International Disability Alliance (IDA)

The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is seeking a Senior Human Rights Advisor: Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly to be based in New York or Geneva.


Under the management of IDA’s Executive Director, the Senior Human Rights Advisor (Human Rights Council and UN General Assembly) is responsible for coordinating, providing technical expertise and advising IDA advocacy work to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in the Human Rights Council and all related bodies, and at the UN General Assembly and Conference of State Parties to the CRPD. S/he is also responsible for initiating and/or negotiating strategic agreements, space or adequate language to advance the rights of persons with disabilities through existing human rights procedures, mechanisms and agendas under his/her portfolio and/or through engaging with relevant UN agencies.

The job description, employment specifications and details on how to apply are available in the job application package, which is also available on the IDA website.

Deadline for applications: deadline extended to 30 March 2018