Human Rights Officer – UN Volunteers

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Job: Human Rights Officer

Host entity- OHCHR

Country- Uganda

Location, Country- Kampala (UGA)

Language skills- English

Expected Starting Date- Immediate

Duration- 6 months

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Application deadline- 01 July 2021

Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office and the direct supervision of the Human Rights Officer in charge of Kampala Human Rights Monitoring team, the NUNV will undertake the following tasks in support to the implementation of the OHCHR Uganda work plan;

  • ​Assist in regular collection, analysis and reporting on human right abuses and violations reported on both print and electronic media.
  • ​Receive victicms of alleged human rights abuses and liaise with the team for possible colective advise.
  • ​Assist in the distribution of human rights eductional promotional materials to the public.
  • ​Contribute to reports on on-going and completed acytivities.
  • ​Assist in maintaining awarenes of current human rights issues including relevant political and legal developments in the country.
  • ​Assist in the organization and administrative arrangements of trainings and workshops and keeping records,
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Degree in law, human rights, political science, international relations, peace and conflict studies or related field.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

Demonstrated interest and/or experience in human rights, political affairs, international

relations, law, or related area is required. Experience working with international human rights standards, instruments and mechanisms is an added advantage.

Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights is desirable. Internships and voluntary work may be considered at 50% if deemed relevant. Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of expertise
Human rights, Rule of law, judicial and national legal system reform, Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details

​​Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights.

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Competencies values
Accountability, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.
* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 01 July 2021

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