The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) invites relevant companies and /or individuals to submit a quotation to support us in developing sustainable finance models on access to justice at the community level for 4 months (November 2022 to February 2023) in Imo State, Nigeria.
As part of this programme, HiiL will execute a Justice Innovation Lab (the Lab) to develop a bankable project proposal for increasing access to justice at the community level in Imo State, Nigeria. The Lab will bring together partners from the public and private sectors with the aim of getting a commitment from at least 50% of the stakeholders to implement this community justice pilot at scale.
HiiL is currently implementing a multi-year programme in the 6 main regions of Nigeria, focused on developing the different elements of a people-centred justice programme, in close collaboration with the Ministries of Justice, and other stakeholders. HiiL is looking for companies/individuals having Financial expertise who can support us in developing sustainable finance models for this community justice initiative.
HiiL in Nigeria
HiiL (The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law) is a civil society organisation committed to user-friendly justice. That means justice that is easy to access, easy to understand and effective. Our goal: by 2030, 150 million people are able to prevent or resolve their most pressing justice problems. Our mission is aligned with SDG 16.3.
HiiL is currently implementing a multi-year programme in the 6 main regions of Nigeria, focused on developing the different elements of a people-centred justice programme, in close collaboration with the Ministries of Justice, and other stakeholders
In Nigeria, HiiL undertook the JNS study in 2018. Findings of the Nigerian Justice Need and Satisfaction Survey 2018 focussing on Imo state show that:
- 71% Imo people experienced one or more legal problems;
- 64% of Imo people find their legal problem completely resolved, which leaves 37% without a complete resolution or even anything;
- The most pressing legal problems people face are related to money, neighbour disputes, employment problems, crime, and housing;
- 87% of Imo people seek information and advice for their problems, mainly through their personal network, and less than 20% of the people seeking help go to the formal justice system.
These findings were the foundation of realising a real change ‘on the ground’. Based on these findings, a Justice Transformation Lab was conducted in Imo state, Nigeria where a coalition of justice leaders worked on driving innovations that contribute to making justice accessible to all people facing legal problems in their daily lives.
The finance expert (individual/company) will:
- Work in close coordination with the HiiL team in Nigeria and the Hague, as well as external experts on the following deliverables:
- Be responsible for the development of an impact investment plan for a community justice innovation that will be designed as an outcome of the Justice Innovation Lab in Imo State. The investment plan should adhere to the standards of relevant financing partners;
- Prepare an analysis of the existing and potential financing models for community justice structures and present it before relevant stakeholders;
- Lead the design and delivery of the components of the Justice Innovation Lab pertaining to the development of the business case and financial model;
- Lead the development of a financing template for the business case, to be discussed and updated during the lab phase;
- Lead the design and analysis of the financial model to be put forward in a final investment proposal;
- Lead the design of outcome metrics, outcome valuation, and potential structure of an outcomes contract;
- Engagement of other relevant financial partners in the innovation lab process and support for the investment proposal (e.g. outcome payers);
- Once the innovation lab has been completed, support the implementation of the community justice innovation and fundraising activities.
Profile of the contractor
The contractor is an experienced finance specialist with knowledge of existing and potential financing models in Nigeria, and Imo state. The contractor also has extensive experience in writing impact investment plans and speaks and writes English at a fluent level.
The professional background of the contractor is finance, accounting or business administration.
- An advanced degree in Finance, accounting, Business administration or similar
- Experience in impact investment plan writing is desirable;
- In-depth understanding and knowledge of existing and potential financing models in Nigeria, and Imo state.
- Proven experience working with government authorities as well as civil society organisations and academic institutions.
- Considerable proficiency in Google Workspace Office.
- Result-oriented, analytical focus, and socially strong and adaptable.
- Problem-solving skills and critical-thinking skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
We ask for a commitment of 24 hours per week. A weekly check-in on progress with Zainab Malik Program Manager, JIL is included.
The proposed time period for the engagement is for four months (November 2022 to Feb 2023). Note that the timing may shift due to the pandemic or political developments.
We kindly request you to submit your CV, portfolio with examples of similar positions/experience assignments and a quotation for providing the services outlined above.
Quotations may be submitted on or before 7 November 2022 at 17:00 hrs (CET) only through email to the following email addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org. Quotations shall be submitted in English, signed by the individual/company, and with the subject line: “JIL/Quotation/Finance expert/name of individual”.
The maximum budget available for this opportunity is up to 3600 Euros per month (including all relevant taxes and fees)
For more information, please refer to the Request for Quotation document.