|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||28-Mar-11|
|Additional Category||Millennium Development Goals|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
|The United Nations Charter affirms the centrality of human rights for the achievement of peace, security, and human development. This was reaffirmed in the Millennium Declaration, when Member States resolved to strengthen national capacity to conform with international human rights principles, treaties and standards, as well as in the Secretary-General’s report: In Larger Freedom. At the Beijing Conference, women’s rights were recognized as human rights. The UN General Assembly continues in its support to progress in the application of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and, in a hallmark decision, Morocco has very recently acted to remove all reservations it had placed upon ratification with regards to some of its provisions. The UN General Assembly also adopted the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in December 2006. It has received system-wide support from the UN agencies which committed to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. |
At the regional level, the Arab States have made important strides towards the promotion and protection of human rights. The Arab Human Development Report series, 2000-2004, championed by the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS), concluded that Arab countries “need to embark on rebuilding their societies on the basis of: full respect of human rights and freedoms as the cornerstone of good governance, leading to human development and the complete empowerment of Arab women, taking advantage of all opportunities to build their capabilities and to enable them to exercise those capabilities to the full”
Through the application of a Human Rights-based Approach to Development Programming (HRBA) and gender mainstreaming RBAS continues to support its country offices in addressing issues of systematic discrimination, social exclusion and inequality among different segments of societies, including gender-based discrimination and discrimination against persons with disabilities..
RBAS is now seeking to identify a Human Rights Specialist to help further the human rights-based approach to development in support of its country offices.
The post will be anchored in the Governance Practice within the RBAS Regional Support Centre in Cairo, but will work closely with, and inform all other practices and cross-practices.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the general supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, Regional Support Center, Cairo, the direct supervision of the Governance Practice Leader at the Centre, and in consultation with the Country Operations Division at RBAS HQ, the Human Rights Specialist will perform the following functions: |
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.