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: 25 mai 2022 - 24 novembre 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 22-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-182342-J-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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The Office of the United Nations (UN) 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 international internship assignments with the Europe and
Central-Asia Section (ECAS). Located in the Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch
(AECAB) of the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division (FOTCD), which is
responsible for coordinating the assessment and implementation of the Office's engagement;
maintaining effective partnerships with Governments, regional organizations, national
stakeholders (e.g. national human rights institutions, non-government organizations, et cetera,
as well as United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs)); briefing and advising the High
Commissioner, the Secretary-General, United Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures Mandate
Holders on country situations; and providing follow-up to recommendations by the
international human rights system, including the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the
Europe and Central-Asia Section, in collaboration with other OHCHR entities, is responsible
for OHCHR's work at the country-level in the respective region of responsibility.
For more information on Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights visit: https:
Based in Geneva, Switzerland, under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Section, the
intern reports to the Human Rights Officer in the assigned work unit. This assignment shall
be offered for an initial period of three (3) months, renewable for a combined period of six (6)
months, upon further approval by the supervisor, with an initial commencement date
ranging/starting from July 2021 to September 2021.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of
staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity,
with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of
qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a
diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and
employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and
ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with
disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when
requested and indicated in the application.
This internship is an UNPAID and full-time engagement that provides a framework through
which students from diverse academic backgrounds gain exposure to the work of the United
Nations by way of their service within Secretariat entities. Applicants should have a
demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to
the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with
individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs - which includes willingness to
understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Applicants should indicate their present matriculation status and period of availability in the
application cover letter.


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.
Daily responsibilities of the Europe and Central-Asia Section human rights intern will depend
on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to compiling basic
information, analyzing key issues, collecting information and documents received from
United Nations headquarters- and field-level offices and, in particular, the intern may: review
relevant information and documents related to OHCHR work in order to acquire basic
understanding of the mandates, strategic policies, framework of programmes/ activities of the
organization; assist the Desk Officers (DOs) in maintaining contacts with concerned United
Nations Country Teams and relevant human rights offices, non-government organizations
(NGOs) and national human rights institutions (NHRIs) as well as OHCHR field offices in the
region; assist Europe and Central-Asia Section Desk Officers in the coordination of the
programme of missions of special rapporteurs, representatives, experts, working groups
and/or others in the geographical area concerned and liaise in this regard with the thematic
mechanisms teams, other OHCHR entities, including the office of the High Commissioner;
assist with activities pertaining to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and follow-up, as
necessary; lend support with OHCHR activities related to information collection and
compilation of basic background for the preparation of technical papers and speeches; support
with selected field of work and program/project activities related to their priority areas of
studies and internship; assist in organizing meetings, seminars and official missions; and
perform other duties requested by supervisor, as appropriate.


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.
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.
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.


An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in [specify fields] or related fields is required. A first-level or advanced degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in any fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree in the specified fields of studies.

Expérience professionnelle

Les candidats ne sont pas obligés de faire valoir une expérience professionnelle pour participer au programme de stage de l’ONU. Votre formation, vos études, vos travaux préparatoires ou vos compétences doivent bénéficier aux Nations Unies pendant votre stage.

Connaissances linguistiques

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

Méthode d'évaluation

Incomplete applications/personal history profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. The hiring managers will directly contact short-listed applicants for an interview. For this reason, in the application cover letter it is important that you:

- Specify your general interest in OHCHR, including in the human rights issues, including their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions and, particularly in this particular work.
- Indicate the scheduled graduation for university study currently underway or more or actual graduation date for recently obtained degree;
- Indicate information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient;
- Specify your period of availability and earliest commencement date; and
- Provide three references in support of submission.

Download the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which is available for the hearing impaired, in the official United Nations working languages at:

For English click here on
For French click here on

Notice spéciale

FAMILY RELATIONS: Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. For the purpose of participation in the internship programme, "child" means: (a) the child of a staff member; (b) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); or (c) the son- or daughter-in-law of a staff member. "Sibling" includes a half-sibling or step-sibling.

CONDITIONS AND TERMS: Download the Secretariat UN Internship programme administrative policy in either of the Organization's official working languages (i.e. English and French) at:

APPLICATION PROCESS: You may view the full list of United Nations Secretariat employment opportunities at: Qualified individuals who have created an Inspira account may apply directly at:

WORKING HOURS: Interns must adhere to the established weekly working hours of the duty station where the assignment is located. Working hours shall not exceed 5 days per week (40 hours), including one hour lunch break.

Charte des Nations Unies

Aux termes 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. Ne seront pas retenues les candidatures des personnes qui ont commis des violations du droit international des droits de l’homme, des violations du droit international humanitaire, des actes d’exploitation, d’atteintes ou de harcèlement sexuels, ou au sujet desquelles il existe des raisons plausibles de croire qu’elles ont été impliquées dans la commission de tels actes. L’expression « exploitation sexuelle » désigne le fait d’abuser ou de tenter d’abuser d’un état de vulnérabilité, d’un rapport de force inégal ou de rapports de confiance à des fins sexuelles, y compris mais non exclusivement en vue d’en tirer un avantage pécuniaire, social ou politique. On entend par « atteinte sexuelle » toute atteinte physique de nature sexuelle commise par la force, sous la contrainte ou à la faveur d’un rapport inégal, ou la menace d’une telle atteinte. Le harcèlement sexuel s'entend de tout comportement déplacé à connotation sexuelle raisonnablement propre ou de nature à choquer ou humilier, lorsqu'il entrave la bonne marche du service, est présenté comme une condition d'emploi ou crée au lieu de travail un climat d'intimidation, d'hostilité ou de vexation, et lorsque ce comportement est assez grave pour justifier le licenciement de son auteur. La candidature de personnes qui ont commis des infractions autres que des infractions mineures au code de la route ne sera pas retenue.

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.

La considération dominante dans l’engagement, la mutation ou la promotion du personnel est la nécessité de s’assurer les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité. En acceptant une offre d’engagement, les membres du personnel sont soumis(es) à l’autorité du Secrétaire général, qui peut leur assigner l’une quelconque des tâches ou l’un quelconque des postes de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, conformément à l’alinéa c) de l’article 1.2 du Statut du personnel. Dans ce contexte, tous les membres du personnel recrutés sur le plan international sont tenus de changer de fonctions périodiquement à l’intérieur d’un même lieu d’affectation ou dans un autre lieu d’affectation, dans les conditions fixées par le Secrétaire général.

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 ou elles peuvent consulter le manuel d'instructions pour le candidat, 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 conformément aux instructions fournies sur la plateforme Inspira. 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 11:59 p.m. (heure de New York), le jour de la date limite de dépôt des candidatures.

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