UN – OHCHR offer NHRI Fellowship Programme

UN – OHCHR offer NHRI Fellowship Programme

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is offering a fellowship programme for staff members of NHRIs. The aim of the fellowship programme, which is organised by the National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section of OHCHR, is to give staff members of NHRIs from all over the world a better understanding and appreciation of the international human rights system. Through this experience the Fellow will gain knowledge of and work experience with the United Nations human rights system (including the treaty body system, the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and Special Procedures), the OHCHR’s work with and for NHRIs, and technical and substantive issues relating to NHRIs. It will also allow Fellows to develop an extensive contact network with OHCHR staff, staff of other UN departments and agencies, as well as NGOs represented in Geneva.

Selection process for 2012

The closing date for the current call is 30 April 2012. Interested candidates are required to submit an application, which should include a C.V. and a letter of recommendation from their respective NHRI, directly to: Noris Liza Doyen, Programme assistant, NIRMS (e-mail address:NLiza-Doyen@ohchr.org), no later than 30 April 2012.

Full details are available here.

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