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30 Novembre 2016 Il y a 5 ans

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Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Droits de l’Homme et 1 autre(s) domaines

Posting Title: Senior Human Right Officer

Job Code/Title: SHRO/66870/ Senior Human Right Officer

Level/Grade: P5


Posting Period: 28th September, 2016 – 30th November, 2016.

This post is found in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch (ROLENDB).


The incumbent acts as the Coordinator of the Women’s Human Rights and Gender Unit and in this capacity, he/she will:

  • Provide overall policy and strategic direction and effective leadership, particularly in programme development, support and advocacy on women’s rights and for the integration of gender perspectives into all human rights activities, including at the country level and in conflict situations.
  • Provide policy and strategic advice to human rights mechanisms, the High Commissioner and Member States on women’s human rights issues, and ensure the development of tools, programmes and support for human rights action and advocacy concerning women’s issues, with particular attention to peace-building situations
  • Plan and oversee the management of activities undertaken by the Unit, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery, and carry out programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Unit, including assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), planning and reporting on budget and programme performance, preparation of inputs for and reporting under results-based budgeting and the HC’s biennial management plan.
  • Develop and maintain relations with the relevant senior officials of Governments, UN departments and agencies and other international organizations to ensure the consistent consideration of women’s human rights in the development of specific initiatives with regard to women’s issues, particularly in connection with conflict and humanitarian situations.
  • Provide substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and other policy-making organs, as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of and exposure to a range of issues related to human rights and proven knowledge or experience of gender mainstreaming and women’s human rights;
  • Excellent knowledge of international human rights instruments and institutional mandates, policies and guidelines relating to the United Nations work in the area of gender mainstreaming and women’s human rights;
  • Excellent drafting skills, proven ability and skills in planning and management;
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Delegates the appropriate responsibility,
  • Accountability and decision-making authority ;
  • Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member ;
  • Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills ;
  • Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines ;
  • Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff ;
  • Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative ;
  • Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff ;
  • Appraises performance fairly.


Critères d'éligibilité

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two more years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience, of which 7 years must be at the international level in the human rights or closely related field, including preferably in the area of gender mainstreaming and women’s human rights.
  • Experience in management, including planning, budget and personnel matters, and in results-based programme development and implementation would be an asset.

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