Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located in the United Nations Stabilization Mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), in the OHCHR/MONUSCO Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO). The Human Rights Officers will be based in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and Kisangani under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the UNJHRO. The incumbents will act as the Coordinators of the duty station’s field office.
Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Plans and coordinates activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective.
•Conducts substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country.
•Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators.
•Provides support to sub-commissions, commissions and other bodies; follows-up on implementation of decisions rendered by policy-making bodies.
•Ensures human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme.
•Defines work plan for area assigned in accordance with established terms of reference.
•Assists country military and police to develop and implement a training program in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives.
•Supervises field verification work through periodic visits; follows up on different cases and situations verified by the regional offices.
•Represents UN human rights programme at working level meetings.
•Directs capacity-building efforts on human rights in region/country of assignment.
•Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies.
•May provide guidance to new/junior staff.
•Performs other related duties as required.