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Human Rights Research, Analysis, Writing and Technical Cooperation - Southern Africa

OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa

23 Feb 2021 Apply now Share
23 Feb 2021 Apply now Share
Background and objectives
Online Volunteers will develop a work plan with their supervisor, taking into account their skills and experience. Responsibilities will include (but not be limited) to:Support trainings, consultations and other activities on thematic and/or country human rights issues including from a gender perspective -Conduct research, analysis, data collection and prepare analytical briefs and updates-Support engagement with human rights mechanisms by States,civil society organisations and national human rights institutions-Support technical assistance to States, civil society and national human rights institutions on implementation of human rights recommendations–Provide support on enhancing the rights of persons with disabilities, Support engagement with UN country teams in the sub-region Support human rights early warning in the sub-region-Support awareness raising about human rights and the work of the UN -Drafting reports, communications, note-taking. Other duties requested by supervisor.
Human rights
Online Volunteers will support the OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented. Priority thematic areas for the Regional Office include strengthening national human rights protection and accountability mechanisms, enhancing civil society participation and safeguarding civic space, enhancing equality and countering discrimination, integrating human rights in development, early warning, prevention and protection of human rights in situations of conflict and insecurity and strengthening stakeholder engagement with human rights mechanisms and support implementation of recommendations.
Volunteers: 1 needed
20+ hours per week / 26 weeks
Be enrolled or have graduated with a Masters or equivalent degree OR have graduated from a first-level university degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in a field relevant to human rights (law, political science, social sciences, international relations, etc). Work Experience relevant to human rights and in Southern Africa is desirable. Language: Excellent written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of French, Portuguese or other languages from Southern Africa is an asset.

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