OHCHR Assistant Human Rights Officer Jobs 2024 – South Africa NGO Jobs

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OHCHR Assistant Human Rights Officer Jobs 2024 – South Africa NGO Jobs.

OHCHR South Africa looking for “Assistant Human Rights Officer”.

Applicants with a Master’s degree may apply on or before 01st March 2024.

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.

The OHCHR has published a job vacancy announcement on 17th February 2024 for qualified South Africa’s to fill in the vacant post of Assistant Human Rights Officer to be based in Pretoria, South Africa.

Task Description

Under the direct supervision of the Human Rights Officer in charge of the Emergency Response Team in the OHCHR Regional Office for Southern Africa, the NUNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Researches and collects information pertaining to human rights matters, including their gender dimensions, from a variety of data sources (e.g. communications, publications, the press) and through remote monitoring to keep abreast of relevant issues/events in the Southern Africa Region and provide up-to-date information;
  • Assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the countries and thematic mandates on the human rights situation in assigned area, with a focus on vulnerable groups, and supports the development of early warning analysis and the identification of preventative measures to address human rights protection needs;
  • Participates in meetings and consultations; prepare summaries of results/outcomes;
  • Reviews human rights issues, including their gender dimensions, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers on the integration of these issues into political, humanitarian and socio-economic efforts and programmes;
  • Work on civic space and participation in relation to early warning, prevention and early action measures in relation to civil society actors and human rights defenders;
  • Drafts a variety of reports and correspondence relating to human rights matters;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Required education level:

  • Master degree or equivalent in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Conflict and Development Studies, Peace and Security, Human Rights or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience:

  • 3 years of experience in Human Rights, Political Affairs, International Relations, Law or related area is required.
  • Experience working with international human rights standards, instruments and mechanisms is desirable;
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights is desirable.
  • Internships and voluntary work may be considered at 50% if deemed relevant;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.


  • English, Level: Fluent, Required

Other Details

  • Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply OHCHR Assistant Human Rights Officer Jobs 2024

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

Then to apply, go to https://app.unv.org/opportunities/1746593950629120

The Closing Date: 01st March 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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