Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Democracy Reporting International is implementing the EU-funded project Promoting Human and Labour Rights through GSP+ in the following countries: Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines and Sri Lanka.
The general objective of this EIDHR project is that civil society and social partners become effective advocates and drivers of change ensuring that EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) beneficiary countries meet their commitments to effectively implement core international conventions. The specific objectives are supporting and empowering civil society/social partners in monitoring the relevant conventions under the GSP+ process; and supporting the implementation and reforms necessary for scheme beneficiary countries to meet their commitments under the 15 human and labour rights conventions of GSP+.
Objective of the Assignment
DRI is currently recruiting an expert to provide inputs to an internal workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka on how to evaluate a country’s human rights compliance. The session will focus particularly on how CSOs can develop and use human rights indicators and benchmarks, when states do not produce data and even non-state actors lack capacity to systematically assess compliance. The main purpose of the session will be to provide the partners of the programme with new inputs, to discuss, brainstorm and identify possible strategies to improve civil society organisations’ participation in the GSP+ monitoring.
Participants are representatives of organisations implementing the programme in six countries (Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines and Sri Lanka). They are all working on human rights related issues but in different contexts, using different approaches (advocacy, research, capacity building, dialogue, etc.), focusing on different issues (civil and political rights, right to information, labour rights).
Duties and responsibilities
In consultation with DRI’s team in Berlin, the Expert will be tasked with the following deliverables:
Location and duration of the assignment