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United Nations hiring Officer of Human Rights Treaties


Geneva, Switzerland, 04 September 2014

 

The position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the incumbent will work in the Human Rights Treaties Division, under the general supervision of the Director of the Human Rights Treaties Division and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Groups in Focus Section.

Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Director of the Human Rights Treaties Division and the direct supervision of the Chief of the Groups in Focus Section, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 

  • Provides Secretariat support to the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families and the following human rights treaty bodies as required: Human Rights Committee, Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Committee against Torture, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, Committee on Enforced Disappearances, and SubCommittee on the Prevention of Torture;

  • Prepares country analyses and draft-lists of issues for State reports to be examined by human rights treaty bodies;

  • Services the meetings of treaty bodies; Drafts concluding observations under the State reporting procedure;

  • Participates in training activities on the work of treaty bodies;

  • Provides support to the Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, and the Meeting of Chairpersons of human rights treaty bodies as required;

  • Services meetings of those committees that are mandated to examine individual complaints and inquiries;

  • Drafts summaries of incoming complaints and inquiries, recommendations for decisions on interim measures of protection as well as final decisions on the merits of complaints;

  • Carries out research into and drafts reports on the jurisprudence of the treaty bodies concerned and prepare legal analyses and helps to ensure the consistency and the coherence of the jurisprudence of the treaty bodies and contributes to the continuous strengthening of the treaty bodies.

Deadline: 24 October 2014

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