vacance de poste

Lieu d'affectation: KINSHASA
Période de candidature: 10 juin 2016 - 23 juin 2016
No de l’appel á candidature: 16-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-61662-J-Kinshasa (T)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Notice spéciale

The duration of these posts should be up to 31 December 2016.

Cadre organisationnel

These two positions are located within the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Human Rights Officer will be based in Kinshasa. The Associate Human Rights Officer reports to the Senior Human Rights Officer in charge of the UN Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP).
This position is found in headquarters duty stations in United Nations field Peace Operations led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) respectively.


The Associate Human Rights Officer usually reports to the Senior Human Rights Officer in charge of the UN Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP). Within delegated authority and in the framework of the UN HRDDP, the Associate Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Assists the HRDDP Secretariat in all the tasks under its responsibility as per the applicable Standard Operating Procedure (SOP);
Researches, collects, verifies, analyses and monitors information relevant to the observance of international human rights and humanitarian law situation in the designated mission area;
Contributes to the evaluation of risks and benefits relating to the provision of support by the United Nations to DRC Defence and Security institutions and officers, including the identification of appropriate mitigating measures;
Assist in the identification of priority cases requiring specific advocacy to the DRC authorities for appropriate judicial and/or disciplinary actions;
Participates in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with a view to stop or prevent human rights violations, seek remedial action by the authorities and prevent similar violations from occurring in the future;
Assists in liaising with appropriate local and national authorities, civil society, UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes with complementary mandates, and other relevant partners to monitor developments in the human rights situation and to advocate for broader security sector reform, transitional justice and vetting;
Monitors the national legal systems and their compliance with international human rights instruments, as well as the implementation of recommendations by UN human rights bodies;
Assists in the development of initiatives to strengthen the response to systematic and/or emerging patterns of human rights violations and abuses;
Participates in the investigations of human rights and international humanitarian law violations;
Drafts a variety of reports, briefings and other types of communications relating to human rights matters in compliance with established standards;
Contributes to reports prepared by other sections to fulfil the MONUSCO mandate and UN priorities, including for the UN Security Council DRC Sanctions Committee’s Group of Experts;
Contributes to the formulation of meaningful recommendations and strategies to better promote and protect human rights in the mission area;
Contributes to the mainstreaming of human rights in the formulation and implementation of the UN peace mission and UN agency activities at country and local levels;
Supports the integration of human rights in humanitarian action through participating in emergency preparedness and response activities, including in the work of the Protection Cluster, as appropriate;
Works directly with other UN peace operation components/sections, including the police and military, to integrate human rights considerations in their respective activities;
Assists in supporting human rights capacity building efforts for civil society and state authorities, including for aligning legislative and rule of law reforms with international human rights norms and for the State to meet international human rights law obligations;
Supports national authorities in their implementation of recommendations by UN Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and other mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council;
Participates in the design, delivery and evaluation of human rights training programmes for national officials, civil society representatives, human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other national stakeholders in order to build national capacities;
Contribute to the development of the databases and information system of the Secretariat;
Ensures the timely entry of accurate and verified cases of human rights violations into a database in compliance with established standards;
Contribute to the reporting activities of the HRDDP unit, including by the development of a work plan reflecting the expected results as determined by the unit;
Contributes to the integration of gender perspectives/considerations and specific women/girls’ rights issues in all activities;
Integrates UN developed methodology in the human rights monitoring, reporting and investigation activities;
Performs other related duties as required.


Sensitivity to the political and social environment and ability to adjust behaviours accordingly;
.Sound knowledge and understanding of fundamental human rights principles and international mechanisms system;
Basic knowledge of institutional mandates related to the position and UN human rights methodologies;
Capacity to monitor human rights-related matters using multiple information sources and ability to indicate possible means for their resolution, including assisting in advocacy efforts;
Ability to gather, verify, evaluate and integrate human rights relevant information from a variety of sources;
Ability to identify new and better approaches to work processes and to incorporate them in daily work;
Ability to understand the relevance of other fields, such as protection of civilians, humanitarian action, development, DDR, rule of law, legislative reforms and election support, to human rights issues and activities;
Ability to respect confidentiality and security policies;
Basic knowledge of project design, monitoring and evaluation;
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Technological Awareness
Keeps abreast of available technology;
Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
Shows willingness to learn new technology;
Experience in data management, data mining and data analysis using a variety of research and database tools; Knowledge of methods to populate databases.

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.


An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) 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.

Expérience professionnelle

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights or a closely related field is required. Experience working with international human rights standards, instruments and mechanisms is desirable. Previous experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and on/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights is highly desirable. A minimum of six months experience acquired in field locations is highly desirable. No experience is required for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination/United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P). Some experience working on security services and armed groups in a post-conflict or conflict setting is an advantage. Prior experience and knowledge of the DRC or Great Lakes region is an added advantage.

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the positions advertised, fluency in one of them (both oral and written), and with a good working knowledge of the other/ability to communicate at a professional level in the other is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage

Méthode d'évaluation

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Charte des Nations Unies

Les candidats devront répondre aux exigences de l’Article 101, paragraphe 3, de la Charte ainsi qu’aux conditions requises pour le poste. Les Nations Unies s’attendent aux plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité chez l’ensemble de son personnel, ce qui inclut le respect des droits de l’homme et du droit humanitaire. En conséquence, les candidats pourront être sujets à des procédures de vérification contrôlant, sans s’y limiter, leur perpétration, ou accusation de perpétration, de délit et/ou de violation des droits de l’homme et du droit humanitaire international.

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. (Charte des Nations Unies - Chapitre III, Article 8). Le Secrétariat des Nations Unies est un espace non-fumeurs.

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