Human Rights Specialist – P01
|Type of Appointment:||Series A - Short Term|
|Duration of Contract:||12 months|
|Secretary/Department/Off.:||Ex. Sec-Inter-American Commission on Human Rights –Tech & Adm Support Unit|
|Duty Station:||US - Washington D.C.|
|Job Family:||Human Rights Commission|
|Job Category:||Professionals and Higher Categories|
|Employment Schedule:||Full time|
|# of Openings:||1|
Annual Basic Salary (net of taxes):
Annual Post Adjustment (net of taxes):
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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;
Education & Experience:
Essential: Juris Doctor or First University Degree (Bachelor) in Law, International Public Law, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Business Administration, or Sociology issued by a duly accredited institution AND 1 year of relevant experience in similar positions at the national and/or international level. Knowledge of the principles and theories of international public law and human rights law.
Desirable: Experience or knowledge of the OAS mandates and priorities as related to the area of work and/or the dynamics of the Inter-American agenda and system.
Computer Skills: Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, and Excel), and other software applicable to the area of work.
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. Ability to clearly communicate in the languages required for the post.
Please note that the mandatory retirement age for staff members at the General Secretariat of the OAS is 65.
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