Job Opening

Posting Title: CHILD PROTECTION EXPERT P3 (Temporary Job Opening), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Duty Station: BEIRUT
Posting Period: 22 October 2018 - 04 November 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-105726-J-Beirut (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This temporary position is located in the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD) in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) based in Beirut
Under the overall supervision of the Coordinator of Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, the incumbent will serve as Human Rights Investigator, Child Rights Expert.


-Conducts information gathering activities, including interviews and the collection and analysis of open sources material and satellite imagery;
-Collects information on children associated with armed groups;
-Assists in the identification of protection needs of children, including gender-specific needs, with special attention to issues of children associated with armed groups, incidents of killing and maiming of children, attacks against schools and hospitals affecting children and recruitment of children;
-Makes use of information management tools developed by OHCHR;
-Acts as advisor to all team members on child protection issues, including on gender-specific implications;
-Identifies alleged perpetrators based on agreed information gathering methods;
-Contributes to the final report of the Eminent Experts, and drafts additional analytical documents, including by integrating gender perspectives;
-Participates in and organizes missions to Yemen and to other relevant countries as required;
-Ensures that all measures are taken for the protection of victims and witnesses who will cooperate with the Eminent Experts, in accordance with agreed methodology and strategy;
-Performs other related duties as required.


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of institutional mandates, organizational structures and policies within the UN, guidelines and methodologies relating to child protection including
the legal framework for the protection of children, relevant Security Council resolutions and mandates related to children and armed conflict. Knowledge of international human rights,
international humanitarian law and related matters including civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights; knowledge of Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights'
relevant methodology, notably for the conduct of human rights monitoring and investigations; analytical and research skills, including ability to gather, verify and evaluate information from
a variety of sources. 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.
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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people
informed. 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. TEAMWORK: 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.


Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in law, international relations, political sciences or other disciplines related to human rights. A first-level university degree in
combination with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in human rights political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required. More than three years of experience in human rights or international criminal investigations, including investigation of international humanitarian law violations, is required. At least three years of experience in child protection is required.
Experience working in the Middle East and North Africa Region desirable. Experience working in Commissions of Inquiry/Fact-Finding Missions or an international criminal court is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available from 1 January 2019 until 30 September 2019 subject to the availability of funding. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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