Human Rights Officer, Zalingei, Sudan

Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers

Country: Sudan

Field location: Zalingei, Sudan

Office: UNV in Zalingei

Closing date: Thursday, 5 November 2020

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Human Rights Officer

National Specialist

Host entity UNAMID

Country Sudan

Duty station Zalingei (SDN)

Language skills

English, Arabic

Start date Immediate

Duration until 31 December 2020 with possibility of extension

Application deadline 05 November 2020

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the overall direction of the Director, Human Rights Section, and direct supervision of Human Rights Officer or Team Leader, the UNV (Human Rights officer) will perform the following tasks:

Assist in monitoring and reporting on the human rights situation in assigned duty station in Darfur.

Assist in collecting and analyzing human rights indicators, including gender-specific indicators.

Assist in conducting human rights capacity-building activities and in developing and implementing human rights training programmes.

Assist in Administration of justice and transitional justice matters.

Assist in drafting correspondence and mainstreaming human rights issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes.

Contribute to integrating gender perspectives with specific attention to issues related to women and girl children within all assigned human rights activities.

Assist in the logistics and administrative aspects of projects assigned by supervisor.

Strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time to work with international volunteers and staff to enhance her/his own capacities and skills.

Perform other related duties defined by the direct supervisor.

Qualifications/Requirements

Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

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Sudan National / Citizen of Sudan.

A minimum of a first-level university degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) preferably in Law, international relations, political science, social sciences, or another discipline related to human rights.

Required experience: 36 Months

Experience remark:

Three years of progressively responsible work experience in Human Rights or experience closely related to the field of Human Rights, at national and/or international levels.

Strong situational analysis and report writing skills.

Ability to communicate and articulate words in a clear and concise manner.

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Demonstrate effective organizational and coordination skills, and the ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.

Good knowledge of Darfur political and human rights situation will be an advantage.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team of international and national staff.

Demonstrated ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Office suites - Word, Power-Point and Excel Spreadsheets. Knowledge of other UN supported software may be desirable but not mandatory.

Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English with ability to draft reports in either language.

Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development and the UN System;
Language skills:

English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Area of expertise: Human rights, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform

Area of expertise details:

Three years of progressively responsible work experience in Human Rights or experience closely related to the field of Human Rights, at national and/or international levels.

Strong situational analysis and report writing skills.

Ability to communicate and articulate words in a clear and concise manner.

Demonstrate effective organizational and coordination skills, and the ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.

Good knowledge of Darfur political and human rights situation will be an advantage.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team of international and national staff.

Demonstrated ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Office suites - Word, Power-Point and Excel Spreadsheets. Knowledge of other UN supported software may be desirable but not mandatory.

Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English with ability to draft reports in either language.

Have affinity with or interest in volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development and the UN System;
Driving license: No

Application procedure:

Candidates are encouraged to apply via the UN Volunteers on-line application system:

If you have not registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please enter your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup After registering (or if you have already registered), go to https://vmam.unv.org and sign in. Click on ‚My Page‘, then ‚Special Calls‘, then select special call no. ‚SDNR000332-‘- Be sure to check the box ‚I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country‘ Click ‚Submit Application‘ Deadline is 5 November 2020