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A Call to Supply and Install Data Infrastructure Equipment to Anti-Corruption Agency in Nigeria

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997, and registered in Nigeria in 1999, as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity-building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our goal is to serve as the ultimate catalyst in the transformation of the West African sub-continent into an integrated, economically vibrant and democratically governed community that assures holistic security to the population and is capable of permanent peaceful conflict management.

Theme: A Call for a Company Supply and install Data Infrastructure Equipment to Anti-Corruption Agency in Nigeria under The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project, Phase II (NACASIP II) implemented by CDD.

 Location:Abuja-Nigeria

The Project

The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project (NACASIP II) seeks to contribute to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Anti-corruption Agencies (ACAs) in the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support for forensics and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing, forging synergy and coordination amongst the ACAs. The support focuses on five core ACAs amongst the over twenty-four institutions with an anti-corruption mandate in Nigeria. The support will strengthen the ACAs to perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement and prevention.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Consultant will be responsible for planning, designing, supplying, configuring, installation of hard/software, setting up a forensic laboratory, and transfer of technical expertise to the anti-corruption agency by providing adequate training and maintenance of equipment.
  • Based on the need of the respective ACA, purchase, supply and set up key project forensic laboratory equipment for the organization in line with the manufacturer’s specification
  • Training of personnel: Identify and train key relevant staff members of the selected ACA on the use and maintenance of the equipment which must be accompanied with detailed training manuals/tools and modules to be used and a post-installation and maintenance mentoring program
  • Lead in the installations of hardware and software and other key equipment.
  • Reporting: Prepare and submit periodic activities, delivery and installation reports to CDD on the ACA.
  • Impact Assessment: The consultants shall prepare periodic impact assessment progress reports and activity reports in line with guidelines from the ACA.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

The Consultant shall possess competencies in the following areas:

  • Relevant IT Project Management skills and experience
  • At least 10 years of cognate experience in implementing similar assignments in the area of data infrastructural setup & Management for reputable public or private sector organizations; such assignments should have been done in the last three years.
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Accounting/Audit, Social Sciences or similar studies, and relevant professional certifications (e.g C.ITP, PRINCE2/ PMP, CISA, CRISC etc). Experience in successfully delivering similar assignments in Nigeria or developing world context is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date

The closing date for the application is 9th September 2022


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “PROCUREMENT” in Capital Letters as the Subject.

Below are the equipment and quantities

  1. EXTENSION OF CRIME RECORDS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CRIMS)
Hardware
S/NoItemQty
1Application Server – HP Proliant Server DL380 G10, 2 X 3.0 GHz 16 Cores, 512GB Ram, 10TB HDD1
2Network Attached Storage – Dell PowerEdge R540 server 2.4 GHz 32 GB Rack (2U) Intel Xeon Silver 495 W DDR4-SDRAM (PER540PLM03) with 12 Bay 3.5” Drives and 2TB SATA HDD1
3Storage Drives -Toshiba 3.5” 12TB SATA HDD12
Software
1DevExtreme by DevExpress Javascript Enterprise Library License1
2SQL Server 2019 License Standard Server – 20 CALS1
  • AML/CFT Data Management Framework (Part of MER Activity)

To provide a central database for the collation of statistics on AML/CFT/CPF activities (i.e., investigations, prosecutions, convictions, recoveries, etc.)

S/NItem   Qty   
1.Application Server – HP Proliant Server DL380 G10, Intel Bronze Processor, 64GB Ram, 4TB HDD   1
2.HP 15-dw1049nia 10th Gen – 15.6″ – Intel Core i7 – HDD – 1TB – 16GB RAM – Win 11 – Silver Laptop  5
3.SQL Server 2019 License Standard Server  1
4.HP Pavilion 24-B027 All In One PC Intel Core i7 2.9GHz 16GB RAM 1TB 24 Inch LED Screen Windows 10  10

A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply & Install Forensics Laboratory Equipment For an Anti-Corruption Agency

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997, and registered in Nigeria in 1999, as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity-building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our goal is to serve as the ultimate catalyst in the transformation of the West African sub-continent into an integrated, economically vibrant and democratically governed community that assures holistic security to the population and is capable of permanent peaceful conflict management.

Theme: A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply and install  Forensics Laboratory Equipment For an Anti-corruption Agency under The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project, Phase II (NACASIP II) implemented by CDD.

 Location:Abuja-Nigeria

The Project

The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project (NACASIP II) seeks to contribute to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of anti-corruption Agencies (ACAs) in the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support for forensics and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing, forging synergy and coordination amongst the ACAs. The support focuses on five core ACAs amongst the over twenty-four institutions with an anti-corruption mandate in Nigeria. The support will strengthen the ACAs to perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement and prevention.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Consulting company will be responsible for planning, designing, supplying, configuring, installation of hard/software, setting up the forensic laboratory and transfer of technical expertise to the anti-corruption agency by providing adequate training and maintenance of equipment.
  • Based on the need of the respective ACA, the consulting company will purchase, supply and set up key project forensics equipment for the organization in line with the manufacturer’s specification
  • Training of personnel: Identify and train key relevant staff members of the selected ACA on the use and maintenance of the equipment which must be accompanied with detailed training manuals/tools and modules to be used and a post-installation and maintenance mentoring program
  • Lead in the installations of hardware and software and other key forensic equipment.
  • Reporting: Prepare and submit periodic activities, delivery and installation reports to CDD on the equipment supply to the ACA.
  • Impact Assessment: The consulting company shall prepare periodic impact assessment progress reports and activity reports in line with guidelines from the ACA.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

The Consultant shall possess competencies in the following areas:

CDD hereby request the following information with relevant supporting documents, among others:

  1. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) including the most current status of Forms CAC2 and CAC7;
  2.  Evidence of Company Income’s Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years valid till 31st December 2021;
  3. Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2022; 
  4. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2022;
  5. Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2022;
  6. Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on 31/12/2022 or valid Certificate issued by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
  7. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years – 2019, 2020 & 2021;
  8. Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating a willingness to provide credit facility for the execution of the project when needed;
  9. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last ten (10) years including Letters of Awards, Valuation Certificates of Job Completion and photographs of the projects;
  10.  List of Plants/Equipment with proof of Ownership/Lease (where applicable);
  11. Costs for the equipment to the purchase
  12. Any other information deemed necessary by your good office e.g work with any defense or security organization

Application Closing Date

The closing date for the application is 9th September 2022


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “PROCUREMENT” in Capital Letters as the Subject.

Below are  the equipment and quantities

S/NDESCRIPTION
1Upgrade of selected ICT and cybersecurity equipment (data centre upgrade, wireless LAN and access point
2Upgrade of Forensic Lab and training/capacity building, computer, laptops, ICT infrastructure, software
3Installation of audio-visual digital equipment, and soundproofing of 7 interview rooms in detention facility
4Implementation of Phase 2 of EDMS Infrastructure
5Design and implementation of digital project tracking tools for the constituency and executive Project Tracking Division (CEPD)
6Improvement, including digitalization of CRA and system study review tool with analysis capability

A Call to Supply and Install Data Infrastructure Equipment to Anti-Corruption Agency in Nigeria

By Job Vacancy, VacanciesNo Comments

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997, and registered in Nigeria in 1999, as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity-building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our goal is to serve as the ultimate catalyst in the transformation of the West African sub-continent into an integrated, economically vibrant and democratically governed community that assures holistic security to the population and is capable of permanent peaceful conflict management.

Theme: A Call for a Company Supply and install Data Infrastructure Equipment to Anti-Corruption Agency in Nigeria under The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project, Phase II (NACASIP II) implemented by CDD.

