Consultant Job Opportunity at The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy in Nigeria May 2018

The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy (BiRD) is an independent, privately owned consulting company committed to providing high-quality advisory services and technical assistance for the strengthening of democratic institutions, structures and processes.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant – Process Review/Development in the Area of Border Management in Nigeria
: Kebbi and Sokoto
Indented starting date: June 2018
Duration of the assignment: 30 WD over the period 08 July – 31 August 2018

Job Description

  • We are currently accepting applications from interested candidates fulfilling the below criteria for a short term assignment commissioned by GIZ entitled Short-term consultancy for process review/development in the area of border management in Nigeria:

The expert will, in consultation with an expert for process modelling and GIZ PPA (Police Programme Africa), undertake at least the following tasks:

  • Desk study of relevant documents (including information on the partner institutions), taking into account the legal, managerial and organizational framework within which the NIS operates
  • Prepare a gap analysis, including the requirements of the new process(es)
  • Develop recommendations and a rough implementation plan (including suggestions for piloting of introduction of new processes)
  • Visit and interview key immigration stakeholders in Abuja and the focal states (Kebbi and Sokoto)
  • Assess what actually happens at selected border posts during border crossing of people/situational analysis of the border crossing process as it takes place
  • Advise the expert for process modelling on all questions regarding border manage-ment
  • Participate in a partner workshop, explain together with the other expert the draft pro-cess model and give input on the findings about the status quo and suggestions for improvement
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General Qualifications

  • Experience and knowledge of border management and application of relevant inter-national standards
  • Up to 10 years previous work with the border control, cross-border regulations, and related fields

Specific Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Security Sector in West Africa and the ECOWAS region
  • Working experience in African countries
  • Regional experience / knowledge of West Africa / Nigeria
  • Fluency in English
  • All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.
  • International working experience in the relevant field
  • Experience with international development organizations
  • Experience in integrated border management
  • Experience with process models

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to:

Application Deadline 23rd May, 2018.



  • Only excellent experts meeting most or all of the above criteria and having an excellent and verifiable track record will be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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