Human Rights Officer | UNITAMS منظمة

Human Rights Officer  | UNITAMS منظمة 

Human Rights Officer  | UNITAMS منظمة
Human Rights Officer  | UNITAMS منظمة 

United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan



Vacancy No. UNITAMS-JO-KHARTOUM-2022-113

Post Title Human Rights Officer

Level NOC (Fixed Term)

Organizational Unit ODSRSG/Office of Support to Civilian Protection

Location Khartoum HQ

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) received before closing date. Please submit your application on

the attached P.11 ONLY تحميل الفورم اولا. 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


Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected,

subject to clearance of employment reference checks, security and medical. The

United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context,

all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in

accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity

and professional ethical standards is essential.

This position is locally recruited open for Sudanese nationals only.

UNITAMS will not provide accommodation to locally recruited staff.

UNITAMS is equal employer for men and women. Female candidates are strongly

encouraged to apply.


This position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission

in Sudan (UNITAMS).

The position is based in Khartoum and is located in the Office of Support to Civilian

Protection. The incumbent will report to the Human Rights Officer.


Within the limits of delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be

responsible for performing the following duties:

• Researches, collects, verifies, analyzes and synthesizes significant amounts

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

Liaises with appropriate national authorities, civil society, UN Agencies,

Funds and Programmes with complementary mandates, and other relevant

partners to monitor developments in the human rights situation and, if

needed, supports the creation of baseline data;

• Advocates with relevant authorities and other influential actors to stop or

prevent human rights violations; Seeks remedial action by the authorities to

prevent similar violations from occurring in the future.

• Monitors the legal systems for accountability for human rights violations and

abuses and their compliance with international human rights instruments

and, where appropriate, advises relevant authorities, including on the

implementation of recommendations by UN human rights bodies.

• Advises and coordinates with UNITAMS, OHCHR, other UN partners and

national stakeholders for the design and implementation of accountability

mechanisms for security and rule of law institutions and on strategies for the

protection of victims and witnesses of human rights violations and abuses.

• Carries out analysis and risk assessments on UN support to police and armed

forces and provides additional contextual analysis of non-UN security forces to

inform advice to the Director, Office of Support to Civilian Protection.

• Develops and, where appropriate, coordinates initiatives to strengthen the

response to systematic and/or emerging patterns of human rights violations

and abuses.

• Conducts, and where necessary supervises, investigations of human rights

violations and abuses.

• Drafts, reviews as appropriate, and ensures timely delivery of a variety of

reports, briefings and other types of communications in compliance with

established standards.

• Formulates recommendations and suggests 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 accountability projects and programmes of the

mission and UN agencies at country level;

• Represents the UN human rights programme at working-level meetings.

• Works directly with other mission components/sections to integrate human

rights considerations into the planning and review of their programs and


• Supports and coordinates human rights capacity building efforts for civil

society and state authorities, including military and police, to promote the

protection of human rights, including through providing technical


• Supports national authorities in their implementation and coordination of

activities relating to the recommendations by UN Treaty Bodies, Special

Procedures and other mechanisms of the UN Human Rights Council;

• Designs, as appropriate, delivers and evaluates human rights training

programmes for national officials/ civil society representatives, human rights

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

• Contributes to the establishment of transitional justice dialogues or processes

and advises national counterparts on accountability and compensation

mechanisms/ as appropriate.

• Provides technical assistance to national authorities on the implementation of

the National Plan for the Protection of Civilians (NPPOC), as mandated.

• Supports the HRDDP Taskforce and Secretariat in profiling, risk

assessment and timely processing of HRDDP applications; ;

• Contributes to the integration of gender perspectives/considerations and

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

participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Designs and implements an engagement strategy to especially enhance

OSCP’s partnership with national authorities.

• Maintains effective working relationships with other UN and non-UN actors,

national authorities, donors and other stakeholders for effective policy


• Manages or supports the management of technical cooperation projects.

• Provides guidance and coaching to new or more junior staff

• Performs other related duties as required.


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 five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the human

rights field or closely related areas is required, of which at least half should be in

human rights.

A minimum of one (1) year of human rights monitoring, reporting is required.

Experience working with international human rights standards, instruments, and

mechanisms is required. Experience advocating for human rights in rule of law

reforms and with law enforcement actors is desirable.

Experience in capacity building activities for the protection and promotion of human

rights or implementing technical cooperation projects is desirable.

Previous experience in a United Nations common system field operation or a

comparable international organization 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.


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.

Planning and Organizing: 

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed

strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required;

Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees

risks and allows for contingencies when planning.

Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.


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

competency-based interview.


• 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 toبعد تحميل الفورم وملئها يجب ارسالها مع السيرة الذاتية الى :

• Applicants should COPY UNITAMS-JO-KHARTOUM-2022-113 – Human Rights

Officer 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


• 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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