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Human Rights Consultant
|Location :||Aden, YEMEN|
|Application Deadline :||19-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||8 months, 21.75 days per month|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Begining of September 2019|
The armed conflict in Yemen has made a devastating impact on the life of people in many aspects, especially in the areas of Human rights. The impact of the conflict was immense as great proportion of infrastructures and institutions have been destroyed by the conflict. There is an increasing need to analysis the human rights situation in Aden and nearby governorates and also a need to advocate for the victims of Human rights violations, vulnerable marginalized groups and minorities whose rights are often neglected especially in situations of armed conflict and insecurity.
OHCHR identified the gaps in analyzing the situation related to different human rights, therefore, the Office will focus on producing reports and briefing notes with in-depth analysis of the human rights situation with intervention strategies for applying human rights-based approach in addressing these issues. The reports and briefing notes will be shared with humanitarian partners so as to ensure the integration of human rights in humanitarian response in Yemen.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of OHCHR Head of Aden Sub Office, the National Human Rights Officer will provide direct advisory support to the Head of OHCHR’s Office. This will involve the broad range of services but focusing on specific areas with advice and direction. He/she has to demonstrate a client-oriented approach, courtesy, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Specific duties and responsibilities will include:
· Under the supervision of OHCHR Head of Aden Sub Office, the incumbent will assist in the executing of the Office’s work programme, monitor human rights violations, and co-ordinate technical cooperation activities with the Yemeni Government.
· Research and collect information pertaining to human rights matters from a variety of data sources (e.g. communications, publications, the press) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information: assist in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the countries and thematic mandates on the human rights situation in assigned area
· Draft a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters.
· Maintain awareness of current human rights issues, to include relevant political and legal developments in the country concerned, and draft talking points and summary report for contributing to various UN reports.
· Establish and maintain work relationship with international and national human rights organizations, UN agencies, Yemeni Ministries and other relevant stakeholders on human rights issues, and keep abreast of the human rights situation in the country.
· Participate and serve as a resource person in human rights training programmes for national officials, national human rights institution and representatives of civil society, as well as National Commission of Inquiry in Yemen (NCOI), in order to promote national capacity building.
· Review human rights issues, including gender considerations, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers (HROs) on the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes.
· Assist in drafting specific programmes to strengthen capacities for implementing a rights-based approach to development for national, regional and UN partners.
· Assist government bodies and human rights institutions in domesticating regional and international human rights norms and standards into national legislation.
· Participate with other HROs in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seek other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.
· Liaise with government, NGOs, Civil Society organizations, UN agencies and other partners (including NCOI) to create baseline data on the human rights situation, with special attention to vulnerable groups.
· Design and prepare proposals for Human Rights and protection issues.
Deliverables and Timelines.
The consultant will be paid through 4 instalments upon receipt and acceptance of OHCHR of the sets of deliverables listed below:
Required Skills and Experience
· Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, Huma Rights or another related field. A first-level university degree in combination with five years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
· A minimum of 3 years’ experience of progressively responsible with master’s degree experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area. Or a minimum 5 years’ experience with bachelor’s degree experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area.
· Good interpersonal skills in relationships with partners: government authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, and others
· Excellent computer knowledge (MS, Word, Excel, etc.).
· Fluency in English and Arabic; Knowledge of another official language of the UN is an asset
How to Apply:
The applicant should provide his/her financial proposal using the attached template:
- Offerors letter to provide finical offer together with other documents
- Terms of Reference (TOR)
- Offerors letter to provide finical offer together with other documents
- UNDP Terms & Condition
the subject line should be: Human Rights Consultant
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.