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Human Rights Officer-Researcher


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Brazzaville
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-28


Mission and objectives

MONUSCO/MONUC was established in 1999 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). SCR 2277 (2016) requests MONUSCO to support efforts of the Government of DRC towards the protection of civilians, through a comprehensive approach involving all components of MONUSCO, including through reduction of the threat posed by Congolese and foreign armed groups and of violence against civilians, including sexual and gender-based violence and violence against children to a level that can be effectively managed by the Congolese justice and security institutions; and to support Stabilization through the establishment of functional, professional, and accountable state institutions, including security and judicial institutions. The project aims at a better understanding of the most serious violations of human rights law and international humanitarian law in DRC and supports the leadership of the Mission through informed policy and decision making on future vetting of security forces through risk assessment and mitigation, joint planning for MONUSCO operations, as well as advocacy efforts.


Assignment is non-family (BUKAVU)

Task description

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the UNJHRO and the direct supervision of the JHRO Field Coordinator where s/he will be deployed, the Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Conduct research activity and verify information on the alleged perpetrators of serious human rights and international humanitarian law violations, as well as on the command structures of the different security services and armed groups responsible for these crimes. • Review information entered into the database and ensured the quality and consistency of the profiles in line with the project methodology. • Assist with the entry of relevant information into the database. • Analyse the ongoing human rights situation and ensure the regular updating of information in the database. • Identify key information gaps and conduct research in order to provide information necessary for the completion of profiles. • When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs), 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.

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