 Location: Abuja-Nigeria

The Project

The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project (NACASIP II) seeks to contribute to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Anti-corruption Agencies (ACAs) in the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support for forensics and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing, forging synergy and coordination amongst the ACAs. The support focuses on five core ACAs amongst the over twenty-four institutions with an anti-corruption mandate in Nigeria. The support will strengthen the ACAs to perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement and prevention.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Consultant will be responsible for planning, designing, supplying, configuring, installation of hard/software, setting up a forensic laboratory, and transfer of technical expertise to the anti-corruption agency by providing adequate training and maintenance of equipment.
  • Based on the need of the respective ACA, purchase, supply and set up key project forensic laboratory equipment for the organization in line with the manufacturer’s specification
  • Training of personnel: Identify and train key relevant staff members of the selected ACA on the use and maintenance of the equipment which must be accompanied with detailed training manuals/tools and modules to be used and a post-installation and maintenance mentoring program
  • Lead in the installations of hardware and software and other key equipment.
  • Reporting: Prepare and submit periodic activities, delivery and installation reports to CDD on the ACA.
  • Impact Assessment: The consultants shall prepare periodic impact assessment progress reports and activity reports in line with guidelines from the ACA.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

The Consultant shall possess competencies in the following areas:

  • Relevant IT Project Management skills and experience
  • At least 10 years of cognate experience in implementing similar assignments in the area of data infrastructural setup & Management for reputable public or private sector organizations; such assignments should have been done in the last three years.
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Accounting/Audit, Social Sciences or similar studies, and relevant professional certifications (e.g C.ITP, PRINCE2/ PMP, CISA, CRISC etc). Experience in successfully delivering similar assignments in Nigeria or developing world context is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date

The closing date for the application is 26th August 2022


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “PROCUREMENT” in Capital Letters as the Subject.

Below are  the equipment and quantities

S/NDESCRIPTION OF ITEMCCB MINIMUM TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONQUALITY NEEDED
1DATA SERVERProcessor Name: Intel Processor family: Intel Xeon scalable 8100/8200 series Processor core available 4-28 Cores Processor cache 8.25-38 MB L3 Processor speed 3.8 GHz Power supply type 2x flexible slot power supplies Expansion slots 8 Maximum memory 3.0TB with 128 GB DDR4 6.0TB with 512 GB HPE DC persistent memory modules (Available 2H19) Memory slots 24 DIMM slots System fan features hot-plug redundant fans, standard Memory standard: 3.0TB [24 X 128GB] LRDIMM 6.0 TB [12 X 512 GB] HPE DC persistent memory (available 2H19) Graphics Nvidia GPGPUs Integrated NIC 2 x 10GB RJ-45 Network Interface ports PCle Interface 1 x 10GB SFP+ port  sliding rails sliding rails SFF Warranty 3 years, parts and labour onsite.                                           1
2SERVER RACKMounting Hardware: shelving, stabilization hardware Power Management: 2 x vertically mounted Rack power distribution unit (rPDU) Airflow Management: Air containment compartment: Perforated Front and back Door, at least 2 overhead fans, at least 2 x full depth shelves, Removable and lockable side panels and wheels. Cable Management: Vertical and Horizontal Cable Organizer, Overhead Cable troughs and partitions Dimension: 42U 19”                                                                                 1
3SWITCH24 Port Network Switch                  1
4RACKMOUNT CONSOLE: [LCD AND KEYBOARD]Screen width 19 inch Native Resolution 1440 x 900 Max. Resolution Mounting Depth 18.1 to 29.5 Inc. PC/ Server Connections VGA; USB; PS/2 Response Time Tr=1 / Tf=4 KVM Port 8 x RJ- 15 connector KVM Cable Combo 4-in-1 KVM Cable, up to 6, 10 & 15 feet                                     1
4DESKTOP COMPUTERBrand: HP Model: HP All in one 1135 G7 Screen size: 23 Inches Graphics: Processor Intel Integrated Graphics Resolution (display) 1920 x 1080 Memory: 8 GB DDR4-3200 MHz RAM (1 X 8 GB) Internal Storage: 1 TB 7200 rpm SATA HDDP Processor type: Intel Core i5-1135G7 (up to 4.2 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, 8 MB L3 cache, 4 Cores) Processor Family:11th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor Graphics: Intel Iris X Graphics Wireless Intel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (1×1) Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 Combo Optical Drive: DVD writer Expansion Slots: 2 M.2 (1 for SSD, 1 for WLAN) Network Interface: Integrated 10/100/1000 Gbe LAN Ports: 2 SuperSpeed USB Type-A 5Gbps signalling rate; 2 USB 2.0 Type-A; 1 HDMI-out 1.4; 1 headphone/microphone combo; 1 RJ- 45 Operating Systems Windows 10 Display Technology Touch Screen Colour white Warranty Period 1 Year                                                                   10
5LAPTOPHP Pavilion – Core i-5, 1 TB HDD, 8GB RAM Windows 10 or 11 Professional, Microsoft Office 2016 pro, 2022 Norton Antivirus with Internet Security                             10
6PHOTOCOPIERSBrand: sharp Model: MX2614 N Engine speed colour ppm (A4): 26 Engineer speed B/W ppm (A4): 26 Engineer speed colour ppm (A3): 14 Engineer speed B/W ppm (A3): 14 Paper size: min.-max: A5R – A3W Paper Weight: (g/ms2): 60 – 220 55 – 300 (multi-bypass) Paper Capacity: Std (sheets):600 Paper Capacity: Max. sheets (sheets):3100 Warm Up Time (sec.): 18 Memory general min/max (MB): 3072 (copier/printer) shared Memory printer min/max (MB): 2048 (option) Hardware: STD Power Requirements – rated local AC voltage (Hz): 220 – 240V, 50/60Hz Power Consumption (KW): 1,84 Dimension (MM): 608 X 642 X 834 Weight (kg): 76.2 Automatic Document Feeder: 100 originals                                                 1
7SCANNERBRAND: Czur, Fujitsu or any Intentionally recognized brand Sensors. CMOS Mega Pixel. 25MP Resolutions. 5824 x 4368 DPI. 330 Scanning Format. Flat single page: <=A3, Books: <=A4 Maximum Scanning Format. A3 Scan Speed. Flat single page 1.5s/page, Books – 1.5s/dual pages                             5
8EXTERNAL HARD DRIVEBrand: istorage disk/Ashur DT2 256- bit 18TB: Digital Storage Capacity 18TB Compatible Devices desktop Connectivity Technology USB Hard Disk Form Factor 3.5 inches Hard Disk Size 18 TB Form Factor 3.5 inch Read Speed 277 megabytes per sound Write Speed 319 megabytes per sound                               1
9UPS AND POWER STORAGESmart-UPS 10000VA, tower APC Smart-UPS online or equivalent, 10000VA, Input: 208/230V / Output: 208/230V                                     3
10MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT SERVERVersion: 2019 Edition: Enterprise Type: Open Business Entitlement: 25 Device Clien+ C3t Access Licenses (CALS) Microsoft Part Number 76N-03851 (Quantity 25)                         1
11WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMWindows Server 2019 Standard                   1
12SQL SERVERMS SQL Server 2019                   1
13MICROSOFT OFFICEMicrosoft Office Professional Plus 2016                   2
14ANTIVIRUSSymantec Endpoint Protection – Small Business Edition (15 users)                   1
15INVERTER10KVA Inverter (DC-AC)                   1
16BATTERY12V/200Ah Battery                     8
17RACKBattery Rack (4×2)                   1
18ACCESSORIESDB Board and Auto Change Over Switch                   1
19ACCESSORIESElectric Cable (Various)                   1
20ACCESSORIESSockets, Plugs Truck – PVS pipes, Clips, etc.                   1

VACANCY- A Call For a Communications Officer

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Job Position: Communications Officer

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Contract term: Full-Time

Job Summary


ABOUT CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy, and capacity building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our mission is to be the prime catalyst and facilitator for strategic analysis and capacity building for sustainable democracy and development in West Africa. CDD set out to generate dialogue on alternative pathways that are universally relevant and context sensitive. The Centre remains focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development, and human rights.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. or its equivalent Mass communication computer science or other related field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage. 
  • Minimum of two years of experience in communication role. Experience in international NGO is required.
  • Knowledgeable in developing communications strategies.
  • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (InDesign/Photoshop) basic HTML, and other web design tools is strongly recommended
  • Quality experience in the use of social media and digital platforms.
  • Higher qualification in Communication and Media would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience as a Communications and Media practitioner with any agency or NGO is an asset.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.
  • Applicants must have impeccable attention to detail and a good eye for high quality design.
  • Great multi-tasking skills and experience in delivering to digital audiences
  • Good visibility enhancement skills and ability to engage actively via social media.

