Human Rights Officer

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights


  • Location: Geneva
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Closing Date: 15/03/2018

Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Provide legal research and analysis in the assigned areas of responsibility (human rights in the digital ages); Design and develop programmes related to the abovementioned assigned areas of responsibility and organize relevant activities; Ensure provision of advice to field presences on draft legislation, policies and practices in the assigned areas of responsibility; Support the work of inter-governmental bodies and expert human rights bodies; and provide expert guidance and substantive input to support the work of and to strengthen links with the special procedures, treaty bodies, and the Human Rights Council in the assigned areas;  Strengthen advice and technical assistance to States, including through the development of tools and implementation and coordination of relevant project activities; and Perform other duties as required.