political, economic and social rights, asserting these rights are part of the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” A number of other measures and legislative frameworks were put in motion by the UN and member nations to protect the rights of women, girls and other vulnerable groups from Sexual and Gender Based Violence. These instruments are response to the bitter experiences women and other vulnerable persons in-conflict and post-conflict periods which include but not limited to rape, torture, forced marriage, mutilation, pregnancies, STD's/STI's etc. Sexual and Gender Based Violence refers to any act that is perpetrated against a person's will and is based on gender norms and unequal power relationships. It encompasses threats of violence and coercion. It can be physical, emotional, psychological and sexual in nature, and can take the form of denial of resources or access to services. It inflicts harm on women, girls, men and boys. In Nigeria, the war against SGBV has taken a downturn in fortunes as a result of the patriarchal and primordial nature of the society. SGBV has now become a canker worm that has eaten deep into the development and entrenchment of fundamental human rights of victims and has become a pervasive and ubiquitous problem with impunity. This is occurring against a backdrop of policy and legislative measures such as Child Rights Acts, CEDAW, Violence against persons prohibition act amongst others developed to tackle this menace, as current statistics on SGBV  shows that one woman in ten in the Niger-Delta has reported either being raped or attempted being raped. 46.5 percent of women in Africa have experienced some form of violence. This figure in Northern Nigeria shows that it is one in three women.

It is against this backdrop that experts in Sexual and Gender based Violence are needed on the CLEEN Foundation BUILD Project to deliver interventions on SGBV through trainings, engagements, meetings, and the development of new materials on addressing these issues.

3. Objective of the Engagement 
To conduct training on Sexual and Gender Based violence;
To develop new materials on addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Nigeria at the demand and supply sides of the Government, relevant stakeholders and the public;
To convene and facilitate stakeholders meeting on addressing the challenges of SGBV in Nigeria;
To conduct needs assessment for the FCT Domestic and Sexual Violence response Team.

4. Scope of Work
The consultants will be responsible for the following:
Assessment of existing Structures and Services provided by relevant Government agencies, CSO's and law enforcement agents under the FCT- SGBV Response Team; in order to identify gaps, where they exist, and offer members of the team and the public better knowledge of the services provided;
Develop training materials for project beneficiaries (FCT – SGBV Response Team), CLEEN Foundation, and relevant stakeholders on methods of response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV); 
Facilitate training programs for agencies and institutions working under the team(FCT - SGBV Response Team) especially critical agencies like the Police, Health and Legal Services;
Convene and also facilitate stakeholders  meetings with representatives of various states with existing sexual assault and referrals centers(SARC) for learning and skills sharing;
Work closely with CLEEN Foundation to produce robust advocacy and awareness IEC materials for SGBV campaign using multi-media platforms;
Drive Advocacy with relevant stakeholders in the prevention of SGBV to encourage 
compliance with the Violence against Person's prohibition Act.

5. Requirements 

All interested professionals must submit the following:

1. A Cover Letter with evidence of relevant past work experience(s)  in the area of Prevention of Sexual and Gender based violence;
2. 2 Referees conversant with the work of the professionals;
3. A recent Personal CV/Resume and at least 3 references (Individuals only)

6. Submission of Expression of Interest(EOI)

All submissions should be sent to no later than close of business on 7th March 2018.  Interested organisations are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any additional questions about this Call for Expression of Interest (EOI), please email cc   No phone calls or sms please.

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Monday 29 January 2018

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) For Experienced and Qualified Retired Senior Police Officers to Participate in Consultancy on Police Reforms in Nigeria

Date of EOI: 29 January, 2018

Closing Date of the EOI: 2 March, 2018

Email EOI to:

1. Purpose of Expression of Interest (EOI)
CLEEN Foundation  seeks Expression of Interest (EOI) from qualified retired senior officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) who are experienced and possess requisite skills to be engaged as Consultants in the implementation of an ongoing Police Reform Initiative.  
2. Background
CLEEN Foundation with its partners is presently working with the NPF to improve police service delivery across Nigeria. The initiative is a national programme that aims to – improve delivery of safety and security by the NPF, strengthen internal and external accountability mechanisms, and improve coherence of security provision among and between formal and informal security actors.
It is against this background that CLEEN Foundation is seeking competent and reliable retired senior police officers resident in the thirty-six (36) stated of Nigeria to be part of a pool of policing experts that may be engaged to be part of the program team to work on specific components of the reform  initiative. Priority will be given to applications with experience in the following states - Lagos, Enugu, Kano and Abuja.  

3. Objective of the Project

To improve accountability and service delivery of the Nigeria Police Force.

4. Scope of Work

The members of the team will be required to carry out various assignments within the lifetime of the programme that would aid proper and in-depth understanding of the workings and challenges of the NPF and come up with plausible and practical recommendations and solutions to address the identified challenges.
5. Requirements 
All interested individuals must submit the following:
1.  A cover letter with evidence of relevant past work experience;
2.  Two referees conversant with the work of the applicant.

6. Submission of Expression of Interest (EOI)

All submissions should be sent to no later than Friday 2nd March, 2018.

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