Job Opening ID: 225880
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Human Rights Affairs
Category and Level : Professional and Higher Categories, P-3
Duty Station : LIMA
Department/Office : Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Date Posted : Jan 23, 2024
Deadline : Feb 21, 2024
Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in the Technical Mission in Peru, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) based in Lima, Peru. The Human Rights Officers report to the Deputy Head of the Technical Mission in Lima, under the functional supervision of the Head of the Technical Mission.
Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Monitors, documents and reports on the human rights situation in Peru.
• 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/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in Peru.
• Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in Peru, including gender-specific data and indicators.
• Provides support to sub-commissions, commissions and other bodies; 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.
• Undertakes fact-finding and monitoring field missions and reporting.
• Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies.
• Performs other related duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human rights issues 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.
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related area. 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
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.
Out of the five years, a minimum of two (2) years of field experience in human rights is desirable.
Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
Experience working on technical cooperation projects is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in Spanish and English is required.