National Institute for Legislative Studies, Vacancies For Lawyers
Posted: 20/Mar/2017

National Institute for Legistrative Studies NILS  National Assembly 14/18 Danube Street  Maitana Abuja 

Vacancies for the Posts of Officer, Managers Research Fellows, Senior, Research Fellows, Deputy Dirctor and Directors

1.0 INTRODUCTION

  • 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. In order to fill some of the vacant positions created by recent
  • expansion of the responsibilities of the Institute, applications are requested from qualified Candidates for
  • the positions listed below.
  • 2.0 Department of Democratic Studies –

2.1 Officer
Key Qualifications

  • Minimum academic qualification of Masters in the Social Sciences.
  • One year post-qualification experience in relevant fields.
  • Evidence of a Doctorate Degree in-view.

Functions

  • Report to the Director and Head of Division.
  • Assist in planning Training Programmes for political parties and political appointees, as well as
  • CSOs.
  • Collate information and develop a databank on all political parties, political appointees and CSOs.
  • Assist in developing Networking activities for political parties and political appointees within
  • Nigeria and at the regional and international levels.
  • ? Assist in other tasks and duties as may be assigned by superior officers that are official work of
  • the Institute.
  • 2.2 Senior Research Fellow

Key Qualifications :

  • Minimum academic qualification of a Doctorate Degree in Economics
  • 12 years Research Experience.
  • Minimum of 10 publications.
  • Evidence of conference and seminar papers will be added advantage.

Functions-

  • Report to the Director.
  • ? Initiate annual work plan (approved by the department and the Institute) on Political Parties and
  • Elections.
  • Be responsible for developing individual workplan bi-annually, derived from Institute’s annual
  • workplan and approved by the Department.
  • Develop training modules (subject to approval) to strengthen capacity of political parties and
  • improve the quality of party politics and election processes in the country.
  • Organize approved training activities for political parties.
  • Initiate programmes that will improve voter education and quality of electoral processes.
  • Coordinate the Institutes, Election Observation activities and report to the Institute and INEC.
  • Participate in Departmental Trainings, Seminars and Publications.
  • Develop strategies to support deepening of democracy in Nigeria.
  • Collaborate with the Training Division of the Department of Research and Training to Implement
  • the Institute’s Training programme.
  • Initiate individual Research and Policy/Bill Analysis Projects.
  • Any other assignments directed by the Director or the Director General that are official
  • Institute’s work.

2.3 Director

Key Qualifications:

  • Doctorate Degree in Political Science, additional M.B.A. degree will be an advantage;
  • 18 years Post-Master’s degree experience.

24 publications

3.0 Post Graduate Studies

3.1 Manager - Programmes
 Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum academic qualification of Doctorate Degree in the Social Sciences or Law, with an
  • Honour’s first Degree (minimum of 2:1) in same fields.
  • At least 10 years cognate experience.

Functions

  • Assist the Director for the coordination of Post Graduate Programmes.
  • Ensure that registration and accreditation of students are done on time and with integrity.
  • Ensure students and teachers’ academic records are maintained.
  • Continuously suggest ways to improve teaching methods and curriculum.
  • Assist in the coordination of all examinations and ensure students grades are submitted on time
  • and approved.
  • Develop regular teaching and examination timetables for approval
  • Assist the Director to effectively organise all Seminars/workshops.
  • Assist in coordining induction and graduation ceremonies.
  • Coordinate award of certificates.
  • Participate in Departmental trainings, seminars and publications.
  • Any other assignment directed by the Director or the Director General if official work of the Institute. 

4.0 Research and Training Department
4.1 Senior Research Fellow – Social Sector Analysis

Key Qualifications

  • Minimum academic qualification of Ph.D in Economics, Political Science or Sociology plus
  • 12 years Research experience.
  • Strong evidence of research and at least 10 publications in reputable national and
  • international journals and monographs.
  • International research and seminar exposure is an added advantage

 Functions:

  • Participate in Research and training activities
  • Participate in Bill/Policy Analysis activities and other Legislative Support activities.
  • Initiate and implement individual research and bill/policy analysis projects.
  • Take charge of the development and maintenance of data bank on political, social and
  • economic indicators.
  • Academic guidance of subordinates.
  • Coordinate research and other professional activities.
  • Participate in the design and delivery of training programmes.
  • Other functions as may be assigned by the Director and the Director-General.

4.2 Senior Research Fellow – Public Finance (Sectoral Analysis)
Key Qualifications

  • Minimum academic qualification of Ph.D in Economics, plus 12 years Research experience.
  • Strong evidence of research and at least 10 publications in reputable national and
  • international journals and monographs.
  • International research and seminar exposure is an added advantage

 Functions:

  • Participate in Research and training activities
  • Participate in Bill/Policy Analysis activities and other Legislative Support activities.
  • Initiate and implement individual research and bill/policy analysis projects.
  • Take charge of the development and maintenance of data bank on public finance and
  • economic indicators.
  • Academic guidance of subordinates.
  • Coordinate research and other professional activities.
  • Participate in the design and delivery of training programmes.
  • Other functions as may be assigned by the Director and the Director-General.

4.3 Deputy Director - Research
Key Qualifications

  • Minimum academic qualification of Ph.D in Economics, Political Science or 
  • Sociology plus
  • 15 years Research experience.
  • At least 5 years’ experience on the grade level.
  • Strong evidence of research and at least 18 publications in reputable national and
  • international journals and monographs.
  • Evidence of ability to have initiated, developed and supervised academic research projects.

