Human Rights Jobs

3 Early Career Human Rights Jobs at the UN


Associate Human Rights Officer (UN-OHCHR)

UN-OHCHR – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is offering a position as Associate Human Rights Officer based in Geneva. He/She will participate in identifying and specifying the needs of governments for advisory services and technical cooperation as well as in the preparation and implementation of respective country projects. Additionally the successful candidate will participate in the systematic collection and analysis of information regarding the human rights situation in one or several countries of a given region and in the preparation of reports, documents and other written materials thereon. Also the successful candidate will assist Special Rapporteurs/Representatives/Experts/Working Groups, in the preparation and supervision of field missions and timely submission of reports. She/He will have a University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights. At least two years of professional experience at national and/or international levels in the field of human rights are required to apply for this position. To apply for this position fluency is required in English. Fluency in Arabic is desirable. The deadline for this vacancy is 6. December 2016.

Associate Legal Officer (UN-ICTY)

UN-ICTY – International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia is offering a position as Associate Legal Officer based in The Hague. The successful candidate will conduct legal research on a diverse range of assigned issues in criminal law, international law, international humanitarian law and other area(s) of specialization using multiple research sources; select relevant material, analyse information and present findings for internal review in either written or oral form; Among the duties of this position is furthermore to assist in the preparation of legal opinions and advice, draft background memoranda, decisions and judgments of the Tribunal; Furthermore among the duties of this position is to assist the Judges and the Senior Legal Officer in the preparation and management of cases, and drafting of decisions during the pre-trial and pre-appeal phase of proceedings; Eligible candidates must hold a University degree in law with specialisation in international, criminal or humanitarian law. Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible legal experience, at either the national or international level, with emphasis in criminal law, international law or humanitarian law are needed to qualify for this vacancy. To succeed in this job vacancy fluency is necessary in English and French. Apply until 23. December 2016.

Child Protection Consultant (UNICEF)

UNICEF is accepting applications for the position as Child Protection Consultant situated in Bucharest. The tasks of this position include to ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration with all stakeholders (UNICEF staff, county and local counterparts, members of the communities involved in the modelling, including NGOs, etc.). The successful candidate will also document the progress, lessons learned and challenges of the model to promote knowledge sharing with various counterparts, other stakeholders and within the organization. The tasks of this position additionally include to provide inputs for technical and policy advice to all stakeholders to promote and protect the rights of boys and girls, in the development of normative frameworks advancing social inclusion, especially vulnerable ones. Required to apply is a University degree in Social Sciences or related field. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in child/social protection are required to apply for this position. To succeed in this job vacancy fluency is necessary in English. The deadline for application is 5. December 2016.

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