Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 2 years
Closing Date: 20 Aug 2012
The post will support Commonwealth small states specifically and member states generally by monitoring and participating in developments at the UN Human Rights Council, its Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Body mechanisms. The Human Rights Officer will prepare timely advisories of human rights issues as they unfold in member states and advise the Head of Human Rights. The adviser will be a focal point for publication - through external and internal media and fora - of the work being done on small states, in consultation with the Communications and Publications Affairs Division.
To succeed in this role, you will need a post-graduate qualification in a discipline relevant to human rights. Preferred subjects include human rights, development, law, politics, international relations or social policy.
Additionally, you will need:
The Small States Office in Geneva aims to increase effective engagement of Commonwealth small states in human rights mechanisms, discourse and decisions that are Geneva-based, among other objectives.