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AFRO-NETS> WHO-HQ: Job vacancy - Human Rights Adviser

  • Subject: AFRO-NETS> WHO-HQ: Job vacancy - Human Rights Adviser
  • From: Firoze Manji <firoze@fahamu.org>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 08:37:18 -0400 (EDT)

WHO-HQ: Job vacancy - Human Rights Adviser

Vacancy Notice No. HQ/00/SDE/82-E

Qualifications indicated in this vacancy are MINIMUM requirements.
Candidates who are less qualified will not be considered.

Title: Human Rights Adviser (Time limited post for two years from
date of recruitment)

Grade: P.5

Official station (country): Geneva (Switzerland)

Organizational Location/Unit: Sustainable Development and Health En-
vironments (SDE) Health in Sustainable Development (HSD) Globaliza-
tion, Cross-sectoral Policies and Human Rights (GCP)

Objectives of the programme:

The overall goal of Health in Sustainable Development (HSD) is to in-
tegrate health dimensions into development policies and practices,
reducing poverty and promoting sustainable human development, within
the context of globalization. The objectives are to incorporate pov-
erty dimensions in health policies (influencing the health sector),
incorporate health dimensions in development policies (influencing
other sectors and development processes), and integrate a human
rights approach within health strategies and policies. The work of
the Department is managed in two teams: Globalization, Cross-sectoral
Policies and Human Rights (GCP) and Poverty and Health Policies

The successful candidate will:

As part of the GCP team, the incumbent acts as focal point at WHO/HQ
for health and human rights and ensures the integration of human
rights into HSD activities; supports WHO policy development in health
and human rights; facilitates the integration of health and human
rights principles and practices in WHO; ensures that health is ade-
quately addressed on the international human rights agenda; and
strengthens WHO staff capacity in health and human rights; on re-
quest, provides technical support and guidance to WHO programmes,
Member States and NGOs to build their capacity in the field of health
and human rights; develops tools for the dissemination of information
on human rights, including compilations of "best practices" guides
and manuals on health and human rights integration.

Qualifications Required:

Education and Skills:

Advanced university degree in law with specialization in human rights
law and advanced training in public health or advanced degree in pub-
lic health with advanced training in human rights law. Knowledge of
the linkages between health and human rights; demonstrated creativity
and ability to develop pioneering human rights projects; ability to
interact successfully with Member States and NGOs in capacity build-
ing in the health and human rights field; good understanding of po-
litical complexities; ability to organize conferences; excellent
writing and communications skills; ability to coordinate.


Substantial and broad ranging practical human rights experience, in-
cluding working within the UN human rights system; human rights pol-
icy development; designing and implementing human rights projects in
countries; working with the human rights NGO community.


Excellent knowledge of English or French with a good working knowl-
edge of the other.

Annual salary (net of tax):

US$ 62,014 at single rate and US$ 66,753 with primary dependants.
Post Adjustment: 28.8% of the above figures. This percentage is to be
considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either
upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or

Applications should quote the vacancy notice number and include a de-
tailed curriculum vitae and photograph.



This vacancy is open to applicants of EITHER SEX. Applications from
WOMEN are encouraged.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for in-
terview and test.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff
Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual

Staff are subject to assignment to any office of the WHO in the world
and mobility is encouraged.

Please send your application by mail to:

World Health Organization
CH-1211 Geneva 27

By fax to: +41-22-791-0746

By Email to: <sdevac@who.ch>

Firoze Manji

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