Human Rights Officer, P3
Genève, Canton de Genève, CH
vor 5 Tg.
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Entreprise : This position is located in the Special Procedures Branch (SPB) in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva.

The incumbent reports to the Unit Coordinator / Chief of Section and the Chief of the Special Procedures Branch.Description du poste : Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties :

  • Assists the mandate-holders (Special Rapporteur / Independent Expert / Working Groups) in country missions, including preparation of the mission, drafting of mission reports and follow up to the implementation of the recommendations.
  • Provides support to the mandate holders in preparing thematic seminars and consultations and drafting of the annual reports to the Human Rights Council and General Assembly and related oral presentation, as applicable.
  • 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 mandate holders to prepare communications to states and other relevant entities with regard to issues of concern relevant to their mandate;
  • 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, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme.
  • Defines work plan for area assigned in accordance with established terms of reference.
  • Follows up on different cases and situations verified by the regional / country offices.
  • Represents UN human rights programme at working level meetings.
  • Directs capacity-building efforts on human rights in region / country of assignment.
  • Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies.
  • May provide guidance to new / junior staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.Description du profil : PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to economic, social and cultural right and / or transitional justice.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.

    Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases.

  • Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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. TEAMWORK : 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.

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