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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Human Rights Program Assistant 05 February 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Tunisia
OHCHR
Tunisia
Tunis (TUN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
05 February 2021

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 the OHCHR Head of Office in Tunis, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Research and collect information pertaining to human rights matters from a variety of data sources (e.g. field visits, communications, publications, the press) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up to date information.

  • Draft a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters.

  • Assist in the verification and analysis of information, to include the impact on the country and thematic mandates on the human rights situation in assigned area.

  • Support awareness raising on current human rights issues, to include relevant political and legal developments in the country.

  • Participate and serve in human rights training programmes for national officials, national human rights institutions and representatives of civil society in order to promote national capacity building.

  • Review human rights issues, including gender considerations, and work with relevant partners in the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes;

  • Assist in drafting specific programmes to strengthen capacities for implementing a rights-based approach to development for national, regional and UN partners.

  • Assist the Human Rights Officers in guiding government bodies and human rights institutions in domesticating regional and international human rights norms and standards into national legislation.

  • Participate with the Human Rights Officers in discussions with relevant authorities and other actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seek other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.

  • Contribute to Office programme development, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, or other disciplines related to human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

24 Months

Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, or other disciplines related to human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Human rights, Monitoring and evaluation, Gender equality and the advancement of women
  • At least two-year of relevant work experience in the areas of human rights, political affairs, international relations, law, or related area.

  • Good interpersonal skills in relationships with partners: government authorities, UN agencies, NGOs, and others.

  • Good computer skills using MS Office applications; knowledge of legal and human rights terminology is an asset.

  • Prior experience or strong interest in one of the following fields would be considered as an asset:

  • economic social and cultural rights; development and human rights; human rights indicators, business, and human rights.

  • Human rights monitoring and reporting

  • Knowledge and understanding of human rights-related matters; ability to identify problems, i.e. political, ethnic, gender-based, social, economic, etc., causing civil unrest in a country or geographic area.

  • demonstrated research and analytical skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of relevant human rights issues/problems; basic knowledge of institutional mandates, policies, guidelines, etc., related to human rights; skill in developing sources for data collection;

  • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of the work of the Office.

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Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 05 February 2021