Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Recruitment 2017

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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Recruitment 2017

Meanwhile  as the principal United Nations office mandated however to promote and protect human rights for all, OHCHR leads global human rights efforts speaks out objectively in howevr  the face of human rights violations worldwide. We provide a forum for identifying, highlighting and developing responses to today’s human rights challenges, and act as the principal focal point of human rights research, education, public information, and advocacy activities in the United Nations system.

As a matter of fact since Governments have the primary responsibility however to protect human rights, the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provides assistance to Governments, such as expertise and technical trainings in the areas of administration of justice, legislative reform, and electoral process, to help implement international human rights standards on the ground. We also assist other entities with responsibility to protect human rights to fulfil their obligations and individuals to realize their rights.

Furthermore we are recruiting however to fill the positions below:

Job Title: National Human Rights Officer
Job ID: 12724
Location: Yola, Adamawa
Agency: Office High Comm for Human Rig
Practice Area – Job Family: Management
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: Initial duration of one year

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Recruitment 2017

Duties and Responsibilities
Nevertheless within delegated authority,howver under the supervision of the Senior Human Rights Advsier and in close coordination with the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator,meanwhile the National Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Firstly researches, collects, verifies, analyses information relevant however to the observance of international human rights and humanitarian law in the mission area;
  • Secondly supports and advises UN and humanitarian actors however in mission area on protection activities compliance with human rights and where appropriate, relevant authorities, including on the implementation of human rights recommendations by the UN;
  • Conducts investigations of abuses and violations human rights and international humanitarian law violations;
  • Lastly ensures, and where relevant supervises, however the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases in an established database in compliance with established standards;

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  • Integrates UN-developed methodology into human rights monitoring, reporting and investigation activities and supports the operational aspects of planning and of carrying monitoring and investigation activities;
  • Writes, reviews, coordinates, if needed, and ensures the timely delivery of a variety of reports, briefings and other types of communications in compliance with established standards and in particular with respect to reporting on human rights situation;
  • Liaises with other UN actors present in the mission area for the collection and verification of information on the human rights situation and informs on human rights considerations that should be taken into account by other actors, including those delivering humanitarian response or coordinating emergency preparedness and response activities, as well as by the UN mission in respect of future operations;
  • Advocates with relevant authorities and other influential actors to stop or prevent human rights violations, seeks remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future;
  • Advises the humanitarian country team (HCT) on the coordination of initiatives to strengthen the protection response to systematic and/or emerging patterns of human rights violations and abuses as per the monitoring activities undertaken;
  • Advises the HCT on other monitoring activities that may complement the collection and verification of human rights and humanitarian law violations;
  • Contributes to the integration of gender perspectives/considerations and specific women/girls’ rights issues in all activities;

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  • Ensures cooperation and appropriate communication with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the sharing of human rights information and with respect to the project implementation;
  • Supports more senior staff and/or team leaders in staffing, planning and budgeting as required;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Proven sensitivity to the political and social environment and ability to adjust behaviours accordingly;
  • In-depth knowledge of human rights principles, international mechanisms and related concepts, including protection of civilians, transitional justice, humanitarian action, DDR, legislative and rule of law reforms, gender mainstreaming and conflict-related sexual violence;
  • Good knowledge of institutional mandates, organizational policies, and methodologies relating to human rights;

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  • Capacity to monitor and coordinate human rights-related matters with other UN, NGO, state and/or government stakeholders and to advocate for the respect and integration of human rights in various fora;
  • Good analytical and research skills, including the ability to gather, validate, evaluate and integrate relevant human rights information from a variety of sources, to assess their impact and to provide recommendations to redress situations;
  • Commitment to seek new and improved methods of work for accomplishing the work of the human rights component;
  • Ability to relate to and integrate human rights issues and perspectives into other fields, including humanitarian action, development, rule of law, legislation reforms and election support, to human rights issues and activities and vice versa;
  • Good knowledge of planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of human rights capacity development initiatives for multiple stakeholders;
  • Capacity to serve as internal resource person, share knowledge and to deliver training for colleagues and external stakeholders alike;
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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

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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.

