United Nations Office in Central Africa (UNOCA)
Result of Service
The Consultant undertakes a series of discrete tasks in support of the (1) UN Network on Racial Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Work Plan; (2) to advance IPMS’s programmatic support for the voice of minority artists; (3) in the area of anti-discrimination law, and in particular – although not exclusively related to – intersectionality.
1 Apr – 30 Nov 2023
Duties and Responsibilities
The Times of Crisis, Culture and Intersectionality Support Consultant works under the direct supervision of Human Rights Officer (P4).
The Consultant also works in consultation with other OHCHR or UN personnel as directed.
In the above-mentioned work context, the incumbent performs the following tasks:
• Supports the organisation of Network Times of Crisis Pillar meetings and work related to the Network Times of Crisis Pillar, as well as related Network action;
• Supports the organisation of consultation discussions as concerns further guidance on addressing racial discrimination and strengthening protection of minorities in the RMR process;
• Supports the organisation of follow-up activities and actions related to the 2022 publication of the Network Intersectionality, Racial Discrimination and protection of Minorities Guidance Note;
• Supports follow up work in relation to the Guide “Protecting Minority Rights: A Practical Guide on Developing Comprehensive Anti-Discrimination Legislation”
• Supports processes related to Minority Art Contest, including follow up to the 2022 contest and organisation and implementation of the 2023 contest;
• Supports other aspects of IPMS programming in support of minority artists, voice and dissent;
• Undertakes any other assignment as deemed necessary within the specific themes of the assignment.
Advanced university degree (Masters equivalent) in Human Rights, Political Sciences, International Relations, International Law, or other relevant field.
Minimum three years of professional experience in the field of human rights, including research into human rights themes and dynamics, is required.
A good understanding of issues affecting minorities and minority communities is required.
Demonstrated understanding of intersectionality theory is required.
Experience in organizing and supporting the undertaking of human rights-based cultural events is an asset.
Understanding of UN processes related to peace, security and prevention is an asset.
Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of one or more other UN languages is an asset.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. We represent the world’s commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The OHCHR Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section (IPMS) works to advance the protection and empowerment of indigenous peoples and minorities with a view to ensuring the full realization of all human rights.
The work of IPMS includes coordination of the UN Network on Racial Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (the “Network”). It also includes discrete work activities and expected outcomes set out under Annual Work Plan 2023.
IPMS seeks an international consultant to undertake a series of discrete tasks as set out below (1) in support of the UN Network on Racial Discrimination and Protection of Minorities Work Plan, in particular in the areas of Intersectionality and Times of Crisis; (2) to advance IPMS’s programmatic support for the voice of minority artists; (3) to undertake related work in the field of intersectionality and anti-discrimination law.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Job ID : 199557
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Human Rights Affairs
Department/Office : Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Duty Station : GENEVA
Staffing Exercise : N/A
Posted Date : 1/27/2023
Deadline : 2/2/2023
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