Internship – Human Rights and Rule of Law, UNDP

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Reporting to the Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security Programme Specialist, the intern will have the following tasks:

  • Research/gather from the region (and beyond) information about relevant programmes, projects, knowledge products and resource materials, and drafting/consolidating documents/briefs for the team/broader audience;
  • Assist the team in developing advocacy and communication materials for the regional programme on human rights and rule of law including support to preparation of policy notes;
  • Write articles, blogs for the newsletter (e-documentation), website, and web based platforms/knowledge networks on human rights and rule of law;
  • Assist the team in the preparation of materials and presentations for online tools: workspaces, Teamworks etc;
  • Assist in the preparations (both substantive and logistics) for the thematic events;
  • Any other relevant tasks deem necessary and appropriate (Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice and Security Programme Specialist).

The deliverables of the intern will be subject to review in 6 weeks from the start of the internship.


UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC). The Regional Centre is in charge for regional programme implementation. Through its regional programme, the IRH provides advisory support and knowledge management and innovation services to UNDP Country Offices in 22 countries and territories in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including those in Central Asia.

In 2014, IRH started implementing the new regional project “Supporting voice for citizens, development, the rule of law and accountability in governance systems in Europe and the CIS” (VOICE). The VOICE project aims at addressing interlinked governance challenges related to, among other, implementation of international human rights, rule of law, access to justice, and security standards by governments, national institutions and mechanisms.

UNDP work on human rights focuses on strengthening national human rights systems. This includes, among others, support to integration of human rights recommendations into national systems, and provision of support to NHRIs and Ombudsman institutions by developing their capacities to better fulfill their mandate of protecting and promoting human rights at the national level. Furthermore, UNDP supports countries and governments to develop strategies for making legal and justice services more available and accessible to disadvantaged groups, and, over the past decade, it has initiated a number of justice sector projects in various countries in the region, supporting reform processes and finding ways in which the judiciary would be more effective, transparent and responsive in delivering services to people, with a special focus on challenges posed by exclusion, vulnerability and marginalization. Part of UNDP work on human rights and rule of law is related to organization of number of regional and sub-regional initiatives to promote Country Offices’ demands, and to address some of the critical human rights and rule of law issues.

UNDP IRH is looking for knowledgeable and dedicated intern(s) to join Governance and Peacebuilding Team for support on human rights and rule of law policy and programme support.

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Application deadline: 09 April 2015

Read more and apply here.

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