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Associate in Human Rights Monitoring


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-14


Mission and objectives

The OHCHR/HRMMU was deployed on 14 March 2014 to monitor and report on human rights situation throughout Ukraine and to provide recommendations to the Government and other actors to address human rights concerns. The HRMMU currently has presences in Kyiv (capital), Donetsk and Luhansk (areas controlled by the armed groups), Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, Mariupol and Odesa. Despite persistent denial of access to the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (hereinafter Crimea) by the Russian Federation authorities controlling it, HRMMU monitors human rights situation in Crimea from mainland Ukraine - in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 68/262 - and using a framework of analysis based on international human rights and humanitarian law, pursuant to the General Assembly resolution 71/205 and 72/190.


Host Institute: Deployed in March 2014, the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) has a comprehensive mandate to monitor and report on the human rights situation throughout Ukraine, and to make recommendations to the Government and other actors to address human rights concerns as documented by the Mission. Recommendations outline concrete follow-up actions to address these concerns, prevent violations and mitigate emerging risks. HRMMU monitors, reports and advocates on the human rights situation through its presence in multiple locations both in Government-controlled area and in Donetsk in area controlled by Russian affiliated armed-groups. HRMMU will adapt to the changing situation in terms of the locations of presences. In accordance with General Assembly resolution 68/262, HRMMU also monitors remotely, reports and advocates on the human rights situation in Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Associate Human Rights Officer will: • Participate, as part of a team, in monitoring the human rights situation, including identifying emerging trends and patterns of human rights violations • Provide translation and interpretation services to colleagues when needed • Provide support to liaising with relevant partners and stakeholders, including civil society organizations, national human rights institutions and international organizations, and foster and maintain their active engagement in the work of OHCHR in Ukraine • Facilitate engagement with communities and human right defenders, particularly youth and those who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, to raise awareness of human rights and advocate for compliance with international human rights norms and standards • Assist in conducting monitoring, researching and documenting quantitative and qualitative information related to the impact of economic policies related to the conflict on the enjoyment of economic and social rights of the most marginalized communities and certain individuals within those communities (disaggregated by age, sex, location, language and other relevant status), such as the people in the territories affected by the conflict in the east of Ukraine • Contribute to OHCHR’s periodic and ad hoc reports, bearing in mind OHCHR’s guidance on results-based management • Provide inputs to various written communications such as talking points and briefing notes on relevant substantive/thematic issues • Provide administrative and logistical support, including organizing events/meetings and field visits; • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor Results/expected outputs: • As an active OHCHR team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to OHCHR and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: o OHCHR’s monitoring work effectively and timely supported and carried out o Quality reports are published mainstreaming gender- and youth –components • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.

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