Responsibilities

  • Provide support to the organisation on all communication activities.
  • Collaborate with management to develop and implement an effective communications strategy based on donor’s requirements.
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of communication prints and audio-visual materials.
  • Enhance the organisation’s visibility on project activities and events.
  • Provide media relations support for all staff of the organisation including responding to requests and gathering input for talking points.
  • Provide support to the organisation’s public campaigns and events.
  • Assist in Design and creation of social media content as well as content for all communication channels (website, social media, Basecamp, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative e.t.c)
  • Support in planning, monitoring, and reporting of communication activities.
  • Assist the programme unit in implementing planned communications activities.
  • Support in the production of the Newsletters, Annual reports, and editorial series for Publications.
  • Conduct research that will develop innovative, engaging, and informative content on the organisation’s website.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants for the position above must email their CVs and Cover letter (not more than 3pages) sent in word or pdf document to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org  using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline:

15th July 2022

Please note that applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Further Note:

  • CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female candidates and people living with disability are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.

VACANCY- A Call For a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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Job Position: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Contract term: Full-Time

Job Summary


ABOUT CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY AND DEVELOPMENT (CDD)

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy, and capacity building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our mission is to be the prime catalyst and facilitator for strategic analysis and capacity building for sustainable democracy and development in West Africa. CDD set out to generate dialogue on alternative pathways that are universally relevant and context sensitive. The Centre remains focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development, and human rights.

Qualification and Experience

  • B.Sc. in social sciences or other related field. A master’s degree will be an added advantage.  
  • Minimum of three years of experience in monitoring and evaluation in an international non-governmental organisation.
  • Experience in data collection tool design, data analysis, and data quality, experience developing and implementing survey instruments using electronic tools is required.
  • Understanding of M&E methodology and procedure
  • Experience in the development of knowledge products in compliance with donor’s requirements.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.  
  • Highly proficient at Microsoft Office Suites

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical M&E support to ensure accurate data collection from partners and project activities.
  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, inspection, and evaluation procedures/framework
  • Monitor all project activities, and progress towards achieving the project activities work plan.
  •  Harvest outcomes of implemented activities, success stories and put into a lesson’s learned framework.
  • Assist project teams in documentation of success stories and lessons learned.
  • Develop monitoring and impact indicator for the project and donor reporting.
  • Monitor and evaluate overall projects progress on achievement of results.
  • Monitor the sustainability of the project’s results.
  • Provide feedback to the project leads on project strategies and activities.
  • Suggest strategies to the project team for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the project by identifying bottlenecks in completing project activities and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Conduct fieldwork, surveys, and data quality audits and report.
  • Ensure project officers, and partners understand the key deliverables and indicators in donor-approved M&E framework, and the data needed for internal and external monitoring
  • Facilitate timely planning and preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and final reports.
  • Participate in internal project reviews and donor project reviews.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified applicants for the position above must email their CVs and Cover letter (not more than 3pages) sent in word or pdf document to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org  using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail.

Application Deadline:

15th July 2022

Please note that applications sent after the deadline will not be considered.

Further Note:

  • CDD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Female candidates and people living with disability are STRONGLY encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.

A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply & Install Forensics Laboratory Equipment.

By Business, Job Vacancy, VacanciesNo Comments


The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in
1997, and registered in Nigeria in 1999, as an independent, not-for-profit, research training,
advocacy and capacity-building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and
resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on
the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our goal
is to serve as the ultimate catalyst in the transformation of the West African sub-continent into an
integrated, economically vibrant and democratically governed community that assures holistic
security to the population and is capable of permanent peaceful conflict management.


Theme: A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply and install Forensics Laboratory
Equipment and Anti-Corruption Support Programme under The Nigeria Anti-Corruption
Agencies Strengthening Initiative Projec
t, Phase II (NACASIP II) implemented by CDD.


Location: Abuja-Nigeria
The Project
The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project (NACASIP II) seeks to
contribute to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Anti-corruption Agencies (ACAs) in
the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support for forensics
and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing, forging synergy and coordination
amongst the ACAs. The support focuses on five core ACAs amongst the over twenty-four
institutions with an anti-corruption mandate in Nigeria. The support will strengthen the ACAs to
perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement and prevention.


Key Responsibilities
 The Consultant will be responsible for planning, designing, supplying, configuring,
installation of hard/software, setting up a forensic laboratory, and transfer of technical
expertise to the anti-corruption agency by providing adequate training and maintenance
of equipment.
 Based on the need of the respective ACA, purchase, supply and set up key project
forensic laboratory equipment for the organization in line with the manufacturer’s
specification
Training of personnel: Identify and train key relevant staff members of the selected
ACA on the use and maintenance of the equipment which must be accompanied with
detailed training manuals/tools and modules to be used and a post-installation and
maintenance mentoring program
 Lead in the installations of hardware and software and other key equipment.
Reporting: Prepare and submit periodic activities, delivery and installation reports to
CDD on the ACA.
 Impact Assessment: The consultants shall prepare periodic impact assessment progress
reports and activity reports in line with guidelines from the ACA.

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Qualifications and Personal Attributes
The Consultant shall possess competencies in the following areas:
 Relevant IT Project Management skills and experience
 At least 10 years of cognate experience in implementing similar assignments in the area
of Digital and Financial Forensics, Laboratory setup & Management for reputable public
or private sector organizations; such assignment should have been done in the last three
years.
 At least a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Accounting/Audit, Social
Sciences or similar studies, and relevant professional certifications (e.g C.ITP, PRINCE2/
PMP, CISA, CRISC etc). Experience in successfully delivering similar assignments in
Nigeria or developing world context is an added advantage.


Application Closing Date
The closing date for the application is 22nd July 2022


Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to:
recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “PROCUREMENT” in Capital Letters as the Subject.

A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply & Install Forensics Laboratory Equipment For the Examination of Chemical Samples

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in
1997, and registered in Nigeria in 1999, as an independent, not-for-profit, research training,
advocacy and capacity-building organisation. The purpose was to mobilise global opinion and
resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on
the challenges posed to the democratisation and development processes in West Africa. Our goal
is to serve as the ultimate catalyst in the transformation of the West African sub-continent into an
integrated, economically vibrant and democratically governed community that assures holistic
security to the population and is capable of permanent peaceful conflict management.


Theme: A Call for a Forensic Company to Supply and install Forensics Laboratory
Equipment For the Examination of Chemical Samples under The Nigeria Anti-Corruption
Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project, Phase II (NACASIP II) implemented by CDD.


Location: Abuja-Nigeria
The Project
The Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative Project (NACASIP II) seeks to
contribute to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of anti-corruption Agencies (ACAs) in
the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support for forensics
and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing, forging synergy and coordination
amongst the ACAs. The support focuses on five core ACAs amongst the over twenty-four
institutions with an anti-corruption mandate in Nigeria. The support will strengthen the ACAs to
perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement and prevention.


Key Responsibilities
 The Consulting company will be responsible for planning, designing, supplying,
configuring, installation of hard/software, setting up a chemical forensic laboratory, and
transfer of technical expertise to the anti-corruption agency by providing adequate
training and maintenance of equipment.
 Based on the need of the respective ACA, the consulting company will purchase, supply
and set up key project forensics chemical laboratory equipment for the organization in
line with the manufacturer’s specification
Training of personnel: Identify and train key relevant staff members of the selected
ACA on the use and maintenance of the equipment which must be accompanied with
detailed training manuals/tools and modules to be used and a post-installation and
maintenance mentoring program
 Lead in the installations of hardware and software and other key forensic chemical
laboratory equipment.
Reporting: Prepare and submit periodic activities, delivery and installation reports to
CDD on the ACA.

