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United Nations recruiting Consultant for Human Rights and Rule of Law


Istanbul, Turkey, 28 December 2015

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work in the Istanbul Regional Hub, under the direct supervision of the Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security Programme Specialist and overall of the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster Leader. The Consultant’s overall task will be to support the implementation of the rule of law, human rights and access to justice component of the regional programme, including the Catalytic Facility. The consultant will support the provision of technical support to the projects supported by the Catalytic Fund. The consultant will also provide support to the Programme Specialist for ad-hoc desk top advisory services to COs. Furthermore, the consultant will be supporting the development of knowledge/policy products.

Consultant will:

  • Contribute to the organization of the regional consultations/workshops, such as NHRIs' in protracted conflict situations (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) and sub-regional consultations on human rights and rule of law in Central Asia (NHRIs, National Human Rights Action Plans, access to justice and response to domestic violence and sexual gender-based violence). 

  • Support implementation of and reporting on the projects supported through Governance and Peacebuilding Catalytic Facility to ensure regular monitoring and timely response to issues and challenges occurring; 

  • Prepare thematic policy notes;

  • Oversee the conceptualisation of the 2015 Annual Report on Human Rights and Rule of Law in ECIS and contribute to the Annual Report on Governance and Peacebuilding;

  • Co-ordinate HuRiLab follow-up activities and link/liaise with other innovation projects in the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster; 

  • Contribute to sub-regional programme development on Human Rights and Rule of Law in the Western Balkans and Turkey; 

  • Develop training tool on human rights fact-finding for NHRIs; 

  • Other related work may be required to better implement the above-mentioned tasks assigned by the Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security Programme Specialist.

Submission Deadline: 7 January 2015

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