Human Rights Officer at OHCHR, Geneva, Switzerland

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Deadline: 4 April 2019

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Human Rights Officer in Geneva, Switzerland.

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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:

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  • Review, monitors and evaluates activities relating to the implementation of international human rights instruments, specifically related to migration and human rights, including recommendations of treaty bodies and mechanisms of the Human Rights Council.
  • Prepare relevant human rights parts of reports for the General Assembly, HRC, etc. notes on the status of ratification of human rights instruments, etc.
  • Work with UN and non-governmental programmes in the country/region to integrate migration and human rights, including their gender dimensions in their programs, helps design and implements the migration and human rights program and designs the organization and focus of the evaluation.
  • Ensure up to date information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights, particularly on migration and human rights issues, and makes recommendations on actions to take.
  • Make contact with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters, brief representatives and provides, as appropriate suggestions and recommendations.
  • Assist country military and police to develop and implement training programs in the field of migration and human rights, with attention to gender perspectives.
  • Serve as team leader for the migration team with responsibility for carrying out, in consultation with the supervisor, work coordination and administrative functions relating to the staff, planning and budget.
  • Train and supervises new/junior staff.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field is required.
  • A first level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related field is required. Experience in the field of migration and human rights is desirable.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • Fluency in English or French is required.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit OHCHR.