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Human Rights Officer Int. Specialist OHCHR Rwanda
VMAM Code
RWAR000602-10173
Open

Human Rights Officer

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
OHCHR
Country
Rwanda
Location, Country
Kigali (RWA)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Human Rights Advisor, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the SHRA in elaborating different projects and mobilization of funds aimed to strengthening the capacities of the SHRA’s Unit;
  • Work in close cooperation with the Results Groups (RGs) – bodies which are part of the management structure of the One UN in Rwanda – in the mainstreaming of human rights including gender issues, into the activities of the UNCT;
  • Support the HRA with the aim of supporting the integration of human rights into national policies;
  • Support the SHRA in mainstreaming of human rights and gender in the review of UNDAP and CCA;
  • Assist the SHRA in planning, implementing, and evaluating trainings and human rights promotion activities in cooperation with the government, national institutions, NGOs and the UNCT;
  • Support the SHRA in the coordination of the One-UN Human Rights Task Force;
  • Support the SHRA’s Unit in the organization of training workshops and human rights days;
  • Participate in inter-agencies’ meetings on behalf of the SHRA’s Unit;
  • Perform other related duties as required by the SHRA.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in Law, Political Sciences, International Relations, Social Sciences, or in a related area.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of two years of experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area. Experience in human rights advocacy and capacity-building programmes is required

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform
Area of expertise details

Legal Affairs

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 09 August 2021
Judicial Affairs Officer Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR000983-8983
Open

Judicial Affairs Officer

Judicial Affairs Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSMA
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Mopti, Gao (MLI)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
until 30 June 2022
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

UN Volunteers are expected to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment as well as promote voluntary action through engagement with communities (urban & rural) during the course of their work. As such UN Volunteers should dedicate a proportion of their working week to the following in support of and in synergy with their primary role as UN Volunteer Prison Engineer/Architect

  • Strengthen knowledge and understanding of the influence of voluntary action by the communities serviced directly or indirectly by MINUSMA by doing the following;
    • research of the subject matter,
    • develop knowledge of related non-profit community-based organizations and promote major issues of these organizations through voluntary actions that will influence development and peace-building initiatives.
    • undertake awareness-raising (promotion) activities in communities that will increase knowledge of issues of interest to MINUSMA and UNV mandate
    • Encourage communities to volunteer thoughts and actions to the development of their communities on the basis of core child protection issues of concern.
  • Build relationships with a wide range (private/public) of Community Based Organizations, (CBO’s) Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) - to support and/or participate in community
  • driven voluntary activities and assist them to tell their stories to the World Volunteer Web site;
  • Encourage, mobilize and support co-workers and fellow UN Volunteers to better understand the connections between MINUSMA mandate and volunteerism;
  • Monitor on a continual basis the impact of integrating issues, activities and voluntary action at the community level;
  • Contribute to articles/write-ups on the peace-building and development process and experiences from the above outlined activities and submit them to UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Promote and/or advise CSO’s and Citizens groups in the use of OV (online volunteering), and encourage relevant - groups to use OV whenever – technically possible.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree, JD or equivalent) in Law, or Bar qualification or equivalent, in addition to a first-level degree, is required. A first-level university degree in Law in combination with other relevant academic qualifications and/or legal experience in the field of rule of law assistance may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 years of work experience preferably in the field of one or some of the following is highly desirable: illegal/arbitrary detention issues; assessment of factors in rule of law progress in the field (Rule of Law Indicators); informal or traditional justice and traditional/informal justice authorities;

Work experience embedded in, or as a mentor working alongside national justice institutions counterparts is preferred; Demonstrated diplomatic skills in relations with local national authorities, especially judges, prosecutors, bar associations and Ministry of Justice officials is an advantage;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform
Area of expertise details

Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc) and other IT applications and office technology equipment;

Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 09-08-2021