CHRGJ Seeks Consultant for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Project

Consultant, Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Project

Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Philip Alston, John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law and Faculty Director and Co-Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ), is seeking to hire a Consultant for CHRGJ’s Extreme Poverty and Human Rights Project, which provides assistance to Professor Alston’s mandate as UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Professor Alston was appointed by the UN Human Rights Council as Special Rapporteur in June 2014. The mandate consists of the presentation of thematic reports to the Human Rights Council and to the UN General Assembly, undertaking official country visits, and sending letters to governments, and other relevant entities, in situations in which a violation of international human rights law is alleged to have taken place.

The Consultant will primarily perform research for a thematic report for the Human Rights Council. There may also be opportunities to become involved in other aspects of the work of the mandate.

Primary Responsibilities:



The consultancy will be for a period of 4 months, full-time. Consultancy fee to be discussed upon hiring.

Start date:

As soon as possible.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to by December 31, 2016.

All applications will be considered, but preference will be given to those able to perform the consultancy from New York.


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