vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
Intitulé code d’emploi: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
Lieu d'affectation: KINSHASA
Période de candidature: 10 juin 2016 - 23 juin 2016
No de l’appel á candidature: 16-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-61678-J-Kinshasa (T)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Notice spéciale

This position is up to 31 December 2016, with a possibility of extension

Cadre organisationnel

This position is 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 Human Rights Officer reports to the Senior Human Rights Officer in charge of the UN Human Rights Due Diligence Policy (HRDDP).


Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
In the framework of the UN Human Rights due Diligence Policy (HRDDP), assist its Secretariat in all the tasks under its responsibility, including:
Researches, collects, verifies, analyses and monitors information relevant to the observance of international human rights and humanitarian law in the mission area, in particular with regards to the DRC Defence and Security institutions and officers ;
Contribute 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.
Contribute to the development of the databases and information system of the Secretariat by regularly update the relevant databases with analytical information on cases of violations of the protected rights and on members and units of the DRC Defence and Security institutions as well as armed groups;
Advocates with relevant authorities and other influential actors to stop or prevent human rights violations; Seeks remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future;
Liaises with appropriate 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, if needed, support the creation of baseline data;
Monitors the legal systems and their compliance with international human rights instruments and, where appropriate, advises relevant authorities, including on the implementation of recommendations by UN human rights bodies;
Develops and, where appropriate, coordinates initiatives to strengthen the response to systematic and/or emerging patterns of human rights violations and abuses, including in relation to conflict-related sexual violence;
Conducts, and where necessary supervises, investigations of human rights and international humanitarian law violations;
Drafts, reviews as appropriate, and ensures timely delivery of a variety of HRDDP reports, briefings and other types of communications in compliance with established standards, as well as reports prepared by other sections;
Formulates recommendations and suggests 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 projects and programmes of the UN peace mission and UN agencies at country and local level;
Represents the UN HRDDP at working-level meetings;
Contributes to the integration of human rights in humanitarian action, through participating or coordinating 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 into the planning and review of their programs and operations;
Supports and coordinates human rights capacity building efforts for civil society and state authorities, including military and police, to promote the protection of human rights, including through providing technical assistance, ;
Supports national authorities in their implementation and coordination of activities relating to the recommendations by UN Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and other mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council;
Designs, as appropriate, delivers and evaluates human rights training programmes for national officials, civil society representatives, human rights non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other national stakeholders;
Contributes to the establishment of transitional justice dialogues or processes and advises national counterparts on accountability and compensation mechanisms, as appropriate;
Provides technical assistance to national authorities on the establishment of vetting mechanisms, as mandated;
Ensures, and where relevant supervises, the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases into an established database in compliance with established standards;
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work
Integrates UN-developed methodology into human rights monitoring, reporting and investigation activities;
Ensures cooperation and appropriate communication with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the establishment of policies and sharing of best practices;
Represents the human rights component in decision-making fora at the working level;
Maintains effective working relationships with other UN and non-UN actors, national authorities, donors and other stakeholders for effective policy coordination;
Defines the work plan for an assigned geographic area in accordance with established terms of reference;
Supports more senior staff and/or team leaders in staffing, planning and budgeting as required;
Manages or supports the management of technical cooperation projects;
Provides guidance and coaching to new or more junior staff;
Performs other related duties as required.


Proven sensitivity to the political and social environment and ability to adjust behaviours accordingly;
In-depth knowledge of human rights principles, international mechanisms and related concepts, including protection of civilians, transitional justice, humanitarian action, DDR, legislative and rule of law reforms, gender mainstreaming and conflict-related sexual violence;
Good knowledge of institutional mandates relevant to the position, organizational policies and methodologies relating to human rights;
Capacity to monitor and coordinate human rights-related matters with other UN, NGO, state and/or government stakeholders and to advocate for the respect and integration of human rights in various fora;
Good analytical and research skills, including the ability to gather, verify, evaluate and integrate relevant political, ethnic, racial, gender-based, social, economic and other human rights-related developments, from a variety of sources, to assess their impact and to provide recommendations to redress situations;
Commitment to seeking new and improved methods of work for accomplishing the work of the human rights component;
Ability to relate and integrate human rights issues and perspectives into other fields, including humanitarian action, development, rule of law, legislation reforms and election support, and vice versa;
Good knowledge of planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of human rights capacity building initiatives for multiple stakeholders;
Basic knowledge of project management for the planning, design, monitoring, evaluation and use of resources of human rights technical cooperation projects.
Capacity to serve as internal resource person, share knowledge and to deliver training for colleagues and external stakeholders alike;
Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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

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

Mandatory: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the human rights field or closely related areas is required, of which at least half should be in human rights. A minimum of one year’s experience working in field locations is required. A minimum of 1 year of human rights monitoring, reporting is required. Experience in human rights vetting exercises is required.
Other Skills
A valid driver's license and experience driving a vehicle with manual transmission is required.

Desirable: Experience in the conduct of human rights investigations is desirable. Experience in capacity buiding activities for the protection and promotion of human rights is desirable. Human rights training experience is desirable. Experience in human rights protection work is desirable. Previous experience acquired in humanitarian response is desirable. Experience in child protection and/or sexual gender based violence is desirable. Previous experience in a United Nations common system field operation is desirable. Experience working on security services and armed groups in a post-conflict or conflict setting is desirable. Prior experience and knowledge of the DRC and/or Great Lakes region is desirable

Connaissances linguistiques

Fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

Méthode d'évaluation

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an eliminatory assessment exercise which may be followed by a 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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