Human Rights Officer (Temporary Job Opening), P3 (Temporary Job Opening) U.N.Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
工作地点：Mexico City 截止日期：03 December , 2018
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Mexico City (Mexico). The Human Rights Officer reports to the Deputy Representative.
Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties: ？ Plans and coordinates activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective. ？ Conducts substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country. ？ Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators. ？ Provides support to the international human rights mechanisms; follows-up on implementation of decisions rendered by policy-making bodies. ？ Ensures human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into political efforts and programme. ？ Defines work plan for area assigned in accordance with established terms of reference. ？ Assists country military and police to develop and implement a training program in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives. ？ Undertakes field verification work through periodic visits; follows up on different cases and human rights situations. ？ Coordinates monitoring activities on the situation of human rights defenders, follow up on emblematic cases and collaborate with the National Protection Mechanisms (NPM). ？ Coordinates with United Nations agencies by giving advice and lending support as required, especially within the framework of rights based planning and programming initiatives, including the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). ？ Represents OHCHR-Mexico at working level meetings. ？ Directs capacity-building efforts on human rights in region/country of assignment, supports the dialogue between civil society institutions, and provides related assistance to the State. ？ Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc. ？ May provide guidance to new/junior staff. ？ Performs other related duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human rights issues and ability to identify related problems in their political, ethnic, racial, gender equality and socio-economic dimensions. Knowledge of institutional mandates of human rights organizations, prevailing policies and procedures. Research and analytical skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of human rights issues. Ability to identify sources for data collection, research and analyze information and draft human rights reports. Ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human rights situation in the area of assignment. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required. Experience in human rights monitoring, analysis, advocacy and reporting is desirable. Specific experience in supporting the work of national protection mechanisms for human rights defenders or National Human Rights Institutions is desirable. Experience working in an international organization, NGO, or similar organization is desirable. Experience supporting national authorities, the parliaments, the judiciary or other relevant institutions on the overall formulation and implementation of human rights policies is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
THIS POSITION IS TEMPORARILY AVAILABLE FOR A PERIOD UP TO 31 DECEMBER 2018, WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION - SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS. ？ If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. ？ While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. ？ Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. ？ This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. ？ Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. ？ Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.