Human Rights Officer, P3
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Human Rights Officer, P3

U.N.Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

岗位领域:社会人道 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P3

工作地点:Tegucigalpa 截止日期:05 September , 2019



Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). The Human Rights Officer reports to the Programme Management Officer.


Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

-Supports the Representative Office in facilitating the liaison, coordination and follow-up to the engagement with the human rights mechanisms by the State and other stakeholders.

-Promotes a holistic approach for the implementation and follow-up to recommendations emanating from international human rights mechanisms,

-Advises and reports on the consistency on National Institutions, policies, programmes and norms with international human rights standards.

-Works with State institutions and NGOs to promote sustained and balanced support for the work in the field of human rights related issues providing support on the overall formulation and implementation of human rights policies.

-Develops legal analysis on the level of compliance of the state with human rights obligations.

-Provides capacity building and advocacy services to NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions, /NHRI), National Preventive Mechanism (NPM) and human rights defenders.

-Supports the dialogue between the civil society and the institutions and provides assistance to the State and civil society organisations.

-Coordinates with United Nations agencies by giving advice and lending support as required, especially within the framework of rights based planning and programming initiatives, including the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).

-Writes a variety of reports, official correspondence, briefings, statements and communications.

-Represents the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in meetings with representatives from such institutions as well as with the international community and other United Nations bodies, program and specialized agencies.

-Provides support to national authorities, NPM, NHRI, the parliament, the judiciary and other relevant institutions in the country on the overall formulation and implementation of human rights policies and engagement with human rights mechanisms Liaises with the international and regional human rights mechanisms, national and international civil society organisations, the NHRI and other stakeholders to enhance the protection of human rights defenders

-Performs other related duties as required.


PROFESSIONALISM : Good knowledge of a range of human rights issues, to include approaches and techniques to address sensitive problems. Good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to human rights. Ability to identify problems, i.e., political, ethnic, racial, gender, social, economic, etc., causing civil unrest in a country or geographic area; Good analytical and research skills, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the human rights situation in assigned country. Knowledge of the Central American region; Knowledge of the human rights based approach, UN human rights instruments and procedures. 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.

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.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in law, human rights, political science or international relations, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights is required. Experience in human rights monitoring, analysis, advocacy and reporting is required. Specific experience in working with human rights mechanisms is desirable. Experience working in an international organization, NGO, or similar organization is desirable. Experience supporting national authorities, the parliaments, the judiciary or other relevant institutions on the overall formulation and implementation of human rights policies is desirable. Experience working on human rights related issues on the Central American region is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.