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Human Rights Officer 07 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
South Sudan
Juba, Aweil, Yambio, Malakal, Rumbek OLS, Bentiu (SSD)
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
07 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Field office Team Leader and the regional coordinator, or Thematic Team leader, and overall supervision of Director of the Human Rights Division or his/her designate, the UNV Human Rights Officer will be responsible for implementing the Division’s work plans, including assisting, in conducting monitoring/ fact-finding missions, as well as reporting and advocacy activities in the area of assignment as mandated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2514 (2020). In particular, the incumbent will:

General activity: Please note that this job description is generic and therefore, activities listed below may not be carried out by all Human rights officer.

  • Contribute to and/or draft communications, briefing notes, talking points, press releases, statements, bullet points, or other products;
  • Draft various internal and external reports on the human rights situation in South Sudan covering specific timeframes (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly) or themes (e.g., freedom of expression) based on submissions from colleagues based in the field and HQ. The candidate may be asked to draft reports during evening hours (i.e., daily) or weekends (i.e., weekly);
  • Provide guidance to relevant colleagues to ensure submissions from field teams are in line with OHCHR methodology on human rights reporting;
  • Provide and prepares legal analysis and research, and outputs, such as work unit reports and assessments, policy documents and guidelines, briefings, etc
  • Participate in legislative reviews and drafts commentaries and other relevant documents;
  • Conduct capacity building activities in areas of administration of justice and transitional justice which include advising national counterparts, facilitating and organizing workshops, supporting national criminal justice system organization, training of national actors and/or monitoring of the court and legal system.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated area of conflict-related violations;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the situation of human rights in relation to the armed conflict, including through close cooperation with field teams, other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Support HRD’s analysis by maintaining a proactive situational awareness of human rights and political developments for the purpose of gathering data on hotspots and early warning mapping and support in HRD’s information analysis;
  • Identify incidents requiring further monitoring and/or investigation, co-ordinate with field teams regarding follow-up, and analyse the potential impact of reported incidents on the human rights situation;
  • Monitor and follow up on incidents of denial of access by armed groups to locations where human rights monitoring and investigation activities are planned to take place, and coordinate with field teams and the Legal Affairs to identify possible courses of action in response;
  • Assist in developing the profiles of alleged perpetrators of human rights violations in close coordination with field teams;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Undertake risk assessment in the framework of Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and monitor implementation of mitigating measures;
  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence, within all assigned human rights activities;
  • Represent the UNMISS human rights office at working level meetings, as relevant;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree level: Minimum First-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, or social science, or related discipline, with a specialization in human rights preferred.

24 Months
  • Two years of work experience related to the field of human rights.
  • Experience working in regional countries is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
  • Willingness to work in hardship duty stations is required.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law is desirable.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in research and drafting documents, such as reports, is desirable.

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 07-12-2020

Asistente de Programa 13 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Bolivia
La Paz (BOL)
12 months
13 December 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

En el marco de la autoridad delegada y bajo la supervisión de el/la Representante Auxiliar,
el/la Voluntario/a de la ONU llevará a cabo las siguientes tareas:
 Elaboración y/o edición de correspondencia solicitada por la Representante Auxiliar
y del área de Programa, asegurando su despacho y seguimiento.
 Elaboración y/o edición de actas y/o resúmenes de las reuniones de Programa y
otras, según necesidad.
 Mantiene y facilita el flujo de circulación de documentos de ingreso y salida de la
oficina de la Representante Auxiliar, asegurando que los mismos estén debidamente
respaldados con toda la información necesaria.
 Seguimiento a instrucciones o solicitudes que son emanadas por parte de el/la Representante
Auxiliar referidos a informes, reuniones, requerimientos generales y
asuntos pendientes.
 Seguimiento y apoyo al área de Programa y a las Oficinas de Proyecto en el flujo de
revisiones y aprobaciones de Planes Anuales de Trabajo (PATs), Acuerdos y/o Enmiendas.
 Coordinación de la agenda de el/la Representante Auxiliar.
 Apoyo a la planificación, coordinación, logística y disponibilidad de documentación
relevante para actividades de Programa en particular y de la oficina en general.
 Alimentación del archivo digital y del Archivo Central de la oficina, asegurando versiones
actualizadas en los archivos de documentación legal y esencial de Programa,
así como depurar regularmente archivos según normativa.
 Tramitación, logística y seguimiento de viajes nacionales y/o internacionales de el/la
Representante Auxiliar y de otros/as funcionarios/as del área de Programa.
 Gestiona, envía y recibe las solicitudes de cotizaciones requeridas por la oficina a
través de la Casilla de Compras, haciendo el seguimiento a la presentación de ofertas
en los plazos establecidos.
 Selecciona, clasifica y refiere las llamadas telefónicas, asegurando el flujo ágil de
llamadas de ingreso y salida orientando al personal apropiado.
 Mantiene un directorio completo y actualizado de todos los organismos, ejecutivos y
contactos de contraparte del Programa de País.
 Realiza las tareas inherentes como alterna de la Asistente Personal de Representación.
 Cualquier otra actividad que se requiera o sea asignada por el/la supervisor/a.

