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By Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | on 15 May 2017
Abstract

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

APPOINTMENTS TO BE MADE AT THE 36TH SESSION OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
(11-29 SEPTEMBER 2017)
 

NEW: Call for applications
Secretariat note verbale of 24 April 2017: Call for applications
English [Word - PDF] – French [Word - PDF]

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 June 2017 (12 NOON GREENWICH MEAN TIME / GMT)

To apply for the mandates below, (1) complete the online survey (http://ohchr-survey.unog.ch/index.php/898354?lang=en)  and (2) submit the application form in Word format, which can be accessed by clicking on the mandate in the table below.

For Working Group appointments, only citizens of States belonging to the specific regional groups are eligible. Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member States athttp://www.un.org/depts/DGACM/RegionalGroups.shtml 

General information about the selection and appointment process

Description

How to apply:

The entire application process consists of two parts: 1. online survey and 2. application form in Word format. Both parts and all sections of the application form need to be completed and received by the Secretariat before the expiration of the deadline.

First part: Online survey (http://ohchr-survey.unog.ch/index.php/898354?lang=en) is used to collect information for statistical purposes such as personal data (i.e. name, gender, nationality), contact details, mandate applying for and, if appropriate, nominating entity.

Second part: Application form in Word can be downloaded from http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/HRC36.aspx by clicking on the mandate. It should be fully completed and saved in Word format and then submitted as an attachment by e-mail. Information provided in this form includes a motivation letter of maximum 600 words. The application form should be completed in English only. It will be used as received to prepare the public list of candidates who applied for each vacancy and will also be posted as received on the OHCHR public website.

Once fully completed (including Section VII), the application form in Word should be submitted to hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org (by e-mail). A maximum of up to three reference letters (optional) can be attached in Word or pdf format to the e-mail prior to the expiration of the deadline. No additional documents, such as CVs, resumes, or supplementary reference letters beyond the first three received will be accepted.

Please note that for Working Group appointments, only citizens of States belonging to the specific regional group are eligible. Please refer to the list of United Nations regional groups of Member States at http://www.un.org/depts/DGACM/RegionalGroups.shtml

  • Application deadline: 1 June 2017 (12 noon GREENWICH MEAN TIME / gMT)
  • No incomplete or late applications will be accepted.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed at a later stage.

General description of the selection process is available at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/Nominations.aspx

In case of technical difficulties, or if encountering problems with accessing or completing the forms, you may contact the Secretariat by e-mail at hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org  or fax at + 41 22 917 9008.

You will receive an acknowledgment e-mail when both parts of the application process, i.e. the data submitted through the online survey and the Word application form, have been received by e-mail.

Thank you for your interest in the work of the Human Rights Council.


 

  1. PERSONAL DATA

1. Family name:                                                                            

6. Year of birth:     

2. First name:                                                                          

7. Place of birth:      

3. Maiden name (if any):                                                                    

8. Nationality (please indicate the nationality that will appear on the public list of candidates):      

4. Middle name:                                                                                 

9. Any other nationality:      

5. Sex:       

 

 

  1. MANDATE - SPECIFIC COMPETENCE / QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE

 

NOTE: Please describe why the candidate’s competence / qualifications / knowledge is relevant in relation to the specific mandate:

 

  1. QUALIFICATIONS (200 words)

Relevant educational qualifications or equivalent professional experience in the field of human rights; good communication skills (i.e. orally and in writing) in one of the six official languages of the United Nations (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.)

 

     

 

  1. RELEVANT EXPERTISE (200 words)

Knowledge of international human rights instruments, norms and principles. (Please state how this was acquired.)

Knowledge of institutional mandates related to the United Nations or other international or regional organizations’ work in the area of human rights. (Please state how this was acquired.)

Proven work experience in the field of human rights. (Please state years of experience.)

 

      

  1. ESTABLISHED COMPETENCE (200 words)

Nationally, regionally or internationally recognized competence related to human rights. (Please explain how such competence was acquired.)

    

 

  1. PUBLICATIONS OR PUBLIC STATEMENTS

Please list significant and relevant published books, articles, journals and reports that you have written or public statements, or pronouncements that you have made or events that you may have participated in relation to the mandate.

 

  • Enter three publications in relation to the mandate for which you are applying in the order of relevance:

 

  1. Title of publication:

Journal/Publisher:      

Date of publication:      

Web link, if available:      

 

  1. Title of publication:

Journal/Publisher:      

Date of publication:      

Web link, if available:      

 

  1. Title of publication:

Journal/Publisher:      

Date of publication:      

Web link, if available:      

 

If more than three publications, kindly summarize (200 words):      

 

  • Enter three public statements or pronouncements made or events that you may have participated in relation to the mandate for which you are applying in the order of relevance:

 

  1. Platform/occasion/event on which public statement/pronouncement made:

Event organizer:      

Date on which public statement/pronouncement made:      

Web link, if available:      

 

  1. Platform/occasion/event on which public statement/pronouncement made:

Event organizer:      

Date on which public statement/pronouncement made:      

Web link, if available:      

 

  1. Platform/occasion/event on which public statement/pronouncement made:

Event organizer:      

Date on which public statement/pronouncement made:      

Web link, if available:      

 

If more than three, kindly summarize (200 words):      

 

  1. flexibility/readiness and AVAILABILITY of time (200 words)

to perform effectively the functions of the mandate and to respond to its requirements, including participating in Human Rights Council (HRC) sessions in Geneva and General Assembly sessions in New York, travelling on special procedures visits, drafting reports and engaging with a variety of stakeholders. Kindly indicate whether the candidate can dedicate an estimated total of approximately three months per year to the work of a mandate.

