UN National Programme Officer Job Careers – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Organisation: Office
of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: OHCHR
Human Rights Officer
Grade: NOA
About US:
The Office of the
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the
world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique
mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human
rights. The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights
official of the United Nations. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and
spearheads the United Nations’ human rights efforts. We offer leadership, work
objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States
in upholding human rights.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under
the overall supervision of the Head of Office and under the direct supervision
of the OHCHR Human Rights Officer and within delegated authority, the National
Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Provide support in planning and implementation of programs
    adequately to monitor the human rights situation in their area of
  • Assist in research and collection of information pertaining to human
    rights matters from a variety of data sources (e.g. communications,
    publications, the press) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide
    up-to-date information;
  • Assist in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the
    human rights situation in assigned area;
  • Assist in drafting a variety of reports, briefing papers, and
    correspondence relating to human rights matters;
  • Maintain awareness of current human rights issues, including
    relevant political and legal developments in the country and region
  • Support in reviewing human rights issues, including gender
    considerations, and contribute to the integration of these issues into
    relevant development programs at regional/national level;
  • Support the development and implementation of human rights training
    programmes for national interlocutors, including Government officials,
    legislators, representatives of civil society and human rights
    non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote national
    capacity building;
  • Support the development and implementation of various programs at
    national and regional level to strengthen the capacity of national institutions
    with responsibilities in the area of human rights;
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of effective programs to
    promote human rights awareness including sensitization and human rights
    education in general.
  • Whenever required, represent the office on their own at
    meetings/coordination forums with national authorities, UN agencies, and
    other partners;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR National Programme
    Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree
    (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political sciences, international
    relations, social sciences or any other discipline related to human
    rights. Or A first level university degree with a relevant combination of
    academic qualifications and work experience of at least 2 years may be
    accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Progressive professional experience closely related to the field of
    Human Rights. Experience working with international human rights
    standards, instruments and mechanisms, and knowledge and expertise of
    economic, social and cultural rights, development (including Sustainable
    Development Goals), as well as gender and women’s rights issues would be
    an asset.
  • Previous experience in utilizing computers, including word
    processing, spreadsheet and other standard software packages and systems.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, negotiating
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a team, and establish effective working relations
    with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal desk
  • Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with people of different
    national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Professionalism
    Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of human rights-related matters,
    with a particular focus on economic, social and cultural rights, as well
    as the links between human rights and development; ability to identify
    human rights issues, i.e. political, ethnic, racial, gender-based, social,
    economic in the country or geographic area, and devise recommendations on
    how to address such issues; demonstrated research and analytical skills,
    including the ability to identify and participate in the resolution of
    relevant issues/problems; substantive knowledge of institutional mandates,
    policies, guidelines, etc. related to human rights; skills in developing
    sources for data collection.
  • Planning and Organizing – Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and
    monitor own work plan; Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the
    context of assignments given;
  • Communication
    Ability to speak and write in a clear and concise manner, including
    ability to draft a variety of reports, correspondence, etc.;
  • Technological Awareness – Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing,
    spreadsheets, other relevant software packages;
  • Teamwork – Good
    interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic
    environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
How to Apply:
All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the
link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job
Deadline: 14th August 2018
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