 Functions:

  • Report to the Director.
  • Be responsible for developing individual workplan bi-annually, derived from Institute’s annual
  • workplan and approved by the Department.
  • Initiate individual research, Bill/policy analysis projects to meet workplan targets.
  • Provide academic leadership.
  • Assist in the development and effective implementation of approved annual workplan of the
  • Department.
  • Coordinate networking with relevant institutions to facilitate knowledge sharing.
  • Be responsible for the sourcing of all data and information required for Analysis and audit of
  • budget proposals.
  • Coordinate departmental workplan and its implementation under the leadership of the
  • Director.Assist the Director to maintain standards and discipline.
  • Assist in staff Bi-annual Staff Evaluation.
  • Coordinate departmental Seminar and publications.
  • Other official functions as may be assigned by the Director and Director General.

5.0 Legislative Support Services Department

5.1 Senior Research Fellow – Legal Research Division
Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum academic qualification of Ph.D in law with 12 years experience in legislative
  • practice and procedure and constitutional matters.
  • Strong evidence of research in the area of Legislative Practice and Procedure,
  • constitutional matters and legal and legislative frameworks.
  • 10 publications in reputable national and international journals, books and monographs.
  • International research and seminar exposure is an added advantage.

 Functions:

  • Conduct research into all areas of Legislative Practice and especially constitutional matters
  • and Legislative frameworks.
  • Initiate supply/demand driven programmes and projects on emerging legal and
  • constitutional issues.
  • Participate in the development of legal and legislative databank
  • Develop strategies to support Committees in processing Bills, constitutional development
  • and treaties.
  • Respond to demand driven activities emanating from Committees in relevant areas.
  • Collaborate with the training Department to implement the Institute’s Training programme.
  • Participate in Bill/Policy Analysis.
  • Initiate individual Research and Policy Analysis project.
  • Provide briefs on emerging legal and constitutional issues.
  • Participate in Departmental training, Seminars and publications.
  • Any other assignments directed by the Head of Division, Director or the Director-General.

5.2 RESEARCH FELLOW 1– Bills and Legislative Drafting
Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum academic qualification of Ph.D in law with 8 years post masters experience in
  • Bills and Legislative Drafting.
  • Strong evidence of research in the area of Legislative Practice and Procedure,
  • constitutional matters and legal and legislative frameworks.
  • 8 publications in reputable national and international journals, books and monographs.
  • International research and seminar exposure is an added advantage.

 Functions:

  • Carry out Bills and Legislative Draftings.
  • Initiate supply/demand driven programmes and projects on emerging legal and
  • constitutional issues.
  • Participate in the development of legal and legislative databank
  • Develop strategies to support Committees in processing Bills, constitutional development
  • and treaties.
  • Respond to demand driven activities emanating from Committees in relevant areas.
  • Collaborate with the training Department to implement the Institute’s Training programme.
  • Participate in Bill/Policy Analysis.
  • Initiate individual Research and Policy Analysis project.
  • Provide briefs on emerging legal and constitutional issues.
  • Participate in Departmental training, Seminars and publications.
  • Any other assignments directed by the Head of Division, Director or the Director-General.

5.3 Deputy Director, Legal Research
Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Ph.D in law with 15 years’ experience in legislative practice and procedureand constitutional matters;
  • 18 publications
  • Evidence of ability to have initiated, developed and supervised academic research projects.
  • Evidence of administrative experience.
  • International research and seminar exposure is an added advantage

Functions:

  • Report to the Director.
  • Take responsibility for the smooth management of the Division.
  •  Maintain discipline and highest standards.
  •  Coordinate the development and effective implementation of the Division’s annual approved
  • workplan and be responsible for efficient implementation.
  • Supervise and network with other subordinate officers.
  • Evaluate the performance of staff of the Division.
  • Initiate supply driven programmes and projects in Legal Research.
  • Take responsibility for the development of strategies to support Committees in scrutiny of Bills
  • and provide information on legal frameworks.
  • Coordinate the development of legal and legislative databank.
  • Collaborate with the Research and Training Department to Implement the Institute’s training
  • programmes.
  • Analyze national and foreign policies.
  •  Initiate individual Research and Bills/Policy Analysis Projects as specified in the annual workplan
  • of the Division and the Institute. 
  • Participate in Departmental Trainings, 
  • Seminars and Publications.
  • Any other assignment directed by the Director or the Director General.

5.4 Director, Legislative Support Services
Key Qualifications:

  • A minimum academic qualification of Doctorate Degree in law.
  • Minimum of 18 years Post-Master’s degree experience in relevant field, especially research and
  • teaching.
  • Research experience should be manifested in at least 24 publications in reputable National and
  • International Journals and Books in relevant.
  • Evidence of at least 7 conference and seminar papers presented.
  • Evidence of experience in administrative and community service.

 
Functions

  • Take responsibility for the activities of the department and provide effective leadership.
  • Take responsibility for the development and full implementation of the approved department’sworkplan.
  • Take responsibility for timely and effective delivery of outputs as specified in the workplan.
  • Coordinate, supervise research and studies on topics related to legislative practice and procedure and constitutional matters.
  • Maintain discipline and effectiveness in the Department.
  • Ensure international standards in the products and outputs of the 
  • Department.
  •  Ensure prompt bi-annual evaluation of staff.
  • Participate effectively in Management Committee activities.
  • Report to the Director General and participate in Management Committee activities.
  • Initiate individual research and policy/Bill analysis.
  • Coordinate and supervise tracking of and analysis of Bills.
  • Supervise development of databank for Bills and other chamber documents.
  • Coordinate and supervise drafting and scrutiny of Bills.
  • Establish useful research/policy linkages with relevant institutions.
  • Any other assignment as may be directed by the Director-General

Method of Application
All applications with scanned credentials should be directed to the Director – General through
info@nils.gov.ng or PMB 123. Garki, Abuja, FCT900001, on or before 23rd March, 2017.

Signed
Management
National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS)
National Assembly