The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus, where the incumbent will be placed, serves to support the operation of the UN Resident Coordinator who brings together the different UN agencies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at the country level.

The UN Resident Coordinator leads the UN Country Team (UNCT) and is the designated representative of the Secretary-General for development operations. Working closely with the national government, the UN Resident Coordinator and the UNCT advocate the interests and mandates of the UN system while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire UN family.
UN coordination focuses, among other things, on processes such as UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) preparation and implementation, reporting and follow-up on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and reporting and follow-up on UN conventions to which Belarus is a party, such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), etc.

Key Functions:

  1. Ensure effective support to the UNCT in finalization and implementation of country programming processes and products in the area of human rights and development;
  2. Support effective advocacy of the UN activities on human rights-related issues in close consultation with the DPI and communication focal points of the UN system;
  3. Contribute to effective joint resource mobilization for UNDAF implementation;
  4. Provide overall assistance and support to the HRA, including research on national legislation and comparative analyses with international legal standards.

Duty Station: Minsk, Belarus

Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 2 year(s) experience

Languages Required: English, Russian

Grade: SB5

Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type: External

Bureau: Europe & the CIS

Contract Duration: 9 months with the possibility of extension

Vacancy End Date: 09.04.2018 (Midnight New York, USA)

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