Job Opportunity : Assistant Human Rights Officer, NOA

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JOB OFFER - UNDP United Nations Development Programme , Yaoundé : Assistant Human Rights Officer (Human Rights), NOA

Assistant Human Rights Officer (Human Rights), NOA - CAMEROON

Job Identification
Yaounde, Cameroon

Apply Before
05/29/2023, 04:59 AM
Job Schedule
Full time
Office High Comm for Human Rig
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term
Practice Area
Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights
Regional Bureau for Africa
Contract Duration
1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education & Work Experience
Master's Degree
Other Criteria
2 years of experience in human rights, international relations, law, or related area is required with Bachelor's degree
Required Languages
Desired Languages
Vacancy Timeline
2 Weeks
Mobility required/no mobility
no mobility required
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Job Description

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Background and Organizational Context

This position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights - Central Africa Regional Office (OHCHR-CARO) based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The incumbent reports to the Units Coordinator.


Key Duties and Accountabilities

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative and the direct supervision and guidance of the Units Coordinator, the Assistant Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:


1.) Implementation of OHCHR-CARO activities in Human Rights, including:


            •           Conduct research and collect information pertaining to the human rights situation in the sub region, including their gender dimensions from a variety of sources (e.g. communications, publications, the press…) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up to-date information

•           Participate in preparation and implementation of programming activities including meetings, workshops and consultations.

•           Support human rights capacity building activities through facilitation of workshops and trainings

•           Draft and translate reports, briefings, and correspondences

•           Undertake missions as required

•           Participate in meetings with relevant programme partners, including UN actors, civil society representatives, diplomatic representatives, etc.

•           Participate in consultations and meetings of interagency groups on human rights; prepare summaries of outcome and propose follow-up actions

•           Facilitate contacts with potential programme partners

2.) Support to OHCHR-CAROs mission and programme strategy in central Africa, including



            •           Participate in annual office workplan process

•           Identify areas for office interventions within relevant area of programming.

3.) Perform other duties as required by the Regional Representative and the Units Coordinator within the context of OHCHR-CAROs mission and work plan in central Africa, including:



            •           Assist in the preparation of high-level meetings in the sub region.

•           Contribute to the drafting of reports to the UN Secretary General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

•           Assist in the analysis of information pertaining to the human rights situation in assigned area


Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: N/A




Bachelor’s degree in human rights, international law, law, political or social sciences is required.


Master’s degree in human rights, international law, law, political or social sciences is required.


 Experience, Knowledge, and Skills


-            At least 2 years of experience in human rights, international relations, law, or related area is required with Bachelor's degree,

-           No experience is required with Master.


•           Experience in writing a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., is desirable.

•           Experience in working on human rights related issues in central Africa region is desirable.

•           Experience in gender-sensitive programming is desirable.

•           fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage

Expected Demonstration of Competencies


Core Competencies

Achieve Results:

            LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline


Think Innovatively:

            LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements


Learn Continuously

            LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback


Adapt with Agility

            LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible


Act with Determination       LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident


Engage and Partner

            LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships


Enable Diversity and Inclusion

            LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination


People Management

Cross-Functional   & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies)

Thematic Area          Name  Definition

Ethics UN policy knowledge - ethics          Ethics UN policy knowledge - ethics Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity

Results-based Management Results-based Management Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results

Project Management           Project Management           Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals

Monitoring    Monitoring    Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Resource Management        Resource Management        Ability to allocate and use resources in a strategic or tactical way in line with principles of accountability and integrity

Customer Satisfaction/Client Management          Customer Satisfaction/Client Management    Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs.



Client Orientation


Ethics and Integrity


Female candidacies are strongly encouraged.

Important applicant information

This post is subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

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. We strongly encourage female candidacies.

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