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Impact Assessment: The consulting company shall prepare periodic impact assessment
progress reports and activity reports in line with guidelines from the ACA.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes
The Consultant shall possess competencies in the following areas:
CDD hereby request the following information with relevant supporting documents, among
others:
i. Evidence of Certificate of Incorporation issued by the Corporate Affairs Commission
(CAC) including the most current status of Forms CAC2 and CAC7;
ii. Evidence of Company Income’s Tax Clearance Certificate for the last three (3) years
valid till 31st December 2021;
iii. Evidence of current Pension Compliance Certificate valid till 31st December 2022;
iv. Evidence of current Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Compliance Certificate valid till 31st
December 2022;
v. Evidence of current Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Compliance Certificate
valid till 31st December 2022;
vi. Evidence of Registration on the National Database of Federal Contractors, Consultants
and Service Providers by submission of Interim Registration Report (IRR) expiring on
31/12/2022 or valid Certificate issued by the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP).
vii. Sworn Affidavit disclosing whether or not any officer of the relevant committees of the
Economic & Financial Crimes Commission or the Bureau of Public Procurement is a
former or present Director, shareholder or has any pecuniary interest in the bidder and to
confirm that all information presented in its bid are true and correct in all particulars;
viii. Company’s Audited Accounts for the last three (3) years – 2019, 2020 & 2021;
ix. Evidence of financial capability to execute the project by submission of Reference Letter
from a reputable commercial bank in Nigeria, indicating a willingness to provide credit
facility for the execution of the project when needed;
x. Company’s Profile with the Curriculum Vitae of Key Staff to be deployed for the project,
including copies of their Academic/Professional qualifications (relevant document
showing evidence of dealings with manufacturers, permit to operate as oil industry
service company in the relevant bid area etc.)
xi. Verifiable documentary evidence of at least three (3) similar jobs executed in the last ten
(10) years including Letters of Awards, Valuation Certificates of Job Completion and
photographs of the projects;
xii. List of Plants/Equipment with proof of Ownership/Lease (where applicable);

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xiii. Any other information deemed necessary by your good office e.g. work with any
defense or security organization


Application Closing Date
The closing date for the application is 22nd July, 2022
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to:
recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “PROCUREMENT” in Capital Letters as the Subject.

Below is an updated list of the Proposed Item

VACANCIES AT CENTRE FOR DEMOCRACY & DEVELOPMENT

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VACANCIES

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity building organization. The organization aims at mobilizing global opinion for democratic development and provides an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development process in West Africa. CDD envisions a West Africa that is democratically governed, economically integrated – promoting human security and people centered development. Since its inception, the Centre has remained focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centered development, and human rights. The Centre is advertising for the following positions in its Maiduguri office:

JOB LOCATION: MAIDUGURI

  • Administrative/Finance Assistant
  • Qualifications and Skills

  • BSc. In business administration, management, finance, or related degree
  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience working as an administrative/finance assistant.
  • Working knowledge of accounting software, such as QuickBooks.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and ability to perform tasks with accuracy and efficiency in mind.
  • Excellent analytical skills and financial prowess.
  • Good organisational and time-management skills.
  • Strong team player with solid communication skills.
  • High levels of integrity and ability to handle confidential information.

Admin responsibilities:

  • Assist with the maintaining the front desk
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports such as weekly and monthly reports
  • Assist in the planning and control of inventories through accurate tagging system.
  • Maintaining records of all assets to ensure proper tracking of assets movement and assignments.
  • Maintain vendor contacts, do market surveys, identify viable vendors, and receive quotations and invoices from vendors.
  • Order office supplies
  • Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes, and forms
  • Resolve administrative problems and inquiries
  • Book travel arrangements and other logistics for existing projects
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports
  • Reproducing documents with the photocopying machine, Binding of documents
  • Raise payments and ensure proper disbursement to beneficiaries.
  • Inspection of hotels to make reservations for lodging and hall for workshop/trainings.
  • Provide logistics and finance support for trainings, workshops, and meetings
  • Data collection during workshop/trainings, seminars, and town hall meetings
  • Responsible for the proper Finance /Administrative electronic and hard copy filling systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Finance Responsibilities

  • Raising of cheques and preparation of payment vouchers
  • Proper filing of documents both in funders file and general office documentation
  • Proper registration and delivery of cheques to appropriate personnel
  • Disbursement and general handling of petty cash
  • Preparing financial retirement to funders
  • Preparing payment vouchers and raising of cheques
  • Updating financial records and ensuring compliance with internal control procedures.
  • Carrying out bank reconciliations
  • Disbursing cash to training participants and reconciliation thereof.
  • Preparing of Budget
  • Liaise with the headquarters office on financial matters
  • Other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Communications officer:

Qualification/Skills

  • B.Sc or HND in Information Communication, Computer Science or any other related field with a minimum of 1 year experience 
  •  Excellent English writing and Communications skills 
  • Strong writing and editing skills 
  • Superior admin and organizational skills 
  • Proficiency in MS suite of Programme
  • Knowledge of social media including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
  • Familiarity with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, basic HTML, and other web design tools is strongly recommended
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in Communication and Media as well as IT
  • Quality experience in the use of social media and digital platforms.
  • Higher qualification in Communication and Media would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience as a Communications and Media practitioner with any agency or NGO is an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to operate with little or no supervision.
  • Good team building qualities with excellent writing skills.
  • He/she must be highly computer literate with a good knowledge of all Micro Soft office tools as well as effective handling and operation of online tools and portals.
  • Good visibility enhancement skills and Ability to engage actively via social media.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the organisation on all communication activities.
  • Assist in the development and dissemination of communication prints and audio-visual materials.
  • Provide media relations support for all staff of the organisation including responding to requests and gathering input for talking points.
  • Provide support to the organisation’s public campaigns and events.
  • Assist in Design and creation of social media content as well as content for all communication channels (website, social media, Basecamp, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative e.t.c)
  • Support in planning, monitoring, and reporting of communication activities.
  • Assist the programm unit in implementing planned communications activities.
  • Support in the production of the Newsletters, Annual reports and editorial series for Publications.
  • Assistant Programmes Officer

Qualification/Skills

  • Bachelor of Social Science Degree / or any other related degree
  • Experience with large complex organization is required, familiarity with international NGOs preferred.
  • Post basic qualification in Program Management will be an added advantage
  •  3 or more years’ experience in development work is an added advantage

Responsibilities

  • Assists in overall programme development by contributing to the development and production of annual Action Plan and other corporate plans.
  • Responsible for the delivery outputs of specific projects through direct input into project activities from conception to implementation.
  • Ensure the provision of accurate, up-to-date information on individual projects to relevant stakeholders within the organisation and amongst external institutions, in accordance with statutory, management and reporting requirements.
  • Participate in the preparation of budgets for activities within the relevant programme portfolio
  • Undertake appropriate research and advocacy activities in relation to programme responsibilities.
  • Fundraising & Reporting
  • Assist in generating funding proposals in accordance with the overall strategic plan of the organisation
  • Assist in the production of regular project monitoring and evaluation documents
  • Information, Advocacy & Communication
  • Contribute appropriately to the information, communication and advocacy work of the Centre, including external representation (by permission).
  • Ensure effective internal communication between relevant programme area/project responsibilities and other sections of the organisations
  • Any other task that may be assigned from time to time

Note: Persons with disabilities and females are strongly advised to apply

All interested applicants should forward a one page application plus a maximum 3 page CV (in one document) to recruitment@cddwestafrica.org on or before Friday 15th July, 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer of labour committed to feminist principles, human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Expression of Interest: Consultancy to produce Jingles/PSAs for the upcoming Anambra state elections

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About CDD

The Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD) is an international, independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy, and capacity-building organization. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratic development and provide an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratization and development processes in West Africa and also provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region. The Centre works to focus on strengthening Democratic Governance and has worked in the West Africa States. The Centre remains focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point   on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development, and human right.  we are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultancy to produce Jingles/PSAs for the upcoming Anambra state elections to counter fake news and mis/disinformation. The Jingles/PSAs will be in English, Pidgin and Igbo languages.

Location: Abuja Nigeria

Why the Activity

CDD seeks to produce a series of Jingles/PSA to support peaceful elections and counter fake news for the upcoming Anambra state governorship election. Jingles/PSA production is expected to counter fake news around the upcoming Anambra state elections, success, and challenges as part of CDD’s support for democratic development in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities

  • The successfully selected consultant with direction and support from CDD communication team will be responsible for the production of the series of visual/audio Jingles/PSAs in (English, Pidgin and Igbo) to promote peaceful elections and counter fake news on the Anambra state governorship elections.

Specifically, the Consultant will engage in:

  1. Consultation and Documentation: The importance of consultation with CDD project staff is to understand the content and production of the Jingles/PSAs.
  2. Planning and Pre-production: The planning and pre-production stage will follow consultation with the CDD project lead. At this stage, the content of the Jingles/PSAs would be discussed.
  1. Production: This would be the stage where the Jingles/PSAs would be produced following the script.

