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4 Senior Human Rights Vacancies with United Nations Development Programme

 

International Consultat on Victim and Witness Protection
The UNDP has a vacancy for an International Consultant on Victim and Witness Protection in Bangui, Central African Republic. The main responsibilities of this position include developing justice program strategies and implementation plans with a focus on human rights standards. The International Consultant on Victim and Witness Protection needs at least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in the field of international human rights law, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, or any law related field that is relevant to the position. The desired candidate will have at least 10 years experience in working as a jurist, lawyer, or human rights defender, as well as proven technical experience in the field of victims and witness protection. Experience in international courts, hybrid courts, post-conflict societies, and strengthening capacity for the institution would be an advantage. The Consultant is also required to have superb drafting and editing capabilities. Fluency in oral and written English and French is a requirement. The expected duration of this position is 6 months. There will be an evaluation period. This application closes by midnight (New York, USA) May 6, 2016.

Project Manager
The UNDP is looking for a Project Manager for the Afghanistan Access to Justice (AA2J) in Kabul, Afghanistan. The three main responsibilities of the Project Manger include managing the everyday occurrences of the project, managing the initiation process and structure of developing projects, pin- pointing the goal and direction of every project and ensuring that the desired results occur, providing efficient technical advice when needed, building strategic partnerships, and contributing to capacity and knowledge building initiatives for the AA2J cause. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in the field of law is required to be accepted for this position. Degrees in fields such as project management, human rights, business administration, international relations, political science, or development studies would be an asset to the team. At least 7 years of proven experience in project development/management in the justice sector is required. The candidate must have a solid understanding of the field of justice, human rights standards and issues, as well as excellent program management principles to be productive. The desired candidate will be proficient in basic MS computer software programs. The Project Manager will be expected to be fluent in written and spoken English. This international contract will last 1 year with the possibility of extension. All applications must be sent in by midnight (Geneva, Switzerland) May 5, 2016.

Malawi Human Rights Support Project (Short Contract)
The United Nations Department Programme (UNDP) has a vacancy in the Malawi Human Rights Support Project in Lilongwe, Malawi. The hired individual for the Human Rights Support Project will be responsible for analyzing every step of the Project. S/he have such responsibilities as assessing the project’s outcome, determining the impact of the project whether they be positive or negative, examine factors which could affect the success of the project, assessing the effectiveness of strategic partnerships, examining which goals have been achieved in the field of human rights and gender and what goals have yet to be accomplished, documenting the findings of the extensive analysis, and many more tasks that are related to bettering the outcome of the project. The desired candidate must have at least a Master’s Degree in law, political science, public administration, human rights or another related field. At least 7 years of proven experience in the field of governance, human rights, or gender is required to be considered. Experience in conducting evaluations, especially for the UN agency, in fields such as government aid, international aid, gender, or human rights would be an advantage for the application. Fluency in written and spoken English is required to be considered. The expected duration of this individual contract is 35 days. This application closes at midnight (New York, USA) May 9, 2016.

Programme Specialist (Rule of Law)
The United Nations Department Programme (UNDP) is hiring a Programme Specialist in Quetta, Pakistan. The Programme Specialist will be responsible for providing support in several different areas to the Project manager; managing an accurate monitoring system for the project, participating in knowledge and capacity building for reform, as well as leading throughout the design and implementation process of strategic activities with a focus on the 4 outputs of the institution. A minimum of a Master’s Degree in human rights, law, political science or a relevant field is required. The desired candidate will have at least 7 years of professional experience in programme management with a focus on development, as well as proven management experience in advising in matters that involve law and proven skills in fundraising. The Programme Specialist must have advanced computer skills of software programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. The candidate is required to be fluent in written and spoken English. A working knowledge of the Urdo or Pashito languages would be an advantage. The expected duration of this role is one year with the possibility of extension. Deadline to apply for the Programme Specialist position is May 5, 2016, at midnight (New York, USA).

 

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