UN Human Rights Officer - Jobs in Ethiopia

UN Human Rights Officer - Jobs in Ethiopia

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, (OHCHR), Regional Office for East Africa in Addis Ababa.

The Human Rights Officer will report to the Regional Representative.


  • 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 extraconventional 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 as well as military and police officers to plan projects and review project activities.
  • Works with UN and non-governmental programmes in the countries/region to integrate human rights, including their gender dimensions in their programs; 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.
  • Makes contact with other sectors of the UN, other international organizations, in particular the African Union and governments on coordination and policy
    matters; brief representatives and provides, as appropriate suggestions and recommendations.
  • Assists countries' 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.
  • Serves as 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.
  • Acts as Officer-in-Charge in the absence of the Regional Representative.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences 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 (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required. Work experience in the African region is desirable.
  • Working experience with regional bodies, such as the African Union, is an advantage.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Human Rights Officer - Jobs in Ethiopia

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