Deadline: 26 June 2016
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of National Human Rights Officer in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The duration of this post is 1 year.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The National Human Rights Officer will perform the following functions-
- Research and legal analysis on current human rights situation in Sri Lanka.
- Preparation of briefing on substantive legal and human rights situation.
- Analyze international laws and policies in line with international human rights law and provide technical advice on issues of national law and national legal process.
- Support the SHRA’s Unit in organizing high level visits including visit of Special Reporters and mandate holders prepare logistic and briefings as directed by the SHRA.
- Coordinate meetings, identify appropriate participants and facilitate discussions, prepare notes and records of meetings as required, provide interpretation.
- Participate in missions with Senior Human Rights Advisor (SHRA) /Human Rights Officer (HRO)s in the field, organize field missions and provide interpretation as required.
- Review newspapers on daily basis, provide human rights and political updates as appropriate to the SHRA.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree in law with at least 3 years experiences in human rights, law, rule of law and transitional justice.
- Bachelor’s degree in law with at least 5 years of experiences in human rights, rule of law, transitional justice.
- Previous experiences in providing legal advice and analysis and experiences in transitional justice would be desirable.
- Fluency in English (both written and spoken), Tamil language (both written and spoken).
- Knowledge of Sinhalese language (both written and spoken).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.