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Consultancy on Facilitation/Moderation of Dialogue and Engagement of Stakeholders on Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism (PRVE) and Community Policing from a PVE-Perspective
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||3 days (with possibility of extension)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 days (with possibility of extension)|
Nigeria is beset by internal violent conflicts, and extremism, with considerable impact on itsvsustainable development, consolidation of democracy, viability of the state, and, indeed the corporate existence of the country. The challenge of managing ethno-religious diversity and prolonged militarized approach have left a legacy of unhealthy inter-group relations, and a culture of impunity. Incidents of ethnic and sectarian violence are on the increase as Nigeria is ranked 148 out of 163 countries in the 2019 Global Peace Index.1 Relationships between communities and state-based security providers are challenged by exacerbating VE attacks from terrorist acts in Nigeria’s northeast, to the protraction of violent inter-group conflicts in the north western geopolitical zone and between farming and herding communities in the north-central of Kogi, Benue and Plateau states including communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. The existence of violent conflicts and extremism in Nigeria; invariably make difficult the relationship between members of the communities and law enforcement agents in the course of operations and service delivery. To buttress this, it’s been argued that the increasing acts of VE have a direct causal effect on the deployment and active presence of law enforcement agents (LEAs) in order to preserve law and order in the overall interest of the security. This situation ultimately makes the communities overly militarized. This cannot be ignored because in the course of everyday interface between residents and the LEAs, new meanings and perceptions of liberty, rights and space are (re)created, affirmed, rejected and contested.
Arguably, the militaristic approach has been largely successful in degrading the insurgent’s capacity to maintain control of any part of Nigeria’s territory, but so far, it has not put a stop to2 attacks against soft, civilian targets, and neither has the approach adequately addressed the complex factors that gave rise to the insurgency and VE in those parts of the country.
Building on some of the key recommendations of UNDP PVE 2018/2019 survey in selected states to deepen the body of knowledge on PVE at grassroots level and a further mapping of critical stakeholders, and actors in five states (Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Niger, Plateau) and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, one of the key outputs of the Preventing and Responding to Violent Extremism (PRVE) project focuses on the rule of law, access to Justice and security aim at enhancing community trust level and bonding to prevent and counter violent extremism. Broadly speaking, the PRVE project goals support national coordination, building community-based bonding, trust and confidence building activities amongst community security providers and stakeholders including community-based organizations, vulnerable groups and women groups in targeted states/communities to enhance community security and peaceful co-existence. These will further entail promotion, and enhancement of partnership, trust and bond between security providers and the community stakeholders in line with National Action Plan (NAP) for government at state level and identified at-risk communities of VE.
It is based on the foregoing that the Governance, Peace & Security Unit of the UNDP seeks the services of experienced facilitator/moderator to conduct a one-day dialogue amongst stakeholders on preventing and responding to violent extremism and community policing from a PVE perspective.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consults shall carry out the following specific tasks:
Key Results Expected:
The consultant shall produce the following deliverables at the end of the assignment?
Impact of Result
A common understanding amongst stakeholders on preventing and responding to violent extremism and community policing from a PVE perspective facilitated.
Required Skills and Experience
Language and other Requirements:
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.