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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Doha. The incumbent reports to the Coordinator of the Human Rights Education and Training Unit, and to the Head of the UN Human Rights Training and Documentation Centre for South-West Asia and the Arab Region.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develops and manages a regional programme, including provision of technical assistance, to promote and support the integration of human rights education in formal education (primary, secondary, higher education and vocational training), in close cooperation with relevant Sections at OHCHR Headquarters and field presences, and in partnership with UNESCO, Ministries of Education and other relevant ministries, teacher-training institutions, national human rights institutions and civil society as well as relevant regional and international organizations.
  • Develops and manages a regional programme to promote and support non-formal human rights education for youth, in close cooperation with relevant Sections at OHCHR Headquarters and field presences, and in partnership with UNESCO, national human rights institutions and civil society as well as regional and international organizations.
  • Develops partnerships and cooperation agreements with selected academic institutions in both the Arab region and South-West Asia with a view to establish close cooperation including translation projects and the creation of pools of university students to support the Centre's activities, particularly those aimed at human rights education for youth.
  • Contributes to the development and management of knowledge on human rights education and related methodologies, by assessing needs; ensuring exchange of experiences; identifying, documenting and disseminating best practices; developing or adapting methodological tools, guidelines and training materials; providing advice and delivering training to Government and civil societies' actors, UN entities and OHCHR regional and other field presences in the region; and establishing partnerships with UN and external actors.
  • Maps, reviews, adapts and ensures translation and dissemination, in the languages spoken in the Arab region and South- West Asia, of human rights education materials produced at OHCHR Headquarters (and by others, as needed), particularly aimed at youth.
  • Contributes to the Centre's work processes and effective functioning, including the preparation of annual work planning, monitoring and reporting; drafting of internal documents, reports and briefing notes; supervision of interns and consultants, as applicable; maintenance of well-organized filing systems; and ensuring regular sharing of information with the Centre's colleagues.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the Head of Centre.

    Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, approaches and methodologies relevant to human rights education and training in formal education (primary, secondary, higher education and vocational training) and non-formal education, particularly with youth, including training design, development, delivery and evaluation.. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.

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.

Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in law, education, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, education, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.

Human rights related education and training experience is required.

Prior experience of working at a field duty station is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or availability of funds.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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