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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

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

Forensic Scientist 14 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNITAD Iraq

Forensic Scientist

International Specialist
Baghdad (IRQ)
8 months with possibility of extension
14 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 Chief of Information Systems or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Forensic Scientist will:

  • Conduct examinations of digital evidence seized from ISIL (Da'esh) terrorists (mobile phones, laptops, desktops, external hard disks, electronic documents and files, networks and other forms of data storage devices) and forensic examinations of electronic documents and files, such as photographs and videos for enhancement and face/voice identifications;
  • Performs evidence handling and custodial obligations by ensuring a forensically sound collection, preservation, registration, digitization, and secure permanent storage of collected material and maintaining its chain of custody, provenance taxonomies, auditing, and authenticity;
  • Assists OFI with translating the objectives of investigations into technical activities and examination of electronic content;
  • Participates in the preparation of technical and investigative reports in relation to the aforementioned forensic examinations, capable of supporting criminal court proceedings; and works collaboratively and in coordination with colleagues to achieve organizational goals in accordance with standard operating procedures and in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
  • Assist in the preparation of field missions, including the preparation of forensic equipment, hardware, software and consumables;
  • Prepares technical documentation, gathers requirements, and initiates standardization of practices related to the collection, handling and analysis of digital evidence;
  • Provides training on forensic data acquisition, preservation and analysis for UNITAD national counterparts;
  • Liaises and provides consulting services to downstream third-party judicial and prosecutorial entities regarding technical aspects of review, analysis and information retrieval;
  • Identifies opportunities for the improvement of evidence collection, storage, processing and analysis processes that delivers value for UNITAD investigations;
  • Proposes the use of tools to analyze and present complex data sets in understandable ways for investigation and presentation purposes;
  • Test and validate forensic tools are working as expected and with the specified performance;
  • Proactively identify and escalate issues and risks pertaining to his area of responsibility;
  • Participate as required in targeted field-based investigations in order to obtain digital evidence relevant to the investigations, sometimes through direct engagement with suspects, victims and witnesses; and
  • Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. digital forensic or area related to eDiscovery; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

24 Months
  • The Forensic Scientist must have a minimum of 2 years of experience working in forensic science. At least 2 year of experience in digital forensic and 1 year working on eDiscovery solutions. The candidate must demonstrate proficiency in crime scene investigations, forensic physics & digital examinations. In addition, the candidate must have extensive prior experience with the following applications, services and practices:
  • Tableau software, FTK Imager, XWays, Encase, dc3dd
  • Cellebrite PA, Elcomsoft, MSAB XRY
  • SQL Server, Cosmos DB or MongoDB
  • Griffeye, Amped
  • Nuix
  • Relativity
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Synology NAS
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Photographic skills
  • Chemistry (forensic analysis will require lab work)
  • Cellular Biology (forensic analysis will require lab work)
  • Present Technical Concepts to Diverse Audiences
  • Python
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing, Software and applications development and analysis

Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment


Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
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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: 14 March 2021