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. With support from the German Federal Foreign Office, DRI Pakistan is currently implementing a project entitled “Consolidating Democratic Stability in Pakistan”. The overall objective of the project is to strengthen local constituencies, both on the governmental and non-governmental side, to consolidate the democratic transition process in Pakistan, specifically with a view to human rights protection and effective, decentralised governance.
According to the EU’s 2018 GSP+ review report, Pakistan’s overall human rights situation remains largely precarious and even worsened in some cases. A lack of political will and institutional weaknesses are key challenges on the way to improving human rights protection in Pakistan. Yet, some developments are significant, including the establishment of Treaty Implementation Cells (TICs), the founding of national and sub-national human rights institutions, and the formulation of the National Action Plan for Human Rights (NAP-HR). The government has also established a National Task Force (including its provincial chapters) to pursue the implementation of the NAP-HR.
DRI, under its ‘Consolidating Democratic Stability in Pakistan’ project, has devised a strategy to support Pakistan’s human rights institutions, thereby enabling them to play an active role in the promotion and protection of human rights. DRI now seeks the services of a Pakistan-based ‘Human Rights Institutional Support Expert’ to facilitate DRI’s Pakistan team in providing technical support to improve the policy delivery of Pakistan’s provincial human rights bodies.
Your duties and responsibilities:
DRI requires expert services on flexible terms to address strategic needs of sub-national human rights structures. Key tasks and deliverables will be defined based on the institutions’ strategic needs assessment, particularly in the following key areas:
If you are interested in this position, please send your application (cover letter and CV) to email@example.com. Please include “Pakistan: Human Rights Expert” in the subject line and refer to the source you have found this opportunity.
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).