OHCHR Human Rights Officer Jobs 2022 – Uganda NGO Jobs

OHCHR Human Rights Officer Jobs 2022 – Uganda NGO Jobs. OHCHR Uganda looking for “Human Rights Officer“. Applicants with a degree in Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) may apply on or before May 23, 2022.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, commonly known as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) or the United Nations Human Rights Office, is a department of the Secretariat of the United Nations that works to promote and protect human rights that are guaranteed under international law and stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948.

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OHCHR Human Rights Officer Jobs 2022

The OHCHR has published a job vacancy announcement on May 18, 2022 for qualified Uganda’s to fill in the vacant post of Human Rights Officer to be based in Kampala, Uganda.

Recruiter Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Position Human Rights Officer
Location Kampala, Uganda
Country Uganda
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent)
Experience Required A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience
Application Deadline May 23, 2022

OHCHR Job Vacancy 2022


Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Plans and coordinates activities related to thematic and country mandates on human rights, including from a gender perspective, with a focus on participation and civic space and working with international human rights mechanisms.
  • Conducts substantive research and analysis of human rights issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country.
  • Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators.
  • Provides support to sub-commissions, commissions and other bodies; follows-up on implementation of decisions rendered by policy-making bodies.
  • Ensures human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions considerations, are integrated into legislative, political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme.
  • Defines work plan for area assigned in accordance with established terms of reference.
  • Assists national stakeholders, including the Uganda Human Rights Commission, law enforcement agencies and civil society organisations to develop and implement a training program in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, democracy and the rule of law, with attention to gender perspectives.
  • Supervises field verification work through periodic visits; follows up on different cases and situations verified by the regional offices.
  • Represents UN human rights programme at working level meetings.
  • Directs capacity-building efforts on human rights in region/country of assignment.
  • Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies.
  • May provide guidance to new/junior staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Position in Organization:

  • Posting Title: HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICER (TJO), P3 (Temporary Job Opening)
  • Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Duty Station: KAMPALA
  • Posting Period: 17 May 2022 – 23 May 2022
  • Job Opening Number: 22-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-181248-J-Kampala (X)
  • Staffing Exercise: N/A


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting is desirable.
  • Experience in capacity building and implementing technical cooperation projects is desirable.
  • Work experience in or on the African region is also desirable.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

How to Apply OHCHR Human Rights Officer Jobs 2022

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=181248

The Closing Date: May 23, 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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