Assistant Human Rights Officer (Human Rights), NOA - CAMEROONJob Identification10563LocationsYaounde, CameroonApply Before05/29/2023, 04:59 AMJob ScheduleFull timeAgencyOffice High Comm for Human RigGradeNOAVacancy TypeFixed TermPractice AreaRule of Law, Security and Human RightsBureauRegional Bureau for AfricaContract Duration1 Year with Possibility for extensionEducation & Work ExperienceMaster's DegreeOther Criteria2 years of experience in human rights, international relations, law, or related area is required with Bachelor's degreeRequired LanguagesFrançaisDesired LanguagesEnglishVacancy Timeline2 WeeksMobility required/no mobilityno mobility requiredhttps://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/job/10563/?utm_medium=jobshareCopy LinkJob DescriptionBackgroundUNDP 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 ContextThis 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 AccountabilitiesUnder 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 partners2.) 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 Requirements:Education Bachelor’s degree in human rights, international law, law, political or social sciences is required.Or 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 advantageExpected Demonstration of Competencies Core CompetenciesAchieve 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 ManagementCross-Functional & Technical competencies (insert up to 7 competencies) Thematic Area Name DefinitionEthics 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 integrityResults-based Management Results-based Management Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable resultsProject Management Project Management Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goalsMonitoring 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 resultsResource Management Resource Management Ability to allocate and use resources in a strategic or tactical way in line with principles of accountability and integrityCustomer 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. KeywordsClient OrientationTeamworkEthics and Integrity DislaimerFemale candidacies are strongly encouraged.Important applicant informationThis post is subject to local recruitment.Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: 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 diversityUNDP 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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