December 13, 2019

Job Posting: University for Peace

The United Nations affiliated university in Costa Rica is hiring an Ombudsperson for a part-time (4 hours/week), one-year contract. UPeace conducted a similar search in August 2018 and there is no indication an Ombuds was selected for the past year. Many of the responsibilities are different from typical practices of university Ombuds or the UN Ombuds program. The position reports to the Office of the Rector and provides a range of services to students and staff, including: 

  • Receiving and acting on complaints; 
  • Facilitating or mediating; 
  • Setting up panels for investigating complaints; 
  • Providing legal and procedural guidance to panels and disputants; 
  • Providing recommendations to the Rector; 
  • Conducting trainings; 
  • Supporting development of an online training module; and 
  • Providing an annual report. 

Applicants must have: 1. An LLB, JD or equivalent professional law degree, or a master’s degree in law; 2. At least seven years of cumulative professional work experience; 3. Expertise in Costa Rican laws related to prohibited conduct; and 4. Oral and written fluency in both English and Spanish. The compensation will be $1,000 per month. Applications are due January 20, 2020. (UPeace Job Posting.)

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