UN National Human Rights Officer Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station:
About US:
The United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network.
UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.
About the Project:
In implementing the
mandate of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, OHCHR Uganda carries out
interventions under five thematic areas: Strengthening the rule of law and
accountability for human rights violations; Enhancing and protecting Civic
Space and people’s Participation; Integrating human rights in sustainable
development; Enhancing equality and countering discrimination; and Increasing
implementation of the international human rights mechanisms’ outcomes. OHCHR’s
interventions relate to the provision of technical assistance, including legal
advice and capacity building, monitoring of human rights issues, and engaging
in advocacy, among others.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
 Under the overall supervision of the Head of
Office and under the direct supervision of the OHCHR Human Rights Officer serving
as team leader in Gulu, and within delegated authority, the National Human
Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
·       Assist in the execution of the Office work
·       Assist to develop and coordinate an
Office-wide strategy to promote the respect and protection of human rights in
the country
·       Review, monitor and evaluate activities
related to the implementation of international human rights instruments,
including recommendations of treaty bodies and mechanisms of the Human Rights
Council, in relation to the country
·       Conduct monitoring, fact-finding and
follow-up activities in relation to the observance of human rights and
international humanitarian law (IHL) through field monitoring missions,
dialogue with local and regional authorities, security forces and non-state
actors, networking with human rights defenders and follow up individual cases
·       Prepare reports, documents, briefing notes,
talking points and other written materials
·       Take part in promoting and overseeing
initiatives linked to supporting human rights protection, in collaboration with
existing civil society organisations (including NGOs) and UN agencies;
·       In consultation with the the Gulu teamleader,
engage in dialogue with regional and district authorities, including government
administration, military, police and other authorities, including non-state
actors, in pursuit of the observance of human rights.
·       Provide capacity-building, advisory and
technical services as appropriate to national NGOs, Civil Society
Organisations, the National Human Rights Commission and human rights defenders.
·       Contribute to the establishment and
maintenance of a strong network of local human rights partners for the regular
exchange of human rights information;
·       Ensure the integration of gender perspectives
and attention to specific women/girl’s and children’s rights issues within all
activities of the Field Office;
·       Support the work of special Rapporteurs /
Representatives / Experts / Working Groups and Treaty-Bodies, including in the
preparation and conduct of field missions and the drafting of timely reports in
relation to the country.
·       Ensure optimal uses of resources allocated
for activity implementation
·       Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       Advanced University degree, preferably in
law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to
human rights. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and experience
may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·       At least 3 years of combined professional
experience in the field of human rights and humanitarian issues. Sound
knowledge of and experience in the development and implementation of human
rights related projects and programmes
·        Excellent communication, reporting,
analytical, research and advocacy skills.
·       Capacity to carry out investigations in a
methodical and impartial manner.
·        Ability to transfer knowledge and skills.
Ability to take own initiatives but also to work as part of a team in a
multicultural environment.
·       Knowledge of technology and use of office
computer applications, including working with databases, Familiarity with the
political environment and legal status as pertains to human rights issues.
·       Familiarity with UN human rights mechanisms.
How to Apply:
All Interested
candidates please apply online at the link below
Note: UNDP
reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy
announcement.  We may also retain
applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar
positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description,
experience and educational requirements.
Deadline: 29th July 2020
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