Individual Consultant - Project Assistant, Business and Human Rights (For Indian National only)

United Nations Development Programme


  • Location: New Delhi
  • Closing Date: 11/02/2019

The goal of this project is to promote the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles in Asia through regional efforts focused on advocacy, policy development, technical advisory support, capacity building, awareness raising, innovation platforms, regional peer learning events, and South-South cooperation. Based on a year-long scoping and piloting phase, funded by the Regional Development Cooperation Section at the Embassy of Sweden in Thailand, the proposed project will be implemented by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub in collaboration with UNDP Country Offices in the region and in partnership with regional initiatives, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), other UN agencies, and the UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises (UNWG).

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will work under the supervision of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India; Human Rights Focal Point, UNDP India; and Business and Human Rights Specialist, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.

The assignment will be structured around the following four (4) deliverables:

  • Provide support to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India in advancing the UNGPs and SDGs in India
  • Provide support in increasing awareness and strengthening capacity of relevant stakeholders on business and human rights in the country through workshops, seminars and other events
  • Prepare reports and documents as necessary for internal and external reporting requirements
  • Provide support to the Business and Human Rights Unit in Bangkok Regional Hub, India Country Office in effective implementation of the project

For more information about the position and how to apply please follow Link to Job.