United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Clone Desk-based Review (English) to Identify National Legal Instruments Relating Human Rights to Water and Sanitation

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

 

Assessing the extent to which Refugees are included in national laws around the rights to Water and to Sanitation (English). The task consists of a desk-based review to identify national legal instruments relating to the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (HRWS). Online Volunteers will review relevant documents including: country’s constitution, national legal instruments, regional/bilateral legal instruments, identify the specific sections or codes that are relevant to HRWS and assess to which extent these rights are extended to refugees and populate an existing legal instrument repository for the relevant documents. The focus of the task will be on the following countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.ResearchHuman rightsUNHCR has developed a Rights Mapping Tool (RiMa) which is an online data gathering tool to assist UNHCR staff members in mapping and analysing the legal frameworks in which they operate, and the access to rights of populations of concern. A first version of RiMa has been released in early 2019. RiMa currently includes right categories such as Access to Justice, education, documentation, family unity, housing etc., but no information on the human rights to Water and Sanitation (HRWS). The UNHCR Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) unit is therefore looking for four online volunteers (1 to help with 3 French-Speaking countries, 1 to help with 3 Spanish/Portugese-speaking countries and 2 to help with 8 English-speaking countries) to help UNHCR to include information on the HRWS into the next release of RiMa in 13 countries. Online volunteers will be duly credited for all contributions to this work.Volunteers: 2 needed6-10 hours per week / 4 weeksThis task requires experience in research and Law with good writing and analytical skills. The links to key publications and a comprehensive introduction to the online Library will be provided during the assignment. Fluency in English is a must. Please upload your CV when submitting your application.AfricaEnglish
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