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Academic employee to the Human Rights team at the Permanent Mission of Denmark in Geneva

The Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva is seeking to recruit an academic employee for the Human Rights team on a full time local contract from 1 September 2021 for a period of six months. You will work with promoting Denmark’s interests in international cooperation on human rights in the context of the remainder of the Danish membership of the Human Rights Council 2019-2021.

Main tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Negotiation of Human Rights Council resolutions, independently and through EU coordination
  • Preparation of Denmark’s recommendations under the Universal Periodic Review
  • Management of official development assistance grants to human rights projects
  • Organisation of and reporting from events, seminars, meetings and visits
  • Other related tasks as relevant

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in political science, international relations, law/human rights law, international development or other relevant field
  • Experience with negotiations and/or with international human rights issues as well as knowledge of the UN system would be considered advantages
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly with a focus on delivering results and to manage competing priorities under time pressure
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail 
  • Well-developed skills for collaboration and coordination 
  • Excellent command of Danish and English both oral and written

We offer: 
An exciting, intercultural and dynamic work environment with a wide range of tasks, but also with clear prioritization and a strong team spirit.

Terms of employment:

  • Full time employment (standard working week of 40 hours) from 1 September 2021 to 28 February 2022
  • Local contract in accordance with the Mission's rules and policies
  • Five weeks of paid holiday per year
  • Salary that reflects qualifications and relevant experience 
  • Workplace pension scheme.

To apply for the position, please send your application in English to the Danish Mission at [email protected] with the following in one PDF file: Cover letter, CV, copies of relevant university diploma(s), recommendations and 2-3 references. Please indicate the following in the subject line: “Application: Academic employee. Your name”

The deadline for applications is Friday 11 June 2021 at 12:00 CET.

For any questions regarding the position, please contact Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr Lars Volck Madsen at [email protected].

The Mission attaches great importance to equal opportunities for all and therefore welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of ethnic background, gender, religion or belief, age or disability. 

The chosen candidate must present a clean criminal record and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance by the Danish authorities. 
For more information about the Permanent Mission of Denmark, please see http://fngeneve.um.dk