Become a human rights supporter: join the United Nations as Associate Human Rights Officer and make the difference in your life working with one of the most well-known global organizations that strives to grant human rights worldwide. Be a joining link among people who make the right choice putting the rights first.
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Organization: The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter ;its main purpose is the maintenance of international peace and security.
Duty Station: Geneva
Open To: People with Master degree or equivalent
- Assist in monitoring the situation regarding one or several thematic phenomena worldwide through analysis of incoming information from governments, IGOs, UN agencies, funds and programmes, as well as NGOs and individuals;
- Assist the Working Group members in fact-finding missions, including preparation of the mission, drafting of mission reports and follow-up to implementation of recommendations;
- Provide support to the mandate holder in drafting annual reports to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly, if applicable; following-up on implementation of decision rendered by policy-making organs
- Prepare correspondence for mandate-holder with governments, IGOs, UN agencies, funds and programmes, as well as NGOs and individuals
- Liaise with other OHCHR thematic and with geographic desk officers and with other human rights mechanisms
-A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area.
-Fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Fluency in French or Spanish is also required.
Wage/Fees: paid but the details are not specified
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If you are passionate about human rights and would like to join the United Nations’ work to promote and protect human rights for all, it is time to apply! the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva (OHCHR) is looking for an Associate human rights officer.
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Organization: The United Nations has always had lead responsibility for the promotion and protection of human rights. Through specific institutions such as the High Commissioner for Human Rights it works in order to support the human rights components of peacekeeping missions in several countries, and has many country and regional offices and centres.
Duty Station: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.
Timeframe: Not specified
Deadline: 08 June 2019
Job description: The Associate Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
For the complete list of duties, please check the job description.
Candidates must have:
Application process: Applicants must fill the online form with the required information.
Contact Information: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights address:
52 rue des Pâquis
CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland.
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The World Trade Organization offers the possibility to attend an Internship Programme to post-graduates students! Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! Apply now!
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Organization: The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible. The WTO has many roles: it operates a global system of trade rules, it acts as a forum for negotiating trade agreements, it settles trade disputes between its members and it supports the needs of developing countries. While the WTO is driven by its member states, it could not function without its Secretariat to coordinate the activities. The Secretariat employs over 600 staff, and its experts — lawyers, economists, statisticians and communications experts — assist WTO members on a daily basis to ensure, among other things, that negotiations progress smoothly, and that the rules of international trade are correctly applied and enforced. Roberto Azevêdo is the sixth Director-General of the WTO. His appointment took effect on 1 September 2013 for a four-year term. In February 2017, WTO members agreed to appoint Mr Azevêdo for a second four-year term, starting on 1 September 2017
Duty Station: Geneva
Open To: Post-graduate students from WTO member and observer countries
Timeframe: Up to a maximum of six months
Deadline: Open and the recruitment for the traineeship programme is on an ongoing basis.
Job description: The WTO Internship Programme is intended to enhance the individual's understanding of the WTO and of trade policy more generally. However, internships include opportunities in other specialist areas, such as finance, human resources, language services, IT and communications. The division to which the intern is assigned determines the precise nature of the work to be undertaken
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should meet the following requirements:
- Being a national of a WTO member state or a country or customs territory engaged in accession negotiations;
-Having completed his/her undergraduate studies in a relevant discipline (Economics, Trade Law, Statistics, Trade Policy, Languages, Information Management, Administration and Information Communication and External Relations) and having completed at least one year of his/her postgraduate studies;
-Having a proficiency in English;
-Having at least 21 years old and a maximum of 30 years old during the internship;
Wage/fees: Interns receive a daily allowance of CHF 60 (including weekends and official holidays falling within the selected period)
Application process: To apply it is necessary to submit an application through This Link and only candidates selected for an interview are contacted
Useful Information: Travel expenses to and from Geneva cannot be paid by the WTO, and such travel is not covered by the Organization's insurance. Medical health insurance coverage is mandatory for participants in internships. Individuals can either take out their own insurance or opt to be insured by the WTO's insurance arrangement, which costs approximately USD 36.62 per month
Contact Information: For any kind of information please visit the Following Page
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The multicultural NGO Alkarama is always looking for interns to join its staff, offering two different internships’ programme: legal internship and media internship. Choose the most suitable programme for you and work with a young non-governmental human rights organisation based in Geneva!
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Organisation: Alkarama is a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organisation established in 2004 to assist all those in the Arab world subjected to or at risk of extrajudicial execution, enforced disappearance, torture, and arbitrary detention. Acting as a bridge between individual victims and international human rights mechanisms, Alkarama works towards an Arab world where all individuals live in freedom and dignity, and are protected by the rule of law. Alkarama brings pro bono legal assistance to victims of the most serious human rights violations, without any discrimination. The organisation focuses its efforts on violations of the right to life, human dignity, physical integrity and freedoms such as extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary detention. Using the international human rights mechanisms and working closely with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR ), Alkarama documents individual cases of violations through direct contact with the victims, their families or lawyers, and submits complaints on their behalf to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies, asking them to intervene with the State in question to put an end to these violations. Alkarama also brings media attention to the cases and situations it covers, helping victims to have their voices heard and shedding light on the human rights situation of a country, through press releases as well as public reports and analyses published in various media outlets. In order to reach a broader audience, Alkarama increasingly relies on social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Legal Internship: people with master degree in law or social sciences with an international law component
Media Internship: people with degree in journalism, communications, human rights or international relations
When: from January to June or from July to December
Deadline: The openings are usually advertised in October for the January-June internship and April for the July-December internship.
Job Description: Alkarama’s internship programme – in both our Legal and Communication departments – provides opportunities for young graduates with an interest in the Arab world to gain experience in a multicultural NGO, working in cooperation with the United Nations, to defend victims of human rights violations in the MENA region. Alkarama’s interns have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the work of the organisation, thus gaining a valuable experience that can be carried forward through the rest of their careers. Alkarama offers full-time internships lasting for six months in its Geneva headquarters.
The work of legal interns includes a variety of tasks such as research, interviewing of victims and recording of testimonies, drafting of complaints for submission to the UN human rights protection mechanisms, attendance and note-taking at UN conferences including the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and the sessions of the Treaty Bodies, synthesizing of information about individual cases of human rights violations, and drafting of reports.
The media intern is working closely with his/her colleagues of both the legal and media departments. The work includes writing news stories for Alkarama’s website, publishing articles, maintaining and monitoring social media networks (Twitter/Facebook) and media contacts’ database. The intern is also expected to contribute to the production of audio-visual work.
The ideal legal intern holds a Masters degree in law or social sciences with an international law component, speaks and writes fluently French or English with preferably a working knowledge of the other, with Arabic being a valuable asset. The applicant should also have strong analytical and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in human rights and the Middle East.
The ideal communications intern holds a degree in journalism, communications, human rights or international relations, previous experience in a news, communications or campaigning organisation, a good understanding of social media and multimedia tools. The intern must also have an excellent command of English, with preferably a working knowledge of French and/or Arabic and a demonstrated interest in politics and the media in the Arab world.
Application process: when available, the application form will be on this site
Alkarama Foundation | 150 route de Ferney
CH-1211 Genève 2
Phone: +41 22 734 1006
Fax: +41 22 734 1034
Edited by Barbara Parisse
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Are you an African descent living in the Diaspora? If so join the Fellowship Programme that provides the participants with an intensive learning opportunity to deepen their understanding of the United Nations human rights system, instruments and mechanisms, with a focus on issues of particular relevance to people of African descent
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Organization: The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter. Each of the 193 Member States of the United Nations is a member of the General Assembly. States are admitted to membership in the UN by a decision of the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council
Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland
Open to: The selection of the fellows will reflect gender and regional balance. The human rights situation of People of African Descent in the respective countries will also be taken into consideration
Time frame: In 2017 the Fellowship will be held from 13 November to 1 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland
Description: The Fellowship Programme will allow the participants to better contribute to the protection and promotion of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries
-The candidate must be an individual of African descent living in the Diaspora
-The candidate must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience related to the rights of People of African Descent
-The candidate needs to have sufficient command of the English language to be able to participate fully in the programme
-The candidate has to submit a letter from an organization working on issues related to People of African Descent or minority rights certifying their status
-The candidates must be available to attend the full duration of the programme. The selected fellows will be expected to participate in different activities and to strictly follow the programme
-A Curriculum Vitae
-A completed, signed and scanned Application Form in one single document.
-A Personal Statement (maximum 500 words) in which the candidate will explain his/her motivation for applying, and how he/she will use the knowledge gained from the fellowship to promote the interests and rights of people of African descent.
-An Official Letter of Support from the nominating organization or community
-A copy of the applicant’s passport.
Please note that submissions with more than five attachments will not be accepted
Wage/fees: not specified
Further info: Each fellow is entitled to a return ticket (economy class) from the country of residence to Geneva; basic health insurance; and a stipend to cover modest accommodation and other living expenses for the duration of the Programme.
Edited by Anja Herbez