HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – WOMEN PROTECTION ADVISER

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Human Rights
  • Deadline:
    December 6, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Posting Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER – WOMEN PROTECTION ADVISER, P3
Job Code Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan
Duty Station: EL FASHER
Posting Period: 22 November 2022 – 06 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Human Rights Affairs-UNITAMS-195873-F-El Fasher (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS).

The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilization of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.

The Human Rights Officer – Women Protection Adviser will report to the Human Rights Team Leader and the Senior Protection Women Adviser, under the overall guidance of the Director, Office of Support to Civilian Protection.

Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority, the Women Protection Adviser will be responsible for the following duties:

•Supports the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009) 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2242 (2015), 2331(2016) and 2467 (2019) on Conflict-related Sexual Violence (CRSV) in close coordination with other WPAs and other mission components.
•Supports the implementation of the Framework of Cooperation of the Republic of Sudan and the United Nations on the prevention and response to sexual violence in conflict, in the designated mission area, in close coordination with local authorities, UN partners and civil society organizations.
•Monitors, investigates and reports on sexual violence in conflict with respect to the Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Arrangement (MARA) and sexual and gender-based violence.
•Regularly updates the human rights case database with CRSV case information and contribute to the identification of patterns and trends through its analysis.
•Conducts investigations of violations of human rights and humanitarian law related to CRSV, and takes part in assessments, evaluation and development of sexual violence protection plans for women, men and children.
•Provides technical advice for civil society, national authorities, NGOs and the UN and other international actors to promote the inclusion of CSRV prevention and response in their activities. As required facilitates training and education events and undertakes capacity building activities.
•Works closely with Child Protection Advisers (in peacekeeping and political missions), UNICEF Child Protection Officers or other actors leading on the implementation of 1612/1882 MRM and contributes to information exchange and coordinated monitoring, verification and reporting.
•Supports the referral of survivors of sexual violence in seeking protection, redress and accountability for sexual violence and, contribute to the development and strengthening of the referral pathway as appropriate.
•Supports the work of the Human Rights component in the implementation of recommendations related to Sexual violence emanating from the human rights treaty bodies, special procedures and other mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as of other UN bodies.
•Supports the work of the Human Rights component in legislative and rule of law reform in line with international human rights norms related to addressing sexual violence.
•Supports more senior staff and/or team leaders in staffing, planning and budgeting as required.
•Provides guidance and coaching to new or more junior staff.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of and exposure to a range of human rights issues including approaches and techniques to address sensitive and complex human rights problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender and socio-economic dimensions. Knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures. 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.

Planning and 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 when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations,
social sciences, or in a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of
qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the human rights field or closely related areas is required, of which at least half should be in human rights.

A minimum of one year of human rights monitoring and reporting experience is required.

Experience monitoring, investigation and reporting on conflict-related sexual violence and sexual and gender-based violence is desirable.

Experience conducting of human rights investigations in conflict context/environment capacity building activities for the protection and promotion of human rights including women protection activities is desirable.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience in conflict related sexual violence work in a similar security/political and in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This “Recruit from Roster” job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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No Fee

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