Project Support Consultancy 


Type of assignment  Consultancy (60 – 80%)  
Duty station  Remote or in Geneva (Switzerland)   
Posting period  22.12.2023 – 11-01-2024 



GANHRI is the global alliance of NHRIs, with more than 110 members from all world regions. GANHRI is mandated to support the establishment and strengthening of NHRIs in all regions, in line with the UN Paris Principles. Its Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) reviews the compliance of NHRIs with the Paris Principles. GANHRI encourages and facilitates cooperation among NHRIs from all regions, including hosting global meetings of NHRIs and acting as a knowledge broker for NHRIs. GANHRI is the global voice of NHRIs, contributes to UN global policy development, facilitates NHRIs’ engagement with the UN system, and coordinates partnerships on NHRIs at the global level. GANHRI supports its member NHRIs when under threat in collaboration with the UN partners and its regional networks. 

Capacity Building of National Human Rights Institutions - Phase 3 project (NHRI.EU.3) 

GANHRI is the lead implementing agency for the EU funded project NHRI.EU.3. GANHRI’s co-implementing partners are:  

  • Africa-Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI)  
  • Americas-Network of the National Human Rights Institutions from the Americas (RINDHCA) 
  • Asia-Pacific- Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF)  
  • Europe- European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI 

The project’s overall objective is to: Enhance the role of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and their global and regional networks in promoting and protecting the human rights of all individuals, with further objectives being to: 

  • Strengthen NHRI’s effectiveness to protect and promote human rights defenders and civic space; support and protect NHRIs when under threat in line with the 2018 Marrakech Declaration and follow-up frameworks. 
  • Strengthen the accreditation process and support the work of the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA).  Support the establishment, strengthening and accreditation of NHRIs to be in compliance with the Paris Principles. 
  • Enhance NHRIs’ effectiveness in identified thematic areas to advance sustainable development through human rights. 
  • Continue strengthening GANHRI and the four regional networks, including their secretariats, to be able to better serve and support their member NHRIs.   

The project is being implemented between 2022 and 2025.  

For this purpose, GANHRI is recruiting a Project Support Consultancy to support the range of activities for the advancement NHRI.EU.3 workplan.  


The Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Project Manager mainly to support the effective execution, tracking and coordination of the activities undertaken under the NHRI.EU.3 project, and will:  

  • Ensure effective execution of technical support activities and facilitate donor reporting 
  • Report on performance and achievements to the NHRI.EU.3 Project, relevant partners and interested organizations. 
  • Support the mainstreaming of good practices and procedures for reporting and project implementation activities among GANHRI team  
  • Support and promote collaboration with external parties and agencies to support project activities. 
  • Participate in meetings with the GANHRI team working on the NHRI.EU.3 project as well as partners implementing the project across the globe   
  • Monitor and evaluate activities executed as well as ensure adherence to the agreed upon budget lines 
  • Develop and maintain a directory of experts and ongoing activities 
  • Carry out technical support activities as per need 

The consultancy will be for an initial period of 4-5 months. 

Required skills and qualifications  


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, international relations, human rights, law, public administration, or related field;
  •  Excellent project activity tracking, resource tracking and evaluation skills; 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, MS Shared point etc.); 
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. 


  • Personal interest and understanding of protecting and promoting human rights  
  • Experience working in international development and technical assistance projects with international organization / NGOs major donors and partners of diverse backgrounds 
  • Fluency in other UN official languages. 

Personal characteristics 

  • Ability to multi-task as well as work quickly and accurately; 
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines; 
  • Experience or desire to work in a multicultural environment; and 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relation skills. 

Application process 

To complete your application, send a Cover letter, CV and references from relevant previous assignment to: by 11 January 2024.   

In your application, indicate your expected daily rate in Euros.  

Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.