This position is located in the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH). The Senior Victims’ Rights Officer (SVRO) will be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The incumbent will report to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of BINUH and the Assistant Secretary-General, Victims’ Rights Advocate (VRA) at UNHQ.
The SVRO will discharge the role of Field Victims' Rights Advocate and support the VRA at Headquarters to monitor, oversee and coordinate the strategic vision for victims' assistance and support in relation to sexual exploitation and abuse with all relevant UN system actors, with a view to ensuring that victims' rights are upheld, and their needs met. The SRVO will act as the main point-of-contact for all victims. This will be in coordination with existing mandates and responsibilities of UN-system actors in-country that work closely with victims, including those with responsibilities for the provision of assistance and support to victims of sexual exploitation and abuse, with specific reference to the UN Comprehensive Strategy (A/RES/62/214, Annex), the Secretary-General's strategy (A/71/818), and international human rights law. The SVRO will ensure that a victim-centred, gender and child-sensitive and non-discriminatory approach is integrated into all activities involving support and assistance to victims.
Within the limits of delegated authority, the Senior Victims’ Rights Officer may be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties.
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in human rights, law, humanitarian affairs, political science, international affairs, public administration, social science, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination of two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of advance university degree.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.