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The Danish Institute for Human Rights: EXPERIENCED HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISER


The Danish Institute for Human Rights


Onsdag, 22. marts 2017 - 12:00





We are offering you an important challenging task, namely to strengthen our collaboration with National Human Rights Institutions and the global network supporting them.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights plays an important role in enhancing the recognition and roles of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) around the world. We strengthen the NHRIs to comply with the UN Paris Principles and to carry out their mandates through human rights expertise and organizational capacity development.

You will contribute to the overall work with capacity development of NHRIs, and you will also be part of our support to the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) and our work to develop strong global and regional secretariats that can act as a capacity hub for individual NHRIs. Read more on our home page www.humanrights.dk

You will be part of a team of dedicated colleagues from different academic, professional and geographic background.  Your professional skills– in human rights, NHRIs, strategy and capacity development  – will be nourished on a daily basis.


·         Collaborate with NHRIs on capacity development to strengthen the overall strategic and operational capacity across mandate areas

·         Provide advice to NHRIs on legal mandate and accreditation processes

·         Collaborate with the regional and global NHRI structures on strategic and organisational strengthening

·         Develop methods and tools for capacity development of NHRIs

·         Develop and carry out educational activities in specific human rights substance areas and a human rights based approach.

·         Develop learning designs and write storyboards for e-learning on human rights (introduction to human rights, NHRIs Paris Principles etc.)


·         A strong understanding of the mandate, structure and core functions of NHRIs and solid experience with leading strategic and organisational development approaches in multi-cultural environments. 

·         A good knowledge of the global NHRI-framework as well as the international human rights systems at large.

·         Experience in developing and managing adult learning processes (trainings, workshops etc.)

·         A legal background with a specialisation in human rights law

·         Two years plus of work experience in a development context, working directly with global south partners, preferably state partners and local authorities

·         Fluency in English is required

·         Proficiency in Danish, French and Spanish is a strong advantage


The duty station is Copenhagen with international travel up to 10 weeks a year. The position is a full time position (37 hours per week) and salary will be determined in accordance with Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations with the possibility to negotiate individual supplements.


Please submit your application no later than 12.00 CET 22 March 2017 by using the form found on our website http://humanrights.dk/about-us/vacancies.

The Institute strives to achieve diversity in its staff composition and therefore invites all qualified candidates to apply for the position.


Department Director, Marie Louise Høj Johannessen, [email protected] or + 45 91325721


The Danish Institute for Human Rights is a state institution, independent of government with a national and international mandate provided by law. The Danish Institute is known by its partners for being collaborative and trustworthy and for taking responsibility for creating long-lasting solutions. This allows the Danish Institute to operate in the nexus between governments, NGOs and businesses.



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