Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Job Overview

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Job ID: 230758
Job Network: Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family: Human Rights Affairs
Category and Level: Professional and Higher Categories, P-3
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2024
Deadline: May 9, 2024


  1. Monitoring and Reporting: Conduct monitoring activities and assessments to document human rights violations and abuses. Prepare timely and accurate reports on human rights situations, trends, and developments.

  2. Advocacy and Promotion: Advocate for the promotion and protection of human rights through engagement with governments, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders. Raise awareness about human rights issues and promote adherence to international human rights standards.

  3. Capacity Building: Provide technical assistance and capacity-building support to national institutions and civil society organizations to strengthen their human rights protection mechanisms. Develop and deliver training programs on human rights law, principles, and practices.

  4. Legal Analysis: Conduct legal analysis and research on human rights issues, including the interpretation and application of international human rights instruments and mechanisms. Provide legal advice and guidance on human rights-related matters.

  5. Coordination and Partnership: Collaborate with UN agencies, international organizations, and relevant stakeholders to coordinate and implement human rights initiatives and projects. Foster partnerships and networks to enhance the effectiveness of human rights promotion and protection efforts.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, human rights, international relations, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, humanitarian affairs, or related fields. Experience working in human rights monitoring, advocacy, or capacity-building is desirable.

  • Strong analytical and research skills, with the ability to analyze complex human rights issues and produce well-reasoned reports and recommendations. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders.

  • Knowledge of international human rights law and mechanisms, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international conventions, and treaty bodies. Familiarity with UN human rights norms, standards, and procedures is an asset.

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their applications online through the UN careers portal by the deadline specified above. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and any other relevant documents demonstrating qualifications and experience.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment and interviews. The United Nations is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Deadline for Applications: May 9, 2024

Note: Ensure to verify and adhere to any additional instructions or requirements specified in the official job posting on the UN careers portal.



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