CBM Ireland is currently recruiting an Advocacy Coordinator to assist their CEO in the ongoing work and promoting the rights of persons with disabilities in Irish Overseas development and humanitarian action. The closing date is April 28, 2010.
The main duties include:
- Development of an Advocacy strategy
- Awareness raising and communications
- Networking and representation of CBM
Professional and Personal profile:
- Relevant academic background (social studies, public affairs, legal studies, public health, disability studies)
- Professional experience in the field of disability; either domestic disability issues or disability and international development.
- Professional experience in the field of advocacy policy and/or public campaigning
For more information on this opportunity and on how to apply see here.
The Law Reform Commission today posted an advertisement on its website recruiting legal researchers see here. The Law Reform Commission has not recruited legal researchers since 2008. Candidates for the post of legal researcher should have a law degree (at least at the 2:1 level or equivalent experience or qualification) and will normally have a postgraduate degree in law. An essential requirement is practical experience and/or aptitude in conducting legal research and a capacity to write well and competence with IT. These appointments will be made on a contract basis for one year. The closing date is noon – 29 April 2010.
UNHCR Ireland is currently advertising two internships with its External Relations and Protection units. Click here for more details about both internships and details on how to apply. Please note the deadline for applications for the External Relations internship is 23rd April 2010. The deadline for applications for the Protection internship is 14th May 2010.
The Irish RAXEN National Focal Point (NFP) for RAXEN Europe has sent us a notice that it is currently seeking a Research Officer for a position of up to one-year to join the NFP team of academics and researchers involved in conducting research on the following three discrete and short projects:
- The Situation of Asylum Seekers: Asylum Procedures and the Right to Work
- Racist and Related Hate Crimes in the EU
- A complimentary data collection report on issues relating to racism, xenophobia and related intolerances
The research officer position provides a great opportunity to expand qualitative research and statistical skills, and work with a team of academics, researchers and activists in the area of equality, human rights and social justice.
Since 2000, the European Union (EU) Fundamental Rights Agency (formerly the EU Monitoring Centre on Racism, Xenophobia and related Intolerances) has been collecting data on racism, xenophobia and related intolerances through its RAXEN National Focal Points (NFPs) based in each EU Member State. Information provided by the NFPs covers the areas of legislation, racist violence/crime, employment, education, housing, as well as health and is primarily used to develop in-house European-wide comparative analyses. More information is available here.
The Irish RAXEN NFP is a consortium project led by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) in partnership with the School for Social Justice, University College Dublin. Communications for the project are managed by the Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI). Previously, the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI) performed the functions of the Irish NFP until its closure in 2008.
More information on the job spec, conditions and how to make an application are available after the jump.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (Ireland) is seeking to recruit a Protection Assistant for a position in their Dublin Office.
Further particulars regarding the post and application procedure can be found here.
- Project Co-Ordinator
- Assistant Co-ordinator
See www.ihrc.ie for more details.
HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION PROJECT
(Funded by Atlantic Philanthropies)
Established under the Human Rights Commission Acts 2000 & 2001, the Irish Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has a wide ranging remit to promote and protect human rights as defined in international agreements to which Ireland is a party and in the Irish Constitution.
The IHRC human rights education project funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies aims to provide targeted human rights education to civil and public servants in the justice sector. The project aims to provide these stakeholders, in the short term, with increased awareness of applicable human rights standards and increased capacity to conduct internal training. The Project will achieve its aims through (1) the provision of targeted human rights education training for certain sectors of the civil and public service (2) the creation of a human rights education handbook for civil and public servants in the ‘justice sector’ and provision of initial training for trainers on the handbook. The duration of the project is 16 months.
The IHRC is now seeking 1 Project Co-ordinator and 1 Assistant Co-ordinator to work with current staff of the IHRC taking direction of IHRC Director of Research, Policy and Promotion, under the authority of the Chief Executive.
