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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Assistant Human Rights Officer 23 May 2021 Int. University OHCHR Switzerland
OHCHR
Switzerland
Geneva (CHE)
English
15 June 2021
until 15 December 2021
23 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible. Applicants must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole duration of their assignment, or be recent graduates.

Under the direct supervision of Unit Coordinator, the International UN University Volunteers will:

  • research a broad range of issues relating to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and violence and discrimination against women, including constitutional provisions, legislation, administrative regulations, policies, and practices, and prepare analytical briefs and assessment reports for the Special Rapporteurs’ review and decisions on follow-up actions;
  • assist in drafting a wide range of documents, notably correspondence with Governments, in follow-up to information submitted to the Special Rapporteurs from individuals, groups, and other stakeholders, on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and violence and discrimination against women, as well as briefing notes and talking points to assist the Special Rapporteurs to participate in key events and media releases;
  • assist in preparing country visits of the Special Rapporteurs, most notably, timely preparation of comprehensive country-assessments, designing the programme of the visit with all parties involved, and assist in handling logistics;
  • assist in the organization of consultations and other expert meetings to inform the Special Rapporteur’s thematic research;
  • ensure that routine correspondence is tracked and responded to as well as maintenance of the Special Rapporteur’s outreach tools, most notably its webpage;
  • other tasks as required by her/his supervisors in order to ensure comprehensive and effective support of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur and participate in activities carried out by the Branch and Office as a whole.

The UN Volunteer will also undertake, if circumstances permit it, shorter assignments with other units of the Office (to be further determined) in order to gain a deeper knowledge of international human rights mechanisms.

As part of the pilot programme “Ditch UNfair internship” the volunteers will be asked to contribute to the advocacy component of the project by providing feedback on how to improve OHCHR internship system, share stories and experience.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

To qualify for this assignment, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first- level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence take the assignment within one-year period from the date of graduation.

6 Months
  • 6 months of experience in legal or human rights matters is required, up to 2 years of experience in these areas is desirable.
  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for this assignment though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, would be an advantage.

  • Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in English OR French is required, knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights
No

Client Orientation, Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 23-05-2021

Assistant Human Rights Officer (HRCB) 23 May 2021 Int. University OHCHR Switzerland
OHCHR
Switzerland
Geneva (CHE)
English,French
01 June 2021
6 months
23 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible. Applicants must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole duration of their assignment, or be recent graduates.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Human Rights Council Branch, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assists in the organization and provides substantive and technical support to the regular and special sessions of the Human Rights Council, as well as meetings of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (HRCAC), the Universal Periodic Review Working Group and Working Groups on Communications and Situations of the HRC Complaint procedure;
  • Provides direct assistance to the Secretary of the Human Rights Council and to the Secretaries of HRC subsidiary bodies supported by the Branch, including to the Secretariat of the UPR mechanism during three weeks of the 39th UPR Working Group session in November 2021 (25 October until 12 November 2021);
  • Contributes to drafting analytical summaries and notes on the debates and discussions of the HRC and the above-mentioned subsidiary bodies;
  • Assists in the drafting of correspondence, notes verbales or other relevant texts in respect of the work performed by the HRC and its subsidiary bodies;
  • Performs other duties as may be directed by the Chief of Branch.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

To qualify for this assignment, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence take the assignment within one-year period from the date of graduation.

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in the work of international human rights mechanisms.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other legal experience, Human rights
No

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

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Application deadline: 23-05-2021

Assistant Human Rights Officer (FOTCD) 23 May 2021 Int. University OHCHR Switzerland
OHCHR
Switzerland
Geneva (CHE)
English,Spanish
01 June 2021
until 30 November 2021
23 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible. Applicants must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole duration of their assignment, or be recent graduates.

Under the direct supervision of a Human Rights Officer, the International UN University Volunteer will:

  • Conduct substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events in the Americas;
  • Collect, document and analyze open sources material and other type of information and/or evidence for the preparation of briefing notes, statements and other documents;
  • Draft and contribute to drafting a variety of briefing notes, statements and reports;
  • Contribute to reports, including research of related literature, international law and jurisprudence;
  • Assist the Desk Officers (DOs) in maintaining contacts with concerned United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) and relevant human rights offices, non-government organizations (NGOs) and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) as well as OHCHR field presences in the region;
  • Take notes of meetings with different stakeholders, in particular civil society representatives;
  • Assist in the organization of meetings and seminars; and
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

To qualify for this assignment, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first- level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence take the assignment within one-year period from the date of graduation.

