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Human Rights Officer 21 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNAMA Afghanistan

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
Kabul (AFG)
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


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

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Application deadline: 21 January 2021

Human Rights and Gender Officer 20 January 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Guatemala
Guatemala City (GTM)
6 months with possibility of extension
20 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 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

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Application deadline: 20-Jan-2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone