Legal senior expert for drafting primary national legislation on protection of education from attack

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, in December 2019, signed the Safe Schools Declaration Ratification Document (enclosed) signalling the country’s commitment to ratify and uphold the principles of the Safe Schools Declaration (SSD). The purpose of the project by Save the Children International, African Union Liaison and Pan Africa Office is to provide the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) with legal and technical assistance to draft national legislation on the protection of education from attack.

Draft new primary national legislation on protection of education from attack

The selected consultant will assist the NHRC and support the drafting of the new legislation on the protection of education from attack in April 2022. The consultant will also carry out the following other related tasks, including:
• Draft new national primary legislation based on recommendations from stakeholders and agreed guidelines
• Consult with relevant actors and key government officials in the field of protecting education from attack (and providing assistance to survivors) in justice, women affairs and social development, humanitarian affairs, education and security agencies etc
• Facilitate dialogues and stakeholder meetings with survivors, legislators, legal experts, media, education and gender advocates. This will be done to with a view to develop recommendations for legislation in compliance with relevant international standards and requirements
• Carry out desk review and analysis of existing national and international legislative documents and materials relating to the protection of education
• Prepare a comprehensive report with analysis of existing legal gaps relating to accountability for attacks on education (judicial and non-judicial measures)
• Submit own approaches for the expected national legislation, working methodology, along with action plan including timeline

The expected timeframe is 30 days

The consultant must meet the following qualifications and experience
• Advanced university degree in the field of law, international relations, PhD preferable
• Minimum ten (10) years of professional experience with drafting primary legislation in Nigeria
• Experience with drafting bills in the field of human rights, education, gender, family, social protection, social policy
• Experience and participation in issues relating to human rights, social policy, education, gender, family, social protection
• Experience in working for projects in the field of human rights and rule of law
• Experience working with government officials, civil society and development/humanitarian organisations
• Fluency in written and spoken English, including proven excellent drafting skills is essential
• Degrees in international relations, education, security or related areas can be considered in combination with relevant work experience
• Experience in a similar assignment is desirable

Eligible candidates should submit:
• Motivation letter
• Detailed CV
• Financial proposal

29th March, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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