vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
Intitulé code d’emploi: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 20 septembre 2016 - 03 octobre 2016
No de l’appel á candidature: 16-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-66563-J-Geneva (T)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
Désolé, cet appel à candidature n'est plus disponible.
Notice spéciale


• A current staff member who holds a fixed-term, permanent or continuing appointment may apply for temporary positions no more than one level above his or her current grade. However, a current staff member who holds an appointment at the G-6 or G-7 level may also apply to temporary positions in the Professional category up to and including the P-3 level, subject to meeting all eligibility and other requirements for the position. A staff member holding a temporary appointment shall be regarded as an external candidate when applying for other positions, and may apply for other temporary positions at any level, subject to section 5.7 below and staff rule 4.16 (b) (ii). Therefore, a staff member holding a temporary appointment in the General Service or related categories may only apply to positions within those categories. For full information on eligibility requirements, please refer to section 5 of ST/AI/2010/4Rev.1 on Temporary Appointments. In its resolution 66/234, the General Assembly further “stressed that the Secretary-General should not recur to the practice of temporarily filling posts in the Professional and higher categories with General Service staff members who have not passed the General Service to Professional category examination other than on an exceptional basis, and requests the Secretary-General to ensure that temporary occupation of such posts by the General Service staff shall not exceed a period of one year, effective 1 January 2013…” Consequently, eligible candidates in the General Service or related categories for temporary job openings in the Professional category that have not passed the competitive examination may be selected only on an exceptional basis endorsed by the Office of Human Resources Management where no other suitable candidate could be identified.

• Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.

• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.

• Please note that candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

• For information on special post allowance, please refer to ST/AI/1999/17. For more details on the administration of temporary appointments please refer to ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1.

• The Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and administrative issuances governing staff appointments can be viewed at:

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.

Cadre organisationnel

Methodology, Education and Training Section (METS)
Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division (TESPRDD)

This temporary position is located in the (Org. Unit/Branch), (Division) of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the incumbent reports to the Chief of Methodology, Education and Training Section (METS)


-Develop and coordinate the production of methodological tools, guidance and other materials for use by OHCHR, in particular field offices, and other partners as relevant, on monitoring human rights in emergencies and other relevant subjects, and an assessment and analysis tool for OHCHR staff working in emergencies.

-Facilitate exchanges of experiences, identify, document and validate lessons learned and good practices with regard to the engagement of OHCHR field offices in humanitarian contexts and OHCHR cooperation with UN and other partners on select country situations.

-Provide advice on human rights methodology and training on human rights in humanitarian action to OHCHR staff at Headquarters and in field presences, with priority in humanitarian contexts where OHCHR leads or is a member of field protection clusters.

-Develop and coordinate the production or revision of training materials and programmes on human rights issues, functions and skills in humanitarian action; organize and deliver an annual OHCHR training course on human rights in humanitarian action: support OHCHR field presences in their training delivery and contribute to inter-agency training initiatives in this area.

-Participate in select IASC coordination fora to support humanitarian leadership guidance development and learning, contribute inputs and review of materials and training delivery in learning activities targeting Humanitarian Coordinators and other senior humanitarian leaders; ensure appropriate linkages with the training on the UN Human Rights Responsibilities under the Human Rights Up Front initiative.

-Contribute to the development and management of knowledge on human rights issues and skills in humanitarian action; develop partnerships and cooperative arrangements with external expert institutions; maintain OHCHR electronic resources in this thematic area;

-Perform other related duties as required.


Professionalism: Good knowledge of and exposure to a range of human rights issues; good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to human rights and their implementation at the field level; very good knowledge of a range of conceptual and operational issues related to the integration of human rights in humanitarian action within the United Nations and the humanitarian community; very good ability to develop conceptual frameworks and methodological and policy tools, carry out research and studies and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to human rights problems; strong analytical skills. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Strong communication (spoken, written, and presentational) skills, including ability to produce a variety of guidance documents and reports and to articulate ideas in a clear, concise style; to deliver presentations; proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally.

Planning and organizing: Ability to establish priorities and to plan and organize work assignments, identify and adjust priorities as required, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.

Teamwork: Ability to interact and to establish and maintain effective working relations both as a team member and a task manager with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender.

Accountability: Ability to take ownership for responsibilities and honour commitments.

Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work


Education: Advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or other disciplines related to human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Expérience professionnelle

Work Experience: At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible work experience, including at the international level, in the human rights or related field is required. Experience in the area of protection-related work, human rights and humanitarian action is required. Experience in the area of policy, methodology or other guidance development is also required.

Connaissances linguistiques

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is required; knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

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

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.

Aucun frais de dossier


Désolé, cet appel à candidature n'est plus disponible.
Accueil | Confidentialite | Plan du site | Courriers frauduleux | Contactez-nous
Copyright 2020 United Nations. All rights reserved