The High Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the United Nations system and responsible directly to the UN Secretary-General. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), works with governments and other stakeholders towards making all human rights a reality for all people. OHCHR provides technical expertise and assistance and supports capacity development at international, regional and national levels.
OHCHR established a regional presence for the Pacific in Suva, Fiji, in August 2005. It covers 16 countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Representative, OHCHR Regional Office for the Pacific (or delegate), the National Human Rights Officer provides assistance and advisory services, ensuring high quality, accuracy, compliance with UN standards and consistency of work. The National Human Rights Officer promotes a client-oriented approach to work in the OHCHR Regional Office for the Pacific that complies with rules and regulations and complies with international human rights standards.
The National Human Rights Officer works in close collaboration with relevant partners in and outside of the UN system to exchange information and ensure complementary programming in maintaining a range of specific tasks.
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Master’s degree, preferably in law or a related field.
At least 2 years work relevant experience at the national or international level. Experience in designing and delivering training and other capacity building activities. Sound knowledge of the United Nations human rights system. Sound knowledge of the human rights situation in the Pacific. Strong oral, inter-personal and presentation skills. Strong ability for coordination and partnership development. Computer literate with good drafting skills.
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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
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