Senior Fellow

The Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section (IPMS) of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is seeking an indigenous person to fill the position of “Senior Fellow” from 13 January to 31 December 2020.

The Senior Indigenous Fellowship aims at giving the selected indigenous person a better understanding of the international human rights system and mechanisms, especially those dealing with indigenous rights. Through this experience, the Senior Fellow will gain practical knowledge and working level experience by specifically working with the team managing the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples. Such exposure will also allow him/her to develop an extensive contact network with OHCHR staff in general, as well as other UN entities and human rights NGOs in Geneva.

The deadline to receive applications is 25 November 2019. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted and interviewed.
The selected candidate is expected to assume the position by January 2020 or earlier.

For more information about the selection criteria and terms of reference, click on the following link: