Make a significant impact on the global human rights landscape by joining the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as a P3 Human Rights Officer in Santiago. This exciting opportunity, open for applications from November 2 to December 16, 2023, provides a platform to work on critical human rights issues.
If you are dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights, don’t miss the chance to be a part of OHCHR’s important mission in Santiago. Apply now and be a force for change!
|Posting Title||HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER, P3|
|Job Code Title||HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER|
|Department/Office||Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights|
|Posting Period||02 November 2023 – 16 December 2023|
|Job Opening Number||23-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-220916-R-Santiago (G)|
P3 Human Rights Officer Intern at OHCHR
Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Conducts research and analysis of engagement with treaty bodies, including on ratification, reporting, and other procedures and assesses capacity-building needs and situation in assigned region or country.
• Plans and coordinates activities related to engagement with treaty bodies and related institutional setting, including from a gender perspective.
• Directs capacity-building efforts on human rights treaties in region/country of assignment.
• Collects and analyses good practices by States in fulfilling their human rights treaties obligations, including gender-specific data and indicators.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of institutional mandates, policies, procedures and guidelines related to UN treaty bodies. Research and analytical skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution 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 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 field. 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 human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.
Experience in connection with the UN human rights treaty bodies is desirable.
Experience in conducting capacity building activities for state officials is desirable.
Experience in building institutional capacity for national human rights and/or sustainable development-related machinery is desirable.Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.