Associate Human Rights Officer

Employer Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Deadline 20. February 2019
Type Temporary
Location Switzerland
Level Entry-level (0-2 years experience required)


The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is hiring a qualified Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is hiring a qualified Associate Human Rights Officer (9 positions) located in Geneva, Switzerland.

He/She assists, advises and supports one or several special procedures mandate-holders in monitoring the thematic human rights situation worldwide, ensuring a gender perspective, through the research, collection, analysis and verification of relevant information.

Additionally the successful candidate drafts a variety of briefing notes, official correspondence and other documents relating to the mandate(s).

Also the successful candidate assists the mandate-holder(s) in country visits, including preparation of the visits, drafting of mission reports and follow-up to the implementation of recommendations.

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 or related area are required to apply for this position.

To apply for this position fluency is required in English or French (oral and written) and knowledge of the other is required.

The deadline for this vacancy is 20. February 2019.

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