Timeline

The proposed timeline for the start and completion of the Jingle Production is 2 Days upon advertisement.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years’ experience of producing communication content especially short format (Jingles/PSAs) or related.
  • Written concept/production strategy or ideas on how to deliver the outputs.
  • Detailed draft work plan and budget for the delivery of the job.
  • Experience in working with donor-funded programs.

Application Closing Date

The closing date for the application is 8th October 2021

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “CONSULTANT” in Capital Letters as Subject.

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Expression of Interest: Web portal development and design services

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Background Information

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) in an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy, and capacity-building organisation established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratisation, development and human security in West Africa and also provide alternative and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region.

Since 2017, CDD-West Africa has been implementing the Human Rights Initiative project funded by MacArthur Foundation. The project seeks to strengthen the capacity of non-state actors in documenting, reporting and holding perpetrators of human rights abuses in in the Lake Chad region accountable. Much of these rights abuses happen within the context of terrorism and fundamentalism in the region.

One of our strategies to support this process is the development of a functional web portal. The web portal will allow users to have access to information on human rights in the Lake Chad region and give them a chance to document and track reported cases of rights abuse.

Call for Expression of Interest

CDD calls on qualified firms/companies to submit Expression of Interest (EOI), both narrative and detailed budget, for the development and design of the web portal.

Scope of work

The contracted firm/company will be responsible for the delivery of the website to support the Human Rights Initiative project. The portal is expected to provide optimum, state-of-the-art features to ensure information sharing and interactivity.

 

Expected features of the website

  1. Supports the hosting of an updatable database on human rights violations
  2. Allows for visualisation of datasets about number of pending, ongoing and completed cases of human rights violation
  3. Allows for upload of official reports
  4. Allows users to easily report cases of human rights abuse
  5. Allow for mapping of reports to geographical locations to make conflict trends understandable.
  6. Provide a platform for victims and organisations/individuals offering pro-bono legal services to connect to seek justice for rights abuses
  7. Allow for USSD submission of reports for areas with low internet connectivity
  8. Allow for different levels of access to users based on their category. Allow users to combine data sets and download visualizations in different data and image formats
  9. Provision APIs to allow institutional partners API access to our datasets
  10. Implement the website in line with UX/UI design best practices
  11. Allows for setting up a case management system on the domain to enable the Centre to maintain the site without requiring a dedicated workstation or additional software
  12. Include a Content Management System (CMS) to allow program staff add informational content on the website.
  13. Ensure that the website is responsive, with both static and dynamic content degrading well on all screen sizes.
  14. It must contain features that are reflective of the goal it is meant to serve as underscored above

Responsibilities of the contracted firm/company

  1. Carry out technical design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of the digital platform
  2. Meet and work with CDD staff on a regular basis to study the requirements and develop design, functionality, and technical requirements for approval
  3. Provide a flexible and responsive development process that enables and responds to the feedback of CDD and other relevant stakeholders
  4. Deliver intuitive and user-friendly platform that integrates with the data visualisation and other requirements mentioned under ‘scope’ of the work
  5. Provide a fast and responsive platform, which will integrate large amounts of data and thousands of documents, ensuring a positive user experience
  6. Handle both back and front-end issues when requested
  7. Produce a technical user manual with a copy of the code and instructions for updates and maintenance requirements
  8. Provide functionalities that support public outreach and drive traffic to the platform
  9. Provide system access for monitoring and analysis of site traffic
  10. Provide six (6) months of technical support to transfer management of website to CDD staff, ensure it is bug free and make minor adjustments to improve its functions
  11. Participate in all meetings convened during the development of the platform

What should be included in the EOI

Interested firms/companies should submit a technical proposal that includes:

  1. A clear understanding of the purpose the platform is meant to serve
  2. Outline of the design framework
  3. Timeframe of job completion which must not exceed October 2021
  4. Specific features of the platform and how they will work
  5. Work portfolio showing data-driven work with strong visualization elements
  6. Detailed budget

Please note that only companies registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) should submit an EoI. Submissions should be accompanied with a copy of the firm/company’s CAC registration certificate.

Application deadline

The deadline for submission of EOI is 7th October 2021

Method of submission

Interested and qualified firms/companies should send their technical proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using ‘EOI- WEB PORTAL FOR HRI’ in capital letters as the subject.

Job Position: Research Analyst/Officer (Vacancy)

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BACKGROUND

In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions:

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Abuja.

Contract term: Full Time

Job Summary

The Research Analyst will lead in the provision of support to the organisation’s evolving areas of analytical and programmatic expertise, especially in the areas of democratisation, security, emerging technologies, and sustainable development in West Africa.

Qualification and Experience

  • A master’s degree in the social sciences, law, or the humanities (though exceptional recent graduates will be considered).
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated interested in and understanding of issues related to peace and mediation, conflict and insecurity, democracy and elections, women’s political participation and gender inequalities, disinformation, transitional justice, and how emerging technologies will affect politics and society. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with entire Microsoft Office Suite and experience in multimedia production.
  • Experience in a non-profit, think tank, or analytical research role preferred.

Responsibilities  

  • Provide advanced analytical support to the research unit, including leading in drafting and authoring research briefs and memos on relevant issues. Contribute to the preparation of high-quality research outputs and multimedia products.
  • Provide on-call research to support preparation for meetings, events, publications, multimedia products, and research trips.
  • Attend relevant policy and scholarly events and provide a summary to research unit.
  • Consult a wide variety of news services and peer reviewed journals and prepare memo to brief the research unit staff on relevant and emerging trends in West Africa.
  • Effectively coordinate and manage the pool of research interns
  • Support in maintaining and developing external partnerships in private, public, and civil society sectors.
  • Liaise with our communications team to maximise the exposure of our research and advocacy.
  • Support in identifying new research and funding opportunities that have the potential for significant growth.
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by the Director of research.

Method of Application

Applicants for the respective positions above must email their CVs (Max 3pages, Word or pdf) and a letter of expression of interest to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail. Two (2) writing samples, each no longer than 5 pages in respect of the Research Officer, Communication Officer and the Head of Program.

Applications Deadline:  28th February, 2021

Further Notes:

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for.

Method of Application

Applicants for the respective positions above must email their CVs (Max 3pages, Word or pdf) and a letter of expression of interest to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail. Two (2) writing samples, each no longer than 5 pages in respect of the Research Officer, Communication Officer and the Head of Program.

Applications Deadline:  28th February, 2021

Further Notes:

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for.

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Job Position: Communications and Information Technology (IT) Officer (Vacancy)

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BACKGROUND

In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions:

Industry type: NGO

Job Location: Abuja.

Contract term: Full Time

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree or HND in Information Communication, Computer Science or any other related field.
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in Communication and Media as well as IT
  • Quality experience in the use of social media and digital platforms.
  • Knowledge on the use of design software such as InDesign and Photoshop
  • Higher qualification in Communication and Media would be an added advantage.
  • Relevant experience as a Communications and Media practitioner with any Government entity/agency or NGO is an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to operate with little or no supervision.
  • Good team building qualities with excellent writing skills.
  • He/she must be highly computer literate with a good knowledge of all Micro Soft office tools as well as effective handling and operation of online tools and portals.
  • Good visibility enhancement skills and Ability to engage actively via social media.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in the implementation of the organisation’s Communications Strategy.
  • Provide support to the Director and all Heads of Department on all communication activities.
  • Lead in the development and dissemination of communication prints and audiovisual materials.
  • Handle media monitoring and develop regular media reports from monitoring data.
  • Provide media relations support for all staff of the organisation including responding to requests and gathering input for talking points.
  • Draft press releases, statements and success stories of the organisation.
  • Provide support for the organisation’s public campaigns and events.
  • Lead in managing the organisation’s digital platforms.
  • Assist in Design and creation of social media content as well as content for all communication channels (website, social media, Basecamp, Mailchimp, Adobe Creative e.t.c)
  • Support in planning, monitoring and reporting of communication activities.
  • Participate on behalf of the organisation in work related external communication groups.
  • Assist the program unit in implementing planned communications activities.
  • Maintain library/ database of reference materials, photos and videos of the activities.
  • Provide support to enhancing visibility for all the programs and activities.
  • Support in the production of the Newsletters, Annual reports and editorial series for Publications.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director or his/her designate.

