Associate Human Rights Officer in Kabul


Job Location: Kabul
Nationality: National
Employment Type: Full Time
Category: Other
Salary: As per organization salary scale
No. Of Jobs: 1
Organization: UNAMA
Experience: A minimum of two years (with relevant master’s deg
Contract Duration: One (1) year
Gender: Male/Female
Education: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, internation
Closing Date: 2022-05-29

About UNAMA:

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)


Job Description:

Within delegated authority, the Associate Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Researches, collects, verifies, analyses and synthesizes significant amounts of information, including from open sources, of relevance to human rights in the designated mission area.
  • Participates in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with a view to stop or prevent human rights violations, seek remedial action by the authorities and prevent similar violations from occurring in the future.
  • Assists in liaising with appropriate local and national authorities, civil society, UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes with complementary mandates, and other relevant partners to monitor developments in the human rights situation.
  • Monitors the national legal systems and their compliance with international human rights instruments, as well as the implementation of recommendations by UN human rights bodies.
  • Assists in the development of initiatives to strengthen the response to systematic and/or emerging patterns of human rights violations and abuses.
  • Participates in the investigations of human rights and international humanitarian law violations.
  • Drafts a variety of reports, briefings and other types of communications relating to human rights matters in compliance with established standards.
  • Contributes to the formulation of meaningful recommendations and strategies to better promote and protect human rights in the mission area.
  • Contributes to the mainstreaming of human rights in the formulation and implementation of the UN peace mission and UN agency activities at country and local levels.
  • Supports the integration of human rights in humanitarian action through participating in emergency preparedness and response activities, including in the work of the Protection Cluster, as appropriate.
  • Works directly with other UN peace operation components/sections, including the police and military, to integrate human rights considerations in their respective activities.
  • Assists in supporting human rights capacity building efforts for civil society and state authorities, including for aligning. legislative and rule of law reforms with international human rights norms and for the State to meet international human rights law obligations.
  • Supports national authorities in their implementation of recommendations by UN Treaty Bodies, Special Procedures and other mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council.
  • Participates in the design, delivery and evaluation of human rights training programmes for national officials, civil society representatives, human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other national stakeholders in order to build national capacities.
  • Ensures the timely entry of accurate and verified cases of human rights violations into a database in compliance with established standards.
  • Contributes to the integration of gender perspectives/considerations and specific women/girls' rights issues in all activities and to the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Integrates UN developed methodology in the human rights monitoring, reporting and investigation activities.
  • Performs other related duties as required


Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Education: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences, or in a related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience: A minimum of two years (with relevant master’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in human rights or a closely related field is required.  Experience working with international human rights standards, instruments and mechanisms is required. Previous experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and on/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights is required. Experience in analyzing large amounts of information, including from open sources is desirable. A minimum of six months experience acquired in field locations is desirable.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in oral and written Pashto and Dari is required.

UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. 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.

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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Building Trust: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion. Manages in a deliberate and predictable way. Operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda. Places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients. Gives proper credit to others. Follows through on agreed upon actions. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

Judgment/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.


Submission Guideline:

APPLICATIONS

  • UNAMA will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received by email before the closing date. CVs or Resumes will not be considered nor will late submissions after closing date. Any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.

Applicants must accurately complete, sign and date the United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and submit the duly completed signed P.11 by e-mail to: unamava_substantive@un.org

  • Important Note: Applicants should copy and paste the Vacancy Announcement (VA) Number which is VA#35/05/2022 into the email subject line when submitting the duly completed and signed P.11 Form and the required documents. Please do not add any other information in the subject line of your email except VA#35/05/2022. Please do not add any additional words or space in the VA Number. Applications received without a VA Number will not be considered.
     
  • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks process to verify the information provided in the P.11 form. 
  • Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within four (4) to six (6) weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.
     
    Required documents to be submitted along with the signed and completed UN P.11:
  • Serving UN staff members: In addition to the completed and signed P.11, scanned copies of two most recent e-Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application.
     
  • For External applicants: In addition to the completed and signed P.11, scanned copies of two most recent performance evaluation reports or if not available, two reference letters. If the applications received do not contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must provide a short explanation as to why they are not available.
     
    No fee:
    The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information in applicants
    bank account.


Submission Email:

unamava_substantive@un.org



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