Deadline: 8 February 2020
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Human Rights Officer in Panama City, United States.
The mission of OHCHR is to work for the protection of all human rights for all people, to help empower people to realize their rights and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Human Rights Officer will perform the following functions:
- Propose course of action by researching, collecting and analysing information on human rights related issues in Nicaragua and develops and coordinates a country engagement strategy undertaking early warning actions to address protection gaps, technical assistance, outreach and advocacy work.
- Undertake fact-findings and monitoring field missions, reporting and drafting mission reports and summaries.
- Review, monitor and evaluate activities related to the implementation of international human rights instruments, including recommendations of treaty bodies and mechanisms of the Human Rights Council, in relation to the country or region of assignment.
- Prepare reports, documents, briefing notes, talking points and other written materials on Nicaragua and identifies trends, possible patterns and systematic practices of human rights violations.
- Support the work of Special Rapporteurs / Representatives / Experts / Working Groups and Treaty-Bodies, including in the preparation and conduct of field missions and the drafting of timely reports in relation to the country or region of assignment.
- Evaluate the requirements for, plans and supports, long-term human rights presences in the country or region concerned.
- Work with UN, and non-governmental programmes in the country of assignment to integrate a human rights perspective.
- Ensure up-to-date information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights and makes recommendations on actions to take.
- Maintain contact with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and government counterparts on coordination and policy matters.
- Assist in the development and implementation of training programs in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives.
- Train and supervise new/junior staff.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law, human rights, political science or international relations, social sciences or other related disciplines is required.
- First Level University Degree in combination with 2 additional year’s of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 7 year’s of progressively responsible experience in human rights, international relations, law or related area is required.
- Experience in human rights monitoring and in drafting analytical papers is desirable.
- Experience working on human rights policies and programmes or diplomacy at national or regional levels is desirable.
- Experience in the Latin American region is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
- Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit OHCHR.