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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Human Rights and Gender Officer 07 March 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Guatemala
OHCHR
Guatemala
Guatemala City (GTM)
Spanish,English
Immediate
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;
No

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

UNV Associate Human Rights Officer 15 March 2021 Int. Specialist OHCHR Burkina Faso
OHCHR
Burkina Faso
Ouagadougou (BFA)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
15 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 Senior Human Rights Officer (Coordinator), leading the implementation at the field level of the OHCHR G5 Sahel Compliance Framework Project (FC-G5S) in Bamako, Mali, and under the direct supervision of the Team Leader for Burkina Faso, or his/her designated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will perform the following tasks:

  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR);
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Compliance Framework of the FC-G5S;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the human rights situation in the designated AOR, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Follow up on individual cases of violation of human rights and international humanitarian law and related 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;
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of strategies aiming at enhanced Protection of Civilians in the AoR;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative 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 per the Compliance Framework Project;
  • Contribute to and/or draft various reports, communications, briefing notes, statements or other products;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into the Project database; conduct quality control and deliver statistics and trend reports as required;
  • Ensure human rights mainstreaming within UN planning and programming;
  • 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 rights activities;
  • Represent the Compliance Framework Project at working level meetings, as relevant;
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training; and
  • Perform other related duties as required

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, or another discipline relevant to human rights. 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;
36 Months
  • Three years of work experience at the national and/or international level in a field related to human rights.
  • Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required.
  • Knowledge of international humanitarian law is desirable.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in research and drafting documents, such as reports, is desirable.
  • Experience working in Sahel and especially in Burkina Faso is desirable.
  • Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.
  • 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
  • Experience entering, managing and analyzing large quantities of data/case information, including in databases, is desirable.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Science, or another discipline relevant to human rights.

Yes

Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 15-03-2021