Technological Awareness:

  • Keeps abreast of available technology;
  • Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office;
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks;
  • Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Teamwork:

 

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  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Required Skills and Experience
Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in assigned geographic locations in conflict situations in the area of human rights and humanitarian response, including in the cause and resolution of human rights conflicts in accordance with international standards.
  • Previous experience in humanitarian interventions, human rights monitoring, investigations and reporting as well as programme management is required.

Education:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or in a related area.

Languages:

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  • Fluency in English (both oral and written), is required. Knowledge of local language is required.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: National Human Rights Officer

Job ID: 12723
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Practice Area – Job Family: Management
Grade: SB5
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Management
Contract Duration: Initial duration of one year

 

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Duties and Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, under the supersion of the Senior Human Rights Advsier and in close coordination with the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator, the National Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Researches, collects, verifies, analyses information relevant to the observance of international human rights and humanitarian law in the mission area;
  • Advises UNCT/HCT and relevant national authorities on compliance with human rights standards and principles including on the implementation of human rights recommendations by the UN;
  • Liaises with other UN actors present in the mission area for the collection and verification of information on the human rights situation and informs on human rights considerations that should be taken into account by other actors, including those delivering humanitarian response or coordinating emergency preparedness and response activities, as well as by the UN mission in respect of future operations;
  • Advocates with relevant authorities and other influential actors to stop or prevent human rights violations, seeks remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future;
  • Advises the UNCT/HCT team on the coordination of initiatives to strengthen the protection response to systematic and/or emerging patterns of human rights violations and abuses as per the monitoring activities undertaken;

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  • Contributes to the integration of gender perspectives/considerations and specific women/girls’ rights issues in all activities;
  • Conducts investigations of human rights and international humanitarian law abuses and violations;
  • Ensures, and where relevant supervises, the timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases in an established database in compliance with established standards;
  • Integrates UN-developed methodology into human rights monitoring, reporting and investigation activities and supports the operational aspects of planning and/or monitoring and investigation activities;
  • Writes, reviews, coordinates, if needed, and ensures the timely delivery of a variety of reports, briefings and other types of communications in compliance with established standards and in particular with respect to reporting on human rights situation ;
  • Ensures cooperation and appropriate communication with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the sharing of human rights information and with respect to the project implementation;

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  • Supports the Senior Human Rights Adviser in staffing, planning and budgeting as required;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism:

  • Furthermore proven sensitivity to the political and social environment and ability however to adjust behaviours accordingly;
  • Firstly In-depth knowledge of human rights principles, international mechanisms and related concepts, including protection of civilians, transitional justice, humanitarian action, DDR, legislative and rule of law reforms, gender mainstreaming and conflict-related sexual violence; Good knowledge of institutional mandates, organizational policies, and methodologies relating to human rights;
  • Capacity to monitor and coordinate human rights-related matters with other UN, NGO, state and/or government stakeholders and to advocate for the respect and integration of human rights in various fora;
  • Good analytical and research skills, including the ability to gather, validate, evaluate and integrate relevant human rights information from a variety of sources, to assess their impact and to provide recommendations to redress situations;
  • Finally commitment to seek new and improved methods of work for accomplishing the work of the human rights component;

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  • Furthermore ability to relate to and integrate human rights issues however and perspectives into other fields, including humanitarian action, development, rule of law, legislation reforms and election support, to human rights issues and activities and vice versa;
  • Nevertheless good knowledge of planning, implementation,However coordination and evaluation of human rights capacity development initiatives for multiple stakeholders;
  • Capacity to serve as internal resource person, share knowledge and to deliver training for colleagues and external stakeholders alike;
  • Lastly takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and however ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning AND Organizing:

 

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  • Furthermore develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;however Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required;
  • Mainly allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;However foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently

Communication:

  • Mainly 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;
  • Lastly demonstrates openness in sharing information and however keeping people informed.

