UN Job vacancy at Belgium
Position: Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
The Human Right Officer will do the following duties
- Reviews, monitors and evaluates activities relating to the implementation of international human rights instruments, including recommendations of treaty bodies and mechanisms of the Human Rights Council.
- Supports the work of treaty-established bodies and extra-conventional mechanisms and special procedures.
- Prepares relevant human rights parts of reports for the General Assembly, HRC, etc. notes on the status of ratification of human rights instruments, etc.
- Meets regularly with UN staff, national officials to plan projects and review project activities.
- Works with UN and non-governmental programs in the country/region to integrate human rights, including their gender dimensions in their programs; also helps design and implements the human rights program and designs the organization and focus of the evaluation.
- Ensures up-to-date information regarding substantive matters in the field of human rights and makes recommendations on actions to take.
- Similarly, makes contact with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations and governments on coordination and policy matters; and also brief representatives and provides, as appropriate suggestions and recommendations.
- Assists in the development and implementation of training programs in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives.
- Serves as a team leader with responsibility for carrying out, in consultation with the Regional Representative, work coordination and administrative functions relating to the staff, planning, and budget.
- Trains and supervises new/junior staff as well as perform other related duties as required.
The ideal candidate must have the following qualifications to fill this UN job vacancy at Belgium
- Master’s degree or equivalent in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field.
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area.
- Experience with inter-agency cooperation is desirable as well as experienced in the regional human rights system of Europe is desirable.