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The Independent Committee of Experts is seeking applications from qualified and competent Liberian citizens, at home and abroad, to occupy the following vacant positions of Chairperson and two (2) Commissioners at the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR).

General Information:

Candidates for the position of Chairperson must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 40 years of age;
  • Must be a Senior Lawyer with proven professional competence and commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights;
  • Must NOT have been convicted by court for any criminal offence involving moral turpitude;
  • Must NOT engage in any other occupation, business or profession or any other activities for which he or she is paid;
  • Must NOT hold any other public or government office; and
  • Shall hold office for six (6) years.

Candidates for the position of Commissioner:

  • Must be at least 40 years of age;
  • Must NOT have been convicted by court for any criminal offence involving moral turpitude;
  • Shall NOT hold any other public or government office;
  • Shall NOT engage in any other occupation, business or profession or any other activities for which he or she is paid;
  • Shall NOT hold any position incompatible with the proper performance of the Commissioner’s official duties; and
  • Shall hold office for five (5) years.

Qualifications for the Positions:

  • University degree or equivalent practical experience in a discipline or related work of the INCHR’s mandate;
  • Must be of the highest calibre and meet the highest standard of expertise, skill, independence and commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights;
  • Excellent oral, written and inter-personal communication skills, experience in public speaking and private sectors, as well as other relevant stakeholders.

General Criteria for Applicants:

  • Candidate should be sensitive to issues involving the vulnerable individuals and groups such as women, children, the elderly, the disabled, opposition supporters, men, religious, ethnic, nationality, race, detainees, and others who may face the risk of becoming victims of abuses;
  • Experience in investigating, litigating or otherwise handling cases of human rights violations before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies would be an asset for the candidate;
  • Experience in lobbying, advocacy, working with authorities responsible for abuse, including relevant military, police and prison officials;
  • Proven characteristics of the candidate should be independence, impartiality, and personal integrity.

Competencies:

  • Candidate should be sensitive to issues involving vulnerable groups such as women, children, the elderly, the disabled, detainees, and others who may face the risk of becoming victims of abuses;
  • Candidate must demonstrate experience in human rights monitoring, investigation and documentation;
  • Candidates must demonstrate working knowledge of the Paris Principle in the protection and promotion of human rights;
  • Knowledge in litigating or otherwise handling cases of human rights violations before judicial or quasi-judicial bodies;
  • Experience in lobbying, advocacy, working with authorities responsible for the protection of human rights such as the court, military, police, prison officials and other security agencies;
  • Candidate must have proven record of independence, impartiality, and high degree of integrity;
  • University degree or equivalent practical experience in a discipline related to the work of the INCHR Commission’s mandate;
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, experience in public speaking, and private sectors as well as other relevant stakeholders;
  • Candidate must be a Liberian, have good human rights record;
  • Candidate must be a non-partisan, with no political interest; and
  • Candidate must be a Researcher.

NOTE:

  • ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED;
  • FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY; AND
  • ANY APPLICATION SUBMITTED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME WILL BE REJECTED.

How to Apply:

  • All applications must be accompanied by Curriculum Vitae and supporting document(s) addressed to

The Chairperson

Independent Committee of Experts

c/o The Liberia National Bar Association

Law Library, Ashmun Street, Monrovia, Liberia

or sent by E-mail to:

independentexpertcommittee@gmail.com

Please Indicate Position on the Envelope or E-mail:

CHAIRPERSON OR COMMISSIONER

Starting Date FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS

August 20, 2020

CLOSING DATE

September 8, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

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