The IHRC is seeking responses from highly qualified candidates interested in implementing this project as part of a project team. Applicants will need to meet the following essential criteria:
- A degree in law, education, humanities, or the social sciences, or other qualification which is acceptable to the Commission as being at least equivalent to a degree in any of the aforementioned subjects and relevant to the duties of the position
- A strong knowledge of Irish and international human rights standards and mechanisms
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Experience of developing training and educational materials on human rights or related subjects
- Experience of using participatory training methodologies
- Experience of preparing, organising and delivering education and training courses on human rights or related subjects
- Ability to manage one’s own work effectively, to use own initiative and be self-motivated
- Ability to oversee and to evaluate the work of others
- Excellent communications and writing skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team
- Experience of managing staff
- Excellent networking skills
- Sound judgement and integrity
- At least 8 years satisfactory experience of relevance to the duties associated with the position
The IHRC is also seeking responses from highly qualified candidates interested in the contract of Project Officer. Applicants will need to meet the following essential criteria:
- a primary degree in education, law, social science or a related discipline
- Good knowledge of human rights and international law
- Experience in providing research support in relation to education and training initiatives in human rights related fields
- Some experience in an education and/or training field related to human rights
- Strong research, writing and organisational skills
- Some experience of event management
- Be a ‘self-starter’ who is enthusiastic about the promotion of human rights and can operate with limited direction / supervision
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team
- Sound judgement and integrity
- Strong word processing skills and familiarity with the internet
Respondents should have experience relevant to the duties associated with the position. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide evidence of how she or he meets these criteria.
Both contracts will be awarded on the basis of a 16 month contract for services. The successful contractors will not be members of staff of either the IHRC or Atlantic Philanthropies.
Letter of application with comprehensive CV, marked ‘Human Rights Education Project’ to Kirsten Roberts, Director Research Policy and Promotion at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 January 2010.
More details can be found by following the below links:
Via the IrishLaw email list comes news of this exciting opportunity:
Applications are invited for the post of Judicial Research Assistant in the Courts Service. Appointments are for a maximum period of two years. Judicial Research Assistants provide a legal research support to members of the Irish Judiciary. The posts are based in the Judges Library, Four Courts, Dublin. The successful candidates must have:
- A law degree at a minimum standard of 2:1
- An extensive knowledge of Irish Law and the Irish legal system
- The ability to use information technology
- An extensive knowledge of modern research methods and materials
- A proven ability to edit and proof read documents
- A proven ability to identify legal issues and write concisely about them
Applicants must be in a position to take up the post on a fulltime basis early in 2010.
A good knowledge of Irish and in particular an ability to read and understand legal materials in the Irish language would be an advantage.
Remuneration for this post as at 18th November 2009 is the sum of EUR32,074 per annum.
Application form and Information booklet are available here
Applicants should send their completed application form by email to competitions[at]courts.ie marked Research Assistant Competition, or by post to Fiona Tormey, Human Resources Directorate, Courts Service, Phoenix House 15/24 Phoenix Street North, Dublin 7, marked Research Assistant Competition, not later than 4.00 pm on Friday 11th December 2009.
Please note that the following vacancies for OHCHR positions have been posted on the UN Galaxy Website www.jobs.un.org
P-5 Level :
09-HRI-OHCHR-422035-R-Mexico City; Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Head of Office in Mexico, P-5; Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch, Americas Section; Deadline for application: 5 January 2010
09-HRI-OHCHR-422528-R-Geneva; Senior Human Rights Officer, P-5; Development and Economic and Social Issues Branch, Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Unit; Deadline for application: 5 January 2010
P-3 Level :
09-HRI-OHCHR-422675-R-Panama City; Human Rights Officer, P-3; Regional Office for Central America based in Panama; Deadline for application: 5 January 2010
Further information on this post is available here. Closing date for applications is Friday, October 30 2009.
The Irish Times reports today that the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board has advertised for applicants for the position of Supreme Court judge. Readers who feel like they might be in with a shot can find the advertisement here. The position is vacant as a result of the nomination of Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns as President of the High Court to replace Mr Justice Richard Johnson, who is retiring. Foreign readers may be disappointed to read that we do not go in for confirmation hearings in Ireland. The appointments process, which aims for a degree of independence from party politics, is detailed here.
Among those qualified for appointment to the Supreme Court are judges of the High Court and of the Circuit Court of no fewer than two years standing, judges of various European and international courts on which Irish judges sit, and barristers or solicitors of not fewer than 12 years standing. The Irish Times reports that the leading contenders for appointment to the Supreme Court on this occasion are High Court judges Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill (top left) and Mr Justice Frank Clarke (bottom left). They share the distinction of having chaired the Lisbon Referendum Commissions; O’Neill for Lisbon 1 and Clarke for Lisbon 2. Both were tipped earlier this month for the position of President of the High Court, which has gone to Mr. Justice Kearns. The Irish Times then speculated that Mr. Justice Clarke might be due a reward for his effective chairmanship of the Commission. The Irish Independent’s favourites are the former Attorney General Rory Brady SC (above right) and Donal O’Donnell SC.