[Culturetalk] TR: Senior Indigenous Fellowship Open with IPMS, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva
EliseH at spc.int
Mon Feb 21 15:53:44 EST 2011
For anyone who may be interested. Thanks Anju for forwarding this.
De : Anju Mangal
Envoyé : lundi 21 février 2011 21:51
À : Elise Huffer
Objet : Senior Indigenous Fellowship Open with IPMS, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva
Senior Indigenous Fellowship Open with IPMS, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva
Applications are invited for Senior Indigenous Fellow with the Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Seciont (IPMS) with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva. This is an excellent opportunity for GKP members interested in strenghtening connection with the international Human Rights and Indigenous Issues policy community.
TERMS OF REFERENCE
SENIOR INDIGENOUS FELLOW POSITION
Duration: 9 May - 29 July 2011 (around 3 months)
Location: Indigenous Peoples and Minority Section - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva
The Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section (IPMS) of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking an indigenous person to fill the position of "Senior Fellow" for a duration of approximately three months (9 May - 29 July 2011).
In the context of the reform of OHCHR Indigenous and Minority Fellowship Programmes, the idea of offering to indigenous and minority representatives a more practical on-the-job training emerged. This Senior Indigenous Fellowship aims at giving a better understanding and appreciation of the international human rights system and mechanisms, especially those dealing with indigenous issues.
Through this experience the Senior Fellow will gain practical knowledge and working level experience by directly contributing to the programmes and activities of the IPMS. Such exposure will also allow him/her to develop an extensive contact network with OHCHR staff in general, as well as other UN departments or agencies and human rights NGOs in Geneva, thereby enhancing collaborative efforts.
The senior fellow is expected to return to his/her home country with an enhanced profile and will thus be better equipped to contribute towards the promotion and protection of indigenous rights at the national, regional or international level.
The Senior Indigenous Fellow will be working in the Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section of OHCHR under the guidance and supervision of the Chief of Section and the Coordinator of the Indigenous Fellowship Programme and will be requested to:
* Participate in the section's activities through substantive research, analysis and reports on developments concerning indigenous peoples
* Participate in, and contribute to, the training activities, workshops or international meetings organised by OHCHR, such as the Indigenous Fellowship Programme and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
* Perform other tasks that contribute to his/her capacity to advance the rights of indigenous peoples
* The fellow may also be tasked on a specific project that is mutually agreed for the duration of the fellowship.
The candidate must be indigenous. He/she should have:
* A university degree preferably in law, political sciences, international relations or any other disciplines related to human rights.Minimum of four years of work experience in the field of indigenous peoples' rights.
* · He/she should be fluent in English. Other language skills including Spanish, French or Russian are highly desirable.
The candidate selected is entitled to a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses in Geneva, as well as return ticket and basic health insurance. Please note that this is not a regular employment position within OHCHR and it does not lead to employment rights and entitlements beyond the terms of the fellowship.
Interested candidates should submit their applications by fax (+41 22 917 90 08) with a cover letter indicating "Application to the 2011 Senior Indigenous Fellowship Position" or by post at:
Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Although application by email is not encouraged, yet, scanned applications can also be received at the following address: fellowship at ohchr.org
The application should include the following documents:
1) A Curriculum Vitae
2) A letter of motivation (maximum 3 pages), in which the candidate will explain his/her expectations, what he/she hopes to achieve through this fellowship and what he/she expects to do upon return to promote indigenous rights
3) A letter of recommendation from the organisation / entity they are affiliated with
The deadline to receive applications is: 7 March 2011. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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