Programme Coordination Officer,Editor, Russian,Editor, Arabic, ASSOCIATE HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening), P2 (Temporary Job Opening),,Senior HR Project/HR Systems Officer,Internship – Office for Switzerland and Liechtenstein

    Posting Title: PROGRAMME COORDINATION OFFICER, P4
    Job Code Title: COORDINATION OFFICER
    Department/Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    Duty Station: GENEVA
    Posting Period: 16 January 2020 – 04 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Programme Management-UNITED NAT-128280-R-Geneva (G)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    The position is located in the Office of the Secretary-General (OSG) of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva.

    Responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD and as part of the OSG team under the guidance of the Chief of Service, the Programme Coordination Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Supports the UNCTAD’s communications team in ensuring that the corporate communication strategy for UNCTAD 15 is consistent and reflects the organization’s strategic vision.
    • Supports the Secretary-General in identifying communication opportunities to advance the communication of UNCTAD’s work and ensure proper execution across all channels identified by the Secretary-General, in close coordination with UNCTAD’s Communication Information and External Relations (CER) team.
    • Undertakes the search for new partnerships and seeks opportunities to enhance the reputation of the brand, and coordinates publicity events as required. Performs due diligences on all partners prior to SG’s engagements and commitments.
    • Coordinates and prepares reports on various activities as required. Monitors and analyzes programme documents and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates correction actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
    • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
    • Develops or oversees development of coherent messaging and high profile partnerships and advocacy campaigns for use by the Secretary-General across all channels and ensures their link to a large audience, including on the identification of new projects and products; monitors good understanding of messages by target audience; ensures close cooperation with the Communications, Information and Outreach Section within UNCTAD.
    • Designs studies of selected projects and initiatives.
    • Attends international, regional, and national meetings to hold discussions with representatives of other institutions; follows-up on agreement reached with other institutions or delegations.
    • Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
    • Supports junior staff, reviewing their work and providing feedback.
    • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM:Ability to identify key strategic partnership issues, opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to Communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operations. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment. Demonstrated ability to organize and oversee high level events. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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 & 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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in organizational development, business administration, management, economics or a related field is required. 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
    Five years of experience in communication is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    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.

    For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 October 2019, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    Posting Title: EDITOR, RUSSIAN, P4
    Job Code Title: EDITOR, RUSSIAN
    Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
    Duty Station: GENEVA
    Posting Period: 17 January 2020 – 05 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Language-UNOG-130080-R-Geneva (L)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Editing Section, Languages Service, Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva.

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Editing Section, the Editor is responsible for the following duties:
    • Edits and reviews publications and parliamentary documents, including complex or politically sensitive material, normally without revision, to ensure accuracy, clarity, cohesion and conformity with United Nations standards, policy and practice.
    • Carries out more extensive editing where required, including rewriting, abridging and restructuring texts for greater readability and better logical sequence.
    • Consults with author departments and carries out research to clarify ambiguities and rectify substantive errors.
    • Produces the master copy of a text to be followed by a multilingual team of editors.
    • Acts as head of a team of editors, editorial assistants, proofreaders and other staff; leads, supervises and coordinates their work; prepares their performance appraisal reports and reports to the Chief of Section on staff performance.
    • Assists the Chief of Section in managing policy, administrative and operational matters.
    • Trains junior or short-term language staff and revises their work.
    • Assists staff of substantive units and delegations with the drafting of documentation and provides advice on matters concerning editorial policy and practice.
    • Acts for head of office or group in his or her absence.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM:
    Knowledge of editorial and publishing policies, practices and research techniques. Solid writing and analytical abilities with sensitivity to nuance. Ability to spot errors and inconsistencies in a text. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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.

    TEAMWORK:
    Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    CLIENT ORIENTATION:
    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    EMPOWERING OTHERS:
    Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them.

    MANAGING PERFORMANCE:
    Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

    Education

    A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status. Candidates for this position must have passed the combined United Nations Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors in Russian or any United Nations Language Competitive Examination in Russian held before 2017.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five (5) years of experience in editing, translation, précis-writing, self-revision, verbatim reporting, copy preparing, proofreading, production editing or in another relevant language field, and using relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases, is required
    Three (3) years within a multilingual setting is desirable.
    Extensive experience in editing publications and documents on international law is desirable.
    Experience in planning, writing, copy-preparation, proofreading and the production of publications is an asset.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in Russian, which must be the candidate’s main language, and fluency in English and in at least one other official language, preferably French, as tested by one of the above-mentioned United Nations Competitive Examinations, are required.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    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.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    Posting Title: EDITOR, ARABIC, P4
    Job Code Title: EDITOR, ARABIC
    Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
    Duty Station: GENEVA
    Posting Period: 17 January 2020 – 05 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Language-UNOG-130137-R-Geneva (L)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Editing Section, Languages Service, Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva.