6 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in the area of legal or human rights affairs;
  • Interest or knowledge on the human rights situation in the Americas region;
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

Language skills: Fluency in spoken and written English AND Spanish is required.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Other legal experience
No

Client Orientation, Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams, Respect for Diversity

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Application deadline: 23-05-2021

Assistant Human Rights Officer (RTDS) 23 May 2021 Int. University OHCHR Switzerland
OHCHR
Switzerland
Geneva (CHE)
English
01 June 2021
until 30 November 2021
23 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible. Applicants must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole duration of their assignment, or be recent graduates.

Under the direct supervision of Chief of Section, the International UN University Volunteer will:

  • Contribute to thematic reports or studies, including research of related literature, international law and jurisprudence and in particular, the UN Volunteer may;
  • Assist in the preparation of official country visits, in particular through the drafting of country-specific human rights assessments;
  • Collect information and conduct research for the preparation of briefing notes, statements and other documents;
  • Take notes of meetings with different stakeholders, in particular civil society representatives; Attend sessions of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and assisting with the preparation of related activities and events;
  • Assist in the organization of sessions of the Inter-governmental Working Group on the Right to Development, the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development and other mechanisms;
  • Assist in the organization of meetings and seminars; and
  • Perform other related duties as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

As part of the pilot programme “Ditch UNfair internship” the volunteer will be asked to contribute to the advocacy component of the project by providing feedback on how to improve OHCHR internship system, share stories and experience.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

To qualify for this assignment, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first- level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence take the assignment within one-year period from the date of graduation.

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for this assignment though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, sustainable development and/or development cooperation would be an advantage.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in English OR French is required, knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights
No

Client Orientation, Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 23-05-2021

Associate Programme Management Officer (PPMES) 23 May 2021 Int. University OHCHR Switzerland
OHCHR
Switzerland
Geneva (CHE)
English,French
01 June 2021
6 months
23 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible. Applicants must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole duration of their assignment, or be recent graduates.

Under the overall direction of the Chief of the Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Service, the UN Volunteer will report to the Evaluation Officer and/or Programme Officer in the respective area of work.

Under the direction and supervision of the Evaluation Officer, the UNV shall undertake the following tasks related to the Evaluation function:

  • Assist in the upload, review and correction of the evaluation related data (reports and management responses) in the Decision Tracking System for completeness and accuracy of evaluation reports issued in 2020 and later.
  • Assist in the upload of the data of the evaluation reports issued during the programming cycle 2017-2021 in the evaluation module of the Performance Monitoring System.
  • Support the undertaking of evaluations, including the collection of documents for desk reviews, preparation of meetings, revision and proof reading of evaluation reports, etc.

Under the direction and supervision of the Programme - Monitoring Officer, the UNV shall undertake the following tasks related to the Monitoring function:

  • Assist in preparation of guiding material related to the programming cycle.
  • Assist in the review of mid-year/end-of-year submissions.
  • Assist in monitoring of submission and status of completeness and follow-up.

Under the direction and supervision of the Planning Officer and Policy Officer, the UN Volunteer shall undertake the following tasks related to the Programme and Budget Review Board/Senior Management Team Secretariat function:

  • Assist in the retroactive population of the decision-tracking system for PBRB and SMT decision.
  • Undertake additional tasks as required.

The UN Volunteer will undertake short-time assignments in other entities of OHCHR based on interest and availability in order to get a fuller understanding of the Organization’s work.

The UN Volunteer will be mentored by the Policy Officer, Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Service, and the Human Resources Management Service in the framework of the “Ditch UNfair internships”.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Additional Comments: To qualify for this assignment, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first- level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences, economics, business administration or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence take the assignment within one-year period from the date of graduation.

  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in programme management.

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for this assignment though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of programme management (planning, monitoring, evaluation), would be an advantage.

  • Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;

  • English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent; AND - French (Optional) , Level - Fluent
    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in English OR French is required, knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Monitoring and evaluation
No

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

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Application deadline: 23-05-2021

Assistant Human Rights Officer (CSU & WHRGS) 23 May 2021 Int. University OHCHR Switzerland
OHCHR
Switzerland
Geneva (CHE)
English
01 June 2021
until 30 November 2021
23 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible. Applicants must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole duration of their assignment, or be recent graduates.

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of CSU and the Coordinator of WHRGS, the International UN Volunteer will:

  1. Support the Civic Space Unit (CSU) team on the below listed 5 key priority areas by participating in meetings and follow up, writing up summaries, data analysis, mapping exercises, and conducting research and other related tasks.

