OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG LAWYER FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRY TO WORK FOR UN

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ONE young lawyer will be picked from 12 developing countries, including eight in Africa, for a rare opportunity to work for two years at the UN Secretariat, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, (OHCHR) in Switzerland.

Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal and Zimbabwe are the eight African countries eligible for the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) position scheme sponsored by the Government of Switzerland.

The other five developing countries eligible for the scheme are Colombia, Lebanon, Myanmar, Occupied Palestinian Territories and Sri Lanka.

Two conditions attached to qualification are that candidates should be no more than 32 years of age at the time of applying and be a citizen of one of countries listed above.

Applications must include the United Nations Personal History Statement and a letter of motivation.

The closing date for applications is 16 April 2017. Interested parties should visit the UN weblink below to fill up a form. Open the job description here as pdf:  JPO in Human Rights

www.un.org/development/desa/jpo/jpo-vacancies

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