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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Human Rights Officer 13 August 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Bria, Bangui (CAF)
French,English
01 July 2020
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
13 August 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 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

* 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: 13-08-2020

Rations Operations Assistant 26 August 2020 Int. Specialist MINUSCA Central African Republic
Open

Rations Operations Assistant

International Specialist
MINUSCA
Central African Republic
Bangui (CAF)
English,French
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
26 August 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 Rations Officer the UN Volunteer Rations Operations Assistant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Ensure all requisitions are received in a timely manner from contingents.

  • Verify and validate the food requisitions received from contingents for accuracy.

  • Assist in verification of weekly inventory reports and ensure the contractor warehouse has required stocks available.

  • Ensure that troop strength reports are received in a timely manner from contingent locations and are summarized after cross verification with Memorandum of Understanding strength details.

  • Ensure the Composite Ration Packs (CRPs) consumed are deducted from the fresh ration entitlements of respective contingents.

  • Assist in preparing the final individual requisitions in a timely manner.

  • Cross verify the initial and final orders to ensure that there are no variations in items ordered by the troops.

  • Account for the Contingent Owned Equipment rations brought in by the contingents and make necessary adjustments to the contingent requisitions as per agreement.

  • Receive, review and analyse customer complaints and provide corrective actions to clients.

  • Maintain the receipt and issue details of CRPs and bottled water (BW) in UMOJA, while keeping a parallel database for internal purposes.

  • Receive, analyse and review rations importation documents and verify their conformance to the initial food orders.

  • Give recommendations on substitution request for the missing items.

  • Ensure proper filing of the troop strength reports, food requisition, troop movements and CRP and BW data.

  • Maintain strong working relations with Contingent Logistics Officers, Mission Support Centre, COE, and the Staff Officer Rations.

  • Provide training on rations matters to national staff and Contingent Logistics Officers.

  • Performs other related duties as required by the supervisor.

Secondary education

Certification/diploma or other supplemental academic qualifications in food science is an added qualification

60 Months

At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in rations warehouse and/or food industry is required.

Working experience in peacekeeping field missions in the administration of contracts will be an advantage

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Consumer protection
  • Good command of reporting and maintaining databases.

  • A demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural and dynamic environment.

  • Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

Yes

Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* 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: 26-08-2020