Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - Job Vacancy


Job Vacancy

OHCHR National Human Rights Officer (Generic) - GAZA

Application Type :External Vacancy
Job ID/Title :1024 - OHCHR National Human Rights Officer (Generic)
Category :Other
Brand :OHCHR
Post Level :NOB
Application Deadline :05-Sep-19
Duty Station :GAZA
Type of Contract :
Post Number :
(for 100 Series Contracts)
Languages Required :
Arabic, English,
Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :one year
Expected Duration of Assignment :

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: These positions are located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), office in the occupied Palestinian territory, Gaza sub-office.

Description of Responsibilities:

Under the guidance and supervision of the head of Gaza sub-office or his/her designate the incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the implementation of all activities related to OHCHR oPt programme for human rights promotion and protection.

The incumbent will be primarily responsible to:

  • Provide analyses of both specific cases as well as broad trends in the oPt, based on international human rights and humanitarian law. Drafting reports and communications as required; contributing to periodic reports; providing ad hoc briefing notes and oral briefings on the situation of human rights in the oPt.

  • Gather information and document specific cases of human rights and international humanitarian law violations committed by all duty bearers in the occupied Palestinian territory, including interviewing victims and witnesses and compiling evidence of violations.

  • Gathering information on and following the human rights situation in the oPt, including Interviewing victims and witnesses on-site

  • Work closely with representatives of international, Palestinian and Israeli NGOs, of civil society at large and individuals on matters concerning the promotion and the protection of human rights, including on specific individual cases and on the use of international human rights mechanisms.

  • Inter-agency liaison for co-ordination of the human rights and humanitarian work of the UN Country Team and the Humanitarian Country Team, including mainstreaming human rights within the work of the UN in the oPt.

  • Assist in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of training and other activities in relation to Human Rights Education and international human rights standards and mechanisms for a broad range of beneficiaries.

  • Assist in providing adequate support to visits to the region by independent human rights experts and OHCHR missions.

  • Ensure the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women rights issues in all activities.

  • Perform additional tasks as required.

Competencies :

 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.

                    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.

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.

Qualifications :
Education: Advanced University degree preferably in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights.
Experience: Proven experience and knowledge of international human rights standards and mechanisms. Five years of progressively responsible related work experience (international human rights law and humanitarian law, documenting human rights developments, human rights education and training, humanitarian coordination)
Languages:  Excellent Arabic and English (written and spoken).

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