Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Human Rights Field Officer Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR001042-10560
Open

Human Rights Field Officer

Human Rights Field Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSMA
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Mopti (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

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Human Rights Field Office and the overall supervision of the Director of MINUSMA Human Rights and Protection Division, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Gather information and report on the human rights situation in a designated geographical area, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Monitor and keep the supervisor regularly informed on developments concerning the human rights situation;
  • Visit and monitor detention centres for compliance with international human rights norms;
  • Monitor trials for compliance with international human rights norms;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions; Participate in monitoring activities;
  • Carry out investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law;
  • Prepare case files for submission to the authorities and for inclusion in the OHCHR data base;
  • Assist in the designing and the delivery of capacity building activities;
  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of contacts with local authorities as well as international organizations operating in the country and civil society;
  • Use the OHCHR database to enter cases and document allegations and violations of human rights violations;
  • Perform other related duties as required by the head of field office or the Director of the Human Rights Division;

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Law, political science or social sciences; international specialized studies on human rights preferred.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

24 months of relevant experience in human rights. Knowledge of international mechanisms to seek redress for Human Rights violations is an asset. Experience in drafting various documents, including reports on human rights issues, and in research will be an asset.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human rights, International law
Area of expertise details

Mastery of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint is required.

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: 26-09-2021
Reporting officer Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR001045-10623
Open

Reporting officer

Reporting officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSMA
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Bamako (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

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Civil Affairs Division and overall authority of the Chief of Civil Affairs Division (CAD) the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the implementation of the Civil Affairs Division’s annual work plan;
  • Support the Civil Affairs Section reporting activities, including thematic and monitoring reports on developments and activities related to the Civil Affairs mandate; Support the monitoring of local social, political, economic, and security contexts, as well as the concerns and perceptions of local populations, in order to assess their potential impact on Civil Affairs activities and to identify needs and priorities of beneficiaries;
  • In coordination with Civil Affairs team leaders in the field, as well as Heads of Unit at Bamako level, prepare regular reports on social cohesion, restoration of state authority, civil society and protection of civilians;
  • Consolidate information from Civil Affairs field offices to prepare daily, weekly and analytical reports in support to the Joint Operation center (JOC) and the Joint Mission Analysis Centre (JMAC) to ensure proper coordination, flow of information and reporting;
  • Verify, analyze and present information obtained from a variety of sources in a logical and orderly manner and with a gender perspective;
  • Identify and provide timely information about potential and imminent conflicts at the local level, enabling information sharing and action to avert the conflict or reduce the risk of escalation;
  • Contribute to overall mission monitoring and planning tools (i.e. Result Based Budget for example) as required; Support follow-up and monitoring of Programmatic, Quick Impact, and Trust-Fund projects, including the identification of best practices;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of Civil Affairs projects, including the impact of the Division’s activities;
  • Coach colleagues in the field to improve their reporting skills; Present the section role and activities at induction programs for incoming new mission staffs;
  • Support the Division’s knowledge and information management processes; Support and oversee inputting of data into the SAGE database;
  • Represent the Civil Affairs Division in coordination meetings; Participate in field visits in support to Civil Affairs activities, when required;
  • Performs other duties as requested in line with the DPKO/DFS Policy Directive on Civil Affairs.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Additional Comments Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations, International Law, Public Administration, Sociology or related fields

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Remark A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in international affairs, development, administration, international relief operations or peacekeeping operations. International experience is required.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
International law
Area of expertise details
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good command of French is desirable.
Driving license
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: 26-09-2021