Research Consultant for Business and Human Rights

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 06 October 2021
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Result of Service

Institutional Arrangement
โ€ข The Consultant will report to the OHCHR Regional Representative for the Pacific and as delegated to the OHCHR regional focal point on Business and Human Rights.
โ€ข The Consultant will provide regular updates on progress as required.
โ€ข The Consultant will be engaging with various stakeholders/partners during the assignment in order to complete the task.
โ€ข Perform other duties as required.
โ€ข Strong interpersonal, communication skills and strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;
โ€ข Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;
โ€ข Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
โ€ข Comprehensiveness knowledge of Business and human rights
โ€ข Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet in conducting research;
โ€ข Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills;
โ€ข Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
โ€ข Positive, constructive attitude to work;
โ€ข Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration

November to December 2021 with no possibility of extension.

Duties and Responsibilities

BACKGROUND

The consultant will produce a business and human rights scoping report that will identify actors, stakeholders, constitutions, and key issues within the Pacific region covered by the OHCHR Regional Office for the Pacific (ROP). The report will help the ROP will options for strategic engagement with business and human rights actors and stakeholders and will help shape their future engagement with this vital constituency.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Scope of Work
Under the supervision of the OHCHR Regional Representative for the Pacific and as delegated to the OHCHR regional focal point on Business and Human Rights, the international consultant will undertake the following tasks:

1. Conduct research and produce a scoping report that addresses human rights harms caused by the impact of business activity and identify best practices and good examples from the region that show positive impacts from business activity. The report will focus specifically on the impact in relation to groups in vulnerable situations, and to promote good practices.
2. Identify systematic issues in the Pacific region relating to business and human rights and provide the regional context to this emerging human rights area.
3. Identify priority areas for Regional Office for the Pacific engagement and provide an overview of activities of other business and human rights players in the Pacific region, identifying areas for future collaboration and engagement.
4. Highlight entry points for strategic engagement for ROP with external actors.
5. Work with the UN system, including the UN Country Team and relevant human rights mechanisms, to identify the protection needs of human rights defenders and impacted individuals.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced degree in International Human Rights Law, Development, and/or related area is required or a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in support, monitoring, and reporting of development projects/ programmes related to business and human rights with at least 2 years on Human Rights issues. Experience in climate justice programming, experience in the United Nations systems and field experience is an asset.
Language: Fluency of English language is required.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTSโ€™ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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