Fresher United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Jobs – Human Rights Officer

Job Title:    Human Rights Officer

Organization: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

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

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


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.


Job Summary:  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 NUNV will undertake the following tasks in support to the implementation of the OHCHR Uganda work plan;


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • ​Assist in regular collection, analysis and reporting on human right abuses and violations reported on both print and electronic media.
  • ​Receive victims of alleged human rights abuses and liaise with the team for possible collective advise.
  • ​Assist in the distribution of human rights educational promotional materials to the public.
  • ​Contribute to reports on on-going and completed activities.
  • ​Assist in maintaining awareness of current human rights issues including relevant political and legal developments in the country.
  • ​Assist in the organization and administrative arrangements of trainings and workshops and keeping records,

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Human Rights Officer job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in law, human rights, political science, international relations, peace and conflict studies or related field.
  • Two years of related work experience
  • 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. Internships and voluntary work may be considered at 50% if deemed relevant.
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded
  • Area of expertise: Human rights, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Other development programme/project experience
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights.
  • Competencies values: Accountability, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity
  • Language skills: English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • Age: 22 years and above


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: 1st July 2021


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