Call For Expression of Interest to Conduct A Short-Term Research on Impacts of Violent Policing On Women And Young People In Kaduna State
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria is a non-profit, non-governmental organization made up of over 4,000 female lawyers with several years’ experience in utilizing the law to address social problems in Nigeria. The organization’s mandate is the enhancement, promotion, protection and preservation of the rights and welfare of women and children in Nigeria FIDA Nigeria implements key projects and activities aimed at providing access to justice to indigent persons, particularly women and children.
FIDA Nigeria is seeking to engage the below professional:
Job title: Formative Researcher
Locations: Kaduna State
Vacancy Type: 10 days fixed-term, non-renewable (20th to 30th April 2022)
The individual will work on FIDA Nigeria implementation of the “Safer Policing Initiative, Seen through My Eyes – The Impacts of Violent Policing” in Kaduna State.
FIDA Nigeria received a research grant from Amnesty International Nigeria (AIN) with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) to implement a programme titled “Safer Policing Initiative: Seen through My Eyes – The Impacts of Violent Policing with an overall objective of creating a human right-based policing culture in Nigeria with a zero-tolerance attitude to unlawful police activity- specifically excessive use of force”.
Purpose of Consultancy
The goal of the programme is to raise public awareness about the wider negative impacts of excessive use of force by the police on young people and women in Nigeria by promoting the research report and exhibition of photographs with a view to ensuring that:
- The general public is better informed about the negative impacts of police brutality on the victims, especially young people and women
- The general public holds the police more accountable by reporting cases of police brutality to the Police Public Complaints Response Unit (PPCRU), Police Service Commission (PSC), National Human Rights Commission, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Press
- The Nigeria Police will be more aware of the negative impacts of excessive use of force by its personnel on the citizens and take more proactive actions to end the practice through more civil engagements with the communities and promoting respect for human rights among its personnel
- Civil Society Organizations and the Press will support efforts at holding the Nigeria Police more accountable in the discharge of its duties to the citizens
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will carry out the following tasks under the supervision of the Programme Manager:
a. Research and report on the damaging impacts of police brutality on ten (10) young people and women in Kaduna State across four local government areas of Kaduna State. (Research and Community Engagement).
b. Collate and submit photographs that tell stories of the impacts of excessive use of force by police on ten(10) citizens for the development of Seen through My Eyes website
c. Carry out data gathering through interviews of ten (10) community members and collation of action photographs that tell stories of impacts of excessive use of force by the police in the communities
d. Produce evidence-based reports of negative impacts of excessive use of force by the police on women and young people in the communities
e. Report of research with action photographs depicting engagements with at least 10 direct victims of excessive use of force by the police and the complaints response unit of the Nigeria Police Force.
f. Interviews with 10 victims (young people and women) in at least four (4) local government areas of the state
g. Perform other duties as assigned by the National Executive Committee, branch chairperson or programme manager.
The Researcher will work under the overall guidance and supervision of FIDA Nigeria National President/Country Vice President, National Secretary and other National Executives, and report to them through the Programme Manager
- Report of research with action photographs depicting engagements with at least 10 direct victims of excessive use of force by the police and the complaints response unit of the Nigeria Police Force. Interviews with 10 victims (young people and women) in at least four (4) local government areas of the state.
a. Demonstrates professional competence in human rights especially as it relates to police brutality, rule of law as well as, knowledge of related policies and practices at the national, regional and international levels;
b. Demonstrates good understanding of the Amnesty International funded project to mitigate the incidence of police brutality, through community-led change, by altering the social norms, beliefs and traditional practices that subjugate people in the target communities.
c. Demonstrates knowledge of project management cycle, including monitoring and reporting;
d. Ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues with a display of persistency;
e. Commitment and passion for work and achievements;
f. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results;
g. Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
h. Display of persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and ability to remain calm in stressful situations;
i. Ability to incorporate gender and child rights perspectives in projects and activities and in ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
a. Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
b. Ability to collaborate with colleagues within and outside of FIDA Nigeria to achieve organizational goals;
c. Ability to solicit inputs by genuinely valuing the ideas and expertise of others;
d. Willingness to learn from others;
e. Support and act in accordance with team and organizational decisions;
- Planning & Organizing:
a. Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands;
b. Ability to work on tight deadlines;
c. Knowledge and skill on how to develop clear goals consistent with agreed strategies;
d. Foresight for risks and contingencies when planning;
e. Ability to monitor and adjust plans and projects as necessary;
f. Ability to use time efficiently.
a. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including ability to prepare reports and make presentations in a variety of fora;
b. Ability to conduct presentations by clearly formulating positions on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum necessary information as well as making and defending recommendations.
- Minimum required experience:
a. 5 years’ work experience in the thematic areas of research especially in human rights and rule of law.
b. Experience working in the criminal justice sector.
c. Experience in project implementation.
- Minimum Qualifications:
a. Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Law, Political Science or any discipline in the Social Sciences.
b.Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English, Hausa & any prominent local language spoken in the state is desirable and an added advantage.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should send curriculum vitae and cover letter addressed to the Country Vice-President/National President to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Subject of e-mail should be “Application for the Position of Formative Researcher [Kaduna State]”.
Deadline: Monday April 19th , 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.