Vacancies at National Institute for Legislative Studies,August 2014

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 at 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 in the Institute, applications are requested from qualified Candidates for the position listed below.

1) Institute’s Librarian (CONLESS 15)

Functions:
Perform the functions of Chief Librarian but at a higher level of competence
Take charge of the Administration of the library.
Ensure a consistent and efficient expansion of library and archival materials.
Ensure security of library arid archival materials.
Participate in arid coordinate the activities of the division.
Initiate actions on and implement the review of library programmes and policies.
Take charge of the draining, supervision and appraisal of subordinate staff.
Give professional advice on library cervices matters.
Other duties that may be assigned by the Director or the Director General

Qualifications
A master’s degree in Library studies or Library and information science or Management Information Science/Computer Science. A Doctorate Degree in Library and Information Science plus 15 years post qualification experience.
Evidence of research experience, as well as publications in reputable national and International journals are required.

2) Senior Research Fellow: Research Fellow I; & Research Fellow II – Legal Research Division

Functions:
Conduct research into all areas of Legislative Practice and especially constitutional matters and legislative frameworks
Initiate supply/demand driven programmes and protects 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 arid Policy Analysis protect
Provide briefs on emerging legal and constructional issues.
Participate in Department training, Seminars and publications.
Any outrun assignments directed by the Head of Division, Director or the Director-General

Key Qualifications
Minimum academic qualification of Ph.D in law with experience in legislative practice and procedure and constitutional matters
2- 10 years post Master’s degree experience
Strong evidence of research in the area of legislative Practice and Procedure, constitutional matters and legal and legislative frameworks.
6 – 12 publications in reputable national and international journals, books, and monographs
International research and seminar exposure is an added advantage.

3) Research Fellow I – Public Finance Division

Functions:
Conduct approved individual research projects
Participate in this Department research or Institute research activities, Bills sod public policy analysis and legislative activities, as may be applicable.
Initiate individual research, bill/policy analysis programmes to meet work plan targets.
Participate in the development of data bank on political and social indicators, budget process etc
Participate in the design and delivery of training programmes.
Participate in Public Finance sector policy development end analysis
Other functions as may be assigned by the Director and the Director-General.

Key Qualifications:
A doctorate degree in Economics, plus 6 years post Master’s degree Research experience.
Strong evidence of research and 8 publications in reputable national and international Journals and monographs, as well as other national end International journals.
International research and seminar exposure is an added advantage.

Method of Application
Candidates should submit Ten (12) typewritten applications, with Curriculum Vitae (CV) and photocopies of all academic and professional certificates.
Candidate should enclose stamped self – addressed envelopes and indicate the position applied for on the top left corner of the envelops
All applications should be directed to the Director – General through info@nils.gov.ng or PMB 123, Garki, Abuja, FCT900001.

Only shortlisted candidates will receive letter indicating place, time and date of the Interview







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