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Human Rights Officer 25 October 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Human Rights Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Aweil, Bor, Torit, Kuajok (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021
25 October 2020

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 Field office Team Leader and the regional coordinator, and overall supervision of Director of the Human Rights Division or his/her designate, the UNV Human Rights Officer will be responsible for implementing the Division’s work plans, including assisting inconducting monitoring, fact-finding missions, as well as reporting and advocacy activities in the area of assignment as mandated in United Nations Security Council Resolution 2459 (March 2019).In particular, the incumbent will:

General activity: Please note that this job description is generic and therefore, activities listed below may not be carried out by all Human rights officer.

  • Contribute to and/or draft communications, briefing notes, talking points, press releases, statements, bullet points, or other products;
  • Draft various internal and external reports on the human rights situation in South Sudan covering specific timeframes (e.g., daily, weekly, monthly) or themes (e.g., freedom of expression) based on submissions from colleagues based in the field and HQ. The candidate may be asked to draft reports during evening hours (i.e., daily) or weekends (i.e., weekly);
  • Provide guidance to relevant colleagues to ensure submissions from field teams are in line with OHCHR methodology on human rights reporting;
  • Provide and prepares legal analysis and research, and outputs, such as work unit reports and assessments, policy documents and guidelines, briefings, etc
  • Participates in legislative reviews and drafts commentaries and other relevant documents;
  • Conduct capacity building activities in areas of administration of justice and transitional justice which include advising national counterparts, facilitating and organizing workshops, supporting national criminal justice system organization, training of national actors and/or monitoring of the court and legal system.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the human rights mandate in the designated area of conflict-related violations;
  • Gather information, analyse and report on the situation of human rights in relation to the armed conflict, including through close cooperation with field teams, other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Support HRD’s analysis by maintaining a proactive situational awareness of human rights and political developments for the purpose ofgathering data on hotspots and early warning mapping and support in HRD’s information analysis;
  • Identify incidents requiring further monitoring and/or investigation, co-ordinate with field teams regarding follow-up, and analyse the potential impact of reported incidents on the human rights situation;
  • Monitor and follow up on incidents of denial of access by armed groups to locations where human rights monitoring and investigation activities are planned to take place, and coordinate with field teams and the Legal Affairs to identify possible courses of action in response;
  • Assist in developing the profiles of alleged perpetrators of human rights violations in close coordination with field teams;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions and investigations into abuses/violations of human rights or humanitarian law
  • Establish and maintain contacts with government representatives, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners operating in the AOR;
  • Ensure, coordinate and supervise 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;
  • Undertake risk assessment in the framework of Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP) and monitor implementation of mitigating measures;
  • 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 UNMISS human rights office at working level meetings, as relevant;

Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Degree level: Minimum First-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, or social science, or related discipline, with a specialization in human rights preferred.

36 Months

Three years of work experience related to the field of human rights.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Human rights

Knowledge of international human rights instruments and tools for the promotion and protection of human rights is required. Willingness to work in hardship duty stations 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 regional countries is desirable. Experience working in a developing, conflict or post-conflict setting is an advantage.

Yes

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Application deadline: 25-10-2020

Associate Officer / Information Analyst 01 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
UNMISS
South Sudan
Torit (SSD)
English
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
01 November 2020

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 FIOC Team Leader, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following:

  • Manage, collect, coordinate, analyze, report and disseminate information to be used as a decision-making and planning tool for the Field Integrated Operation Center (FIOC);
  • Collect information from a wide range of sources, including UNMISS Civil and Political Affairs, Human Rights, Gender, Child Protection, Relief, Reintegration and Protection personnel, Military, Police, Security, Humanitarian Agencies, International Non-Governmental Organization (INGOs) and Local Government Authorities;
  • Produce forward looking reports within the context of the UNMISS Early Warning Strategy and Protection of Civilian Matrix that integrates and considers all the information gathered, resulting in clearly identification of priorities where the state should focus it’s efforts;
  • Build effective networks through mission components with state authorities, international partners, civil society and humanitarian community;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of political, socio-economic and security issues;
  • Monitor and gather information on events or incidents that may affect the implementation of the safety of the Mission and it’s mandate;
  • Support the Field Office Security Management Team, Security Management Meetings, Crisis management Team and respond to specific incident as required;
  • Share all information with Join Analysis Center (JMAC) as guided by Chief JMAC;
  • Undertake other related responsibilities as tasked by the Team Leader and Head of office.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Political science, International Relations, Human Rights Conflict Management, Security or any related field.

36 Months
  • Three (3) or more years experience in the field;
  • Previous experience in Joint Operation Centre or Joint Analysis Cell would be an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Political affairs and political reporting
  • Professional reporting and writing skills.
  • Affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief; post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system.
Yes

Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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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: 01-11-2020

Legal Officer 03 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNMISS South Sudan
Open

Legal Officer

International Specialist
UNMISS
South Sudan
Juba (SSD)
English,Arabic
Immediate
until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension
03 November 2020

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 senior legal adviser or a legal officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assists other members of the Legal Affairs Unit in reviewing legal documents, instruments, or other material, identifying important issues, similarities and inconsistencies, etc.
  • Assists in preparing drafts of background papers, studies, and reports.
  • Conducts legal research and assist in preparing legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international public and private law issues, including the United Nations Charter, General Assembly and Security Council Resolutions, UN/UNMISS internal Rules and Regulations, UNMISS Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), UNMISS mandate, particularly its protection of civilians aspect, privileges and immunities, peace and security, institutional questions, treaty law and practice, UN administrative law;
  • Assists in preparing agreements, Memorandums of Understanding and contracts with governments, international organisations, and other public or private entities including drafting and resolving claims and disputes.
  • Assists in providing legal advice on human resources and other administrative matters.
  • Assists in servicing and advising as well as serving as a member of, as appropriate, diplomatic conferences, commissions, committees, boards, task forces and other bodies, including preparing background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, etc.
  • Assists with presenting the UNMISS induction programme on UNMISS SOFA and distribution of information and sensitizing local authorities and the local population to SOFA.
  • Perform or undertake other duties as requested by other members of the Legal Affairs Unit.
Master degree or equivalent

An advanced university degree (i.e. master’s degree or equivalent) in law or a relevant related field is required. A first level university degree (i.e. bachelor’s degree) in law in addition to two extra years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

24 Months

At least two years of progressive responsible professional legal experience in law, including legal analysis, research and writing, at a law firm, governmental legal office, legal office of an international organization or of an NGO.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Other legal experience

Computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PPT, etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment.

Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of (the Programme Country) and legal residents in (the Programme Country or territory) with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: xx-xx-2020

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Application deadline: 03-11-2020