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Consultancy: Assessment of collaborative dispute resolution (CDR) structures – Nigeria
Norwegian Refugee Council


Assessment of collaborative dispute resolution (CDR) structures -with a focus on women’s access- in North East Nigeria.

NRC seeks a qualified individual to conduct an assessment of the current situation regarding collaborative dispute resolution structures in displacement affected NE Nigeria. The assessment should include a mapping of the existing structures and have a specific focus on women access to these mechanisms.

Country: Nigeria

Period: February – March 2017

Reporting to: Programme Development Manager – Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA) Programme Maiduguri, Nigeria


The main objectives for the consultancy are to

  • Enable the NRC Nigeria ICLA programme to implement relevant, effective and sustainable programming to address HLP disputes through mapping and analysis of the existing dispute resolution structures, their mandate, thematic focus and procedures.
  • Adequately inform how the NRC ICLA programme can advance the HLP rights of displaced women and other vulnerable groups through its collaborative dispute resolution activities.
  • Specific tasks
  • Develop a detailed work plan to be approved by the ICLA PDM.
  • Review relevant literature regarding HLP and dispute resolution structures in NE Nigeria and become familiar with NRC global toolkit on CDR.
  • Conduct field visits to Maiduguri, Adamawa and Yobe to map formal and informal CDR structures in specified sites for potential CDR interventions
  • Capture the views of potential beneficiaries-specially women- and of key stakeholders (statutory, customary and religious authorities, protection actors, etc.) by adapting NRC existing methodologies, especially those designed to conduct focus group discussions with displaced women
  • Hold a workshop with relevant staff in NRC Nigeria to present findings and brainstorm on proposed interventions
  • Produce a report including a mapping, findings and recommendations

Expected deliverables

The consultancy is expected to produce the following;

  • Comprehensive mapping of local statutory, traditional and religious CDR structures operating in North-East Nigeria in particular within the three states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe. Mapping to include geographic coverage, location, sectorial focus, organizational capacity and experience.
  • Power point Presentation of the draft findings and preliminary report to the SMT for comments with clear picture of CDR mechanisms and legal aid provision around HLP to population of concern
  • A detailed final report of the process mapping and assessment, with summary recommendations and guidance on proposed future interventions.
  • Methodology

The consultancy will involve

  • A desk review
  • Field research including interviews with key stakeholders, focus group discussions and observation of case handling by dispute resolution authorities (where possible)
  • Workshop with ICLA staff to identify possible programme avenues.

Financial Proposal:

  • A financial proposal for the consultancy fully explaining how the task will be accomplished; covering consultancy fees (including the number of expected working days), local travel costs, per diem, development of data collection tools, enumerator /assistant costs, insurances and communication costs.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Jane Madzivaidze, ICLA Programme Development Manager, at [email protected] , no later than 27 January, mentioning “Development of Training Materials” in the subject line.

Please note: Local Tax law may be applicable for the proposed amount.

How to apply:

Expressions of interest should be sent to Jane Madzivaidze, ICLA Programme Development Manager, at [email protected], no later than 27 January 2017, mentioning “Development of Training Materials” in the subject line.

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