UNV Human Rights Field Officer

unv_logoUnder the overall supervision of the Head of MINUSMA’s Human Rights Division and the direct supervision of the Coordinator of the Field Office or Unit where s/he will be deployed, the UN Volunteer will have the responsibility to:

  • Gather information and report on the human rights situation in a designated geographical area, including through close cooperation with other United Nations actors and the community;
  • Keep the supervisor regularly informed on developments concerning the human rights situation;
  • Prepare case files for submission to the authorities and for inclusion in the UN Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) case data base;
  • Participate in the establishment and maintenance of contacts with local authorities as well as international organizations operating in the country and civil society;
  • Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility aiming at the establishment of an environment of mutual understanding among the population;
  • Perform other related duties as required by the Director of the UNJHRO.
  • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent is strongly encouraged to set aside dedicated time for capacity development through coaching, mentoring and formal and on-the-job training.
  • Any other related duties as may be required.

Location: Mali

Application deadline: 28 February 2014

Read more and apply here.

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