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Associate Human Rights Officer (Women Protection Adviser) | UNITAMS منظمة

Associate Human Rights Officer (Women Protection Adviser) | UNITAMS منظمة 

Associate Human Rights Officer (Women Protection Adviser) | UNITAMS منظمة
Associate Human Rights Officer
 (Women Protection Adviser) | UNITAMS منظمة 



 United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan


(UNITAMS)

Vacancy No. UNITAMS-JO-Kadugli-2022-114

Post Title Associate Human Rights Officer (Women Protection Adviser)

Level NOB (Fixed Term)

Organizational Unit Human Rights – Regional Office

Location Kadugli

Number of posts 01

Issuing Date 7/7/2022

Closing Date 27/7/2022

Important note: UNITAMS will only accept properly completed and signed Personal

History Form (P.11 تحميل الفورم اولا من هنا) received before closing date. Please submit your application on

the attached P.11 ONLY. Other UN P.11 formats, incomplete P.11, CV and

Resume will not be accepted, nor will late submissions after closing date.

The selected candidate will be expected to deploy in time to commence work as soon as

possible.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The position based in Kadugli and located in the Kadugli Regional Office will report to

the Human Rights Officer (Team Leader) and the Senior Women Protection Adviser.

Responsibilities:

Within the limits of delegated authority, the Associate Human Rights Officer (Women

Protection Advisor) will be responsible for performing the following duties:

• Supports the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1820, 1888

1960, 2106 (2013), 2242 (2015), 2331(2016) and 2467 (2019) on conflict-related

sexual violence (CRSV) in close coordination with relevant mission components.

• Supports the implementation of the Framework of Cooperation of the Republic

of Sudan and the United Nations on the prevention and response to sexual

violence in conflict, in the designated mission area, in close coordination with

local authorities, UN partners and civil society organizations.


• Researches, collects, verifies, analyses and synthesizes significant amounts of

information, including from open sources, of relevance to human rights,

specifically on conflict-related sexual violence, in the designated mission area.

• Participates in discussions with relevant state and local authorities and other

influential actors with a view to stop or prevent conflict-related sexual violence,

seek remedial action by the authorities and prevent similar violations from

occurring in the future.

• Assists in liaising with appropriate local and national authorities, civil society,

UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes with complementary mandates, and other

relevant partners to monitor developments in the human rights situation,

particularly on conflict-related sexual violence; Supports national counterparts

and protection actors and networks in their assessments, evaluation and

development of protection plans for women, men and children.

• Monitors the national legal systems for accountability and their compliance

with international human rights instruments.

• Supports in the development of initiatives to strengthen the response to

systematic and/or emerging patterns of human rights violations and abuses,

specifically conflict-related sexual violence.

• Participates in the investigations of human rights and international

humanitarian law violations.

• Drafts variety of reports, briefings and other types of communications relating

to human rights matters in compliance with established standards.

• Contributes to the formulation of meaningful recommendations and strategies

to better promote and protect human rights in the mission area.

• Contributes to the mainstreaming of human rights in the formulation and

implementation of the UN peace mission and UN agency activities at country

and local levels.

• Supports the integration of human rights and sexual and gender-based

violence issues in humanitarian action through participating in emergency

preparedness and response activities, including in the work of the gender-based

violence sub- cluster, as appropriate.

• Works directly with other components/sections of the mission to integrate

gender, human rights and Women, Peace and Security considerations in their

respective activities, in coordination with the gender component.

• Supports capacity building efforts for civil society and state authorities

especially in the prevention and response to conflict-related sexual violence,

including for aligning legislative and rule of law reforms with international

human rights norms and for the State to meet international human rights law

obligations.

• Supports national authorities in their implementation of recommendations by

UN Security Council, and mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council.

Participates in the design, delivery and evaluation of human rights training

programmes, in particular on prevention and response to conflict-related

sexual violence, for national officials, civil society representatives, human

rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other national stakeholders

in order to build national capacities.

• Ensures the timely entry of accurate and verified cases of human rights

violations into a database in compliance with established standards.

• Contributes to the integration of gender perspectives/considerations and

specific women/girls' rights issues in all activities and to the equal

participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Integrates UN developed methodology in the human rights monitoring,

reporting and investigation activities

• Performs other related duties as required.


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Education: An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law,


political science, international relations, social sciences, or in a related area. A first-

level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying


experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in human rights or

a closely related field is required.

Experience in working with international human rights standards, instruments and

mechanisms is required.

Previous experience in human rights monitoring and reporting, especially on sexual

and gender-based violence and on/or in building capacity for the promotion and

protection of human rights is required.

Experience in remote monitoring and analyzing large amounts of information,

including from open sources is desirable.

Experience in monitoring and reporting on conflict-related sexual violence and working

with victims of human rights violations is desirable.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations

Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in

Arabic is required. Knowledge of additional local languages is an advantage.

UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES

Professionalism: Proven sensitivity to the political and social environment and ability

to adjust behaviours accordingly; In-depth knowledge of human rights principles,

international mechanisms and related concepts, including protection of civilians,

transitional justice, humanitarian action, DDR, legislative and rule of law reforms,

gender mainstreaming and conflict-related sexual violence; Good knowledge of

institutional mandates relevant to the position, organizational policies and

methodologies relating to human rights; Capacity to monitor and coordinate human

rights-related matters with other UN, NGO, state and/or government stakeholders and

to advocate for the respect and integration of human rights in various fora; Good

research, analytical and synthetizing skills, including the ability to gather, verify,

evaluate and integrate relevant political, ethnic, racial, gender-based, social, economic

and other human rights-related developments, from a variety of sources, including

open sources, to assess their impact and to provide recommendations to redress

situations; Ability to seek and identify the information that is of potential relevance for


a human rights analysis that is collected by various UN actors; Ability to produce in-

depth human rights analysis drawing on all available sources of information, including


open sources; Commitment to seeking new and improved methods of work for

accomplishing the work of the human rights component; Ability to relate and integrate

human rights issues and perspectives into other fields, including humanitarian action,

development, rule of law, legislation reforms and election support, and vice versa; Good

knowledge of planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of human rights

capacity building initiatives for multiple stakeholders; Basic knowledge of project

management for the planning, design, monitoring, evaluation and use of resources of

human rights technical cooperation projects. Capacity to serve as internal resource

person, share knowledge and to deliver training for colleagues and external

stakeholders alike; Proven understanding of the relevance of information and data

management and its applicability to human rights work; Shows pride in work and in

achievements; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing

deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal

concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains

calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives

and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly


interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify,

and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style

and format to match audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and

keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; Is willing to learn from

others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance

with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own

position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for

team shortcomings.


Assessment:

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment followed by a

competency-based interview.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

• Applicants must accurately complete, update, sign, and date the attached

United Nations Personal History form (P.11 ONLY) and forward the duly

completed signed P.11 by e-mail to بعد ملء الفورم يجب ارسالها مع السيرة الذاتية الى الايميل:






• Applicants should COPY UNITAMS-JO-Kadugli-2022-114 – Associate Human

Rights Officer (Women Protection Adviser) in the SUBJECT line of the email

when submitting their signed P.11 form. UNITAMS will not consider any

applications which are not received directly in the VA mailbox. Other UN P.11

formats and incomplete P.11 will not be accepted.

• Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered

binding.

• The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks to verify the

accuracy of the information provided in the P.11 form.

• Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two

weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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