ActionAid (AA) Nigeria 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. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.
ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is currently seeking for application from qualified applicants to fill the vacant position in the company.
Job Title: Data Analyst (Analysis Of The 2021 Appropriation Bill / Law Of Kogi and Nasarawa State)
Project Overview: Goal(s) and Outcome(s)
There is a myriad of narratives to the possible causes of violent extremism in Nigeria. These factors can be grouped into the “Push and Pull Factors” (Albert, 2018).
According to Leuven (2019, p. 29), the “push factors” are conditions or grievances that create a sense of frustration, marginalization and disempowerment which encourage people to seek out remedies including, but not limited to, joining extremist groups, or embracing violent extremist world views. These factors may include structural issues such as “demographic imbalances, poverty, inequality, discrimination or polarised environments and transitional societies.” Similarly, Albert (2018) concurred that some push factors include exclusion, deprivation, horizontal inequalities, persecution, or the perception thereof, limited access to quality and relevant education, unemployment, underemployment, rights denial, historic grievances, weak family system, weak educational system, among others.
More so, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP (2017), unequivocally underscores the relevance of economic factors as drivers of recruitment. According to reports, about 86.9 million people in Nigeria are living in extreme poverty with unemployment as one of the major causes of poverty. Statistics also show that the unemployment rate in Nigeria is 23.13%, while the youth unemployment is significantly higher at 38%, as revealed by the World Bank.
In a survey by Buchanan-Clarke & Lekale (2016), unemployment is one of the biggest socio-economic problems in Nigeria. In addition, the “pull factors – forces that can be attractive to potential recruits and specifically draw them into radical organizations, such as a sense of kinship, heroism, adventure, economic gain or self-realization” (Leuven (2019, p. 29). This according to him explains the drivers of violent extremism in the society .
The pull factor also referred to as “individual incentives,” which is more effective when violent extremist groups claim that their goals are to resolve the issues, identified as push factors. However, there are varying arguments on the drivers of violent extremism, two of the greatest disagreements revolve around whether religion and economy are drivers of violent extremism. It is important to maintain that religious leaders and economic opportunities can be important allies and entry points in working to counter and prevent violent extremism. In this way, a State’s failure to provide basic rights, services and security will not only contribute to a growing inequality but also create a vacuum that will allow non-State actors to take control over the state’s sovereignty and territory. In view of this, it is pertinent to add that recruitment into violent extremism occurs at various levels depending on many factors and context. These include the individual, group, community, region, state and global levels. The drivers to violent extremism vary across individuals, communities, and regions, yet there is commonality in the ideology and narratives employed by extremist groups (USAID, 2016).
Therefore, one can submit that, violent extremism is the product of historical, political, economic, and social circumstances, propelled by religious ideology. More so, growing horizontal inequalities, exclusive politics and governance are some of the consistently cited factors fueling violent extremism.
On this note, an engagement with the states’ appropriation document is essential to support discussions towards directing attention in strengthening sectors that propel violent extremism. Such sections include:
The deliverables of the consultant are:
Tasks and Scope of Work:
Qualification and Experience
The Consultant is expected to have the following qualifications:
Application Closing Date
25th January, 2021.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV detailing competency, links to sample of past works, and any other relevant information, demonstrating skill and experience in this area. Applicants should include invoice detailing daily rate. Applications should be submitted electronically to: Procurement.Nigeria@actionaid.org with the subject line “SARVE II Budget Analysis”
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