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With the assistance of the Peace Building Support Office (PBSO) of the United Nations through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Government has embarked upon a series of reform processes and initiatives including transitional justice processes. In the same vein, the Government is also taking further steps to fully realize the fundamental human rights of all persons. As a result, the Government seeks to put in place strong frameworks, to uphold the highest standards of respect for human rights, the rule of law and justice, within the framework of the transitional justice process. To achieve this objective, the government intends to develop a National Human Rights Policy document. The design and implementation is expected to provide a concrete framework to realise the government’s human rights goals and priorities taking in to account the Constitution, relevant national, regional and international human rights treaties, and policies, with an opportunity for the Gambia to review its human rights’ needs. Its development and implementation also aims to not only raise awareness among government officials, security agencies, civil society organisations and the public about human rights, but also provide strategic direction to the implementation of human rights in The Gambia. This is a two-part process, which will also involve the development of a strategic or implementation plan upon conclusion of the National Human Rights Policy.
The Transitional Justice and Human Rights Project is seeking for a Consultant who can support the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Justice to develop a National Human Rights Policy.
- Advanced University Degree (minimum Master’s Degree in Law, human rights or humanitarian law or other related fields).
- Five years of professional experience in policy development or programme management, design and implementation.
- Five years of experience with UN Agencies and/or strong understanding of UN system, frameworks and structures, particularly in programming.
- Experience or deep understanding of regional and international human rights mechanisms and standards.
- Experience engaging with and collaborating with civil society and human rights stakeholders.
- Prior experience of developing a policy document would be an advantage.
- Strong command of English language
The duration of the consultancy will be for 3 months from 16th April to 16th July.
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