Are you passionate about promoting human rights, justice, and inclusive institutions worldwide? Here’s an exceptional opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the promotion of human rights worldwide. As an integral part of the Global Policy Network (GPN), UNDP is actively seeking passionate experts who are dedicated to advancing the rule of law, security, and human rights in crisis and post-crisis settings. This is your moment to join our ranks and be a catalyst for positive change.

Organization background:

As the leading UN agency for international development, UNDP operates in 170 countries and territories. Established in 1966, UNDP focuses on sustainable development, democratic governance, peacebuilding, and climate resilience. Upholding human rights is central to its mandate, aligning with the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our Mission, Our Goals, Our Mandate:

Our mission is to end poverty, build democratic governance, and uphold inclusive institutions globally. Aligned with the UN Charter, we promote international cooperation, equal rights, and human dignity. Our mandate is to support countries in achieving the SDGs, fostering peace, and addressing humanitarian challenges, guided by human rights principles and the pledge to leave no one behind.

In-Demand Skills and Expertise:

The opportunity calls for expertise in various areas, including justice, security, corrections, human rights, transitional justice, gender justice, environmental justice, digital rights, constitutional reform, business and human rights, and rule of law programming. Applicants should demonstrate proficiency in project development, programme design, and evaluation, with experience in legal reform processes and human rights mainstreaming.

Scope of Work:

Selected experts will support UNDP country offices in programming on rule of law, security, and human rights, with a focus on addressing discrimination through development efforts. Responsibilities may include programme/project design and management, policy advice to national authorities, resource mobilization, training, and programme evaluations. The scope of work encompasses a diverse range of tasks tailored to specific contexts, contributing to the implementation of the Humanitarian Development Peace (HDP) Nexus and the SDGs.

Who Can Apply/Qualifications:

Applicants should possess a master’s degree or equivalent in relevant social science fields, such as law, international relations, or development studies, along with a minimum of five years’ experience. Alternatively, candidates with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and seven years’ experience are eligible. Female applicants and individuals from the Global South are strongly encouraged to apply.

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in English is essential, with proficiency in Arabic, French, or Spanish preferred. Fluency in Russian or Portuguese is advantageous.

Duration and Location:

This opportunity offers diverse deployments across multiple locations, potentially in crisis settings with short notice. The duration of assignments will vary based on context and project requirements.

Salary Information:

Salary details will be provided based on the specific consultancy or contract terms. UNDP offers competitive compensation packages commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Join us in making a difference. Apply by 17th of May 2024 to be part of UNDP’s global efforts to promote human rights. Together, we can create a world of equality, justice, and dignity for all.


By joining UNDP’s efforts, experts will play a crucial role in promoting justice, security, and human rights worldwide, contributing to sustainable development and peacebuilding. This opportunity offers a platform to make a tangible impact in crisis-affected communities and advance the principles of fairness, equality, and justice on a global scale. Apply now to be part of UNDP’s transformative work towards a more just and inclusive world.

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