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  • Posted on: 21 August, 2015 Deadline: 26 August, 2015
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    The United Nations Development Programme, the UN's global development network, partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

    Recruitment of National Consultant – Research Expert


    Job description

    Listing Info


    UNODC supervises the implementation of surveys around the world in the areas of corruption, victimization and access to justice, including in Nigeria. With funding from the European Union to the Government of Nigeria to support anti-corruption activities, the National Bureau of Statistics has been selected to conduct the ‘Household survey on corruption, victimization and access to justice’, under the supervision of UNODC. In order to ensure the use of common methodology, UNODC develops survey tools, common research protocols and data analysis tools in consultation with implementing partners. The Statistics and Surveys Section (SASS) of UNODC contributes technical supervision, provides expertise and advice in carrying out the survey and will be responsible for data analysis and report drafting on the survey results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    The Purpose Of The Assignment Is

    • To undertake background research on patterns, experiences and manifestations of corruption in Nigeria and to provide relevant draft elements for the report on corruption in Nigeria;
    • To carry out a series of interviews and focus group discussions on corruption in Nigeria, targeting relevant officials in law enforcement, anti-corruption agencies and civil society organizations, as well as selected groups of citizens, and to condense the results in a summary report on experiences and perceptions of participants, including pertinent quotes and analysis of widespread forms and mechanisms of administrative (petty) corruption.

    In carrying out this assignment, the consultant will be in continuous contact with the selected national implementing partner, CONIG and SASS to ensure an efficient flow of information and a consistent application of established research standards and principles.

    Specific tasks to be performed by the consultant

    Under The Supervision Of The Research Officer Of UNODC/CONIG, The Consultant Will Undertake The Following Activities

    • Undertake background desk research on patterns, experiences and manifestations of corruption, and provide a 10-15 page summary on the literature and findings to UNODC;
    • Carry out at least 30 interviews with relevant officials in law enforcement, anti-corruption agencies and civil society organizations, as well as with selected groups of citizens and carry out at least 6 focus group meetings on various aspects of corruption in Nigeria with selected groups; interviews and focus groups must be held in three different States of Nigeria in equal parts (10 interviews and 2 focus group discussions in each of the 3 states); and condense the results in a 20-25 page summary report on experiences and perceptions of corruption of participants, including pertinent quotes and analysis of widespread forms and mechanisms of administrative (petty) corruption.

    The Consultant Is Expected To Produce The Following Tangible Outputs, Which Will Be Assessed On The Basis Of Their Quality And Timely Completion

    • Background research note on the state of justice in Nigeria;
    • Summary report on experiences and perceptions of corruption in Nigeria.

    Deliverable specified by required time

    Deliverable                                                                         Deadline                            Duty Station

    Background and research note   -                                30 September, 201 5   -          Home based

    Summary report on experiences and perceptions  -     31 October, 2015        -          Home based

    Schedule of Payment in accordance with required outputs

    • % of total consultancy fee to be released upon successful completion and acceptance by UNODC of deliverable A above
    • % of total consultancy fee be released upon successful completion and acceptance by UNODC of deliverable B

    Criteria to evaluate the consultant’s performance

    All outputs should meet the satisfaction of UNODC/CONIG according to the following indicators: timeliness of delivery, quality of all documents and reports produced.

    Evaluation criteria

    The Consultant Will Be Evaluated Using The Cumulative Analysis Methodology. When Using This Weighted Scoring Method, The Award Of The Contract Will Be Made To The Individual Consultant Whose Offer Has Been Evaluated And Determined As Follows

    Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial proposal specific to the solicitation.

    Technical Proposal weight: 70%.

    Financial Proposal weight: 30%.

    Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 percent from the technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.


    Corporate Competencies
    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Highest standard of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
    Functional Competencies
    • Excellent understanding of organisational issues;
    • Commitment to professionalism;
    • Commitment to effectiveness, accessibility, accountability, transparency and fairness;
    • Excellent knowledge of the social, political and economic situation of Nigeria.
    • Good understanding of change management, including system development and organizational skills;
    • Commitment to quality;
    • Commitment to deadlines;
    • Objectivity, honesty and fairness;
    • Logic and ability to operate systematically;
    • Excellent oral and writing communication skills;
    • Timely and accurate submission of reports and other required documents;
    • Substantive and linguistic quality of documents prepared;
    • Commitment to confidentiality of the assignment and handing over of products and documents paid for by UNODC used in the delivery of consultancy outputs;
    • Demonstrable drafting and report-writing skills.
    • University degree (Master’s degree or above) in social sciences, criminal justice, criminology.
    • Five (5) years work experience in anti-corruption work in Nigeria;
    • Experience with qualitative research methods, preferably in the field of crime and justice or corruption and integrity;
    • Experience in producing analytical publications according to UN standards an asset.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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