 

Please note that the work of mandate holders is unpaid. Those appointed as mandate holders serve in their personal capacities. They are not United Nations staff members, they are not based in United Nations offices in Geneva or at another United Nations location, and they do not receive salary or other financial compensation, except for travel expenses and daily subsistence allowance of “experts on mission”. 

 

 

III. Motivation Letter (600 word limit, must be included below and not in a separate e-mail or as an attachment) 

 

 

 

  1. LANGUAGES (READ / WRITTEN / SPOKEN)

 

Please indicate all language skills below. 

 

  1. Mother tongue:

 

  1. Knowledge of the official languages of the United Nations:

 

Arabic: Yes or no:       If yes,

Read: Easily or Not easily:      
Write: Easily or Not easily:      
Speak:
Easily or Not easily:      

 

Chinese: Yes or no:       If yes,

Read: Easily or not easily:      
Write:
Easily or not easily:      
Speak:
Easily or not easily:      

 

English: Yes or no:       If yes,

Read: Easily or not easily:      
Write:
Easily or not easily:      
Speak:
Easily or not easily:      

 

French: Yes or no:       If yes,

Read: Easily or not easily:      
Write:
Easily or not easily:      
Speak:
Easily or not easily:      


Russian:
Yes or no:       If yes,

Read: Easily or not easily:      
Write:
Easily or not easily:      
Speak:
Easily or not easily:      

 

Spanish: Yes or no:       If yes,

Read: Easily or not easily:      
Write:
Easily or not easily:      
Speak:
Easily or not easily:      

 

  1. EDUCATIONAL RECORD

 

NOTE: Please list the candidate’s academic qualifications (university level and higher, indicating type of degree, subject, and whether full or part-time, ex. Masters in law, University of xxx, part-time).

         

Name of degree and name of academic institution, full or part-time:

Years of attendance

(provide a range from-to, for example 1999-2003):

Place and country:

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

 

  1. EMPLOYMENT RECORD

 

NOTE: Please briefly list ALL RELEVANT professional positions held in the area of human rights, beginning with your current occupation. Also indicate whether positions held were not full-time.

 

Name of employer,

functional title,

main functions of position, full or part-time:

Years of work
(provide a range from-to, for example 1999-2005):

Place and country:

 

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

 

VII. COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICS AND INTEGRITY PROVISIONS
(of Human Rights Council resolution 5/1)
To be completed by the candidate or by the nominating entity on his/her behalf.

 

  1. To your knowledge, does the candidate have any official, professional, personal, or financial relationships that might cause him/her to limit the extent of their inquiries, to limit disclosure, or to weaken or slant findings in any way? If yes, please explain.

     

 

  1. Are there any factors that could either directly or indirectly influence, pressure, threaten, or otherwise affect the candidate’s ability to act independently in discharging his/her mandate? If yes, please explain:

     

 

  1. Is there any reason, currently or in the past, that could call into question the candidate’s moral authority and credibility or does the candidate hold any views or opinions that could prejudice the manner in which she/he discharges his mandate? If yes, please explain:     

 

  1. Does the candidate comply with the provisions in paragraph 44 and 46 of the annex to Human Rights Council resolution 5/1? (Please answer YES if you comply, NO if you do not comply, together with an explanation.)

Para. 44: The principle of non-accumulation of human rights functions at a time shall be respected.

Para. 46: Individuals holding decision-making positions in Government or in any other organization or entity which may give rise to a conflict of interest with the responsibilities inherent to the mandate shall be excluded. Mandate holders will act in their personal capacity.     

 

  1. Should the candidate be appointed as a mandate holder, he/she will have to take measures to comply with paragraphs 44 and 46 of the annex to Council resolution 5/1. In the event that the current occupation or activity, even if unpaid, of the candidate may give rise to a conflict of interest (e.g. if a candidate holds a decision-making position in Government) and/or there is an accumulation of human rights functions (e.g. as a member of another human rights mechanism at the international, regional or national level), necessary measures could include relinquishing positions, occupations or activities. If applicable, please indicate the measures the candidate will take.

       

VIII. CERTIFY AND SUBMIT APPLICATION
To be completed by the candidate or by the nominating entity on his/her behalf.

 


I hereby certify that all of the statements made in this application are true, complete and are made in good faith. I understand that falsifying or intentionally withholding information will be grounds for not being selected or appointed or the withdrawal of any proposed appointment or, if an appointment has been made and accepted, for its immediate cancellation or termination.

Kindly note that whilst no changes can be made after this application form has been submitted and the deadline for applications has expired, any relevant change of current occupation, employment, or position, or any other relevant fact or circumstance should be brought to the attention of the secretariat by
e-mail (hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org).

 

Please review your application before you insert your name and date to indicate your agreement.

 

Name:      

Date:      

 

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Source: 

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/HRC36.aspx 

 

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/Nominations.aspx

 

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/SP/Pages/HRC36.aspx 

 

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Publication date: 15 May 2017

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance
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