UN National Human Rights Officer Jobs in Nigeria

Within delegated authority, under the supervision of the Senior Human Rights Adviser, the National Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Assists in researches, collection, verification and analyses of information relevant to the observance of international human rights and humanitarian law in the mission area;
  • Assists in supporting UN and humanitarian actors in mission area on protection activities and compliance with human rights, and where appropriate, relevant authorities, including on the implementation of outcomes of UN human rights mechanisms;
  • Assists in conducting investigations of abuses and violations of human rights and international humanitarian law;
  • Assists in timely entry of accurate and verified human rights cases in an established database in compliance with established standards;
  • Assists in drafting reports, reviews and other types of communications in compliance with established standards and in particular with respect to reporting on human rights situation;
  • Liaises with other UN actors present in the mission area for the collection and verification of information on the human rights situation and informs on human rights considerations that should be taken into account by other actors, including those delivering humanitarian response or coordinating emergency preparedness and response activities, as well as by the UN mission in respect of future operations;
  • Assists in advocating with relevant authorities and other influential actors to stop or prevent human rights violations and provide redress to victims;
  • Assists in integration of gender perspectives/considerations and specific women/girls’ rights issues in all activities;
  • Supports more senior staff and/or team leaders in planning, budgeting and other related duties as required
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or in a related area.
  • 2 years of experience in assigned geographic locations in conflict situations in the area of human rights and humanitarian response, including in the causes and resolution of human rights conflicts and programme management are highly desired.
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written), is required. Knowledge of local language is an advantage.

    Important applicant information

  • All posts in the SC categories
    are subject to local recruitment.

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  • Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.
  • We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

  • UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply.
  • All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 17th August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN National Human Rights Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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