The mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights is seeking a consultant to assist with the preparation of a country mission to Ecuador.


10 – 31 July 2023 (approximately)


Home-based / Remote


The position involves conducting research and analysis related to the situation of poverty and human rights for ethnic minorities and indigenous groups in Ecuador. Prospective applicants will conduct independent research guided by a supervisor through written feedback and regular meetings. Expected outputs include a research memorandum (between 8,000-10,000 words) and to operate as a ‘resource person’, of whom the team can ask questions about ethnic minorities and indigenous groups in Ecuador. Drafted in English, the research memorandum will cover key legislation, policy, and implementation issues, drawing on relevant research and analysis.

Qualifications and experience

Graduate degree in sociology, law, public policy, economics, development, or related discipline (required); expertise in poverty (required); experience conducting critical and message-focused literature reviews (required); knowledge of international law and human rights, including socio-economic rights (preferred).


English and Spanish.

How to apply

Please send your CV, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and a short unedited writing sample in English that is relevant to the abovementioned topics to before 23:59 (Geneva time) on Friday 30 June. Please send these documents attached as three separate files named with the format “LAST NAME, Name – CV/Cover letter/Writing sample”.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 1 July 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.