SENIOR HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
Application deadline 2 months ago: Tuesday 19 Jul 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-5 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 10 years of experience, depending on education.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Phnom-Penh, Cambodia. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Asia Pacific Middle East and North Africa Branch, in regular coordination with the Chief of the Asia-Pacific Section.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Senior Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Leads and coordinates the work of OHCHR-Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) following its mandate of monitoring, advisory services, technical cooperation, protection and promotion of human rights; - Formulates human rights strategies, including from a gender equality perspective; contributes to the Office vision for the OPT Office and creates the conditions for implementing and monitoring that vision and direction; - Represents the High Commissioner on matters of human rights; - Negotiates with relevant stakeholders to conclude technical cooperation agreements and supervises implementation of projects; - Builds and maintains relationships with the OPT authorities, Ambassadors, Heads-of UN to advocate on human rights issues of concern; - Builds and maintains relationships with Agencies and other intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in OPT, on human rights issues and implementation of programmes; - Advises the Government on key human rights approaches and develops and maintains relations with officials at the highest levels of government, advising and assisting them through technical cooperation on human rights issues and policies; - Exercises effective daily management of the office, including oversight of all logistic, financial and human resources in accordance with relevant UN Rules and Procedures; - Advises the UN Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team on strategies to build and strengthen national capacities and institutions for the promotion, protection and mainstreaming of human rights; - Assists the relevant United Nations human rights mandate-holders in the discharge of their mandates; - Designs, develops and implements projects and programmes to address human rights issues, including their gender dimensions; - Formulates the programme of work, budget and medium-term plan of the office and participates in the overall formulation and approval of the programme of work, and administrative matters; - Prepares human rights reports on key sectors or key regional developments; - Coordinates and oversees human rights research initiatives; - Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of and wide exposure to the full range of human rights issues, in particular with regard to national protection systems, and human rights mainstreaming. Strong knowledge of institutional mandates and international standards pertaining to human rights. Experience with approaches and techniques to address highly sensitive and complex issues and problems. Knowledge and experience of the Asia-Pacific region, including its human rights and political situation. Ability to exercise independent judgement and discretion in advising on and handling major issues and problems; Substantive experience in managing projects and programmes. Knowledge of the structure and functions of the United Nations system, its organs, agencies and programmes. Knowledge and experience of mainstreaming human rights in the development work of the United Nations. Knowledge as well as substantive and practical experience of the programming and planning tools and frameworks. 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.
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.
VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; Generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; Conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.
LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into results; Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law, political science or international relations or international economics or other disciplines related to human rights. 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.
Out of the 10 years, at least seven years of experience at the international level is required.
A minimum of three years of experience managing a team of professional staff is desirable.
Experience working on human rights issues in a conflict or post conflict context is desirable.
Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
Experience in human rights technical cooperation in a UN field context is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 28 February 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.
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.
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.
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