Technological Awareness:

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  • Meanwhile keeps abreast of available technology; Understands applicability and limitations of technology however to the work of the office;
  • Finally actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; However shows willingness to learn new technology.

Teamwork:

  • Furthermore works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; However Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Finally shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint however for team shortcomings

Required Skills and Experience

 

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Experience:

  • Furthermore five years of progressively responsible experience however in assigned geographic locations in conflict situations in the area of human rights and humanitarian response, including in the cause and resolution of human rights conflicts in accordance with international standards.
  • Lastly previous experience in humanitarian intervention, however human rights monitoring, investigations and reporting as well as programme management is required.

Education:

  • Nevertheless an advanced university Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) however in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences or in a related area.

Language:

  • Furthermore fluency in English (both oral and written), is required. Knowledge of local language is required.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Driver

Job ID: 12725
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Practice Area – Job Family: Management
Grade: SB1
Vacancy Type: Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: Initial duration of one year

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Background

  • Nevertheless under the overall guidance however and supervision of the Senior Human Rights Adviser and direct supervision of the Human Rights Officer (Maiduguri), the Driver provides reliable and safe driving services ensuring high accuracy of work towards the effective implementation of the OHCHR Project –Enhancing human rights integration into the humanitarian response in Northeast Nigeria NGA-17/NIG_ERF/SA/P/UN/6419.
  • The Driver demonstrates a client-oriented approach, high sense of responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Finally the Project driver when available provides occasional driving services support to the Human Rights Advisers Unit operations and program.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Mainly provision of reliable and secure driving services
  • Proper use of vehicle
  • Day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle
  • Lastly availability of documents/ supplies
  1. Firstly ensures provision of reliable and secure driving services by a) driving office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel and delivery and collection of mail, documents and other items and b) meeting project related official personnel, including visitors at the airport, visa and customs formalities arrangement when required.
  2. Secondly ensures cost-savings through proper use of vehicle through accurate maintenance of daily vehicle logs, provision of inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.
  3. Ensures proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  4. Lastly ensures availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, map of the city/country, first aid kit, necessary spare parts.

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  1. Furthermore ensures that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

Impact of Results:

  • As  matter of fact the key results have an impact however on the accurate,Meanwhile safe and timely execution of the project and CO services.

Competencies
Operational Effectiveness:

  • Firstly ability to perform a variety of repetitive and routine tasks and duties
  • Secondly Ability to review data, identify and adjust discrepancies
  • Lastly ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints
  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of computerized business machines and office equipment in order to provide efficient delivery of service
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities
  • Mainly demonstrates excellent knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair (for Drivers)
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of protocol (for Drivers)
  • Similarly  demonstrates excellent knowledge of security issues (for Drivers)

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Managing  Data:

  • Mainly collects and compiles data with speed and however accuracy identifying what is relevant and discarding what is not, records it in an accessible manner and maintains data bases
  • As a matter of fact thoroughly and methodically collects,however verifies and records data demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative
  • Transmits file data; creates and generate queries, reports and documents utilizing databases, spreadsheets, communications and other software packages with speed and accuracy
  • Lastly interprets data, draws conclusions and/or identifies patterns which support however the work of others

Managing Documents, Correspondence And Reports:

  • As a matter of fact creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents)however in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats  such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes/books and however reports using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software
  • Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard

Planning, Organizing And Multi-Tasking:

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  • Mainly organises and however accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
  • Similarly Plans, coordinates and organises workload while  however aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines
  • Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs
  • Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support
  • Finally Ppomoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • As a matter of fact secondary Education. Valid Driver’s license.

Experience:

  • Meanwhile 2 years’ work experience as a driver; however safe driving record; knowledge of driving rules and regulations and skills in minor vehicle repair.

Language Requirements:

  • Firstly fluency in the language of the duty station, knowledge of
  • The UN language of the duty station.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 11th November, 2017.

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