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Human Rights Field Officer 25 April 2021 Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali

Human Rights Field Officer

International Specialist
Kidal (MLI)
until 30 June 2022
25 April 2021

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

Under the overall supervision of the Director of MINUSMA/ Human Rights Division and the direct supervision of the Planning/Program Officer, 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;
  • 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 delivering 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;
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Director of the Human Rights Division;
  • Use the OHCHR database to enter cases and document allegations and violations of human rights violations;
  • When working with national personnel or (non-)governmental counterparts, the Volunteer is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

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

24 Months

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

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

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

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Application deadline: 25-04-2021