Ended Human Rights Consultant

The Job

Human Rights Consultant

Location : Aden, YEMEN
Application Deadline : 19-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 13d 11h 2m
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

Background

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:

 Deliverables

 Estimated       Duration to  Complete

% of Payment

(Professional Fee)

 Review and         Approvals          Required

 Deliverable I –

 a.       Prepare an outline for the Human                  rights report  

 b.      Report on Human rights violations

 2 month after the  contract signature

 

           25%

 Head of Aden     sub- office

 Deliverable II –

 a.       Periodic report on Human rights                    violations

 b.      Progress report

 4 months after the   contract signature

 

           25%

 Head of Aden     sub- office

 Deliverable III –

 a.       Periodic report on Human rights                   violations

 b.      Progress report

 6 months after the   contract signature

 

          25%

 Head of Aden     sub- office

 Deliverable IV –

 a.       Periodic report on Human rights                    violations

 b.      Progress report

8 months after the   contract signature

 

          25%

 Head of Aden     sub- office

 

 

 
Competencies

Functional Competencies:

1.       Be responsible for the implementation of the Office’s work programme, monitor human rights violations, and co-ordinate technical cooperation activities with the Yemeni Government

2.       Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office

3.       In-depth knowledge on development issues

4.       Ability to advocate and provide policy advice

5.       Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

 

Core Competencies:

1.       Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting

2.       Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes & projects and mobilize resources

3.       Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

4.       Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback

5.       Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills

6.       Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

7.       Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills

8.       Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors

9.       Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

10.   Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • 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

Experience:

  • 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.).

Language Requirements:

  • 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

Attachments:

-          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

To apply please click this link to go to UNDP Career Site and apply from there

 

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.

  • Employer: UNDP
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 6 August 2019
  • Deadline: 19 August 2019

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