3 UN Human Rights Officer Job Placements – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Job Title:    Human Rights Officer
(3 UN Job Placements)
Organisation: Office
of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Vacancy Number: 20-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-135042-R- (X)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Gulu and Moroto, Uganda
Reports to: Head
of the Office
Grade: P3
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:  Within delegated authority, the Human Rights
Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Plans and coordinates activities related
    to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender
  • Conducts substantive research and
    analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the
    human rights situation in assigned region or country
  • Collects and analyses human rights data
    and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific
    data and indicators.
  • Provides support to sub-commissions,
    commissions and other bodies; follows-up on implementation of decisions
    rendered by policy-making bodies
  • Ensures human rights issues, including
    their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into
    political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme
  • Defines work plan for area assigned in
    accordance with established terms of reference
  • Assists country military and police to
    develop and implement a training program in the field of human rights,
    international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with
    attention to gender perspectives.
  • Supervises field verification work
    through periodic visits; follows up on different cases and situations
    verified by the regional offices.
  • Represents UN human rights programme at
    working level meetings
  • Directs capacity-building efforts on
    human rights in region/country of assignment
  • Writes a variety of reports,
    communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making
  • May provide guidance to new/junior
  • Performs other related duties as

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNHCR Human Rights Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced
    university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political
    science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A
    first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of
    qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
  • A minimum of five years of progressively
    responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international
    relations, law or related area is required
  • Previous experience in human rights
    monitoring, reporting and capacity building and implementing technical
    cooperation projects is desirable. Work experience in the African region
    is desirable.
  • Languages: Fluency in English (both oral and
    written) is required.
  • Professionalism: Knowledge of human rights issues
    and ability to identify related problems in their political, ethnic,
    racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions. Knowledge of
    institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies
    and procedures. Research and analytical skills, including ability to
    identify and participate in the resolution of human rights issues. Ability
    to identify sources for data collection, research and analyze information
    and draft human rights reports. Ability to evaluate and integrate
    information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human
    rights situation in the area of assignment. Shows pride in work and in achievements.
    Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is
    conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines
    and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal
    concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or
    challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for
    incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of
    women and men in all areas of work.
  • Communication: 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 audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information
    and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: 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.
  • Planning
    and Organizing:
    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.
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: 21st August 2020
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