Fee: £62,600 per annum, plus benefits
Under the supervision of the London-based Head of Human Rights, the Human Rights Adviser will support Commonwealth Small States (CSS) specifically and Commonwealth member states generally, while taking a senior role in advancing the Commonwealth’s voice, visibility and dialogue on human rights issues and discourse in Geneva.
The successful candidate will monitor and participate in developments pertaining to international human rights mechanisms based in Geneva and assist CSS with technical human rights expertise, and support the delivery of Human Rights Unit’s (HRU) technical assistance and capacity development interventions. The Human Rights Adviser will liaise at a senior level with government officials and various international, regional and national human rights teams and UN agencies to further strengthen and develop partnerships.
Your tasks will include taking a senior role in advancing the Commonwealth’s voice, visibility and dialogue on human rights issues and debates in Geneva; supporting and liaising with the Head of Human Rights in the setting of strategic priorities for engagement with counterparts and UN agencies in Geneva; attending meetings/forums/events and representing the Secretariat as appropriate; establishing, maintaining and strengthening partnerships and other working relationships with key agencies in Geneva; and undertaking project and budget management and reporting in respect of Geneva-based activities. Please refer to the Terms of Reference for full details.
To be considered for this opportunity, you will need a qualification at post-graduate level, in a discipline relevant to human rights. You will also need:
Please apply by clicking the apply button below. You will need to submit a CV and a covering letter.
Please note that we are only able to accept applications from Commonwealth citizens.
The closing date for this opportunity is: 23:59 GMT, 20 November 2018