Genève, Canton de Genève, Switzerland
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Entreprise : This position is located in the Human Rights Council and Treaties Mechanisms Division (HRCTMD) of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Geneva.

The Director of HRCTMD reports to the High Commissioner for Human Rights and is under the direct guidance of the Deputy High Commissioner.

HRCTMD comprises three branches respectively responsible for relations with and organization of the work of the Human Rights Council Branch (HRCB), the Human Rights Treaties Branch (HRTB) and organization of the Universal Periodic Review processes (UPRB).

Description du poste : Under the general supervision of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and direct guidance by the Deputy High Commissioner, the incumbent is responsible for directing and managing the work of the Human Rights Council and Special Procedures Division.

S / he will be responsible for the following duties : - Directs and manages the Human Rights Council and Treaties Mechanisms Division.

Formulates, implements, leads and supervises the substantive work programme of the Division determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.

  • Oversees the management of activities undertaken by the Division and ensures that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion and coordinates the work of the Division and the Office, and with other organizations of the United Nations System, Member States, donors and agencies as appropriate.
  • Provides leadership to the development of innovative and change management programmes and develops strategies to improve the delivery of service by the Division.
  • Ensures that the outputs produced by the Division maintain high-quality standards, that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data.
  • Ensures that all outputs produced by the Division meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.

  • Oversees the managerial tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, including participation in OHCHR planning and evaluation processes, preparation of strategic plans / budgets.
  • reporting on programme / budget performance, overseeing staff selection processes and evaluation of staff performance (PAS).

    Provides guidance, support, supervision and performance evaluation to senior staff of the Division.- Ensures coordination between the three Branches to reinforce complementarity and ensures coordination and linkages with the work or other Divisions.

  • Contributes to the formulation of the Office's overall strategies and policies by participating in the various committees, including the Senior Management Team and the Programme Budget Review Board, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting as the principal advisor to the High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner on issue relating to the work of the Division, especially with regard to the Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review and treaty bodies, contributes to the overall management of the Office's activities and operations.
  • Provides authoritative advice and guidance to senior management and staff of OHCHR on issues dealt with by the Division.
  • Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to Intergovernmental bodies such as the Human Rights Council, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate, and represents the Division at meetings of treaty bodies, the Human Rights Council and other relevant meetings.
  • Reports to intergovernmental bodies on programme performance or on programmatic / substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in the biannual and or annual reports.
  • Represents the High Commissioner or Deputy High Commissioner, carries out activities upon their request.- Chairs meetings, seminars, etc.
  • on substantive-related issues, and holds programmatic / substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other Institutions, as well as liaison with Member States;
  • participates, on behalf of OHCHR, In task forces of the Secretariat and other in house coordination mechanisms, especially on the Human Rights Council, Universal Periodic Review, treaty bodies, thematic issues and country engagement.

  • Performs other related duties as required. Description du profil : PROFESSIONALISM : Good knowledge of the promotion and protection of human rights;
  • capacity to conceptualize, prioritize and translate organizational vision into action; ability to guide the development of normative work and the production of reports and papers on human rights issues;
  • ability to review and edit the work of others.

    Proven knowledge of management techniques and experience in their applications.

    Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills.

    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.

  • 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.

  • LEADERSHIP : Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives;
  • establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions;
  • drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.

  • Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
  • demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

  • 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.

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