vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: INTERN - HUMAN RIGHTS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Intitulé code d’emploi: INTERN - HUMAN RIGHTS
Département / Bureau: Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l'homme
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 27 janvier 2021 - 24 octobre 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-146284-J-Geneva (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.

This announcement broadcasts (multiple) internship opportunities situated within the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division (HRCTMD). The Division supports the human rights treaty bodies that monitor the implementation of the international human rights treaties and it comprises three Branches. Specifically, these internships will be located the Human Rights Branch (HRTB) which helps facilitate the strengthening, promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and supports the Human Rights Council (HRC) make recommendations on them. HRTB includes the Capacity Building and Harmonization Section (CHS) which comprises the Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Section (CPESCRS) and associated human rights treaty bodies and working groups – the Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT), the Human Rights Committee (HR Committee), the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) and the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR); the Groups in Focus Section (GIFS) and associated human rights treaty bodies and working groups – the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families (CMW), Sub-committee on the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (SPT), the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); and the Petitions and Inquiries Section (PIS), which consists of the Petitions Unit (PU) and the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) Special Fund.

Under the general guidance of the Chief of Branch, the intern will be under the general supervision of the respective Chief of Section and reports directly to a respective Committee Secretary, Coordinator or Human Rights Officer within area of assignment.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, internship assignments with OHCHR-Geneva are normally offered for an initial period of three (3) months, with possibility of extension up to a total period of six (6) months, and commencement covering the period starting October 2017 to June 2018.


The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.

In general, daily HRTB responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to servicing the meetings of the human rights treaty bodies and their working groups (mentioned above); preparing country and legal analysis and drafts legal background papers for human rights treaty bodies, related both to State reporting procedures and treaty body complaints procedures; conducting research into and drafting reports on the jurisprudence of the treaty bodies concerned; assisting with the handling of individual communications received under the different treaty body complaints procedures; assisting in the preparation of the SPT country visits; taking notes during the sessions/pre-sessions as well as carrying out administrative duties such as the preparation of documentation and reference files in advance and during the session; providing input to outreach and information tasks, including the Branch newsletter; supporting the work of the Universal Human Rights Index; researching information and developing training exercises for use in capacity building activities on reporting by States to the Treaty Bodies; preparing the Weekly HRTB Update; assisting with preparation of reports and background papers for the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and the annual meeting of Chairs; conducting research on treaty body strengthening/ reform and/or project management, through the pre-screening, monitoring and evaluation of project proposals awarded or to be awarded by the Humanitarian Funds with the aim of providing direct assistance to victims of torture and/or slavery and their family members; servicing the sessions of the Board of Trustees of the Humanitarian Funds, including by carrying out research, collecting and analysing information pertaining to human rights issues, in particular in relation to redress and rehabilitation of victims of torture and forms of slavery; increasing the outreach of the Humanitarian Funds, including through updating webpages and other promotional material on the work and impact of the Funds; support organization of training activities and developing relevant training material; contribute to the daily updating of information in the Universal Human Rights Index and the treaty body documentation database; performing other duties as request by supervisor, as appropriate.

In addition to the specific responsibilities outlined above, general tasks may include assisting with the coordination of activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective; conducting substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country; collecting and analyzing human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators; providing support to sub-commissions, commissions and other bodies, including follow-up on implementation of decisions rendered by policy-making bodies; helping promote human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme; assisting in the development and implementation of training programs in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives, including follow-up on different cases and situations verified by the regional offices; and serving as note-taker at working level meetings, drafting a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies.


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. 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. CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme, applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements, specifically:

-Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent, or higher);
-Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
-If having already obtained university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.

Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within a one-year period from actual date of graduation will not be accepted. The University degree must be in

Expérience professionnelle

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English or French is required and knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another United Nations official language - Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish - would be an advantage.

Méthode d'évaluation

Short-listed candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for an informal interview during the review of their application. Incomplete Personal History Profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. For this reason it is crucial that the cover letter:

-Specify area of interest and earliest date of availability;
-Explain why you are suited for this OHCHR internship assignment;
-Note the title and date of recently earned academic degree or the scheduled graduation date for study programme currently underway; and
-Indicate information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.


Notice spéciale

In line with the United Nations Internship programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights internship provides a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United Nations through assignment to Secretariat entities. The Programme endeavors to attract qualified students, offering them an opportunity to enrichen their educational experience through exposure to the work of the Organization. Equally, it provides the Office with the assistance of students specialized in various professional fields. Applicants are encouraged to apply for internships which relate directly to their studies, expertise and/or skills.

A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations Secretariat. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this advertisement, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (e.g. stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (e.g. son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.

The internship is an unpaid (full-time) opportunity and the intern must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located, i.e. - Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., including one hour for lunch, at the United Nations Office in Geneva. Qualified individuals may apply directly to this and other opportunities with the United Nations Secretariat at: For more information on the United Nations Secretariat Internship programme, please visit:

Charte des Nations Unies

En vertu du paragraphe 3 de l'Article 101 de la Charte des Nations Unies, la considération dominante dans le recrutement du personnel doit être la nécessité d'assurer à l'Organisation les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d'intégrité, notamment mais non exclusivement s’agissant du respect du droit international des droits de l’homme et du droit international humanitaire. Les candidats pourront faire l’objet d’une présélection sur la base de ces critères, notamment mais non exclusivement dans le but de vérifier s’ils ont commis ou sont soupçonnés d’avoir commis des infractions pénales ou des violations du droit international des droits de l’homme ou du droit international humanitaire.

Sera dûment prise en considération l'importance d'un recrutement effectué sur une base géographique aussi large que possible. Aucune restriction ne sera imposée par l'Organisation à l'accès des hommes et des femmes, dans des conditions égales, à toutes les fonctions, dans ses organes principaux et subsidiaires. Le Secrétariat de l'Organisation des Nations Unies est un espace non-fumeurs.

Les candidats sont invités à respecter scrupuleusement toutes les instructions disponibles sur la plateforme de recrutement en ligne Inspira. Pour des informations plus détaillées, ils peuvent consulter le Guide rapide « Procédure de dépôt de candidature » et le manuel d'instructions pour le candidat (en anglais seulement), en cliquant sur le lien hypertexte « Manuels » sur le côté supérieur droit de la page d'accueil de leur compte Inspira.

Les candidatures feront l'objet d'une évaluation et d'un examen préalables sur la base des informations soumises conformément aux critères d'évaluation de l'avis de vacance de poste et aux dispositions législatives internes applicables de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, notamment la Charte des Nations Unies, les résolutions de l'Assemblée générale, le Statut et le Règlement du personnel, les textes administratives et les directives. Les candidats doivent fournir des informations exhaustives et précises relatives à leur qualification, notamment mais non exclusivement, à leur formation, leur expérience professionnelle et leurs compétences linguistiques, conformément aux instructions fournies sur la plateforme Inspira. Les candidats seront exclus de la procédure d'examen s'il n'est pas démontré dans leur candidature qu'ils répondent à tous les critères d'évaluation de l'avis de vacance de poste et aux dispositions législatives internes applicables de l'Organisation. Ils sont tenus de fournir des informations complètes et précises. Une fois la candidature envoyée, aucune modification, suppression ou révision, ni aucun ajout ou changement ne pourra être fait. Il sera procédé à une vérification des références des candidats faisant l'objet d'une attention particulière pour s'assurer de l'exactitude des renseignements qu’ils ont fournis dans leur candidature.

Les avis de vacance de postes publiés sur le Portail des carrières sont retirés à minuit (heure de New York), le jour de la date limite de dépôt des candidatures.

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