  1. Support regional and in-country initiatives to protect Human Rights Defenders (HRDs);
  2. Support strategic field engagement on civic space;
  3. Support the roll-out and implementation of the UN Guidance Note on protection and promotion of civic space;
  4. Monitoring of civic space and the situation of HRDs;
  5. Mainstreaming civic space and protection in UN system;
  6. Building public support for civic space and HRDs;
  7. Provide inputs to individual protection cases, talking points, 2-pagers as needed;

B) Support the WHRGS’s activities on the areas of women’s human rights and gender equality, including:

  1. Assist in the development and implementation of capacity-building activities on women’s human rights;
  2. Assist with the research for talking points and speeches on women’s human rights and gender equality, including on women’s rights and inequality, for the High Commissioner, the Deputy High Commissioner, the Assistant Secretary General in NY, and other senior managers as requested;
  3. Support in organizing thematic panel discussions at the Human Rights Council on women’s human rights and gender equality, and conduct research for the preparations of reports to the Human Rights Council on women’s human rights and gender equality;
  4. Compile relevant articles and reports on the areas of women’s rights and gender equality and disseminate these within the Section; and
  5. Assist in providing inputs to position papers, reports, and other documents developed by the Section on the areas of women’s human rights and gender equality;

Other areas of work:

  • Contribute to thematic reports or studies, including research of related literature, international law and jurisprudence and in particular, the UN Volunteer may:
  • Collect information and conduct research for the preparation of briefing notes, statements and other documents;
  • Take notes of meetings with different stakeholders, in particular civil society representatives;
  • Attend sessions of the Human Rights Council (HRC) and assisting with the preparation of related activities and events;
  • Assist in the organization of meetings and seminars; and
  • Perform other related duties as requested by supervisor, as appropriate.

As part of the pilot programme “Ditch UNfair internship” the volunteer will be asked to contribute to the advocacy component of the project by providing feedback on how to improve OHCHR internship system, share stories and experience.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

To qualify for this assignment, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first- level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence take the assignment within one-year period from the date of graduation.

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for this assignment though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of legal or human rights affairs, would be an advantage. In addition, working experience in the areas of civic space and women’s human rights and gender equality issues, is desirable.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable (i.e. French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Other legal experience
No

Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 23-05-2021

Assistant Human Rights Officer 21 May 2021 Nat. Specialist OHCHR South Africa
OHCHR
South Africa
Pretoria (ZAF)
English
Immediate
12 months
21 May 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Human Rights Officer in charge of the Emergency Response Team in the OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa, the NUNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Conducts research and analysis pertaining to human rights matters, including their gender dimensions from a variety of data sources (e.g. communications, publications, the press) and through remote monitoring to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information;
  • Helps set up and maintain an information streams on select countries drawing information from multiple sources (UN, open source, NGOs, official data, regional indexes, etc.) to enable regular and up to date human rights and protection analysis that can feed UN decision-making at various levels and contexts;
  • Assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the countries and thematic mandates on the human rights situation in assigned area, and supports the development of early warning analysis and the identification of preventative measures to address human rights protection needs;
  • As part of the ERT, contributes to the establishment of prevention platforms to assist selected UN Country Teams in the region to conduct risk assessments and early warning analysis, thereby improving the response to human rights and humanitarian crises;
  • Participates in meetings and consultations (physically and virtually); prepares summaries of outcomes;
  • Works on civic space and participation in relation to early warning, prevention and early action measures in relation to civil society actors and human rights defenders;
  • Helps identify the legal and operational challenges facing CSOs and HRDs in the sub-region and to strengthen the capacity of these actors to address them;
  • Contributes to the formulation of meaningful recommendations and strategies to create an enabling environment for civic space (online and offline) in the Southern Africa region;
  • Drafts a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters;
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, conflict and development studies, peace and security, human rights or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

36 Months

Demonstrated interest and/or experience (minimum 3 years) in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required. Experience working with international human rights standards, instruments and mechanisms is desirable. Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights is desirable. Internships and voluntary work may be considered at 50% if deemed relevant. Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

No

Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism

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Application deadline: 21 May 2021