Core Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Hardwork

Competencies

  • Effective Communication
  • Being action-oriented, self motivated, responsible and willing to take initiative.
  • Good stakeholder engagement and knowledge of donor relationship management.
  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functions.
  • Knowledge of social media and communication strategies and methods;
  • Ability to communicate with clarity of expression and a good command of English language.
  • Good event planning and execution skills;
  • Ability to identify relevant events and stories and communicate them to a mass audience;
  • Good multimedia skills. (Radio, TV etc)
  • Having an eye for detail and ability to work under work pressure and meet deadlines.

Method of Application

Applicants for the respective positions above must email their CVs (Max 3pages, Word or pdf) and a letter of expression of interest to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail. Two (2) writing samples, each no longer than 5 pages in respect of the Research Officer, Communication Officer and the Head of Program.

Applications Deadline:  28th February, 2021

Further Notes:

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for.

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Job Position: Human Resources & Legal Officer (Vacancy)

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BACKGROUND

In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions:

Job Location:  Abuja         

Contract type: Full time

Qualifications and Experience

  • An LLB, BL degree and a minimum of 5 years post call to Bar working experience.
  • Relevant qualification in Human resource or good knowledge (either by study or work place experience) of Human Resources Management practice.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and ability to operate with little or no supervision.
  • Good team building qualities with excellent relationship management skills.
  • He/she must be computer literate with a good knowledge of Micro soft office tools.
  • A good knowledge of corporate and labour laws.
  • Ability to draft legal documents.
  • Ability to liaise with external legal and regulatory bodies on company matters

Responsibilities

  • Offer legal advice and support to legal related projects or task in the organization.
  • Draft and review letters, contracts and all legal documents for the organization.
  • Ensure that all contract terms represent the best interest of the organization.
  • Identifying legal requirements and government regulations affecting human resources functions and ensure internal policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance.
  • Review new contracts or amendments to existing contracts prior to execution by management.
  • Assist in the resolution of legal matters and advise management on any arising legal issues.
  • Liaise with government agencies and all external contractors on any legal or statutory issues.
  • Draft, review and implement Human Resources policies and procedures for the organisation.
  • Ensure and maintain an accurate filing system for proper staff documentation.
  • Facilitate new staff recruitment, on boarding and induction of staff.
  • Support the provision and management of trainings for all staff at various levels for continuous employee development.
  • Co-ordinate Employee Performance Appraisal with the Head of Organisational Development.
  • Supervise and manage employees’ issues within the organisation.
  • Continuously ensuring and safeguarding the interests of the organization and the employees as far as statutory requirements are concerned.
  • Participate in other related Legal and Human Resources issues.
  • Perform any other jobs as may be assigned by the Director or the Head of Organisational Development

Core Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Hardwork

Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills and flexibility
  • Being action-oriented, self-motivated, responsible and willing to take initiative.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills within a multinational and cultural context.
  • Creative and strategic thinking
  • Good use of discretion where necessary
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Having an eye for detail and ability to work under work pressure of deadlines.

Method of Application

Applicants for the respective positions above must email their CVs (Max 3pages, Word or pdf) and a letter of expression of interest to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail. Two (2) writing samples, each no longer than 5 pages in respect of the Research Officer, Communication Officer and the Head of Program.

Applications Deadline:  28th February, 2021

Further Notes:

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for.

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Job Position: Head of Program (Vacancy)

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BACKGROUND

In view of its quest for expansion, productivity and actualization of its strategic plan and Program objectives, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) is currently searching for competent, experienced, resourceful and proactive officers to join its team and fill the following positions:

Industry Type: NGO
Job Location:
   Abuja

Contract Type: Full Time

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Masters) in Social Sciences, Humanities, Law or related fields with strong social research background.  A higher degree will be an added advantage as well as professional membership.
  • Minimum of five years management level experience in the non-profit sector, especially in an academic institution, policy think-tank, NGO or related organization.
  • Proven project development, fund raising and program management skills.
  • Familiarity with the literature and contemporary issues in plural politics, crime, justice reform, security, good governance, public education, sensitisation and awareness.
  • Demonstrable team-oriented personality and strong leadership skills.
  • Ability to work well in an entrepreneurial, multicultural and multi-location organization.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, respectfully and sensitively with colleagues, partners, beneficiaries and members of the public.
  • Knowledgeable in Advocacy and policy development.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and database management software.
  • Expertise in the use of social media for communication to different stakeholders

Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate will lead on Project development, fundraising and program management for the entire organization.
  • Provide leaders for the organization program department  and report to the Director;
  • Function as Head of the Program Team. Ensure effective team meeting. Maintain line supervision of all staff working in the program department. Evaluate program and project staff performance.
  • Identify new grant and project opportunities for the organization and play lead role in drafting proposals for fundraising and implementation.
  • Work in close collaboration with other heads of departments, sub-team leaders and other staff in the organization.
  • Participate in the regular meetings of the Senior Management Team as a member.
  • Maintain and improve relationship with project partners and ensure that reporting obligations to them are carried out in a timely and satisfactory manner.
  • Represent the organization in speaking engagements, workshops, and seminars on topics related to the mission of the organisation as directed by the Director or any other person acting on his/her behalf.
  • Ensure proper documentation of program implementation.
  • Coordinating public policy advocacy
  • Work with Finance department to ensure that project budgets are well managed.
  • Facilitate trainings and capacity building for staff members of the department.
  • Process documentation in standardizing methodologies, building a practice and organizational learning;
  • Contribute articles to the publications of the organization and for publication in the print media;
  • Remain knowledgeable about concepts and issues in democracy, good governance, security and justice in Nigeria, West Africa and the world.
  • Carry out any other functions that may be directed by the Director or any other person acting on her behalf.
General Duties Include:
  • The maintenance of regular communication and reporting procedures with the Director, other staff and/or consultants.
    • The performance of any other duties that may be reasonably requested by the Director or his/her Designate.

Core Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Hardwork

Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills in both verbal and written English. Working knowledge of French language will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to Communicate clearly with staff, its partners and members of the public
  • Interest in progressive issues and commitment to public interest work
  • Ability to Prioritize work and take initiatives within agreed guidelines and deadlines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Internet;
  • Willingness to develop professional and personal skills necessary to perform assigned tasks 
  • Work accurately and detailed particularly under pressure of deadlines and able to maintain reliable projects files
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work outside regular location when necessary.

Method of Application

Applicants for the respective positions above must email their CVs (Max 3pages, Word or pdf) and a letter of expression of interest to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using the “Name and Job title” as the subject of the mail. Two (2) writing samples, each no longer than 5 pages in respect of the Research Officer, Communication Officer and the Head of Program.

Applications Deadline:  28th February, 2021

Further Notes:

  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • No phone calls, please.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for.

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Vacancy: Programmes Officer – West Africa (Francophone)

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Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is an international, non-governmental organisation dedicated to research, training and advocacy on issues of democratisation, development and human security in West Africa. 

Programmes Officer- West Africa (Francophone)

This exciting and challenging position carries responsibilities for project development, management and implementation. Other responsibilities include: fundraising, networking, research support and policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, events organising and conference coordination. Reporting to the Head of Programmes.

Education/Qualification- the suitable candidate will hold a post-graduate degree in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Law or related field, experience of working in post-conflict or transition environment.

Skills/Abilities-, adaptability to new demands and changing circumstances, sound analytical and report writing skills, ability to translate strategic aims into practical plans, ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines as well as demonstrable experience of project management and multi-tasking. Strong inter-personal and communication qualities will be coupled with teamwork skills and the candidate will have a good understanding of democratisation, international development and human security issues in the West Africa. Fluency in both French and English is mandatory. Candidates must be from a Francophone country.

*SALARY*: VERY COMPETITIVE

Method of application:

  • All interested applicants should forward a one-page cover letter, resume and 3 referees contact details by email to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org not later than two weeks from the date of this advert. (12/02/2021 – 26/02/2021)
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
  • Only Electronically submitted applications will be entertained. Scanned applications will be disregarded.
  • No phone calls, please
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the Name of Applicant and Job Title of position applied for.

