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Human Rights Officer 21 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNAMA Afghanistan
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
UNAMA
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
01 February 2021
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
21 January 2021

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

Under the general supervision of the Human Rights Officer/Team Leader, the UNV Associate Human Rights Officer will work with the Human Rights Team in the UNAMA South East Regional Office – Gardez

Within delegated authority, the Associate Human Rights Officer will be responsible for:

  • Providing substantive guidance and operational monitoring support on issues related to protection of civilians, elimination of violence against women, children affected by armed conflict, monitoring places of detention/prohibition of torture and human rights aspects of peace and reconciliation/transitional justice;
  • Drafting substantive analysis based on field monitoring and research undertaken by the Team at the direction of the Team Leader or of the Human Rights Service – Headquarters thematic Team Leaders;
  • Supporting preparation of weekly and other internal reports and submissions to the Human Rights Service;
  • Providing substantive advice and organisational leadership, under the supervision of the Team Leader to prepare consultations and advocacy with local governmental officials, community leaders, civil society activists, and communities affected by civilian casualty incidents;
  • Organizing visits to places of detention, including facilities run by the National Directorate of Security, Afghan National Police, Afghan National Army, juvenile rehabilitation centres, and provincial prisons;
  • Ensuring close internal coordination between the Human Rights Team, the Head of Field Office and other UNAMA entities through information-sharing, and providing guidance and advice on the work of the Human Rights Service;
  • Representing the Human Rights Service, as appropriate, at specific official functions, meetings and thematic events related to the mandate, including protection of civilians, children affected by armed conflict, women’s rights and violence against women, detention-related issues and human rights aspects of peace processes with other UN agencies, civil society groups, humanitarian organizations, government officials, Afghan National Security Forces and the Resolute Support Mission (RSM);
  • Performing Any Other Duties as required, e.g. when working with (including supervising) national staff or non-governmental counterparts; the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development of national staff through coaching, mentoring, formal and on-the-job training.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A first level University Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Gender Studies, Political Sciences or International Relations. A Master’s Degree in Human Rights, or any of the said fields, would be an advantage.

24 Months

Two years progressively responsible experience in human rights, socio-economic development or law in a conflict/crisis setting; Relevant professional experience in the promotion of women’s rights and elimination of violence against women and girls, as well as conducting investigations into serious human rights violations and/or abuses, including persons deprived of their liberty; Knowledge and work experience with government, inter-governmental organisations, international NGOs and/or national NGOs in the areas of human rights, gender and development; Experience in policy dialogue with sub-national stakeholders is an asset.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Experience in Human Rights work in conflict zone and knowledge of the UNAMA Human Rights Mandate, its operational goals and working methodology will be considered an asset

No

Accountability, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 21 January 2021

Human Rights Officer 17 January 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Bangui, Kanga Bandoro, Bouar, Bria (CAF)
French,English
01 July 2020
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
17 January 2021

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 Chief Human Rights officer and his designated official in the Sector and/or Officer in Charge Human Rights Office and within delegated authority, the UN Volunteer Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Researches and collects information pertaining to human rights matters, including their gender dimensions, from a variety of data sources; assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the human rights situation in CAR.
  • Enter all cases on the human rights database according to human rights standards and its methodology.
  • Maintains awareness of current human rights issues in the Region assigned to include relevant political and legal developments.
  • Contributes to the identification of human rights issues/problems, including their gender dimensions, through good research and analysis and timely preparation of reports, etc.
  • Liaises with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners to create baseline data on the human rights situation in the Region assigned with special attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Participates with other Human Rights Officers in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeks other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.
  • Drafts a variety of types of reports relating to human rights matters.
  • Participates in human rights training programmes for national law enforcement officials, representatives of the civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote national capacity building.
  • Reviews human rights issues, including their gender dimensions, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers on the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes.
  • Contributes to formulating courses of action that aim to alleviate immediate and long-range human rights problems.
  • Demonstrates effective interaction with colleagues and other concerned parties internally and externally.
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.
  • Performs other related duties as required by direct supervisor

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are expected to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Master degree or equivalent

An 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 experience is also accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

36 Months
  • A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or a related area.

  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is required. Experience in working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) – or similar international organization or non-governmental organization – in a conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage. Experience working on thematic issues relevant to the MINUSCA mandate and/or work experience in Central Africa is desirable

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights
Yes

Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 17-01-2021

Communications Analyst 26 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNWomen Mali
Open

Communications Analyst

International Specialist
UNWomen
Mali
Bamako (MLI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
26 January 2021

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

1. Provide substantive support to the planning and design of external communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans
• Provide analysis for elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
• Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach activities into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives, as necessary mainly related to Women Peace and Security and Governance Flagships;
• Monitor and analyze print and social media and provide analysis to RO/HQ;
• Provide inputs and support to the launch of in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events.
2. Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the Mali
• Draft briefing materials both in French and English, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
• Identify storylines for publication and articles;
• Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
• Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
• Follow guidelines from HQ and RO.

3. Coordinate media relations for the UNWOMEN Mali
• Coordinate the establishment of relevant relationships;
• Maintain list of relevant media in country;
• Respond to inquiries for public and UN system information materials;
• Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences and briefing session for press, as required;
• Draft talking points.
4. Coordinate the Mali’s online presence
• Coordinate Mali’s country office FB content and maintenance based on corporate requirements;
• Coordinate Mali’s social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
• Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, resources.
5. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

• Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals and activities;
• Organize and conduct training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate.
6. Others
• Support UN Women’s presidency of UNCG in 2018 and increase visibility of the United Nations in Mali
• Undertake other related tasks, as requested by the Line Manager

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required

24 Months

• At least 2 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
• Experience in media relations is an asset;
• Experience in the use of social media.
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
• Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
• Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
• Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
• Sound security awareness;
• Have affinity with or interest in Gender thematic and women empowerment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 26-01-2021

Human Rights Associate 17 January 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Mauritania
Open

Human Rights Associate

International Specialist
OHCHR
Mauritania
Nouakchott (MRT)
French,English
Immediate
12 months
17 January 2021

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

Within the delegated authority the overall supervision and guidance of the Representative of the Country Office and under the direct supervision of the deputy-head of office and coordinator of the project, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the human rights situation in the designated AOR, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Follow up on individual cases of violation of human rights and related issues with authorities with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeking remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future;
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of strategies aiming at enhanced protection of human rights in the AoR; Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Assist in conducting human rights capacity-building activities and in developing and implementing human rights training programmes; Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights;
  • 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;
  • Ensure human rights mainstreaming within UN planning and programming; Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including gender based violence, within all assigned human rights activities;
  • Represent the UN human rights component at working level meetings, as relevant;
  • Participate in monitoring cases of human rights violations
  • Prepare drafts of monitoring missions reports as well as weekly reports

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Degree level: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent). First-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Type of degree: Law, political science, international relations, social science, or another discipline relevant to human rights
24 Months
  • Two years of work experience in a field related to human rights. Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights 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. Experience working in Sahel is desirable. Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in training, detention, or operational communication, or other relevant programmes; experience working in the UN or other international development organization is an asset;
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in promotion and protect of human right for all, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Yes

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 17-01-2021