Fresher UN Human Rights Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Title:    Human Rights Assistant (Fresher United Nations Jobs)

Organization: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Host Organization: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Human Rights Officer


About US:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Human Rights Officer in charge of Kampala Human Rights Monitoring team, the UN volunteer will undertake the following tasks in support to the implementation of the OHCHR Uganda work plan;

  • Assist in regular collection, analysis and reporting on human rights abuses and variations reported on both print and electronic media.
  • Receive victims of alleged human rights violations and liaise with the team for possible collective action.
  • Assist in maintaining awareness of current human rights issues, including relevant political and legal developments in the country.
  • Assist in the distribution of human rights education and promotional materials to the public.
  • Contribute to regular reports on on-going and completed activities.
  • Assist in the organization and administrative arrangements of training activities and workshops.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, seminars and workshops and prepare relevant meeting records
  • Providing support on human rights-based approach mainstreaming.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the UN Volunteers Human Rights Assistant job must hold a Bachelor’s degree in law, political science, international relations, conflict and development studies, peace and security, human rights or related field.
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law, or related area is required.
  • Experience working with international human rights standards, instruments and mechanisms is an added advantage.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights is desirable.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.
  • Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
  • Language skills: English (Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Area of expertise: Human rights, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Political affairs and political reporting


Area of expertise details:

  • Knowledge of human rights issues and ability to identify relate 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, analyze information and draft human rights reports.
  • 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 perspective and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Planning and organization: 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.
  • 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.


Competencies values: Accountability, Building Trust, Ethics and Values, Integrity


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations Volunteers UNV in this capacity should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 13th May 2021


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