UN Human Rights Office provides assistance in the form of technical expertise and capacity-development in order to support the implementation of international human rights standards on the ground. It assists governments, which bear the primary responsibility for the protection of human rights, to fulfil their obligations and supports individuals to claim their rights. Moreover, it speaks out objectively on human rights violations.
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Organization: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the leading United Nations entity on human rights
Duty Station: Geneva
Open To: graduates (Advanced university degree)
Timeframe: not mentioned
Deadline: 30th November 2019
Job description: the Associate Human Rights Officer will be responsible for, or assist with the following duties: services the meetings of human rights expert bodies. Researches and collects information pertaining to human rights matters, including their gender dimensions from a variety of data sources to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information; assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the countries and thematic mandates on the human rights situation in assigned area. Maintains awareness of current human rights issues, to include relevant political and legal developments in the country(ies) concerned. Participates in human rights training programmes for national law enforcement officials, representatives of the civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Reviews human rights issues, including their gender dimensions, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers (HROs) on the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes.
Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights is required. For the positions 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; 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. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
Application process: go on the offer website, click the button “Apply now” and fill out the form with your personal data. 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.
Contact Information: United Nations
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