Human Rights Associate - OHCHR
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Close on 30 Sep 2020
Grade: Nat. Specialist Volunteers, General Support
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Job Description

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

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Head of Office/Head of Monitoring, and the direct guidance of the Human Rights Officer responsible for the monitoring of the West Bank, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in the gathering of information and documentation of specific cases of human rights violations, including supporting in the interviewing of victims and witnesses;
  • Assist in the compilation and analysis of situational information on the human rights situation in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, including for the daily situation reports, biweekly reports and other internal reporting;
  • Assist in the compilation, organisation and analysis of data on human rights issues in the oPt;
  • Assist the office in the maintenance of a strong network of local partners for the regular exchange of information, including through social media and other means;
  • Assist upon request in the capacity-building and protection cluster activities, including organisation of meetings and field visits, communication with partners, and related tasks;
  • Assist the office to ensure the integration of gender perspectives and attention to specific women rights issues within all OHCHR activities;
  • Assist in drafting and preparing public information material including social media updates, PowerPoint presentations and other written material.
Master degree or equivalent

Master degree preferably in law, human rights, political or social sciences or other relevant field

36 Months
  • Knowledge of human rights and experience in monitoring human rights issues is required
  • Knowledge of and experience working on women’s rights issues desirable.
  • Fully proficient computer skills including use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internal databases, internet mining, etc;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Emergency response, immediate relief operations, and post-conflict humanitarian aid operations

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

This is a National Specialist UN Volunteer assignment with monthly VLA payment of ILS 4724.83. Only applications from “Palestinians” living in Jerusalem and West Bank will be considered.

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at . Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to 'My Page' at and click on the 'Special Calls' hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call with Application Code.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at . Then go to 'My Page' at and click on the 'Special Calls' hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call with Application Code .

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About UNV

UNV is based in Bonn, Germany, with around 150 staff members at headquarters, and 6,500 volunteers deployed in the field. UNV also has an Office in New York, five Regional Offices in Amman, Bangkok, Dakar, Nairobi, and Panama City and around 60 Field Units that represent the organization at the country level.

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UNV seeks to leverage the power of volunteerism and volunteers as a means of implementation and people engagement for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

UNV's Strategic Framework 2018-2021 focuses on two main outcomes, and on institutional effectiveness:

  1. The efforts of Member States to deliver on the 2030 Agenda are supported through volunteerism as an effective means of implementation and people engagement.
  2. The United Nations system is supported to deliver on the 2030 Agenda through the engagement of UN-Volunteers and the integration of volunteerism.