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Reporting Officer

Port-au-Prince

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Port-au-Prince
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-30

Details

Mission and objectives

The mission of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented. In carrying out its mission OHCHR will: Give priority to addressing the most pressing human rights violations, both acute and chronic, particularly those that put life in imminent peril; Focus attention on those who are at risk and vulnerable on multiple fronts; Pay equal attention to the realization of civil, cultural, economic, political, and social rights, including the right to development; and Measure the impact of its work through the substantive benefit that is accrued, through it, to individuals around the world. Operationally, OHCHR works with governments, legislatures, courts, national institutions, civil society, regional and international organizations, and the United Nations system to develop and strengthen capacity, particularly at the national level, for the protection of human rights in accordance with international norms. Institutionally, OHCHR is committed to strengthening the United Nations human rights programme and to providing it with the highest quality support. OHCHR is committed to working closely with its United Nations partners to ensure that human rights form the bedrock of the work of the United Nations.

Context

The United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH) started on 15 October 2019, with a mandate to assist the government in strengthening the rule of law, policing and human rights protection. The Human Rights Component (HRC) serves as the entity within BINUH with primary responsibility for implementing the human rights tasks assigned to BINUH by the Security Council. The HRC also represents the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. The HRC monitors respect for civil and political rights as well as economic, social, and cultural rights; conducts investigations into emblematic violations; works to build the capacity of Haitian institutions to protect and promote human rights; prepares reports on the human rights situation; and works with State authorities, the National Human Rights Institution and civil society to address specific and systemic human rights concerns. Respect for human rights by State authorities and the State’s protection and realisation of human rights are essential to the consolidation of the democratic institutions of Haiti, and therefore central to BINUH’ and OHCHR’s mandate. OHCHR contributes to the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) to ensure that the protection dimension continues to be integrated in the humanitarian response, especially regarding the nexus between humanitarian response, recovery and development and is co-leading with the National Human rights institution (OPC- Office de protection du Citoyen) the protection group.

Task description

These positions are located within the Human Rights Component of the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti (BINUH), within the protection and capacity building Unit. Under the direct supervision of the Unit team leader and the overall supervision of the Head of the Human Rights Component, Representative of OHCHR in Haiti or her/his designate, the UNV Human Rights Officer will: Facilitate the implementation of human rights mandate in the designated area of responsibility (AOR). Acts as the focal point for reporting, including the Mid-Year Review and End-of-Year Report, Review information collected by the monitoring and investigation team; identify gaps and orients the investigation accordingly. Under the supervision of the head of the reporting Unit, ensure information collected corresponds to the required legal elements. Prepare briefings, interview notes and analytical documents as required. Support the drafting of reports including public report and ensure that information collected is properly documented, in accordance with standard OHCHR methodology, in coordination the Investigation Team Leader and the head of the reporting Unit. Assist in the identification of the recommendations, in particular on accountability measures. Assist in drawing analytical conclusions; proposes the structure of reports and visualisation of the Fact-Finding Mission’s findings and conclusions; assists in developing actionable and gender-sensitive recommendations. Research analyses and present information gathered from diverse sources. Organize and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. Ensure the integration of gender perspectives, with specific attention to issues related to women and girls, Performs other functions as required. When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, set aside dedicated time for capacity development

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