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National Consultant- Coordination and Liaison Officer
|Location :||Abuja- with travel to states, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months - Full time|
Support and Capacity Building to NAPTIP on strengthening law enforcement response and victim support' NGAZ54 :
Trafficking in persons (TIP), especially women and children, in Nigeria, is intrinsically related to a number of factors. Predominant among these are poverty, large family size, lack of educational opportunities, lack of employment and low status of children and women. Other factors facilitating trafficking in persons include ignorance on the part of families and children of the risks involved in trafficking, the high demand for cheap and submissive child labour in the informal economic sector, the desire of youth for emancipation through migration, institutional lapses such as inadequate political commitment, and limited capacities among the law enforcement officers that impede traffickers and accomplices from being effectively investigated, prosecuted and punished for their acts.
Nigeria has demonstrated commitment to combating TIP, including by introducing improved policy and institutional measures. In 2015, significant achievement was made in legislation with the Presidential assent to the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 on March 26, 2015, which repealed the former Act and establishes the National Agency For The Prohibition Of Traffic In Persons (NAPTIP).
NAPTIP has wide-reaching and cross-cutting functions in addressing trafficking in persons, including prevention, awareness raising and sensitisation, victim/witness support and protection, investigation, prosecution, rehabilitation, and coordination of anti-trafficking efforts.
Based on the foregoing, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is partnering with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in implementing the project ‘Support and Capacity Building to NAPTIP on strengthening law enforcement response and victim support – NGAZ54’ funded by the Government of Switzerland.
The overall objective of the Project is to improve the organizational, operational and management capacities of law enforcement officers, counselors and social workers to deal with cases of TIP and SOM in Nigeria, in particular in the fields of access to justice and victim support. The project will contribute to and complement the EU Funded project ‘Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by Combating and Reducing Irregular Migration that occurs, inter alia, through TIP and SOM’.
Strengthening National Response to Security Threats through Enhanced Border Control in Nigeria’ NGAZ57:
Border control is a necessity for States to monitor, control and secure their territories against illicit flows of goods, drugs, contraband, weapons, terrorist funding as well as people. Controlling national borders can however become a daunting task for countries confronted with severe security challenges, such as terrorism.
As part of efforts to support the established mechanisms of border surveillance, the project ‘Strengthening National Response to Security Threats through Enhanced Border Control in Nigeria’ is being implemented by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with funding from the Government of Japan.
The objective of the project is to support Nigeria’s border control efforts aimed at preventing illicit trafficking in the North-East geopolitical zone of the country, which is the most affected by the ongoing terrorist insurgency. The project aims to achieve this through the training of border control officers from the five key Law Enforcement Agencies involved in land border management and control in the country. The officers to be trained will be selected from five land border-areas from the North-East geo-political zone of the country bordering Cameroon, Niger, Chad and Benin Republic. The states and border posts are: Adamawa State (Belel and Sarti Gurin borders); Borno State (Gamboru and Banki borders); Yobe State (Tulutulo border) and Taraba State (Gembu border). The capacity building would ensure adherence to the rule of law and continuous support for improvements in cross border control efforts through a mentorship approach.
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