DRI has worked on human rights in Pakistan since 2014 with the support of various international donors. It has fostered domestic constituencies and political will for human rights and good governance reform in Pakistan through the framework of the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) mechanism and Pakistan’s international human rights obligations. In doing so, DRI has worked with various stakeholders including the Government of Pakistan, national human rights institutions, civil society through its network of Civil Society Working Groups (CSWGs) as well as other social and economic actors to advance the effective implementation of Pakistan’s international human rights commitments. To continue its work to enhance the capacities of civil society for effective monitoring and reporting on Pakistan’s human rights compliance, DRI is currently looking for a national Human Rights Expert.
Objectives and Role:
Inform and empower local actors, specifically civil society to become effective advocates and drivers of change, ensuring an enhanced understanding of how to monitor and report on core international labour and human rights conventions.
For the assignment, DRI requires the short-term services of a Pakistan-based Human Rights Expert to design and deliver a training on human rights monitoring and reporting.
The assignment’s scope of work is modulated and involves either one or both of the below tasks:
The Human Rights Expert will work under the overall supervision of DRI’s Country Representative in Pakistan and in coordination with the project team to deliver the following:
Module 1 (May 2019):
Module 2 (May-September 2019):
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Pakistan National Human Rights Expert” in the subject line and indicate if you wish to apply for only one module or both modules. The deadline for applications is 20 April 2019, 23:59. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you are shortlisted, DRI interviews will take place over Skype.
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide.
DRI has been operating in Pakistan since 2010. It supports Pakistani stakeholders in undertaking electoral reforms, human rights compliance and strengthening parliamentary institutions. DRI has been working with the federal parliament, the provincial assemblies, the Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Affairs (PIPS), the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) and the Sindh Human Rights Commission (SHRC).