Consultant – Infrastructural Extension/Classroom Construction at ActionAid (AA) Nigeria

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 communityled approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations. We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Consultant - Architectural Firm for Infrastructural Extension/Classroom ConstructionLocation: NigeriaBackgroundThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, International Covenant on Civil, Political and Cultural Rights, 1966, United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), 1990, African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, 1981, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, 1989, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol, 2006, the EU Guidelines for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child (2017), are international legal provisions that seeks to protect the rights and sanctity of life. At the national level, Section 33 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, stipulates that “Every person has a right to life, and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria”.  The Child’s Rights Act, 2003, domesticated the Convention on the Rights of the Child and serves as a legal instrument for the protection of children’s rights in Nigeria and details associated with government responsibilities. Section II of the Child Rights Act of 2003 provided that “no child shall be subjected to physical, mental or emotional injury, abuse, neglect or maltreatment, including sexual abuse as well as torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, among others”.The EU Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy, adopted in June 2012, committed to integrating all children’s rights standards and principles into the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all its policies and programmes[1]. Article 2 (Non-discrimination) of the EU guidelines affirms that ‘All children shall be protected from all forms of discrimination based on their and their parents’ race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, property, disability, birth or other status’.The MATAI project sponsored by the European Union (EU) kick started in January 2019 working in partnership with the Vines Heritage Home (VHH) at Kuje in Abuja. One of the major interventions of the project is the construction of school and living facilities within the VHH compound in response to the educational needs of young children in the homeFor this purpose, ActionAid requires the services of an experienced Architectural firm to carry out a series of activities necessary to achieve the construction component of its Mobilizing Action Towards the Abolition of Infanticide (MATAI) project. This component will involve structural extensions and the construction of school blocks at the VHH facility.DeliverablesThe following are expectations from the consultant:To assess available facility at project site, take apposite measurements and produce appropriate building designSubmit Assessment Report/Risk ReportProduce costing plan, Implementation Plan and workable budget for developed building planLead the process of and ensure that all Approvals are acquired from the relevant/legitimate authoritySupport the development of an Expression of Interest (EOI) to get contractors for the building processProvide technical support to AAN procurement committee and EU team that would be procuring the building contractorSupervise the building process and monitoring on Defects LiabilityNote: All applicants are kindly expected to note the following:The core staff proposed in response to this EOI shall not be changed or replaced during implementation stage unless approved by AANThe selected firm will work closely and under the supervision of the AAN MATAI projectThe workers of the firm must adhere strictly to local, ethical and social norms. They must deal with all people impartially and equally regardless of sex, religion, ethnicity as well as social orientation and originGiven that this construction will be carried out in a children’s home, all workers must sign and adhere to the child protection of the home

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