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