United Nations Volunteers - Human Right Specialist Jobs in Tanzania

United Nations Volunteers - Human Right Specialist Jobs in Tanzania


• Take part in the implementation of human rights projects in Tanzania as per the OHCHR management programme and annual work plans.

• Through OHCHR and in collaboration with the UN Agencies, support implementation of recommendations from the human rights mechanisms.

• Support the UNCT in the implementation of a human rights-based approach to development, including in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

• Support the work of Civil Society Organization partners to ensure a human rights-based approach in the planning and implementation of country-based initiatives/projects.

• Support the UNCT in mainstreaming human rights in the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.

• Whenever delegated, participate in the United Nations Programme Management Team (PMT).

• Support the Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRGG), including through capacity-building initiatives.

• Monitor the human rights situation in the country, including along border areas, and the rights of those at risk of being left behind.

• Provide regular updates to the Resident Coordinator on human
rights developments in the country, and to ensure that relevant information is shared with the RC/RCO in a timely manner.

• Contribute to the organization of seminars, training and lessons learned at country level with stakeholders with a view to supporting the formulation and/or revision of legislation and policies in line with international human rights standards and jurisprudence in the area of human rights.

• Perform other duties as required and assigned by the Regional Representative

Language skills:

• English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent.

• French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge.


• Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent.

• Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Political Science, International Relations, or other disciplines related to human rights;

• Required experience: 36 Months.

• At least 3 years of professional work experience in human rights, international humanitarian law and legal matters.

• Experience working with NGOs, INGOs or other international organizations is an added value

  • Experience in Months: 36

  • Level of Education: Professional Certificate.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Volunteers - Human Right Specialist Jobs in Tanzania

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