Job Opening

Posting Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 05 January 2022 - 18 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Human Rights Affairs-MINUSMA-171802-F-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position are located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako. Bamako is classified as a "D" duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Director of the Human Rights and Protection Division.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer under the direct supervision of the Team Leader of the Rule of Law and the fight against impunity Unit will be responsible for the following duties:
• Works with national authorities and civil society for the operationalization of transitional justice processes and the establishment of accountability mechanisms for serious human rights violations and abuses;
• Advises national authorities on national legislation processes and their conformity with international human rights standards;
• Contributes and maintains effective working relationships with national authorities, civil society (human rights and victims organizations, and organizations with a focus on transitional justice) and other partners in order to develop and strengthen transitional justice mechanisms and the implementation of transitional justice processes;
• Contributes to national efforts with UN-developed methodologies and best practices in the areas of rule of law for post-conflict countries, including the fight against impunity for serious human rights violations and abuses ;
• Contributes to the integration of gender-sensitive victim perspectives in the design and implementation of prosecution strategies and processes, as well as advocacy strategies and capacity building initiatives;
• Supports the work of capacity-building programmes and activities (including outreach activities, training workshops, seminars) to facilitate the implementation of strategies and action plans in transitional justice and the fight against impunity, based on lessons learned and good practices in other contexts;
• Ensures up-to-date information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights and makes recommendations on actions to take;
• Supports other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters; brief representatives and provides; as appropriate suggestions and recommendations;
• Contributes to regular briefings and talking points for the Division's meetings with mission leadership;
• Contributes to the integration of gender perspectives/considerations and specific women/girls' rights issues in all activities, programmes and strategies.
• Performs other related duties as required by the Division leadership.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge of and exposure to a range of human rights issues, to include approaches and techniques to address sensitive problems. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to human rights. Ability to identify problems, i.e.,
political, ethnic, racial, gender, social, economic, etc., causing civil unrest in a country or geographic area; Good analytical and research skills, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human rights situation in assigned region/country. 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.

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.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences, or in 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.

Experience focused on legal issues, in the area of human rights law, or international criminal law, related to transitional justice, in a volatile environment, is required.

A minimum of two years of experience as a researcher or research assistant on transitional justice with experience in empirical research design, fieldwork, data analyses and publication is required.

At least three years of experience in thepractice of law, as a lawyer, prosecutor, judge, legal consultant, or international legal assistance advisor, including at least one year in a regional or international organization supporting the development or reform of judicial institutions in a transitional, development or post-conflict setting or at least one year providing such support in the area of transitional justice, is required.

Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) - or similar international organization or nongovernmental organization in a field-based environment is desirable.

Languages

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

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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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