HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Human Rights, Social and Inclusive Development
  • Deadline:
    07/03/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 225844
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Human Rights Affairs
Category and Level : Professional and Higher Categories, P-3
Duty Station : GENEVA
Department/Office : Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Date Posted : Jan 23, 2024
Deadline : Mar 7, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is found in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Rule of Law, Non-Discrimination and Equality Branch (ROLNDB). The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Rule of Law and Democracy Section.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Plans and coordinates activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective.
• Conducts substantive research and analysis of human rights issues, including the relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
• Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators.
• Follows-up on implementation of decisions rendered by policy-making bodies.
• Ensures human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme.
• Defines work plan for area assigned in accordance with established terms of reference.
• Represents UN human rights programme at working level meetings.
• Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies.
• May provide guidance to new/junior staff.
• Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies
• Professionalism: Knowledge of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and international criminal law and ability to identify related problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions. Knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures. Research and analytical skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of human rights issues. Ability to identify sources for data collection, research and analyze information and draft human rights reports. Ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human rights situation in the area of assignment. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.

Experience working on the relationship between international human rights law and international humanitarian law is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.