Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Regional Office for Central America (ROCA) in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Panama.
The incumbent reports to the Regional Representative and the Chief of the Women's Human Rights and Gender Section (WHRGS).
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :
making and on women's rights and development.
ability to relate human rights issues and perspectives to gender and women's issues, and to relate political, social, economic and humanitarian programmes in countries in the Central American region.
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.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Education 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, international relations, law or related area is required.
Experience in gender and women's human rights is required. Experience working on human rights issues in the Central American region is also required.
Experience conducting research, developing programmes and providing analytical advice and inputs in human rights reports is desirable.
Experience in gender equality issues in the context of development planning, poverty reduction and access to justice is also desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice 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.
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.
This vacancy is subject to availability of post. The extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and / or the availability of the funds.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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