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The following vacancies, fellowships, consultancies, internships, and other opportunities are available:  

Two research assistants for the Expression, Information and Digital Rights Unit of the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria

Type of contract: Temporary

Duty station: Remote

Period: Six months (February - July 2022)

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Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications with the subject line: EIDR Research Assistant to chr@up.ac.za copying hlengiwe.dube@up.ac.za

Deadline: Tuesday 7 December 2021.

Consultant: Development of Guidelines on safe return to schools during the COVID-19 pandemic (Re-advertisement)

The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions seeks the services of a consultant to develop guidelines to support Member States’ actions to ensure the safe return of children to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, which considers equity, resource implications, and feasibility. More specifically, the development of the Guidelines aims to: 

  • Identifying the main challenges in the process of reopening schools; 
  • Providing guidance on how to ensure that children who have been out of school and are involved in other activities including the labour market are targeted in the re-opening of schools using Child Rights-Based Approach; 
  • Identifying measures to be undertaken by Member States and other stakeholders in making schools a safe place where the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is minimized; and 
  • Providing guidelines for the Committee on how to integrate the issue of safe return to schools in its engagement with States and stakeholders. 

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All applicants should submit technical and financial proposals to NANHRI email address info@nanhri.org copy to dnguti@nanhri.org 

Deadline: 03 December 2021

Call for Applications:  2022 O’Brien Graduate Fellowships McGill University, Faculty of Law 

The O’Brien Graduate Fellowships were established in 2005 through a very generous gift from David O’Brien for outstanding Masters or Doctoral students studying in the area of human rights and legal pluralism in the Faculty of Law, McGill University. McGill’s graduate programs in law are the most extensive in Canada. Courses draw upon the civilian and common law traditions, but also include diverse legal traditions, legal theory, international law, environmental law, health law, human rights law, comparative private and public law, and air and space law. 

This Fellowship Program is an entrance scholarship. As such, students who are currently enrolled in the LLM or DCL program at McGill are not eligible to apply. Applicants for this scholarship must also simultaneously submit an application for admission to one of our graduate programs by the stipulated deadline. For further information about admission to the graduate programs in law, please visit: mcgill.ca/law/grad-studies/admissions-guide

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Deadline: 19 December  2021

Legal or Policy Researcher - Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

CCSI is hiring a Legal or Policy Researcher to work on our Land, Agriculture & Food Systems portfolio of projects. This position will collaborate with CCSI’s Director and Research Staff to execute the Center’s applied research agenda on the laws, policies, and practices that shape international investment and its alignment with sustainable development and human rights. Specifically, the incumbent will contribute to ongoing projects and research related to trends and developments in international investment policy and legal frameworks, and alternative policies and practices related to international investment, particularly concerning the Center’s focus on natural resource investments (e.g. land, agriculture and mining), the energy transition, human rights, and finance. This position also supports CCSI’s technical advisory work with select governments, companies, and civil society organizations. The incumbent will contribute to ongoing projects, including project and advisory work, desk research, stakeholder consultations, organizing and facilitating events and training, maintaining contact with collaborators, and helping to develop materials for publications, among other possible activities. Requires a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. In addition to the specifications in the job description linked below, the following qualifications are preferred:

  • French or Spanish language 
  • Interest in and knowledge of international investment law and policy, international human rights law, developments in the field of business and human rights, climate change, and/or land governance 
  • Experience collaborating with Global South-based actors, governments, civil society, and/or UN agencies
  • Experience convening events

For further details, and to apply, please see here.

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Deadline: Open until filled

Intern - Coordination, planning, analytics and policy analysis: Executive Office of the Secretary-General

Executive Office of the Secretary-General seeks a motivated intern to support the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. The intern can take up assignments with any team in the Office, including the Strategic Planning and Monitoring Unit; the Political, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Human Rights Unit; the Rule of Law Unit; the Sustainable Development Unit; the Policy Advisor’s Office; or other teams.

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation;
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience, but are encouraged to list all relevant work experiences in their application, as well as interests, skills and knowledge in the areas below:
Area 1: Coordination and Executive Support
Area 2: Strategic Planning and Analytics
Area 3: Policy Analysis and Assessment

The internship is for a minimum period of three months, with the possibility of an extension of up to six months. In their cover note, interested candidates should indicate their availability

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