Senior Human Rights Consultant - Part Time

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Application deadline 4 months ago: Tuesday 27 Sep 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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Result of Service Tasks completed to a satisfactory standard. All outputs delivered in a timely manner.

Work Location Belgrade

Expected duration This is part -time consultancy. Consultant is expected to work three working days per week from 1 October 2022 to 31 December 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities The United Nations in Serbia, through the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, is committed to uphold the international principles and norms of the Human Rights agenda in all its work in Serbia, in support of the Government, the civil society and all relevant stakeholders. The UN Cooperation Framework, guided by Agenda 2030 and the sustainable development goals, also put the people at the center of the UN action, with an essential objective to Leave No One Behind. The legal and normative expertise on the Human Rights agenda is provided by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The UN Resident Coordinator has the responsibility to ensure that the HR and social inclusion agenda is mainstreamed through all UN interventions and to advocate for the full realisation of this agenda with all our partners.

Under the direct operational supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), the Senior Human Rights Consultant will, among other tasks, advise, assist and support the UN Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team in the human rights area, social cohesion and trust building, engagement with representative bodies of the government of Serbia and engagement with civil society. S/he will support the RC and UNCT to work with national stakeholders to build, strengthen, and sustain nationally owned and driven efforts to build just and peaceful societies, fight exclusion and inequality, including as generated by new threats such as climate change, pollution and natural resource management. The consultant will coordinate his/her actions with the OHCHR team and with other agencies on relevant topics.

Qualifications/special skills Competency: Professionalism - Proven ability to provide effective leadership and transfer advice and knowledge to external partners, stakeholders, senior officials and staff at all levels; - Analytical skills and ability to deliver solution-oriented strategies; - Discretion and sound judgment in applying expertise to resolve complex issues; - Experience of providing capacity building to various actors; - Highest standards of professional ethics; - Ability to maintain calm under pressure, and deliver against very short deadlines; - Ability to establish priorities and plan work assignments. - Ability to promote a culture of diversity, including as concerns differences of culture, gender, religion, ethnicity, nationality, language, HIV status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status.

Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Communication Excellent written and oral communications skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts and recommendations at senior levels. Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Relationship Management Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships. Teamwork Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with multiple team configurations. Academic Qualifications: - University-level (Masters equivalent) degree in human rights, public or international law, political science, international relations, or a related field or, exceptionally, Bachelor's degree in the named areas and equivalent experience; - Familiarity with the UN human rights system; - Familiarity with European human rights law will be regarded; Experience: - A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience at national and/or international level in the field of human rights, development and/or humanitarian experience; - Extensive knowledge and working experience with regard to the international and national human rights machinery and treaties, approaches and techniques to address complex related issues; - Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility; - Knowledge of the interaction of political, social and economic processes in a society; - Excellent knowledge of human rights issues & frameworks in Serbia, including the relevant political environment and legal framework; Language: Fluency in oral and written English and Serbian


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