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Category Host entity Country
Human Rights Officer - Reporting 28 April 2021 Int. Specialist MONUSCO Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo
Kinshasa (COD)
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
28 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 the UNJHRO and the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Reporting Unit, 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 in area of responsibility (AOR);

  • Prepare case files for submission to the authorities and for inclusion in the UNJHRO data base;

  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of contacts with local authorities as well as international organizations operating in the country and civil society;

  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated AOR aiming at the establishment of an environment of mutual understanding among the population;

  • Drafts, reviews and coordinates the timely delivery of a variety of reports, briefings and other type of communications in compliance with established standards, including with regard to public human rights reports;

  • 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;

  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.

  • Perform any other related duties as may be required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Law, Social Sciences or Political Science. Specialized study on International Human rights;

36 Months

At least 3 years’ experience in Protection and promotion of human rights; Knowledge of international human rights instruments and rules for the protection and promotion of human rights; experience in research and drafting is an asset.

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

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft suite;

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations /MONUSCO. This assignment requires fluency in French and English.


Client Orientation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams


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Application deadline: 28-04-2021