Fellowship Program with United Nations Human Rights Council

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Deadline: 15 June 2015

The United Nations Human Rights Council is seeking applications for SIDS/LDCsFellowship Program. The aim of the Fellowship program, organized by the OHCHR, is to give representatives of Governments from Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States a better understanding and appreciation of the Human Rights Council.

The Fellow will gain knowledge and working level experience with the Council, its mechanisms and subsidiary bodies. The experience may also be supplemented by knowledge of Treaty Bodies. It will also allow the Fellow to develop an extensive contact network with other Geneva-based delegations, OHCHR, other UN departments and agencies, as well as NGOs represented in Geneva.

Qualifications

The candidate should have:

  • An advanced university degree in in law, political science, international relations or related discipline. Significant relevant experience may count in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience currently being served in the government of their home country with relevant experience in the field of human rights. Experience of intergovernmental affairs is an asset;
  • He/she should be fluent in English and/or French, while knowledge of other UN languages is considered an asset.

Candidates should also have a supporting letter from a Government official authorising their participation in the fellowship programme and be committed to imparting the knowledge and experience obtained during their fellowship to colleagues within their Government upon their return.

Selection process for 2015

Interested candidates should send the following documents electronically by deadline:

  1. Duly completed the application form
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Personal letter of motivation
  4. Signed letter of support from their Government

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