Prevention & Human Rights Analyst

Prevention & Human Rights Analyst

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Nairobi (KEN)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
01 December 2021
12 months
Application deadline
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Human Rights Adviser, OHCHR/RCO, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the effective functioning of the UNCT Prevention and Integrated Analysis Platform, and the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Prevention Agenda and Call to Action for Human Rights;

  • In the pre-electoral and electoral context, undertake early warning and prevention analysis, analysing political, human rights, socio-economic and other areas of risks and opportunities based on diverse sources of information, working in collaboration with the OHCHR information management officer, RCO data specialist, colleagues from UN agencies and other stakeholders;

  • Produce analytical reports, updates and briefings (periodic, thematic and geographic, as required) to inform discussions by the UNCT and other stakeholders on prevention and risk mitigation measures;

  • Support other UN efforts on prevention of violence and risk mitigation in the lead up to general elections, including engagement on democratic governance, civic space, rule of law and sexual violence;

  • Perform other related duties as required

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in human rights, political science, international relations, law or other related field. A first-level university degree in combination with at least three years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, governance and rule of law, political affairs, international relations, humanitarian affairs, public information/journalism or related field is required. Demonstrated ability to undertake multi-dimensional analysis based on diverse sources is highly desirable. Experience in drafting analytical documents and briefings is desirable. Field experience is desirable. Experience in or knowledge of East Africa is desirable.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Human rights
Area of expertise details

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.

Integrity (UN core value): Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular; takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.

Planning and Organizing: 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.

Professionalism: Ability to identify and analyse political, human rights, social and economic issues and their interaction; ability to coordinate with various actors; ability to clearly summarize, articulate and present issues and analysis; 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.

Respect for Diversity (UN core value): Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; treats all people with dignity and respect; treats men and women equally; shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making; examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses; does not discriminate against any individual or group.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Working in Teams: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
Prerequisites This assignment is funded by the Government of the Republic of Ireland, therefore only the following are eligible to apply: Irish citizen or a European Economic Area national with an unrestricted right to reside in Ireland or have a declaration of refugee status from the Minister for Justice and Law Reform. This is a UN Volunteer assignment and eligible candidates must be 25 years of age or older. Selection process Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The selection will be done by the UN Host Entity at the level of the country of assignment, via competency-based interviews held via skype or telephone. How to apply Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have an account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’. You may apply to a maximum of three assignments per advertisement and indicate your order of preference in the ‘Additional Remarks’ section of your profile. Application deadline: 29 September 2021