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National Human Rights Officer

Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

Background

Technical Cooperation Project in Saudi Arabia, part of the United Nations High Commissioner Office for Human Rights. The project has been designed to build national capacities in the field of human rights promotion and protection in Saudi Arabia. It has been developed pursuant to the signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the UN Office of high Commissioner for human rights and Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Human Rights Commission.

The post focuses on promotional work on human right issues and organization of capacity building activities through training and collection of training materials.

The incumbent reports either to senior OHCHR staff member at duty station or to the Regional Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner and works in Saudi Arabia. He or She will perform duties from the Saudi Human Rights Commission.

Duties and Responsibilities

A)    Assist in the implementation of activities as per the annual work plan of the technical cooperation program;

B)     Assist with development of formulation of the annual work plan of OHCHR’s technical cooperation project for Saudi Arabia

C)     Participate as a resource person in workshops and other activities as appropriate;

D)    Carry out training activities to enhance the capacities of the SHRC’s staff members in the field of planning, organization, communication and team work.

E)     Gather human rights materials in print, electronic and audio-visual formats and make them available to the project beneficiaries. 

F)     Collects, researches and analyses pertinent documentations and human rights information in area of assignment; 

G)    Developing TORs for consultants hired to carry out planned activities, facilitate their work, and exert quality control including final evaluation of deliverables.

H)    Preparation of periodic activity reports as well as briefing notes or topical report as required.

I)       Maintains regular contact with local authorities, civil society representatives, as relevant;

J)      Assist in liaising and coordinating with other UN agencies operating in Saudi Arabia regarding the implementation of the annual work plan.

K)    Writes and ensures timely delivery of a variety of reports, communications, briefings, etc.

Competencies

IV. Competencies and Selection Criteria

Description of Competency at Level Required

Core

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional

Human Rights

Knowledge of international Human Rights standards and principles and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations n Rights

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Human Rights Mainstreaming

Human rights mainstreaming (HRBA) and application of human rights policies (HRDDP, RUF)

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Rule of law, justice and security

Knowledge of Rule of law, Justice and Security concepts and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Knowledge Management

Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience

Education:          

Master’s degree (Advanced University Degree or equivalent), preferably in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights.

A combination of relevant academic qualifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree

Experience:

Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in human rights related field and project implementation in lieu of the Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent)

Language Requirements:

Fluency in oral and written Arabic & English

Other:   Describe any additional qualifications:

•             Working knowledge of other UN languages desirable

•             Non-Smoking environment

Disclaimer

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-26

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