On the Job! Gender Project Consultant in NYC; Clinical Fellow @ Duke Law

On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows:

logoThe Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack. Applications are welcome from Ph.Ds, Ph.D candidates or other advanced research training in fields such as gender, human right, humanitarian assistance or education for the position of GCPEA Gender Project Consultant.  The holder of this position will conduct research and develop gender-specific recommendations on protecting girls and women from attacks on education and military use of educational institutions. They will work approximately 65 days between April and November 2017, presenting research to the GC{EAGender Project Working Group and external reviewers. Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled; details here.

download► Duke University Law School. Applications are welcome from individuals with 2-5 years experience with international human rights for a supervising attorney/clinical fellow to join the international human rights program and clinic beginning in Summer 2017, led by Professor Jayne Huckerby. The holder of this position will primarily help supervise student fieldwork in Clinic projects and participate in the planning and teaching of the Clinic advocacy seminar, among other opportunities, supervised by the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic. Deadline is April 16, 2017; details here. 

Application for Senior Legal Officer ICL at Nuremberg Academy

The Academy is now seeking to recruit a Senior Legal Officer ICL. The successful candidate will have a strong track-record in the ICL community – in a governmental organization, a research institution, a public or private foundation, academia, an international organization or civil society.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in conceptualizing, developing and implementing ICL related programs for capacity building, applied research and practitioners and will be responsible for the identification of critical areas of concern in the field of ICL within the framework of the overall strategy of the Academy. He/she will be the focal point for external ICL experts and consultants and will broaden and maintain the Academy’s network in this field.

The Academy promotes equality of opportunity. We offer an indefinite appointment at level E 13 (initial gross annual salary between app. 45,000 € and app. 52,600 € depending on relevant previous experience) of the Collective Agreement applicable to the German Public Service (TVöD Bund), 30 days of paid leave, coverage of relocation costs and other benefits. The contract will include 6 month probationary period.

Applicants who are not in possession of a PhD may be given an opportunity to write a dissertation to obtain a doctoral degree (Doctor juris) at the Law Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, if they meet the eligibility requirements of the University for its doctorate program.

Please apply incl. motivation letter, CV and three references to admin@nurembergacademy.org before 16 December 2016. For further information please visit the academy or contact or contact admin@nurembergacademy.org.

Work On! Director of Programs (TCC / NGO), Human Rights Program, The Carter Center

Job Description

The Director is responsible for designing and implementing activities related to the human rights portfolio, through high-level contacts with representatives of governments, non-governmental organizations and international organizations, including the United Nations. The Director, in collaboration with the Senior Policy Advisor on Human Rights and Special Representative on Women and Girls (SPA/SR) and other responsible Carter Center staff, will be relied upon for in-depth analysis of international issues that impact on international and national human rights protection systems in order to guide the Center’s strategic direction and corresponding programs on human rights issues, including issues related to women and gender. The Director, Human Rights reports to the Vice President, Peace Programs.

The position will be responsible to strengthen, in consultation with other experts in the international human rights field and in collaboration with peace and health practitioners, the Center’s policy and agenda for the advancement and protection of human rights activities. The Director must maintain a contemporary understanding of the most pressing issues and be able to mobilize actions that are appropriate for immediate, medium, and long-term strategies. Additionally, drawing on the advice of the SPA/SR, the Director will be expected to reinforce the Center’s engagement on women’s rights issues.

The Director has the responsibility for managing the day-to-day staffing, operations, budgets, planning group meetings, annual conferences and related travel and activities associated with the Human Rights Program. Tasks include project development, implementation and management, proposal development, budget planning and tracking, project promotion, report production, and networking. The Director will liaise and collaborate closely with the SPA/SR as well as with the Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor. The Director will supervise program staff, interns, and volunteers as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: The Director must be well accomplished in the field of international human rights.  Juris Doctor or Master’s degree in a relevant field and a minimum of ten years of program related experience in the field of international human rights are required.  The individual must have well-established relationships with high-level representatives of the U.S. and foreign governments, intergovernmental organizations, especially the United Nations, and international and local human rights defender non-governmental organizations. Proven strong leadership and management skills, including solid program design and strategy development experience, supervision of staff, budget management, as well as solid understanding of program resource needs for effective monitoring and evaluation is essential. S/He must demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, and familiarity with new communication technologies and social media. Fluency in English and one other U.N. language, preferably French as well as extensive international Human Rights experience in one or more developing countries is preferred. 

Interested? Apply here:  https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25066&siteid=5043

On the Job! UNHCR Gender Equity and Diversity Consultant (deadline 7 November)

The United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is hiring a Gender Equity and Diversity Consultant. Details follow:

The Division of Human Resources Management (DHRM) at the United Nations Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is committed to systematic examination and assessment of the effectiveness of UNHCR human resources policies. UNHCR has adopted a two-pronged approach to gender equality: mainstreaming gender and promoting targeted actions to address gender and diversity issues. Recognizing that our operational effectiveness is highly dependent on our staff, it is crucial that our staff reflect both gender and diversity in order to best respond to our persons of concern. Therefore, ensuring that human resources policies take into account gender equity, are family friendly and cognizant of LGBTI, are major priorities for DHRM. Following the launch of the Policy on Achieving Gender Equity in UNHCR Staffing on 7 March 2007 and with the goal of achieving a 50/50 gender distribution in UNHCR in all positions in the Professional category and above, work is still needed to implement relevant aspects of the policy in an effective manner. The policy should therefore be comprehensively reviewed, in order to introduce necessary actions to address gender equity, including among national staff. A dedicated person with significant experience in gender and diversity in a HR context is needed to drive the process and ensure the involvement of relevant stakeholders and continuous commitment from senior management.

