Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Consultant, German Institute for Human Rights

Consultant, German Institute for Human Rights to explore how National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) address negative human rights impacts of dictatorial regimes & wars


Invitation to submit an offer for a service contract

The German Institute for Human Rights is searching for an academic or practitioner under a service contract
Context: The German Institute for Human Rights wants to explore how National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) address negative human rights impacts of dictatorial regimes and wars, and thus successfully contribute to Transitional Justice.

Services:

  • Manuscript in English or German (level C2) of 35 pages maximum (without appendices), reviewing relevant secondary literature and possibly interview material, on the following questions:
o What starting points do the Paris Principles and the General Observations of the Subcommittee on Accreditation provide for National Human Rights Institutions to work on the human rights impact of dictatorial regimes and wars?
o 4-6 case studies from all regions of the world on how NHRIs work on the consequences of dictatorial rule and/or war. The case studies analyze the following issues:
- Country background including the political context of the NHRI´s establishment,
- Working methods and approaches used by the NHRI,
- Exemplary activities and results/successes
- How NHRIs cooperate with other national actors and contribute to the institutionalization of transitional justice
- Evaluation of the relationship between the NHRI´s human rights mandate and its work on transitional justice/conflict transformation.
  • A table with an overview of those NHRIs worldwide which work on the human rights impacts of dictatorial regimes and wars, including their respective key themes/activities (as appendix)
  • If possible, the results should be presented at an internal meeting at the German Institute for Human Rights
  • Submission of an annotated outline two weeks after conclusion of contract, of a first draft four weeks after conclusion of contract, followed by the incorporation of comments. All services must be rendered within 3 months after conclusion of contract.
  • We calculate the work to take approximately 25 days.

Your qualifications

  • University degree or comparable professional experience
  • Experience in research and publication (e.g. in academia, journalism)
  • In-depth knowledge of National Human Rights Institutions
  • Detailed knowledge of the debates and key players in the field of transitional justice and conflict transformation
Please send us a short cover letter, your CV, your offer with respect to the content of the study (an exposé of not more than 2 pages explaining your planned approach, the realization of the different stages of the study and your timeline) and your financial offer (expected fee including its calculation, the total price and, if applicable, VAT).
We will evaluate your offer on the basis of your submitted documents according to the following criteria: price (30%) and quality, i.e. conceptual and methodological clarity (each 35%).
The Institute strives for diversity among its staff and service providers. We invite people with diverse backgrounds including persons with disabilities to self-identify in their cover letter.
Please send your offer by October 5th, 2015, 10 a.m. (arrival at the Institute)

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