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  • Posted: Aug 5, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Human Rights Officer

    Competencies

    Core Competencies: PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of and exposure to a range of human rights issues including approaches and techniques to address sensitive and complex human rights problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender and socio-economic dimensions. Knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures. Ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human rights situation in the region or country of assignment, including the political environment and legal statutes as they pertain to human rights. Ability to complete in-depth

    studies and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to human rights problems in specific societies and systems. Demonstrated skills in training civil authorities and members of advocacy groups to recognize warning signs of civil unrest and take preventive action to avert hostilities. Ability to relate to human rights issues and perspectives, including their gender equality dimensions, to political, social, economic and humanitarian programmes in affected countries and areas. 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 the audience;
    •  Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

    TEAMWORKk:

    •  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 & ORGANIZING:

    •  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.

    Education

    1. 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 degree.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required. Please explain how you meet this criterion providing specific examples.
    • Extensive experience in human rights monitoring and reporting experience is required. Please explain how you meet this criterion providing specific examples.
    • Experience in supporting regional intergovernmental mechanisms on promoting human rights and judicial cooperation is required. Please explain how you meet this criterion providing specific examples.
    • Experience in supporting judicial cooperation among countries is desirable. Please explain how you meet this criterion providing specific examples.
    • Experience in working in or on the Great Lakes region is desirable. Please explain how you meet this criterion by providing specific examples.

    Languages

    Fluency in the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English and French (both oral and written), is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary on careers.un.org to apply

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