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2 human rights vacancies with UNICEF and WHO


Technical Officer – Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)

WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme is hiring a qualified Technical Officer – Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) located in Geneva, Switzerland. Among the duties of this position is to assist in providing technical and programmatic support to planning and implementing activities with GOARN partners and technical networks. Additionally the successful candidate will participate in providing international support to countries for field investigations and outbreak response from GOARN partners and technical networks. Also the successful candidate will monitor developments, including for specific threats/risks/events, disease-specific and operational research, planning and evaluation of response activities. Eligible candidates must hold a first university degree in medicine, public health, statistics, marketing, communication, business management, international relations, humanitarian and human rights law, or related field. At least 2 years relevant experience in managing programmes, coordination, data management and communications/reporting with partners and stakeholders are required to apply for this position. To apply for this position fluency is required in English. Apply until 14. December 2016.

Programme Officer “Access to Justice”

UNICEF is accepting applications for the position as Programme Officer “Access to Justice” situated in Bulgaria. The successful candidate will monitor the situation of children participants in judicial proceedings with main focus on children in conflict with the law and children victims and witnesses of violence and crime, and collect relevant statistical data and information. The successful candidate will also support the capacity building of all relevant national partners to guarantee access to justice. The tasks of this position additionally include to undertake field visits and surveys and/or collect/share information with partners/stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results. Required to apply is a University degree in law, social work or related field. An advanced degree and specialization in human rights will be an advantage. 3 years of relevant professional experience in the field of child protection and justice for children are necessary to be accepted for application. To succeed in this job vacancy fluency is necessary in English and Bulgarian is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset. The deadline for application is 19. December 2016.

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