Technical/Vocational diploma

Educación secundaria con entrenamiento secretarial.

Titulación universitaria a nivel de pre-grado o equivalente, deseable.

60 Months

Al menos 5 años de experiencia laboral profesional a nivel nacional y/o internacional en
en el sector público o privado, como secretaria de gerencia; experiencia en el área administrativa
es valorada, así como experiencia trabajando en la ONU o en otras organizaciones
internacionales de desarrollo;

  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience

Habilidades de redacción y edición de documentos

Excelentes aptitudes interpersonales; sensibilidad cultural y social; capacidad de trabajar
de manera inclusiva y colaborativa con una variedad de interesados, incluyendo miembros
de la comunidad de base, organizaciones religiosas y juveniles, y autoridades en distintos
niveles; familiaridad con herramientas y abordajes de la comunicación para el desarrollo;
 Capacidad de trabajar y adaptarse de manera profesional y efectiva en un ambiente desafiante;
capacidad de trabajar efectivamente en un equipo multicultural de personal nacional
e internacional;
 Conocimientos informáticos sólidos, incluyendo manejo avanzado de varias aplicaciones
de Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) así como email/internet; familiaridad con gestión de
bases de datos y equipamiento tecnológico de oficina;
 Motivación por iniciativa propia, capacidad de trabajar con mínima supervisión; capacidad
de trabajar con plazos ajustados;
 Afinidad o interés en temas relacionados a salud reproductiva, igualdad de género y población,
estrategias de desarrollo y voluntariado como un mecanismo para el desarrollo
sostenible y el Sistema de Naciones Unidas.


Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Fecha límite para postularse: Domingo 06 diciembre 2020 a las 18:00 Hora de Bolivia

UNV Associate Human Rights / Focal Point Indigenous Peoples 20 December 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Mexico
Mexico City (MEX)
16 February 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
20 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Vulnerable Groups Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Research and collect information pertaining to human rights issues through monitoring human rights situations at the field level and from a variety of data sources (e.g. publications and the press) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information;
  • Interviews human rights victims, particularly indigenous people, relevant authorities and civil society organizations as part of the documentation of cases;
  • Assist in the analysis of information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights, particularly related to indigenous peoples, and recommend actions to be taken;
  • Coordinate activities and strategies related to priority issues with other Units of OHCHR-Mexico;
  • Establish working relationships with state and federal authorities and provide them with technical assistance, to strengthen the level of compliance with international human rights obligations;
  • Document cases of indigenous people’s human rights violations;
  • As a part of the good offices mandate of OHCHR-Mexico, act as an observer and/or facilitator in prior consultation processes organized by the federal government, providing detailed advice to the authorities about the implementation of their international obligations and strengthen the rights holders’ knowledge about their rights;
  • Dialogue with private companies and businesses related to their projects which might affect the rights of indigenous peoples and their adherence to the UN guiding principles on business and human rights;
  • Assist in the analysis of information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights and recommend actions to be taken;
  • Draft a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters/cases;
  • Participate in human rights training programmes for government officials, representatives of the civil society, human rights non-governmental organizations and rights holders;
  • Liaise with representatives of the federal and local legislative powers to ensure that the legislation affecting indigenous peoples and communities is in line with international standards and is created with the right perspective and methodology;
  • Work with UN and non-governmental partners in the country to integrate human rights, including gender considerations, in their programmes;
  • Assist in the consolidation of knowledge and necessary tools within the United Nations system in Mexico in order to mainstream human rights in its actions;
  • Assist in establishing working level cooperation with relevant government ministries and State institutions to assist in strengthening their capacity for protection and promotion of human rights;
  • Receive complaints of alleged human rights violations and give legal advice to victims;
  • Perform other tasks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

​Advanced degree in law (Masters or equivalent), international relations, social/political science or a related field, preferably with a specialization in human rights. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

24 Months
  • Work experience: Minimum 2 years of work experience in the protection/promotion of human rights and related areas. Field experience and knowledge of the Latin American Region and indigenous people’s rights is an asset.
  • Languages: Proficiency in Spanish and English, with excellent drafting skills in both.
  • Other skills: Computer skills
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

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Application deadline: 20-Dec-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone