- Identify human rights issues/problem areas, emerging and evolving trends of human rights concerns and violations as well as response and capacity gaps, and substantively contribute to the development of a strategy to respond to the situation;
- Research, collect, document and analyse information pertaining to the human rights situation in the area of assignment;
- Provide input and advice on human rights issues as relevant to the mission’s work in the geographic and/or thematic area of assignment;
- Prepare briefing, interviews notes, analytical documents and substantively contribute to the production of various documentation and reports;
- Ensure that all activities are conducted in compliance with relevant standards and methods of work, including for protection and safe handling of information;
- Build and facilitate key contacts and partnerships to ensure effective dialogue/exchange on human rights issues;
- Engage in dialogue and carry out advocacy with relevant national authorities (civil and military), civil society organizations, the United Nations Country Team members and other international actors and stakeholders on human rights promotion and protection with a view to ensuring respect for human rights obligations;
- Coordinate with other relevant stakeholders, including regional organizations, in the pursuit of the mandate of the monitoring mission;
- Liaise with national human rights institutions, national and international NGOs and other actors and stakeholders on issues relating to human rights, including their awareness and capacity to protect and promote human rights in the area of responsibility as well as raising an awareness of human rights information activities;
- Ensure the integration of universally recognized human rights, and the gender dimension, in all activities to be carried out within the area of responsibilities;
- Use information management tools developed by OHCHR, including the database;
- Participate in and contributes to lessons learned processes;
- Undertake other tasks as requested by the Head of the monitoring mission and Human Rights Officer in the geographic and/or thematic area of assignment.
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on coordination activities and fulfillment of HRMMU objectives, activities and outputs, in accordance with human rights situation on the assigned region and area of responsibility.
- Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in law, social/political science, international relations or other relevant area. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience, at the minimum a completed Bachelor’s degree and 2 additional years of extensive relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
- A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in the promotion and protection of human rights and related areas. Experience of monitoring and reporting on human rights situation and identifying relevant technical cooperation needs in a crisis context would be a significant asset. Knowledge of the region is an asset;
- Fluency in oral and written English, Ukrainian and Russian.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS 06 May 2021.
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UNDP will use a transparent and competitive screening process, though will only contact those applicants in whom there is further interest.
Applications may only be submitted for specific vacancy.
HRMMU is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.