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Human Rights Officer

Deadline:

Location: Flexible

Organization: UNOESC

Responsibilities

  • Researches, collects, verifies, analyses and monitors information relevant to the observance of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OESC Countries;
  • Seeks remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations from occurring in the future;
  • Liaises with appropriate national authorities, civil society, United Nations (UN) actors and bodies, and other relevant partners to monitor developments in the human rights situation and, if needed, support the creation of baseline data;
  • Develops, and where appropriate coordinates, initiatives to strengthen the response to systematic and/or emerging patterns of human rights violations and abuses;
  • Conducts and where necessary supervises, investigations of human rights and international humanitarian law violations;
  • Writes, reviews as appropriate and ensures timely delivery of a variety of reports, briefings and other types of communications in compliance with established standards;

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or in a related area. 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in assigned geographic locations at national and international levels in the human rights field, including in the cause and resolution of human rights conflicts in accordance with international standards, is an advantage

 

How to apply:

Candidates should submit by email to recruitment@oesc-office.org using the position applied for as subject with the following, indicating relevant experience:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Brief cover letter indicating interest in the position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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