Regional Electoral Officer 14 May 2021 Int. Specialist AMI Iraq
Open

Regional Electoral Officer

International Specialist
AMI
Iraq
Baghdad, Basrah, Mosul, Erbil (IRQ)
English,Arabic
Immediate
8 months with possibility of extension
14 May 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within delegated authority, the Regional Electoral Operations Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the Regional Operations Advisor (ROA) by ensuring the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) implement operational plans;
  • Provide advice to the IHEC Governorate Election Offices on all electoral operational activities.
  • Support the development and capacity building of the IHEC Governorate Elections Offices (GEOs);
  • Establish and maintain professional and productive partnerships with the IHEC GEOs ;
  • Establish effective communication mechanisms with the national officers embedded with the IHEC GEOs;
  • Provide regular reports to the ROA about the GEO’s progress in operational preparations for elections;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A first-level university degree, in Political Science, International Relations, Law, Public Administration, or a related field.
24 Months
  • A minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in electoral assistance; supervising, implementing, supporting or advising on Field and Operations processes is required;
  • Experience in developing countries is required, and experience in post-conflict situations is desirable;
  • Experience providing services to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of UN rules, regulations, policies and procedures an asset;
  • Previous experience of managing a team of different backgrounds and the ability to manage and coordinate complex projects is desirable;
  • Have affinity with or interest in UNAMI’s mandate, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development and the UN system.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Election support activities, Election management

Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;

Yes

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

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Application deadline: 14 May 2021

Finance and Administration assistant 13 May 2021 Nat. Youth OHCHR Uganda
OHCHR
Uganda
Kampala (UGA)
English
Immediate
6 months
13 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Human Rights Officer in charge of Kampala Human Rights Monitoring team, the NUNV will undertake the following tasks:

Supports in Human Resources Management:

Assist to maintain archives of all administrative contracts and financial transactions (hard and electronic copies) and updates filing systems as required.

Assists Human resources section as necessary on request.

Supports the Budget and Finance functions:

Assists and supports in the receipt of all accountabilities, send out reminders to concerned staff & ensure correctness and completeness.

Assist in travel logistics and arrangements as requested.

Assist and support in any other request on finance related assignmentsSupports in the Procurement Functions

Assist to update vendor profiles and covers all support aspects of Local Purchase Order processing (RFQ, collection of supporting documentation, analyse quotations for approval).Assist in procuring office supplies, computers, printers and other equipment. Ensures that se- rial numbers are recorded for Asset Management purposes.

Assist to follow up on delivery of ordered items.

Assist to collect all receipts of purchases and ensures that payments are done on time.

Assist and support in any other procurement related assignments

Supports General Administration

Assist in supporting the preparation for conferences and workshops.

Support the team in organizing travel requests for participants, making travel related payments and responding to any other necessary activities.

Assist and support in any other request on Administration related assignments

Supports Inventory management

Assist to with the help of office assistant to carry out a periodic inventory record of all Office

Assets.

Assist and support the logistic team with vehicle maintenance functions.

Performs other related tasks, as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in law, political science, international relations, conflict and development studies, peace and security, human rights, Business Administartion or related field.

24 Months

Progressive responsible experience in related financial/administrative functions. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Office, especially Excel, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc). financial management and general administration services is an asset

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Knowledge of human rights issues and ability to identify related problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions. Knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures. Re• search and analytical skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of human rights issues. Ability to identify sources for data collection, analyze information and draft human rights reports. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commit• ments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; re• mains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning and organization: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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Planning and Organizing, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 13 May 2021

Public Information officer 13 May 2021 Nat. Youth OHCHR Uganda
OHCHR
Uganda
Kampala (UGA)
English
Immediate
6 months
13 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Assist in regularly updating the OHCHR in Uganda website, Facebook and Twitter accounts, and with relevant content and quality photographs in a timely manner;

Assist in developing coordinated, innovative social media strategies and campaigns involving multiple UN Agencies and key partners.

Assist in conducting communications and information needs assessments for OHCHR, UN joint programming and initiatives, and make proposals to integrate public information and programme.

Support the development/production of information and communications instruments and materials for awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the supervisor.

Support OHCHR publication activities, such as drafting articles, content management,

norms for publishing, design, maintenance of regular contact with printers and other

suppliers to ensure quality production.

Assist in promoting and disseminating information and communication materials for launching initiatives and publications.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's Degree in Mass communication

24 Months

Interest and/or experience in human rights, political affairs, and communications is required. Experience working with the media is an added advantage. Experience in organising and coordinating public events and/or in drafting communications for press releases, and web presence is desirable. Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of engagement with human rights events would be highly regarded.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights, Telecommunications systems, Public information and reporting

Knowledge of human rights issues and ability to identify related problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions.

Knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures.

Research and analytical skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of human rights issues.

Ability to identify sources for data collection, analyze information and draft human rights reports.

Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informe

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Accountability, Ethics and Values, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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of 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.

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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: 13 May 2021