Disability Rights Analyst

Disability Rights Analyst

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
12 months
Application deadline
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Knowledge Management

  • With organizations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) and technical specialists from across the region, conduct regional and country specific webinar’s and virtual trainings on UNFPA SRHR/GBV/Disability Guidelines, UPR, CRPD and UNDIS for UNFPA and our implementing partners, with specific focus on SRHR, GBV and population dynamics (including population ageing).
  • Conduct desk reviews of disability resources, research and mapping of partners for UNFPA country offices in Asia and the Pacific and develop a knowledge repository on disability inclusion and programming related to SRHR, GBV and population dynamics.

Disability Statistics

  • With partners, coordinate regional and national consultations with OPDs to collect good practices and evidence on collecting and utilizing disability statistics.
  • Support UNFPA and our partners to pilot online training of the Disability Advocacy Toolkit with OPDs, national statistical offices, donors and civil society partners.

Enhancing Civil Society Engagement

  • Review UNFPA’s OPD engagement approach and support regional OPD consultations
  • Foster networking with OPDs, UNFPA regional and country offices and implementing partners to increase the quality and meaningful engagement of OPDs and PwDs in ICPD programming and advocacy efforts.
  • Support to OPDs in preparation and engagement in the 7th APPC and other intergovernmental processes.

UNFPA Implementation of UNDIS and PSEA

  • With M&E specialists, develop and implement a UNDIS indicator guideline toolkit for UNFPA Asia and the Pacific to increase UNFPA reporting and data quality. This toolkit will provide guidance on how to include and collect UNDIS indicators in routine reporting systems and for annual reporting purposes.
  • Support advocacy efforts to ensure UNFPA implements disability audits as per UNDIS requirements.
  • Support UNFPA country offices to draft TORs and broker accessibility audits (physical and ICT infrastructure) at national level and to support the development of action plans to implement the accessibility audit findings.
  • Support advocacy and training efforts to ensure UNFPA implementation of Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) policies and procedures are disability-inclusive.
  • Provide inputs into the development of regional and country-level proposals aimed at ensuring disability inclusion and programming.
  • With partners, provide recommendations to UNFPA Asia and the Pacific on disability inclusion in humanitarian responses.
  • Contribute to and support coordination of the Asia and the Pacific Regional Working Group on Disability.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor’s Degree in humanities, health sciences or a related field including human rights, gender studies, public health, demography or other related field.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

UNFPA is seeking a UN Volunteer that embodies our ethics and values, including gender equality, upholding sexual and reproductive rights and the promotion of human rights.

  • Experience working with OPDs and public sector partners is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy, public speaking and working with diverse communities is required.

  • Experience working with organizations working in sexual reproductive health and rights and gender based violence an asset.

  • Experience in Asia and the Pacific region preferred.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human rights
Driving license
Competencies values
Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
This assignment is part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy. UNV seeks to 1) provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to serve as UN Volunteers 2) enable UN partners to expand diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their workforce worldwide 3) build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels, with focus on national capacity. Only candidate with disabilities is eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities. Reasonable Accommodation The UN system wishes to create an inclusive workplace and commits to taking appropriate measures to enable persons with disabilities to access and benefit equally from employment and other engagement opportunities such as volunteering, by providing reasonable accommodation. In this context, “reasonable accommodation” means necessary and appropriate modifications and adjustments not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden, where needed in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.[1]. [1] Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Article 2 UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging their own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of a health insurance plan. National UN Specialist Volunteers in Thailand receive approximately USD 1581 as Monthly Living Allowance. Applicable dependents (primary family unit, up to 3) will be eligible for health insurance. For more information about UNV Conditions of Service and Entitlements, please refer to the following: https://www.unv.org/become-volunteer/volunteer-your-country/conditions-service https://vmam.unv.org/calculator/entitlements Application procedure Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have a VMAM account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’. Important: On your profile, kindly select the response “yes” to the question whether you consider yourself a person living with a disability. Should you require special arrangements to facilitate the interview and assessment during the selection process, please indicate this in the “special remarks” field in your profile. In case you are facing accessibility constraints kindly write an email to support@unv.org. Application deadline: 27 June 2021.