Human Rights Officer (Women Protection Adviser), P3

Human Rights Officer (Women Protection Adviser), P3

MINUSCA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic

Bangui, Central African Republic

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in Bangui, in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The incumbent reports to the Senior Women's Protection Adviser and to the Director of the Human Rights Division, in the Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General- Political and Protection.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer at this level will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Supports the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1820,1888 and 1960 on Conflict-related Sexual Violence (CRSV) in close coordination with other WPAs and other mission components.
  • Monitors, investigates and reports on sexual violence in conflict with respect to the Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Arrangement (MARA) and regularly establishes analytical and activity-based reports for the Women Protection Section, as well as contributions to the SG’s reports and the SG’s reports on CRSV
  • Regularly updates the human rights case database with CRSV case information and contribute to the identification of patterns and trends through its analysis.
  • Conducts investigations of violations of human rights and humanitarian law related to CRSV, and takes part in assessments, evaluation and development of sexual violence protection plans for women, men and children, in close cooperation with UNPOL and the special national police for SGBV crimes.
  • Provides technical advice for civil society, national authorities, NGOs and the UN and other international actors to promote the inclusion of CSRV prevention and response in their activities. As required facilitates training and education events and undertakes capacity building activities.
  • Works closely with Child Protection Advisers (in peacekeeping and political missions), UNICEF Child Protection Officers or other actors leading on the implementation of 1612/1882 MRM and contributes to information exchange and coordinated monitoring, verification and reporting.
  • Supports coordination with the UNCT, humanitarian clusters and other relevant actors to share information and develop synergies for prevention and response to sexual violence country-wide; supports the referral of survivors of sexual violence in seeking protection, redress and accountability for sexual violence and contribute to the development and strengthening of the referral pathway as appropriate.
  • Supports the work of the Human Rights component in the implementation of recommendations related to Sexual violence emanating from the human rights treaty bodies, special procedures and other mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as of other UN bodies.
  • Supports the work of the Human Rights component in legislative and rule of law reform in line with international human rights norms related to addressing sexual violence.

Competencies

Professionalism: 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

Teamwork: 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 and 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

An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences, or in a 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 (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the human rights field or closely related areas is required, of which at least half should be in human rights. A minimum of one (1) year of human rights monitoring, experience with sexual and gender based violence and reporting is required. A minimum of (1) year of experience providing services in the field of Human Rights, capacity building and training activities for the protection and promotion of Human rights to or in a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post Fluency in French and English, (both oral and written) is required.

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