The Human Rights Specialist (HR Specialist) will provide expert advice on the promotion and protection of human rights in Nepal as well as support Government and civil society on their engagement with the international human rights system during ongoing process of peace, development and democratization in Nepal. S/he will promote the integration of human rights principles and rights based approaches in UN planning and programming. The HR Specialist will also act as resource person on issues of gender equality, social inclusion, the Human Rights Up Front Initiative and the integration of human rights into disaster preparedness and response efforts (under the guidance of the Head of Office and in collaboration with and in support to technical agencies).
Reporting directly to the head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office, the candidate will work closely with the UN agencies in furthering human rights principles, including human rights based approach (HRBA) and social inclusion. The incumbent will also liaise closely with the Resident Coordinator’s Office field coordinators to ensure efficient communication.