Human Rights Officer, P3

Human Rights Officer, P3

United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

Bangui, Central African Republic

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Human Rights component of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The Human Rights Officer P-3 will be posted in Bangui and reports to the Chief Human Rights

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic and may not be carried out by all Human Rights Officers.)

  • Plans and coordinates activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective.
  • 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 bodies.
  • Review various reports to collect and analyze early warning indicators for situational awareness and response mobilization;
  • Ensure regular linkage with various mission civilian, military and police components and UN agencies for data collection, monitoring, field missions, reporting, protection and contingency planning;
  • Undertake thematic assessment on state’s capabilities as they relate to preventive and protective functions as well stakeholders contribution to human rights protection;
  • Suggest capacity building, technical assistance and policy initiatives in line with HRD need assessment derived from findings of various reports and field missions;
  • May provide guidance to new/junior staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

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 there solution 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

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

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related area. 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related field Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written French is required. Working knowledge of English is desirable.

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