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Associate in Human Rights 06 December 2020 Int. Specialist OHCHR Colombia

Associate in Human Rights

International Specialist
Cucuta (COL)
12 months
06 December 2020

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 Coordinator of the field presence, the UN Volunteer contribute to the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);
  • Monitor the human rights situation from a given thematic priority and geographical responsibility;
  • Prepare and undertake fact-finding field missions including the timely drafting of reports and follow-up;
  • Follow up on individual cases and issues with authorities with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeking remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future;
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Assist in conducting human rights capacity-building activities and in developing and implementing human rights training programmes;
  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;
  • Ensure the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, including conflict related sexual violence, within all assigned human
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • BachelorĀ“s degree or equivalent combined with two years of relevant qualifying experience might be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Law, Political Science, International Relations or any other discipline relevant to human rights.
24 Months
  • Experience working in Colombia is an asset.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Monitoring and evaluation
  • At least 2 years of progressively professional experience in a field related to human rights.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is required.
  • Excellent knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.

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Application deadline: 06-Dec-2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time zone