Result of Service
Mapping exercise of the CSO landscape, of human rights defender organizations, including women human rights defenders networks, women-led and youth-led organizations, and formal and informal protection networks in the identified countries.
8 Nov – 7 Jan 2024
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Human Rights Officer, and Regional Technical Lead, the home-based consultant is expected to work with OHCHR’s Civic Space Focal points in Geneva, Switzerland, and OHCHR-EARO’s country focal points within the regional team to conduct a mapping of CSOs within OHCHR-EARO’s priority countries. Expected deliverables include:
• Inception report outlining a detailed work plan and timeframe for the delivery (first two weeks of the contract). This should include a 1-page analytical note.
• Conduct a mapping exercise of the CSO landscape, human rights defender organizations, including women human rights defenders networks, women-led and youth-led organizations, and formal and informal protection networks within OHCHR-EARO’s priority countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
• Provide an analysis of the civic space situation, including access to information, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful assembly and association, the right to privacy, and hate speech and incitement and the existence of any legal/bureaucratic barriers to the registration of CSOs.
• Develop a list of organizations working on monitoring, documentation, reporting, and advocacy of human rights violations, on women’s rights and gender equality, and on the rights of youths in the identified OHCHR-EARO’s priority countries. The list will have to incorporate details on the scope of work of these organizations and contact information. Information will include as a minimum: the name; type (i.e., community-based organization, national, international, faith-based, NGO, informal, etc.); contacts; main roles, areas of action, and functions (advocacy, research, monitoring, reporting, etc.
• Submit weekly progress reports on the work and attend weekly meetings with the Human Rights Officer, Regional Engagements Technical Lead.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international law (human rights and humanitarian law), political science, and international relations. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, international development, international law, or related field is required. Experience working with CSOs in East Africa is required. Experience in research and mapping exercises is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite/Excel required. Experience in database development and management is desirable. Demonstrated planning and organizational skills as well as interpersonal skills.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French is highly desirable.
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