Title: Consultant (Gender Equity and Diversity)

Supervision: Director of the Division of Human Resources Department (DHRM), with the support of the Division of International Protection (DIP)

Location: Geneva, Switzerland. Key stakeholder interviews will be carried out on-site

Duration of the assignment: 6 months full time, starting as soon as possible

Tasks and responsibilities:

The consultant will draft a comprehensive strategy and framework to address gender and diversity in staffing in UNHCR. Tasks will include:

– Comprehensively review the implementation of the 2007 Gender Equity Policy which aims for UNHCR to achieve a 50/50 gender balance at all levels in the International Professional category, and recommend actions to achieve continuous progress on gender equity and greater diversity among all categories of staff

– Conduct an evaluation of other relevant UNHCR human resources policies (including policies and practices regarding appointments and assignments, staff welfare, training, accommodation, security, etc.) related to gender and diversity to identify good practices, gaps and inconsistencies, through global consultation with relevant UNHCR staff and offices

– Review the effectiveness of the spouse employment policy, in light of Article 101 of the UN Charter, and recommend actions for improved implementation

– Benchmark UNHCR policies and practices to achieve gender equity and diversity in staffing against those of other UN agencies and INGOs with deep field presence

– Review policies and practices on LGTBI and recommend improvements

– Recommend specific actions for the integration of gender and diversity into all relevant DHRM policies

– Develop a communications strategy on the Policy to achieve gender equity and diversity in UNHCR

– Recommend accountability mechanisms and incentives to encourage senior management’s commitment and action to achieve the gender and diversity targets

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On the Job! Campaign Manager, Child Soldiers International (deadline 16 November)

Child Soldiers International is recruiting a Campaign Manager for a part-time fixed-term contract, 5 January 2015 – 4 January 2016. 

About the role: This is a maternity leave cover position, to continue work on Child Soldiers International’s established campaign to raise the enlistment age for the UK armed forces to 18 years old. For the period of cover the role will focus on building networks of support and action, alongside specific advocacy tasks at discrete points.

Salary: From £39,768 – £43,052 per annum full time equivalent, depending on experience, adjusted on a pro rata basis for 2 days per week to £15,907 – £17,220.

Working schedule: 2 days per week. Flexible working hours are available.

Location: The post is based at Child Soldiers International’s office in London Bridge.

Essential requirements: Fluency in English and the right to work in the UK. (Please do not apply if you do not meet these requirements.)

Core responsibilities:

  • Expand the network of organisations (including young people’s organisations, students, children’s organisations, trade unions, faith groups, human rights organisations, veterans groups, political groups, etc) and influential individuals supporting the campaign, whilst maintaining existing relationships.
  • Devise effective and engaging campaigning actions for supporters (individuals and organisations) to undertake, and ensure these are effectively implemented.
  • Maintain and work with media contacts to ensure continued coverage of the issue as broadly as possible, including preparing press releases and providing broadcast interviews as necessary.
  • Maintain contacts with supporters in parliament, identify and take up advocacy opportunities, including the preparation of documents and delivery of presentations.
  • Monitor relevant developments within the MoD and parliament, including in relation to both defence and education.
  • Draft, submit and follow up on a shadow report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on the UK’s implementation of its OPAC obligations.
  • Work with the Fundraiser to support donor reporting requirements.
  • Perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing and support the organisational development of Child Soldiers International.

Person specification:

  • Experience of network building and outreach (essential)
  • Experience of devising and implementing effective public campaign actions (essential)
  • Experience of working with the media (essential)
  • Good contacts within relevant UK NGO communities (e.g. youth organisations, military organisations, etc)
  • Excellent written language skills (essential)
  • Experience of working within a Human Rights framework (desirable)
  • Experience of working within UK parliamentary system (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK military issues, particularly recruitment of minors (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK education and/or social policy for 16 – 18 age group (desirable)
  • Knowledge of UK political system (desirable)
  • To apply: Please e-mail a covering letter, outlining your experience and capacity to do this job, details of two referees, and CV to info@child-soldiers.org. (Please state in your covering letter how you meet the essential requirement of the right to work in the UK.)

Closing date: close of Sunday 16 November 2014

Interviews and written test: week commencing 1 December 2014

On the Job! Child Rights International Network (CRIN) seeks Legal Research Assistant

From CRIN comes this posting:

CRIN is looking for a Legal Research Assistant to support our ‘access to justice for children’ project.

CRIN is conducting a global research project examining the ways that violations of children’s rights can be challenged at the national level and how national legal systems are set up to help or prevent children from accessing justice. More information on the project is available at: http://www.crin.org/en/home/law/access

We are looking for someone to assist primarily with reviewing and editing the country reports and undertaking further legal research. The Legal Research Assistant will also contribute to analysing the findings and preparing a global report and ranking, and assist with other legal research tasks and analysis as required.

CRIN is a small international children’s rights advocacy network based in central London. Aside from sharing our values, we are looking for someone who takes initiative, is flexible, creative, and wants to work in a multicultural environment.

We will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of a small team of dedicated and passionate people and the chance to shape and contribute to a growing and exciting new area of children’s rights advocacy.

For more information on how to apply, see https://www.crin.org/en/home/about/work-us/legal-research-assistant.