Associate Human Rights Officer (P2)

Employer Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Deadline 24. 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 located in Geneva.

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 on countries of assignment.

Additionally the successful candidate assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the countries and thematic mandates on the human rights situation in assigned area.

Also the successful candidate will assist in providing input to and follow the work of the special procedures mechanisms of the Human Rights Council in relation to assigned countries and regions; providing information and input as and when requested to the treaty monitoring bodies in relation to assigned countries.

She/He will have an 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 and Spanish.

The deadline for this vacancy is 24. January 2019.

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