This position is located in the Human Rights and Protection Division (HRPD) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako. Bamako is classified as a "D" duty station and a non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Director of the Human Rights and Protection Division.
Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
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.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area, of which at least half should be in human rights. A minimum of one year's experience working in field locations is required. Experience in planning/programming and implementing technical cooperation projects is required. Experience in capacity building activities for the protection and promotion of human rights is desirable. Experience working in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) - or similar international organization or non-governmental organization in a field-based environment is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position advertised, fluency in English and French is required.