International Human Rights Consultant Position at UN Office on Drugs and Crime

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International Human Rights Consultant Position at UN Office on Drugs and Crime

International Human Rights Consultant Position at UN Office on Drugs and Crime

Position Details

  • Job ID: 230001
  • Job Network: Political, Peace, and Humanitarian
  • Job Family: Human Rights Affairs
  • Category and Level: Consultants, CON
  • Duty Station: VIENNA
  • Department/Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Date Posted: Apr 3, 2024
  • Deadline: Apr 15, 2024

Introduction The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is seeking an International Human Rights Consultant to support its efforts in promoting human rights within the context of drug control and crime prevention. This role involves providing expert advice, conducting research, and developing strategies to integrate human rights principles into the office’s programs and activities.


  1. Policy Analysis: Analyze international human rights standards and their relevance to drug control, crime prevention, and criminal justice systems.
  2. Technical Assistance: Provide technical expertise and advice to governments and stakeholders on integrating human rights into drug and crime policies and practices.
  3. Research and Documentation: Conduct research, collect data, and prepare reports on human rights issues related to drug trafficking, organized crime, and law enforcement.
  4. Capacity Building: Develop and deliver training programs and workshops to enhance the capacity of law enforcement agencies and judicial authorities in respecting human rights.
  5. Advocacy and Networking: Advocate for the protection of human rights in drug control policies and collaborate with civil society organizations and human rights defenders.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation: Monitor the implementation of human rights principles in drug control and crime prevention initiatives, and evaluate their impact on affected populations.
  7. Knowledge Sharing: Disseminate good practices, lessons learned, and research findings on human rights and drug control through publications, conferences, and online platforms.


  • Education: Advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in human rights, law, international relations, or a related field.
  • Experience: At least five years of relevant professional experience in human rights, with a focus on drug control, crime prevention, or criminal justice issues.
  • Skills: Strong analytical and research skills, ability to communicate complex issues effectively, and experience in providing technical assistance and capacity-building support.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.

Application Process Interested candidates should apply through the United Nations Careers portal by the deadline of April 15, 2024, citing Job ID 230001. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and any additional documents demonstrating qualifications and experience.

Diversity and Inclusion The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from qualified individuals, including those with disabilities and from underrepresented groups.


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