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Category Host entity Country
Human Rights and Gender Officer 07 March 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Guatemala
Guatemala City (GTM)
6 months with possibility of extension
07 March 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 and under the supervision of the unit coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Provide technical assistance to indigenous women and other discriminated women organizations supported by the PROFEM Project, State actors and institutions and other OHCHR partners.
  • Provide technical support to organizations and rights holders for the development of advocacy strategies that aim at mainstreaming gender, including gender analysis, gender data and apply women´s international human rights standards.
  • Provide technical assistance in the reporting and delivering of grants to civil society organizations.
  • Support the integration of a gender perspective in OHCHR-Guatemala’s strategic lines priorities and activities;
  • Support the implementation of the OHCHR-Guatemala gender strategy;
  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements and contribute to the draft of the annual narrative report for donor that includes: i) the activities carried out; ii) documents produced; iii) minutes of meetings and progress reports; iv) systematization of advisory, facilitation and accompaniment activities and their results.
  • Conduct field missions
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience in human rights or gender may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree

24 Months

at least 2 years of progressively, responsible and relevant professional experience in the field of human rights or justice at the local, national or international level, including experience with civil society organizations and experience in human rights analysis and reporting cases.

  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, International law
  • Experiencia laboral en derechos humanos desde una perspectiva de género y/o interculturalidad, es requerida.
  • Experiencia en mecanismos internacionales de monitoreo de derechos humanos, es deseable.
  • Experiencia y/o conocimiento de la situación de los derechos humanos en Guatemala será considerada una ventaja.
  • Experiencia laboral a nivel nacional y/o internacional en el ámbito de los derechos humanos de las mujeres, incluidas mujeres indígenas, garífunas y/o personas LGBTI, es altamente deseable.
  • Experiencia de trabajo con organizaciones de sociedad civil, idealmente a nivel comunitario, es deseable.
  • Experiencia en redacción y en elaboración de informes o notas de análisis.
  • 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;

Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

You can only apply if you have created your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

Watch this video for the specific steps you must follow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT5uJ_FolWU

If you are already registered in UNV's Talent Pool, make sure your profile is up to date before applying.

Application deadline: 07-Mar-2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone

Civil Engineer (Design) 03 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNAMA Afghanistan

Civil Engineer (Design)

International Specialist
Kabul (AFG)
01 January 2021
until 31 December 2021
03 March 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 guidance of the Direct Supervisor and Chief Engineering Section, the Civil Engineer (Design) will perform the following duties:

  • Apply complex principles, practices and precedents for initiating and completing project design, drawings and specifications related to new construction or repair of buildings, prefabricated structures, other infrastructure, including production of Bill of Quantities in the UNAMA mission area;
  • Produce Concept design, Final Design report, Drawings and Estimates, the candidate must be proficient on Autocad;
  • Implement the project, including updating maps and plans;
  • Execute detailed engineering activities for the construction and renovation of the existing
    structure/facilities including preparation of design drawings, sections and technical details, integrating environmental initiatives and modern technologies with economic and functional value;
  • Prepare detailed scopes of work of agreed technical options, technical specifications, Bill of Quantities, cost estimates, and bid documents;
  • Furnish the detailed construction drawings as necessary during continuance of the contract;
  • Supervise and monitor construction work for achieving the expected outputs of the project;
  • Record the work measurement and certify the contractor’s interim and final bill of payment;
  • Assist for resolution of all contractual issues, including examining the contractor’s claims for variations/ extensions, additional compensations, etc., and prepare recommendations for approval by the Client
  • Assist to prepare technical evaluation of the projects;

Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University Degree (Bachelor or equivalent) in Civil Engineering.

60 Months
  • An experience of 3 to 5 years in design, Autocad and construction supervision is required.
  • Ability to work independently as well as effectively within a team environment
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other premises management/maintenance, supply, or purchasing related experience

Computer literacy in common office software, with excellent knowledge in AutoCad, Computer-aided engineering design programs, Microsoft Office Packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and other Office equipment. Knowledge of software applications specific to design and architecture is a plus.


Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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: 03 March 2021