• Vacancies at National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS)

  • Posted on: 10 December, 2011 Deadline: 7 January, 2012
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  • The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) was established early in 2011 following the enactment of the enabling legislation. NILS is designed to be a centre of excellence providing technical support to the work of the National Assembly through research and publications on democratic governance, and legislative practice and procedures.

    JOB TITLE: RESEARCH ASSISTANT-SOCIO-POLITICAL RESEARCH
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Public Policy Analysis Department
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assist in carrying out surveys, collection and analysis of data relating to socio-political problems
    Any other relevant task as may be directed by superior officers

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    An honors Bachelor’s degree obtained at first class or second class (upper division) and a master’s degree in disciplines such as Economics, Law, Political Science and other approved by Management
    Entry into post by appointment.

    JOB TITLE: RESEARCH ASSISTANT-SOCIO-POLITICAL RESEARCH
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Public Policy Analysis Department
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assist in carrying out surveys, collection and analysis of data relating to socio-political problems
    Any other relevant task as may be directed by superior officers

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    An honors Bachelor’s degree obtained at first class or second class (upper division) and a master’s degree in disciplines such as Economics, Law, Political Science and other approved by Management
    Entry into post by appointment.

    JOB TITLE: RESEARCH FELLOW I AND II- SOCIO-POLITICAL RESEARCH
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Public Policy Analysis Department
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Conducting research on Macro-economic policies as it affects the Institute and other professional activities.
    Undertake Bills/Policy Analysis assignments.
    Academic guidance to Subordinates
    Participating in Conferences, workshops, seminars and design/delivery of training programmes

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A doctorate degree plus at least 3 years of experience as a research fellow
    Or a doctorate degree plus at least 6-10 years post-master’s degree experience
    Strong evidence of research and at least 5-8 publications in reputable National and International journals.

    JOB TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR: SOCIO-POLITICAL RESEARCH
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Public Policy Analysis Department
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Prepare relevant research and policy reports that will be of interest to legislators and other stakeholders in the policy arena.
    Collaboration with the training department to implement its training programmes.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A doctorate degree in relevant disciplines, which include but not limited to, Political Science, History, Sociology, Philosophy etc. plus Master’s cognate 15 years of experience and 18 publications in reputable National and international journals

    JOB TITLE: RESEARCH ASSISTANT/OFFICER
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Public Policy Analysis Department
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assisting in research and training activities of the Institute

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    First degree (2nd class upper division) and a Master’s degree in Economics
    Evidence of research work.
    Candidate must possess requisite qualifications plus 1-3 years post-qualification cognate experience

    JOB TITLE: RESEARCH FELLOW II
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Public Policy Analysis Department
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Conducting research on Macro-economic policies as it affects the Institute and other professional activities.
    Undertake Bills/Policy Analysis assignments.
    Academic guidance to Subordinates
    Participating in Conferences, workshops, seminars and design/delivery of training programmes

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A doctorate degree plus at least 3 years of experience as a research fellow
    Or a doctorate degree plus at least 8-12 years post-master’s degree experience
    Strong evidence of research and at least 6-8 publications in reputable National and International journals.

    JOB TITLE: DEPUTY DIRECTOR-PUBLIC FINANCE DIVISION
    DEPARTMENT: Public Finance Division
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assist in conduction medium and long-term impact analysis of the budget and other evaluation studies that would improve on budgeting in Nigeria
    Conduct Bills and Policy analysis activities in relevant fields
    Collaborate with the training department to implement its training programmes.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    Minimum academic requirement of a Master’s degree in relevant areas of specialization, which includes but not limited to, Finance, Accounting, Public/business Administration.
    A doctorate degree will be accorded preference
    Minimum of 15 years post master’s degree research experience and at least 18 publications in reputable national and international Journals.

    JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR
    DEPARTMENT: Research and Public Policy Analysis Department
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Coordinate policy and data reports form subordinate officers for onward submission to the Direction General
    Advice and supervise development and operationalization of policies among the four units

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    Minimum academic qualification of a Master’s degree in relevant areas, which includes but not limited to Economic, Political science and Development Studies.
    A doctorate degree is preferred.
    In addition, a minimum of 18 years post Master’s degree research experience acquired from a reputable research and/or training institutions
    The research experience should be manifested in at least 24 publications in reputable national and international journals and books in relevant fields

    JOB TITLE: OFFICER – MONITORING AND EVALUATION
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Design and implement capacity needs assessment surveys periodically
    Tracking of programmes implementation in relation to work plans
    Designing and implementing impact assessment surveys.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A good honors degree, not below second class lower division in the social sciences or any other approved discipline, from a recognized University plus a master’s degree in areas of interest to the institute, which includes but not limited to project management/analysis, Business management/Administration
    A doctorate degree will be an advantage
    Minimum of 3 years cognate experience

    JOB TITLE: MANAGER-MONITORING AND EVALUATION
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Overall management of the division
    Ensure that work plans and strategic plan of the institute have monitoring components
    Tracking of programmes implementations as defined in work plan and strategic plans of NILS
    Monitor and evaluate outcomes of NILS information management activities and training programs
    Evaluate usefulness and quality of programs delivery through administration of questionnaires to participants of training programmes and users of other activities of NILS
    Advice on more effective capacity development programme regularly.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A good honors degree, not below second class lower division in the social sciences or any other approved discipline, from a recognized University plus a master’s degree in areas of interest to the institute, which includes but not limited to project management/analysis, Business management/Administration
    A doctorate degree will be an advantage
    Minimum of 5 years post Master’s degree experience

    JOB TITLE: OFFICER-ICT
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Collaborating with the training department to implement IT-related training activities
    Other ICT related services as may be requested by the manager
    Supervise and assign tasks to ICT assistant officers

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    Minimum of Master’s degree from recognized universities or equivalent certification(s) in Information Science Technology, Computer science or other related fields
    Minimum of 3 years post-degree experience in relevant fields.The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) was established early in 2011 following the enactment of the enabling legislation. NILS is designed to be a centre of excellence providing technical support to the work of the National Assembly through research and publications on democratic governance, and legislative practice and procedures.

    JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT MANAGER-INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Supervising Training and staff development
    Assist to promote the visibility of NILS at National and International levels.
    Assist the manager in the day-to-day administration of the Unit
    Initiate the review of information and public relations policies and programmes
    Perform other duties as may be assigned by superior officers

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A good honour degree, not below second class lower division, preferably in Mass communication, Arts and social sciences, from a recognized university
    Entry is by direct appointment of a candidate who possesses the specified qualifications
    Minimum of 6 years of experience cognate experience.

    JOB TITLE: LEGAL OFFICER
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assist the Legal Adviser with necessary legal briefing and documentation
    Ensure that all statutory processes and procedure are followed and complete
    Oversee that the process of procurement act is followed
    Other responsibilities that may be assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    LLB with at least 5 years of experience in either public or private sectors
    Experience in writing legal briefs will be an added advantage
    LLM degree holders will also have an added advantage

    JOB TITLE: INFORMATION ASSISTANT
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assisting in publicizing the activities of the institute
    Assist and participate in media coverage of NILS and preparing materials for advertisement and promotional activities
    Report on the reportage of NASS/NILS activities in print and electronic media
    Collect data, assist in writing and editing press releases, pamphlets, posters and other publications
    Other responsibilities that may be assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A good honors degree, not below second class lower division, preferably in Mass communication, art and social sciences form a recognized university.
    Experience in news reporting will be an added advantage.

    JOB TITLE: INFORMATION OFFICER
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Supervise and provide practical training to subordinates
    Develop and organize linkages with national and international media organization.
    Media monitoring to determine matters that affect the Institute. Also, required write feature articles and booklets/pamphlets relating to the institute’s activities.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    Possession of a Master’s degree from a recognized university, preferably in the area of arts, social sciences with at least 3 years cognate experience.
    Or direct appointment of candidate possessing any of the qualification for information assistant plus 3 years cognate experience.

    JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT MANAGER-INFORMATION
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assisting the Manager in the day-to-day administration of the Unit
    Organize the circulation of NILS publications
    Assist in promoting the visibility of NILS nationally and internationally. Also, advising on corporate and publicity activities.
    Performing other duties that may be assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A master’s degree, from a recognized University, preferably in Mass Communication, Arts and Social Sciences.
    Minimum of 6 years experience on the grade or by direct appointment of a candidate who possesses the specified qualifications for an information officer plus 6 years of cognate experience

    JOB TITLE: MANAGER-INFORMATION
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Report to communications Adviser
    Overall administration of the information Unit and promoting the visibility of NILS at National and international levels.
    Responsible for production of institute’s weekly and monthly news bulletins and magazines
    Developing and organizing the National and International Visibility of NILS
    Initiating the review of Information and Public relations Policies and programmes

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    Minimum academic qualification of a master’s degree
    Minimum of 5 years post Master’s cognate experience preferably in administrative or management position
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    JOB TITLE: OFFICER-INTERNAL AUDIT
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assist the chief Internal Auditor
    Supervising the activities of audit assistants engaged in routing audit duties
    Assist with investigation duties
    Other functions may be assigned by the Director-General

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A good honors degree or HND in accounting from a recognized institute/university plus the professional Diploma of the Association of National accountant of Nigeria.
    Possessing the Final Certificate of Professional Accounting bodies such as ICAN, ACCA, CIPF, ICMA and ICPA
    A minimum of 3 years post degree experience in relevant fields

    JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT-INTERNAL AUDIT
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Assist with sundry verifications
    Assist with posting and examining vouchers
    Other functions may be assigned by the Director-General

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A good honours degree or HND in accounting from a recognized institute/university plus the professional diploma of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
    A minimum of one year post degree experience

    JOB TITLE: MANAGER-INTERNAL AUDIT
    LOCATION: Abuja

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    Plan and coordinate internal audit functions of the institute with a focus on accounting/finance, information technology, project management and security operations.
    Executing detailed audit procedures, including reviewing transaction, documents, records, reports and policy
    Conducting investigations of possible cases of fraud.
    Provision of assistance into the accounts division in the planning of external audits and implementation of audit recommendation
    Provide pro-active advice and assistance to management with respect to control matters.
    Assessing risk and determining the effectiveness of internal controls and the potential impact on internal control deficiencies
    Other functions may be assigned by the Director-General

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
    A good honours degree or HND in accounting from a recognized institute/university plus the professional diploma of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria
    Possess the Final Certificate of Professional Accounting bodies such as ICAN, ACCA, CIPF, ICMA and ICPA
    Minimum of 12 years of cognate experience

    TO APPLY
    All applications should be directed to the Director General through nilsvacancies@parp.gov.ng or PMB 123, Garki, Abuja, FCT900001
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