Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Americas Section, in the Americas, Europe and Central Asia Branch of the Field Operations and Technical Cooperation Division in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)-
Regional Office for Central America in Panama City. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :
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.
remains calm in stressful situations. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
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, 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. Experience ensuring gender mainstreaming and applying a human rights based approach is required.
Experience in human rights monitoring, analysis, advocacy and reporting is required. 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. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For this post advertised, fluency in Spanish and English is required. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-
based interview. Special Notice 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.
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.
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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