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Editing Section, the Editor will be responsible for the following duties:
    • Edits and reviews publications and parliamentary documents, including complex or politically sensitive material, normally without revision, to ensure accuracy, clarity, cohesion and conformity with United Nations standards, policy and practice.
    • Carries out more extensive editing where required, including rewriting, abridging and restructuring texts for greater readability and better logical sequence.
    • Consults with author departments and carries out research to clarify ambiguities and rectify substantive errors.
    • Produces the master copy of a text to be followed by a multilingual team of editors.
    • Acts as head of a team of editors, editorial assistants, proofreaders and other staff; leads, supervises and coordinates their work; prepares their performance appraisal reports and reports to the Chief of Section on staff performance.
    • Assists the Chief of Section in managing policy, administrative and operational matters.
    • Trains junior or short-term language staff and revises their work.
    • Assists staff of substantive units and delegations with the drafting of documentation and provides advice on matters concerning editorial policy and practice.
    • Acts for head of office or group in his or her absence.
    • Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM:
    Knowledge of editorial policies, practices and research techniques. Solid writing and analytical abilities with sensitivity to nuance. Ability to spot errors and inconsistencies in a text. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

    TEAMWORK:
    Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    CLIENT ORIENTATION:
    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    EMPOWERING OTHERS:
    Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them.

    MANAGING PERFORMANCE:
    Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.

    Education

    A first-level degree from a university or institution of equivalent status. Candidates for this position must have passed the combined United Nations Competitive Examination for Translators/Précis-writers, Editors, Verbatim Reporters and Copy Preparers/Proofreaders/Production Editors in Arabic or any United Nations Language Competitive Examination in Arabic held before 2017.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five (5) years of experience in editing, translation, précis-writing, self-revision, verbatim reporting, copy preparing, proofreading, production editing or in another relevant language field, and using relevant computer software, electronic tools and databases, is required.
    Three (3) years within a multilingual setting is desirable.
    Extensive experience in editing publications and documents on international law is desirable.
    Experience in planning, writing, copy-preparation, proofreading and the production of publications is an asset.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in Arabic, which must be the candidate’s main language, and fluency in English and in at least one other official language, preferably French, as tested by one of the above-mentioned United Nations Competitive Examinations, are required.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    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.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    Posting Title: ASSOCIATE HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening), P2 (Temporary Job Opening)
    Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER
    Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Duty Station: GENEVA
    Posting Period: 02 March 2020 – 08 March 2020
    Job Opening Number: 20-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-132782-J-Geneva (X)
    Staffing Exercise N/A
    United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
    Org. Setting and Reporting

    This position is located in the Special Procedures Branch, under the Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva. The incumbent reports to the Secretary of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Chief of the Protection, Religion, Accountability and Human Security Section (PRAHS).

    Responsibilities

    Within delegated authority, the Associate Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

    – Assists, advises and supports one or several special procedures mandate-holders of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in relation to its communications procedure.
    – Drafts a variety of briefing notes, official correspondence and other documents relating to the mandate(s). Drafts a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters.
    – Participates in consultations, seminars, etc.; prepares summaries of results.
    – Assists the mandate-holder (s) in country visits, including preparation of the visits; drafting of mission reports and follow-up to the implementation of recommendations.
    – Maintains awareness of current human rights issues, to include relevant political and legal developments in country/ies concerned. Promotes the mandate/s and related rights.
    – Participates in human rights training program for national law enforcement officials, representatives of civil society and human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote national capacity building.
    – Reviews human rights issues, including their gender dimensions, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers (HROs) on the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme.
    – Participates with other HROs in discussions with relevant authorities and other actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeks other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.
    – Liaises with governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, UN agencies and other partners to create baseline data on the human rights situation, with special attention to vulnerable groups.
    – Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of international human rights law, in particular human rights treaty bodies. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the Internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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; and 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. TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. 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.

    Education

    An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).

