United In Security : a Collaborative Approach To Civilian Protection In Nigeria ; Strengthening Of Human Rights Monitoring Platforms (Stakeholders Workshop) - Adamawa
Search for Common Ground (SFCG)
Yola, Nigeria
2d ago
source : Fuzu

The Project

Escalating violence in Northeast and North Central Nigeria has necessitated the deployment of a heightened security presence across the region.

While security forces have a mandate to maintain peace, their officers have been implicated in widespread human rights abuses against civilians.

These abusive practices have eroded public confidence in the security sector, alienated security forces from the citizens they are charged to protect, and thwarted the effectiveness of their mandate.

Collaborative efforts by CSOs, media actors, communities, security forces, and local and state governments are needed to prevent such violations and address the causes, drivers, and consequences of human rights abuses to find solutions that not only de-escalate the violence but ensure that security actors preserve lives, protect human rights, dignity and freedom.

Search, in co-collaboration with its partners Initiative for Justice Development and Peacebuilding in Nigeria (IJDPN) and Foundation for Justice, Development and Peace (FJDP) is implementing a 24-month project in response to the challenges and opportunities outlined above in Adamawa and Benue states.

2. Goal and Objectives of the Project

The overall goal of the proposed project is to promote collaborative multi-stakeholder engagement and advocacy processes to reduce human rights abuse by police forces in Benue and Adamawa State.

The project pursues two specific objectives :

1. To strengthen the capacity of target CSOs, media, and community stakeholders to advance evidence-based Human Rights monitoring, reporting, and constructive advocacy.

2. To foster collaboration around increased accountability between target security forces, government authorities, civil society actors, and local communities.

Requirements of Consultant

  • The following skills and experience are expected by Search for our consultants for this project :
  • Proficiency in English (written and spoken) and Pidgin and Hausa language will be an added advantage.
  • More than 5 years of experience in conducting training / workshops on Conflict Sensitivity, Stakeholder networking, security and civil relation, and human rights monitoring and documentation.
  • Experience in conflict analysis and working with justice and civil society sectors;
  • Familiarity and experience with contextual challenges in the geographic location(s) where the workshop will take place.
  • Familiar with Middle Belt and Northeast context, including knowledge of the existing CSOs and organizations.
  • Experience working with international INGOs, Media organizations, and mentorship skills.
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills and ability to lead a plenary.
  • Deliverables

    Search expects the following deliverables from the external consultant(s) as they correspond to the timeline and budget :

  • Develop a technical proposal detailing the methodology for the workshop and timeline, and will be shared with Search team for review
  • Identify ways of strengthening human rights platforms in the states.
  • Identification and analysis of human rights platforms and ways for synergy and strengthening.
  • Map out CSOs and media actors who respond to human rights issues between civilians and security operatives in the states.
  • Co-designing a training program and agenda in consultation with Search training specialists.
  • Develop and conduct a pre-and post training evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the training.
  • Overall workshop facilitation. Prepare an interactive / engaging training module with all the major contents included.
  • Conduct the training after discussion with the Search team on the materials, duration, and timing.
  • A follow-up report on what stories or cases the trained journalists have discovered or reported during the training.
  • Assist the trainees to produce ideas on small-scale peace initiatives that would foster collaboration between security and civilians.
  • A draft report in English insert other languages if needed , for review by Search staff and partners.
  • A final report in English (30 pages maximum, excluding appendices) that is consistent with Search branding, training and workshop standards.
  • The report :

  • Uses the Search report template unless otherwise agreed in the contract.
  • Provides a clear connection between the conflict or context assessment and the intended results, articulates the project’s Terms of Contract (ToC), and includes other relevant project specifics.
  • Fully explains the objectives and training / workshop approaches, limitations, and methods chosen for facilitation and analysis, and the link between the project, its Theory of Change, and its contribution to our strategy.
  • Recommendations should have a clear audience and be specific, accessible, and actionable.
  • Appendices should include detailed action plans and a clear timeline for each action across the state.
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