Le Centre pour la démocratie et le développement (CDD) est une organisation non gouvernementale internationale dédiée à la recherche, la formation et le plaidoyer sur les questions de la démocratisation, le développement et la sécurité humaine en Afrique de l’Ouest.

Administrateur de Programmes (Francophone)

Ce poste passionnant et stimulant est pour le développement du projet, les responsabilités de gestion et de mise en œuvre. D’autres responsabilités incluent : la collecte de fonds, la mise en réseau, le soutien à la recherche et l’analyse des politiques, le suivi et l’évaluation, l’organisation d’événements et les coordinations des conférences. Rendant compte au chef de programmes.

Diplôme/Qualification- Le candidat retenue doit posséder un diplôme d’études supérieures en sciences sociales, sciences humaines, droit ou dans un domaine connexe, ayant une expérience du travail dans des situations d’après conflit ou en transition.

Compétences/aptitudes – lecandidatdoit avoircompétences informatiques et administratif, l’adaptabilité à de nouvelles exigences et l’évolution des circonstances, il aura aussi des compétences dans la rédaction des rapports  et la capacité à traduire les objectifs stratégiques en plans pratiques, capacité de travailler sous la pression dans des délais stricts ainsi que l’expérience démontrable de la gestion de projet et le multitâche. De fortes qualités personnelles et de communication sera couplé avec le travail d’équipe et le candidat devra avoir une bonne compréhension de la démocratisation, du développement international et des questions de la  sécurité dans la sous-région d’Afrique de l’Ouest. La maîtrise du français est aussi très importante. Le candidat doit être citoyen d’un pays Francophone.

* SALAIRE *: TRÈS COMPETITIF

Mode d’application:

  • Tous les candidats intéressés doivent envoyer une lettre d’accompagnement     d’une page, un résumé maximal de 3 pages et des coordonnées des personnes de références par courrier électronique à: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org
  •    au plus tard deux semaine à compter de la date de cette annonce (12/02/2021- 26/02/2021).
  • Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés.
  • Seules les demandes envoyées électroniquement seront diverties. Les applications scannées ne seront pas prises en compte.
  • La ligne de sujet des courriels doit indiquer clairement le nom du candidat et le titre de poste demandé.

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Call for Country Experts -Research Into The ‘Fake News’ Eco-system In West Africa

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is looking to recruit up to fifteen (15) researchers to undertake studies in each of the 15 ECOWAS member states (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo) that will assess the misinformation and disinformation eco-system.

Those selected will work with CDD’s research coordinator to produce a country report based on a review of relevant regional and country specific literature and key informant interviews. They will also be expected to participate in two (virtual) workshops – one at the start of the project to support the development of the key themes to be explore and one at the end to highlight key trends that can feed into a regional report.

Reports can be written in French or English but the applicant should have some grasp of English in order to participate in the proposed digital workshops.

The total number of working days for each country study is 15 (fifteen) with the bulk of the work scheduled to take place between April and July 2021.   

Interested applicants should have:

  • A university degree
  • A minimum of five years experience conducting or supporting research in the country(ies) of interest.
  • Specific experience working on issues of misinformation/disinformation; or social media; or communications; or other relevant areas.
  • Demonstratable contacts in the digital space in the country(ies) of expertise.
  • Examples of published written analysis on the theme, or relevant themes.

To apply please send a CV, a short (max one-page) cover letter detailing your relevant experience and an example of your published written work to recruitment@cddwestafrica.org

Please state in your email the country or countries that you wish to be considered for.

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative project

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) is an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy, and capacity building organization established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratization, development and human security in West Africa also provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region.

Since 2019, CDD-West Africa has been implementing Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative project that seeks to contribute to increasing efficiency and effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) for the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support on forensics and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing and forging synergy and coordination amongst them.  We are presently supporting six core ACAs in Nigeria. These are the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses (ICPC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), and the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation (OAuGF).  The support is to strengthen the ACAs to perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement, and prevention.

The duties of the statutory anti-corruption agencies are clearly stipulated in the various Acts of establishment though there are instances of overlap during implementation of duties. Similarly, the responsibilities of other government agencies and committees that focus on anti-corruption works are clearly stated in the terms of reference and policy documents that established them. Therefore, in-house monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the implementation of the set-out roles of the agencies and its productivities cannot be over emphasized. It is against this backdrop that the capacity of staff of the agencies above is needed in the area of M&E. The essence is to expose staff of the agencies to the requisite M&E skills and knowledge and how to apply such in systematic ways that would enable in-house effective measurement of their monthly, quarterly, and yearly activities.

Submission

CDD hereby call on qualified companies/firms to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) – both technical and financial proposals–as potential service providers that are eligible to bid for the Consultancy to provide quality Monitoring and Evaluation training for the ACAs identified above.

Scope of Consultancy

The scope of the Consultancy includes but not limited to addressing the following training components:

  • What is M&E?
  • Why should ACAs engage in M&E?
  • Theories such as needs assessment, program theory assessment, theory of change, process assessment, outcomes assessments, impact assessment, and efficiency assessment. 
  • Practical methods, and applications of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) relevant to the ACAs work
  • What is Policy/Activity/Programme/Project Monitoring and Evaluation?
  • What and how do we prepare Logical framework and activities workplan, and the different approaches.
  • How do we collect and analyse data using M&E design?
  • Project key performance indicators (KPI), objectively verifiable indicators (OVIs) or SMART (specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, time-bound) indicators, and means of verification (MoVs) for achieved results or achievable indicators.
  • Result-based M&E

If selected, the training firm is expected to do the following:

– Develop training plan and share with CDD ahead of the provision of this consultancy service.

– Share with CDD ahead of the training, training manual; a training agenda; other tools that will be deployed during the training.

Deliverables

  • Submit work-plan (within 2 days from signing the contract)
  • Submit training Manual and other materials that will be used (within 10 days from the date signing the contract)
  • Facilitate the M&E workshop as agreed by CDD and the consulting firm.

The EoI should include:

Firm/company must submit technical and financial proposals that includes:

  1. A clear understanding of the purpose the training is meant to serve.
  2. Outline of the training methodology.
  3. Work Portfolio
  4. Detailed budget

Registered companies/firms with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) should ONLY submit the EoI. Any submission should be accompanied by a CAC registration certificate.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Application deadline

The deadline for submission of EOI is 23rd December 2020

Method of Application


Interested and qualified firm/company should send its technical proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “EOI – M&E TRAINING FOR ACAs” in Capital Letters as Subject. Only shortlisted firms would be contacted.

Expression of Interest: Provision of A Web Portal Development and Design Services

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) is an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy, and capacity building organization established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999. The Centre was established to mobilize global opinion and resources for democratization, development and human security in West Africa also provide alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region.

Since 2019, CDD-West Africa has been implementing Nigeria Anti-Corruption Agencies Strengthening Initiative project that seeks to contribute to increasing efficiency and effectiveness of Anti-Corruption Agencies (ACAs) for the fight against corruption, primarily through targeted capacity building, support on forensics and evidence gathering, peer learning, information sharing and forging synergy and coordination amongst them.  We are presently supporting six core ACAs in Nigeria.

These are the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses (ICPC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Technical Unit On Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR), and the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation (OAuGF).  The support is to strengthen the ACAs to perform their core duties of investigation, enforcement, and prevention.

One of our strategies to support synergy amongst the ACAs and other stakeholders is to support the development of a Web Portal on Anti-Corruption Work as recommended during the last UNCAC review process. The Web Portal would facilitate prompt information gathering and data management amongst ACAs to ensure ready availability of data. This will also address the problem of duplication and enhance investigation to increase prosecution success rates as well as help engender effective coordination amongst the ACAs.

It will also help to improve information sharing and synergy amongst the ACAs to gain knowledge and insights about current projects, identify a point of entry and complementary role that could play and avoid duplication of intervention. Additionally, it will be a repository of core corruption related cases and judgement secured by ACAs in the country.

Submission

CDD hereby call on qualified companies to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) – both narrative and detailed budget – to CDD for the development of the Web Portal.

Project Scope

The contracted firm/company will be responsible for the delivery of the Web Portal to support the work of ACAs in Nigeria by facilitating prompt information gathering and data management amongst them (ACAs) to ensure ready availability of data. Additionally, it will be a repository of core corruption related reports, cases and judgement secured by ACAs in the country for effective coordination of activities.

