• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : HUMANITARIAN

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • 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. 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 in the region of the duty station is desirable. Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview. Special Notice Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of funds. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

Job Description:

  • Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Regional Office of Central Africa of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The incumbent reports to the Regional Representative in Cameroon and to the Human Rights Advisor in Burundi, and is under the functional supervision of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. 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 on Burundi. •Works on a project, which aims at assisting internal security forces to develop and implement a training program in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives. •Conducts substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country; works with a variety of human rights actors, including civil society organisations, national institutions, governments and UN agencies in advancing human rights in the country. •Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, 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. •Assists country's internal security forces and the judiciary in the enhancement of their human rights capacity and expertise implement a training program in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives. •Assists in the establishment of effective judicial and individual protection measures for victims & witnesses of human rights violations including survivors of sexual violence and human rights defenders. •Supervises field verification work through periodic visits; follows up on different cases and situations in Burundi. •Represents UN human rights programme at working level meetings. •Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policymaking bodies. •May provide guidance to new/junior staff. •Performs other related duties as required. Competencies 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. 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 & 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. Interested candidates should apply following the link below https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=179912


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