Associate Human Rights Officer

Employer Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Deadline 1. February 2019
Type Full time
Location -Choose location-
Level Entry-level (0-2 years experience required)


The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is offering a position as Associate Human Rights Officer based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

He/She 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; 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 participates in human rights training programmes for national law enforcement officials, representatives of the civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote national capacity building.

She/He will have an advanced university degree (Master’s 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 are required to apply for this position.

To apply for this position fluency is required in French. The deadline for this vacancy is 1. February 2019.

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