Job Opening

Posting Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER /WOMEN PROTECTION ADVISER, P4
Job Code Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station: BANGUI
Posting Period: 28 February 2019 - 14 March 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Human Rights Affairs-MINUSCA-112133-F-Bangui (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Women Protection Section within the Human Rights Division, Bangui. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Women Protection Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Acts as Women Protection Advisor in the human rights component and in this capacity undertakes and leads
investigations, prepares reports and advises the human rights component on the monitoring, investigation, capacity building
and protection activities that the component needs to undertake and further coordinate with other Women Protection
Advisors of the mission including in respect of the Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Arrangements;
. Supports the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1820, 1888 and 1960 on Conflict-related Sexual Violence
(CRSV) in close coordination with other WPAs and other mission components;
. Leads and undertakes the monitoring, investigation and reporting on sexual violence in conflict with respect to the
Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Arrangement (MARA). To this effect, coordinates human rights component support as
required;
. Analyzes information and identifies patterns and trends of conflict-related sexual violence and contributes to the human
rights component's maintenance of an effective and secure case information management system with conflict related
sexual violence case information;
. Plans, coordinates and participates in multidisciplinary teams to conduct investigations of violations of human
rights and humanitarian law as related to conflict related sexual violence, as well as, on assessments, evaluation and
development of sexual violence protection plans for women, men and children;
. Ensures regular information exchange and support technical advice to other mission components (civilian, Police and
Military), the UN Country Team, Government representative and authorities, rule of law institutions and civil society
for the combatting of sexual violence and the inclusion of CRSV prevention and response activities in strategies work
plans, standard operations procedures and referral and coordination mechanisms as appropriate. As required supports
training and capacity building initiatives;
, Ensures regular information exchange and close coordination in monitoring, verification and reporting with Child
Protection Advisers (in peacekeeping and political missions), UNICEF Child Protection Officers or other actors
leading on the implementation of 1612/1882 MRM;
. Provides guidance to human rights officers on for integrating CRSV considerations in their work, notably to those
assigned in field offices, including as it relates to monitoring, investigation, reporting awareness-raising, and the provision
of technical advice or capacity building activities in their respective mission area;
. Strengthens the Human Rights components efforts to protect survivors of sexual violence including in seeking redress
and accountability for sexual violence;
. Supports the referral of survivors of sexual violence in seeking protection, redress and accountability for sexual
violence and, contributes to the development and strengthening of the referral pathway as appropriate;
. Supports the work of the Human Rights component in the implementation of recommendations related to sexual
violence emanating from the human rights treaty bodies, special procedures and other mechanisms of the UN Human Rights
Council, including the Universal Periodic Review, as well as of other UN bodies;
. Supports the work of the Human Rights component in legislative and rule of law reform in line with international human
right norms related to addressing sexual violence.

• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Expert knowledge of human rights principles and women’s rights, particularly sexual and gender-based violence, international mechanisms and of related concepts, including protection of civilians, transitional justice, humanitarian action, DDR, legislative and rule of law reforms. Comprehensive knowledge of institutional mandates, organizational structures and policies within the UN, guidelines and methodologies relating to human rights; Capacity to maintain effective working relationships with other UN, NGO, state and/or government stakeholders and to advocate for the respect and integration of human rights in various fora; 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

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.

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly

Education

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in human rights, law, political science, international relations, social sciences or a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience at international levels in human rights, peace and security, gender, humanitarian or development issues is required. Experience on issues dealing with women, peace and security and the integration of gender perspectives in policy and programme development processes is required. Work experience in a conflict or post-conflict location is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in English and French is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal discussion.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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