UN Programme Assistant (Gulu) Job Opportunities – Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Organisation: Office
of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Duty Station: Gulu,
Reports to: Deputy
Grade: G5
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world’s
commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from
the international community to promote and protect all human rights. The High
Commissioner for Human Rights is the principal human rights official of the
United Nations. The High Commissioner heads OHCHR and spearheads the United
Nations’ human rights efforts. We offer leadership, work objectively, educate
and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human
Job Summary: The Programme
Assistant provides programme support services ensuring quality, accuracy and
consistency of work. The programme Assistant works in close cooperation with
other OHCHR staff to exchange information and to support programme delivery.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Substantive support to the
implementation of the OHCHR country programme through:
  • Render
    support in the collection, analysis and reporting on human rights
  • Assist
    in designing monitoring tools, indicators and collecting data
  • Participate
    with Human Rights Officers in discussions with relevant Uganda
    authorities, opposition groups, civil society and other stakeholders for
    the purpose of information-gathering, advocacy and capacity-building
  • Record
    cases of human rights violations in the OHCHR database
  • Monitor
    trends of human rights violation on print and electronic media
  • Support
    reporting activities on donor contributions
  • Contribute
    to regular report on activities
Support specific OHCHR country
programme activities relating to training and advocacy:
  • Responsible
    for the organization and administrative arrangements of training activities
    and workshops.
  • Identify,
    develop and prepare necessary information, advocacy and training
Records and archives
  • Provide
    advisory services to programme staff with the management of files
  • Establish
    a system for maintaining sensitive records of OHCHR

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
    Human Rights (OHCHR) Programme Assistant job opportunity should have
    completed Secondary Education – preferably with specialized certification
    in Programming or monitoring and evaluation
  • A
    minimum of five years of relevant experience (programmatic and
    administrative) at the national or international level, preferably in the
    field of social sciences, human rights and development.
  • Previous
    experience in the use of computers and office software (MS Word, Excel and
    Power point) and in handling of web based information systems.
  • Language: Fluency in English, with good
    communications skills and drafting ability.
Personal Competencies:
  • Professionalism: Ability to implement administrative
    policies/principles, preferably related to project/programme
    implementation. Affinity with budgeting and accounting. Knowledge of UN
    activities preferable. Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments,
    observing deadlines and achieving results. Calm in stressful situations.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues
    to achieve organizational goals, supports and acts in accordance with the
    final group decision, solicits input by genuinely valuing other’s ideas
    and expertise, is willing to learn from others. Ability to work in a
    multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for
  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and
    effectively, listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others
    and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits
    interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style
    and format to match audience, demonstrates openness in sharing information
    and keeping people informed.
  • Planning
    and organizing:
    clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies
    priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
    Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources.
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan
nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
(UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link
below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 1st March 2018
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