Friday, 22 January 2016

Consultants at ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) is a not for profit, non-governmental entity registered with the Nigeria Corporate Affairs Commission. It commenced operations in Nigeria in 1999, while the programmatic operations commenced in January 2000 through a Country Agreement signed with the National Planning Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises works with the poor and excluded; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

We are inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of:

Job Title: Consultant - Editing of Mother's Association Manual


  • ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) is seeking a consultant to edit the mother’s association manual of the Enhancing girl’s basic education in Kebbi State funded by Oxfam Nigeria.
  • AAN is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. One of the largest and most visible development organisations, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas and our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development, working through partnerships with poor people and their organisations.
  • Enhancing Girls Basic Education in Kebbi (EGBEK) is an ActionAid Nigeria project funded by OXFAM NOVIB. It is designed to enhance access to quality education for girls in Kebbi State.
  • It is a well-established fact that the quality of teachers has a direct impact on learning outcomes for children.
  • A focus on gender parity means measuring quantitative change and counting the number of girls, as compared with the number of boys, enrolling in school.
  • There is however an urgent need to complement efforts aimed at achieving gender parity with a focus on other tangible and measurable factors, such as quality of infrastructure and teachers, numbers of textbooks and supplies of teaching/learning materials available to teachers and students, and the measurement of performance through examination results and numbers of girls graduating from primary school
  • The consultant has 14 working days to carry out editing of the PFM roadmap report.
  • Editing of the mother’s association manual to meet national and regional standard.
  • Insert the appropriately graphic representation to agree with the text as contain in a page where it exist.
Key Outcome:
  • Print-ready mothers’ association manual edited.
The Task
  • The consultant will provide seasoned editing to the draft manual to meet national and regional standard.
Scope of Work:
  • Editing of one hundred and fifteen pages document and Insert the appropriately graphic representation to agree with the text as contain in a page where it exist
Deliverables and Timelines:
  • Editing of the document - 14 days (between 5th - 19th February 2016).
Profile of the Consultant
Consultant with the following qualification, expertise and skills is required for the assignment:
  • A relevant educational qualification with at least 10 years of experience in editing (Must).
  • Proven experience in and evidence of having edited and developed similar work.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines (important)
  • Excellent skills in micro soft package and other editing software. (Must)
  • AAN will pay 50% of the total consultancy fee and remaining 50% at the completion of the assignment with submission of satisfy edited manual.
  • The consultant shall be responsible for her/his tax and other statutory obligations. ActionAid shall however deduct the statutory 5% With Holding Tax (WHT) and remit to relevant authority.
Application Closing Date
31st January, 2016.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their applications by showing the required competencies with a cover letter and CV's, demonstrating how the skills and experience will be relevant for the activity to: procurement.nigeria@actionaid.organd to: