The Burundi Parliament office released ,on Wednesday, 30 January 2019, in accordance with article 9 paragraph 1, article 13 and article 17 paragraph 2 of law n ° 1/04 of 05 January 2011 establishing the National Independent Commission on Human Rights (CNIDH), a press release on the notice of invitation to tender for five Commissioners members of this Commission.
Conditions for applicants.
According to the spokesman of the Assembly of Burundi, Mr. Alexis Badian Ndayihimbaze, all those who wish to deposit their applications must meet required conditions, including Burundian nationality, to be at least 30 years old, and not belong to any organ of political formation.
Other conditions include some of never having been convicted of a crime or misdemeanor except for
convictions resulting from non- intentional, and never to have a professional ban, said Mr. Ndayihimbaze.
In addition to these conditions, Ndayihimbaze added, candidates for these positions must speak
and write Kirundi perfectly, speak and write French correctly. Fluency in the English language is an important asset for applicants.
Also through this communiqué, Mr. Ndayihimbaze further indicated that the candidates of the Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) dealing with human rights, in general, should meet at least five years of experience in this sector.
Moreover, experience at the international level would be an asset, says the statement.
Documents required for this tender.
With regard to the documents required, the spokesman of the National Assembly indicated that the
application form must include a cover letter to the President of the Commission responsible for selecting applications for these posts (maximum two pages), one detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a photocopy of the national identity card.
The file must also include a complete identity certificate, a certificate of good conduct, life and
morals, an extract from the criminal record( also called rap sheet) and a recommendation letter for candidates from religious affiliations and child rights associations.
#Burundi @nshingamateka lance un avis d'appel à candidatures pour cinq Commissaires membres de la #CNIDH. Les termes de références peuvent être retirés à l'entrée du Palais des Congrès de #Kigobe et la période de dépôt des dossiers est du jeudi 31 janvier à jeudi 14 Février 2019. pic.twitter.com/ZW3umtFz5K
— Inama Nshingamateka (@nshingamateka) January 31, 2019
The same file must also include a certificate of services rendered for members from academic faculty and NGOs dealing with human rights in general. It must also include three persons for references that can be contacted (name and surname, occupation, telephone, e-mail address), Ndayihimbaze stressed.
The detailed terms of reference for these positions may be withdrawn at the entrance of the Palace of
Kigobe Congress in Bujumbura town or can also be consulted on the website www.assemblee.bi and the Facebook accounts Inama Nshingamateka and Twitter: @nshingamateka of the National Assembly.
Deadline to apply.
Applications submissions are scheduled from Thursday, January 31st until Thursday, February 14th, 2019, from 7h30 AM to 530 PM, said Mr. Ndayihimbaze, while stating that only selected candidates will be contacted and the files will not be given back to the candidates.
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