Associate Human Rights Officer

Employer Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Deadline 23. January 2019
Type Temporary
Location Switzerland
Level Entry-level (0-2 years experience required)


Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is hiring a qualified Associate Human Rights Officer (P2) located in Geneva.

The successful candidate researches and collects information pertaining to human rights matters, including their gender dimensions from a variety of data sources (e.g. communications, publications, the press) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information and assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the countries and thematic mandates on the human rights situation in assigned area.

Additionally the successful candidate drafts a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters.

Also the successful candidate liaises with UN Country Teams and supports the mainstreaming of human rights in the United Nations Common Country Assessment (UN CCA) / United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the countries under his/her responsibility.

She/He will have a Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent degree) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field.

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area are required to apply for this position.

To apply for this position fluency is required in English or French.

The deadline for this vacancy is 23. January 2019.

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