    Work Experience

    A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.
    A minimum of one year experience with human rights mechanisms is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French (both oral and written) and knowledge of the other is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations languages is desirable.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    THIS POSITION IS TEMPORARILY AVAILABLE FOR A PERIOD OF THREE (3) MONTHS, WITH POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION – SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS.

    • If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

    Date of issue:25-02-2020
    Closing date (Geneva time zone):10-03-2020
    Duty station:Nairobi
    Country:KENYA
    Duty station status: N/A
    Accompanied status: N/A
    Duration:12 Months
    Category of Staff: National Staff
    Grade: Not applicable
    Vacancy No:REST_HR00064
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    Background

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

    Organizational Context

    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its 192 member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.” It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies. The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners. The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management. The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut).

    Job Purpose

    Reporting to the Human Resource Manager and as part of the Africa HR team. The position incumbent is responsible for leading, implementing and advancing HR projects related to HR systems as well as those orientated towards workforce planning and staff wellbeing.

    He/She establishes, cultivates and maintains ongoing relationships with the Regional and Global HR team as well as with client groups to ensure a clear understanding and agreement among these collaborators of the engagement required towards meeting the objectives related to the projects under implementation.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Recruitment, Selection and Placement

    • Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring, developing and retaining the best talent to support the strategic human resources needs of the Africa Region.
    • Promote equity, transparency, and consistency in the selection process.
    • Support the Region human resources needs by ensuring incoming staff receive efficient on-boarding as well as systems compliance is achieved on induction and exit.
    • Provide strategic advice around HR needs to Hiring managers

    Workforce planning

    • Support, implement and administer the effective and timely workforce planning within the Africa Region
    • Coordinate recruitment processes for all employee types to support workforce needs in the Region
    • Work with line manager to draft quality job description templates as well as ensure equity in job classifications of positions in the Region.
    • Monitor efficiency and accuracy in the end-to-end contract administration for all contract types (content and timeline)
    • The position incumbent ensures incoming staff receive efficient on-boarding as well as systems compliance is achieved on induction and exit processes within the Africa Region
    • Lead in tracking HR Metrics, producing relevant monthly reports

    Policy Implementation and HR Administration

    • Provide advice around implementation of National staff guidelines and ensure they are in line with the overall federation guidelines and labour laws
    • Liaise with HR Geneva to ensure effective implementation of HR guidelines for delegates within Africa region
    • Ensure compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in HR; ensure the implementation of audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures and establish relevant internal controls.
    • Work with line manager to review JD’s, get approvals for job descriptions and job classification of positions.
    • Prepare regular HR activity reports to the HR Manager.
    • Provide direct HR technical support to field HR team
    • Implement Federation HR systems and tools to ensure that there is a consistent HR approach in the region
    • Carry out any other tasks, as requested by the line Manager.

    HR Systems

    • As HR systems focal point under supervision of line manager and in liaison with HR Geneva, manage all HR systems (SAP, Learning platform and Lumesse)

    Relationship Management

    • Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve the relations and resolve the issues related to Workforce planning and Staff Wellbeing.
    • Consults with the local lawyer on Employee benefits and compensation where relevant

    Risk Management

    • Ensure compliance with all systems and procedures; ensure consistency, integrity and accountability within the set quality standards in the stream of work; ensure the implementation of audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures and establish relevant internal controls
    • Ensure compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure consistency, integrity and accountability
    • Oversee a safe and secure filing system for Workforce planning and Staff Wellbeing HR documents

    Lateral Relationships

    • Ensure effective working relationships with HR Unit colleagues as well as with client groups at all levels within the Africa Region as well as at Geneva Secretariat level.

    Education

    Relevant University degree field

    Full human resource professional qualification in HR and registered with a professional HR Body

    Post Graduate qualification is an added advantage

    Experience

    5 year’s relevant professional HR practice

    Proven experience directing project management activities

    Experience in workforce planning

    Experience in designing and implementation of activities to reinforce staff wellbeing

    Experience working with governmental and international non-governmental organizations, authorities, agencies

    Experience of working for the Red Cross and Red Crescent is an advantage

    Knowledge, skills and languages

    Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spread sheets, etc.)

    Advanced skills in recruitment procedures and processes

    Skills in training and developing staff

    Ability to think analytically and to solve complex problems

    Competencies and values

    Fluently spoken and written English

    Knowledge of French is an asset.

    Comments

    Communication; Collaboration and Teamwork; Judgement and Decision Making; National Society and Customer Relations; Creativity and Innovation; Building Trust

    The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.