Human Rights Specialist - P03

Grade: P03
Type of Appointment: Series A - Short Term
Duration of Contract: 12 months
Secretary/Department/Off.: Ex. Sec-Inter-American Commission on Human Rights –Promotion & Training Sec
Announcement Number: ST-EO/23/18
Duty Station: US - Washington D.C.
Job Family: Human Rights Commission
Job Category: Professionals and Higher Categories
Recruitment Type: External
Employment Schedule: Full time
Publication Date: 6/12/18
Closing Date: 7/12/18
# of Openings: 1

  Annual Basic Salary (net of taxes):

Basic Salary: 59,151.00

 Annual Post Adjustment (net of taxes):

Post Adjustment: 27,860.00

Description

Within limits of authority delegated by the Executive Secretary, and under the direct supervision of the Assistant Executive Secretary for Monitoring, Promotion and Technical Cooperation on Human Rights:

 

  • Provide advice in relation to the promotion of democracy, human dignity, equality, justice and fundamental freedoms through the strengthening of State institutions;

  • Provide policy advice and recommendations on the development of capacities for the attention of human rights issues for States, social and academic organizations;

  • Upon request by the Executive Secretary or the Assistant Executive Secretary, organize meetings, trainings, seminars, conferences and other academic or promotion activities;

  • Contribute to activities concerning knowledge management and information sharing skills;

  • Gather information on the political, legal and human rights situation of the OAS member states for the purpose of providing training on Inter-American Human Rights System and Inter-American standards comprised in the section's assignments;

  • Contribute to the deliveries of the section to on-site visits, and country and special reports concerning the member states comprised in the section's assignments;

  • Produce and deliver, within the target timeframes established by the Executive Secretariat, materials necessary for the planning of public hearings during IACHR sessions;

  • Produce and deliver, within the target timeframes established by the Executive Secretariat, materials on human rights education, public policy, guidelines and special memoranda as requested by the Assistant Executive Secretary;

  • Maintain communications with representatives of the member states comprised in the section's assignment, as well as petitioners, organizations of civil society and other stakeholders and alert the Assistant Executive Secretary ofany communications requiring top management attention;

  • Review all correspondence received concerning his/her portfolio, and promptly issue the required instructions for correspondence and/or action;

  • Carry out legal research and legal analysis as requested by the Assistant Executive Secretary;

  • Upon request of the Assistant Executive Secretary, issue drafts for the section's input to internal and external reports, among them, the IACHR annual report, the Executive Secretary's reports, inputs to General Secretariat reports, Summit of the Americas reports and reports to donor agencies Upon request by the Executive Secretary or the Assistant Executive Secretary, participate in meetings, conferences and other academic or promotion activities;

  • Coordinate, supervise and review the work and performance of personnel assigned to the section, and;

  • Perform such other duties as may be required in furtherance of the work of section and the implementation of the mandate of the IACHR

Qualifications:

Education & Experience: 

Essential: Juris Doctor or First University Degree (Bachelor) in Law, International Public Law, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Education or Sociology issued by a duly accredited institution and 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level OR Advanced University Degree (Master) in one of the above fields issued by a duly accredited institution and 4 years of relevant experience OR Doctorate issued by a duly accredited institution and 1 year of relevant experience.

Desirable:  Experience or knowledge of the OAS mandate and priorities as related to the area of work and/or the dynamics of the Inter-American agenda and system. Education or specialization in capacity building, training or tutoring in human rights or socio-political issues.

 

Computer Skills: Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, and Excel), and other software applicable to the area of work.

Languages:

Essential – Proficient in English and Spanish (read, write and communicate). Language proficiency examination will be required.

Desirable – Working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese.


Personal Competencies: Client Orientation, Knowledge Sharing, Teamwork, Interpersonal Skills, Managing and Coaching Staff, Strategic Planning, Encouraging Innovation, and Decision Making/Judgment. Ability to clearly communicate in the languages required for the post.
 

The OAS is committed to achieving a diverse staff and therefore will take into account a wide geographic representation as well as gender equity and equality in the selection of candidates.

Please note that the mandatory retirement age for staff members at the General Secretariat of the OAS is 65.

 

 





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