Fellowship Programme 2022 Scholarships is inviting credible applicants who are willing to partake in its ongoing 2022 Scholarship programme at UN Human Rights Office.
UN Human Rights Office is the leading UN entity on human rights, It was established in December 1993.
Benefits of Fellowship Programme
The fellow will contribute to the work of the Humanitarian Funds including through the following:
- Evaluate and analyse project applications and liaise with applicant organizations to provide technical assistance;
- Conduct substantive research on and analysis of developments concerning contemporary forms of slavery and torture in specific countries;
- Review, record and compile information on best practices and lessons learned from grantees of the Funds;
- Contribute to outreach efforts, and prepare and translate promotional material to increase the visibility of the two Funds (website updates, brochures, social media posts, impact stories, etc.);
- Help organize and participate in the annual sessions of the Funds’ Boards of Trustees, including public events and policy discussions;
- Contribute to the work of other parts of the United Nations Human Rights Office as required.
The fellow will receive financial support from the UN Human Rights Office in the form of a monthly stipend to cover living expenses during the programme. A return flight ticket and health insurance will also be provided. The fellow will receive periodic briefings and on-the-job training about the United Nations human rights system and relevant thematic issues.
Requirements for Fellowship Programme Qualification
- At least two years of professional experience in human rights and/or a related field, with a particular focus on contemporary forms of slavery and/or torture; knowledge of the United Nations system is an asset;
- Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations language, in particular Arabic, French or Spanish is an asset;
- Experience in fundraising, project management and/or forms of direct assistance (including legal, medical, psychological and social services to victims of human rights violations) is also an asset;
- Qualified candidates working with organizations which received or receive funding from the Humanitarian Funds, as well as survivors of slavery or torture, are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given priority. Selected candidates are encouraged to share the knowledge and experience obtained during their fellowship with their organization.
The United Nations believes that an inclusive culture attracts the best talent and encourages all qualified applicants, regardless of colour, gender, social origin, disability, sexual orientation, cultural or religious backgrounds, to apply.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit their application in an electronic format directly to the Humanitarian Funds Secretariat no later than 15 March 2022 by e-mail: Philippe Tissier ([email protected]). The application should contain the following:
- a fully completed and signed application form and;
- a letter of recommendation from the human rights organization where the applicant works/ed.
For more details, visit UN Human Rights website.