Job Opening

Posting Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER, P3
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-112223-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 Human Rights component of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Human Rights Officer P-3 will be posted in Bangui and reports to the Chief Human Rights

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Human Rights Officers.)
•Plans and coordinates activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective.
•Conducts substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country.
•Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators.
•Provides support to sub commissions, commissions and other bodies; follows-up on implementation of decisions rendered by policy-making bodies.
•Ensures human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme.
•Defines work plan for area assigned in accordance with established terms of reference.
•Assists country military and police to develop and implement a training program in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives.
•Supervises field verification work through periodic visits; follows up on different cases and situations verified by the regional offices.
•Represents UN human rights programme at working level meetings.
•Directs capacity-building efforts on human rights in region/country of assignment.
•Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies.
•Review various reports to collect and analyze early warning indicators for situational awareness and response mobilization;
•Ensure regular linkage with various mission civilian, military and police components and UN agencies for data collection, monitoring, field missions, reporting, protection and contingency planning;
•Undertake thematic assessment on state’s capabilities as they relate to preventive and protective functions as well stakeholders contribution to human rights protection;
•Suggest capacity building, technical assistance and policy initiatives in line with HRD need assessment derived from findings of various reports and field missions;
•May provide guidance to new/junior staff.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: 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 there solution of human rights issues. Ability to identify sources for data collection, research and analyze information and draft human rights reports. Ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human rights situation in the area of assignment. 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 & 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

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related field Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written French is required. Working knowledge of English is desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

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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No Fee

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