CoE – Consultancy on European Human Rights Standards, Strasbourg
Luogo di lavoro: Estero
Scadenza: 12 maggio 2016
The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It comprises 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law.
The Council of Europe is supporting the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights and other European human rights standards at the national level in all its member states through cooperation programmes, funded either by its ordinary budget or by extra-budgetary resources, through EU/CoE Joint Programmes, the Human Rights Trust Fund or voluntary contributions. These projects include support to structural changes through legislative advice and capacity development in various human rights areas, in cooperation with the European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP), the only pan-European network and e-learning platform providing human rights training to legal professionals in the 47 member states.
For this, the Council of Europe draws upon an extensive network of consultants with knowledge of international standards and different European systems (so-called “international consultants”) and consultants with knowledge of the domestic system in which the activities are implemented (so-called “national consultants”). This combination ensures that the Council of Europe’s standards are understood and applied, bearing in mind the national context, including the legislative framework. This call is aimed at creating a pool of international consultants.
The consultants will contribute with their expertise to a better implementation of the human rights standards in the Council of Europe’s member states. They will provide support on human rights related issues through the provision of thematic and methodological expertise and delivery of different training related activities.
Profile (see the eligibility criteria)
- University Degree in law, political sciences, human rights or other relevant for the thematic area;
- Professional experience of 5 years or more in human rights/rule of law/thematic area;
- Professional experience of 3 years or more in the delivery of the specific service (legislation analysis, work on systemic reform, assessment of institutional needs, development and delivery of training, etc.) in the thematic area;
- Excellent oral and written English.
If you are interested, please read carefully the Tender File 2016/AO/15 (the complete file can be downloaded here: https://go.coe.int/x9UVi) and fill in the required form. Deadline for the submission of tender to the Council of Europe is 12/05/2016.