HOW THE PLATFORM WOULD BE

  1. The platform must allow users (including ACA partners) to create their profile and details for upload of resources, useful information about their work and make relevant data available for coordinating purposes.
  2. Allow for visualization of multiple datasets about number of pending/ongoing and completed cases.
  3. Allow for ACA partners to manage and make accessible their pages and uploaded data on the platform.
  4. Allow for upload of official reports (quarterly and annual) from ACAs and extant laws such as the EFFC Act, ICPC Act, NFIU Act etc. and subsidiary legislation or regulations etc.
  5. Allow for upload of database on all Assets recovered and any report on how they have been utilized.
  6. Allow for upload of official Anti-Corruption reports from the CDD.
  7. Allow for integration of the websites for all ACAs on the platform.
  8. It must be UX/UI design based on best practices.
  9. Setting up of CMS on the domain to enable the Centre to maintain the site without requiring a dedicated workstation or additional software.
  10. Content entry -This will include text and pictures for each page to be created with the initial set-up.
  11. Brower testing to ensure that it works with modern browsers on laptops, desktops and mobile phones.
  12. It must contain features that are reflective of the goal it is meant to serve as underscored above.
  13. It must be user friendly

What to DO as the Contracted Firm/Company:

  1. Carry out the technical design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance of the digital platform.
  2. Meet and work with CDD and the ACAs staff on a regular basis to study the requirements and develop design, functionality, and technical requirements for approval.
  3. Provide a flexible and responsive development process that enables and responds to feedback from CDD and ACAs staff and other relevant stakeholders.
  4. Deliver intuitive and user-friendly platform that integrates with the data visualization and other requirement mentioned under the “scope” of the work.
  5. Provide a fast and responsive platform, which will integrate large amounts of data and thousands of documents, ensuring a positive user experience.
  6. Handle both back and front-end issues as requested.
  7. Produce a technical user manual, with a copy of the code, and instructions for updates and maintenance requirements.
  8. Provide functionality that supports public outreach and drives traffic to the platform.
  9. Provide system access for monitoring and analysis of site traffic.
  10. Provide six (6) months of technical support to transfer management of the website to CDD staff, ensure it is bug free, and make minor adjustments to improve its function.
  11. Participate in all meetings convened during the development of the platform.

The EoI should include:

Firm/company must submit technical proposal that includes:

  1. A clear understanding of the purpose the platform is meant to serve.
  2. Outline of the design framework.
  3. Timeframe of Job completion which must not be more than the end of December 2020.
  4. Specific features of the platform and how they will work         
  5. Work Portfolio
  6. Detailed budget

Registered companies with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) should ONLY submit the EoI. Any submission should be accompanied by a CAC registration certificate.

Qualification

  1. Create clean, maintainable, and tested code.
  2. Thrive in a team environment where feedback is embraced.

Application deadline

The deadline for submission of EOI is 25th November 2020

Method of Application


Interested and qualified firm/company should send its technical proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “EOI – WEB PORTAL FOR ACAs” in Capital Letters as Subject.

Call for Website Developer: Countering Disinformation and Misinformation Project

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The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is seeking applications from a website developer for the Centre’s Countering Disinformation and Misinformation project (Fake News website).

The website developer will be involved in creating an internet-based platform to upscale the education and enlightenment of the general public on the need to fight the spread of disinformation referred to as “Fake News”.

The developer will also be involved in database programming which will aid in delivering a top-notch, high-quality content on a user-friendly platform to Nigerians and the public in general.

Are you interested? You can submit your resume and samples of your work to recruitment@cddwestafrica.org with the subject line – Fake News Website Developer.

The deadline for the submission of applications is July 30, 2020.

If you have further questions, please direct them to the email above.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: DEVELOPMENT OF RADIO DRAMA SERIES AND COMEDY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

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Strengthening Citizens’ Resistance Against the Prevalence of Corruption (SCRAP-C) project

Primary Audience

Nigerians (rural and urban audience)

Product

  • Radio drama Series Script writer and a producer
  • Comedy for social change Script writer and a producer

Introduction

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) is an independent, not-for-profit, research, training, advocacy, and capacity building organisation established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999. The Centre was established to mobilise global opinion and resources for democratisation, development, and human security in West Africa. It also provides alternatives and best practices to the sustenance of democracy and development in the region. 

Mass media provide information for people at large so that there is acceptance of an idea to create interest. It has continued to play a vital role in influencing awareness level leading to changes in attitudes and behaviours of human being, which helps to inculcate positive values and norms in a society. Acknowledging this, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD-West Africa) would be fostering positive social change in the Nigerian society around anti-corruption campaigns using the media by producing and disseminating strategic messages. It is against this backdrop that CDD-West Africa is publishing this advert for qualified vendors to submit a proposal (narrative and budget).

About SCRAP-C project

The Strengthening Citizen’s Resistance Against the prevalence of corruption (SCRAP-C) project aims to influence social norms and attitudes that help corruption to thrive in Nigeria to effect social change. The project leverages on social capital and social networks to promote a corruption adverse mentality. It also aims to build confidence in Nigerians and values around honesty, integrity, and transparency (HIT) and counter the pessimistic feelings of helplessness associated with the state of corruption in Nigeria.

SCRAP-C is being implemented by CDD together with other consortium and implementing partners. It is a 5-year project supported by DFID.

Scope of Work

  1. Radio drama script writer and a producer

It is well established that a good, quality and entertainment-based radio drama would engage, involve, and lean imprints on the audience, particularly on issues relating to corruption. Its impressionable impact on audience would unarguably lead to behavioural change.

CDD-West Africa would be interested in a radio drama script writer and producer that:

  • Raises the knowledge level of people on the strategic collective actions to be taken to mitigate it. This must take cognisance of socio-political, economic, and environmental contexts in Nigeria.
  • The scriptwriter is expected to produce the episode as well.
  • Showcase the impact of corruption (cost of corruption) in Nigeria.
  • Showcase the consequences of not taking actions to address the phenomenon of corruption.
  • Uses real-life issues/problems and what resonates with Nigerian (such as football) to drive conversation around the significance of collective actions to fight corruption in the country.
  • Has the capacity to raise people’s conscious, leading to behavioural changes on corruption-related issues for every Nigerians, irrespective of ethnic, religious, and political affiliations.
  • The drama series will be produced in five languages; Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Pidgin English and English language  
  • The total cost of production, broken down into budget lines.

The radio drama is expected to be produced in English, Pidgin English, Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo languages.

2. Comedy for social change

Comedy is a powerful source of influence and information. It opens doors to complex issues, persuades people emotionally and can break down social barriers. CDD-West Africa is leveraging on comedy to bring people to understand the consequences and impacts of corruption in Nigeria. As such, the Centre is looking forward to receiving EoI from a qualified vendor on the production of comedy for social change that:

CDD-West Africa would be interested in a script writer and producer that:

  • Has persuasive power to change corruption averse mentality of Nigerians.
  • Capture attention cut through the clutter, provide access to new information and offer strategic ideas for collective actions against corruption.
  • An articulate specific call to action that is reflective of the realities of the day.
  • Is culturally sensitive and use satire to mobilise Nigerians to support anti-corruption campaigns.

The comedy for social change is also expected to be produced in English, Pidgin English, Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo languages.

The technical proposal should include

The technical proposal should capture the following:

  1. The Comedy Script outline will be written in clear cut captioned messages being depicted in each scene.
  2. Production of the episodes will be in the five (5) selected languages; English, Pidgin English, Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo languages.
  3. Details of technical production process and schedule.
  4. Experience of performing similar kind of tasks.
  5. The total cost of production, broken down into budget lines.

Any submission made by companies must be accompanied by a CAC registration certificate as well as sample work done in the past (if available).

Assessment and selection of proposals

Proposals will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. Clarity, creativity, contextually relevant, and coherent.
  2. Story/script outline and its ability to connect messages with the audience.
  3. Feasibility of the workplan
  4. Credentials of the applicant
  5. Proposed budget

Application deadline

The deadline for submission of EoI is 30 July 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a proposal and budget to: recruitment@cddwestafrica.org using “EoI – RADIO DRAMA AND COMEDY” in Capital Letters as Subject.