OHCHR Associate Human Rights Officer Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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OHCHR Associate Human Rights Officer Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

OHCHR Ethiopia looking for “Associate Human Rights Officer”.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree may apply on or before 15th May, 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 office was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 December 1993 in the wake of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights.

The OHCHR has published a job vacancy announcement on 17th April, 2024 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Associate Human Rights Officer to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

OHCHR Job Vacancy 2024


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

  • 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) to keep abreast of issues/events and provide up-to-date information; assists in the analysis of information, to include the impact on the human rights situation in the country.
  • Drafts a variety of analytical reports, talking points and correspondence relating to human rights matters, especially accountability and broader transitional justice issues.
  • Provides technical support and mentoring on various human rights issues to strengthen capacities of governmental and non-governmental actors, civil society and the National Human Rights Institution.
  • Maintains awareness of current human rights issues, to include relevant political and legal developments in the country(ies) concerned.
  • Plans and carries out human rights training programmes for national authorities – including law enforcement officials, representatives of the civil society, National Human Rights Institutions, UN colleagues and human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in order to promote national capacity building.
  • Develops training materials on various human rights issues, including accountability and transitional justice, in line with international human rights standards.
  • Reviews human rights issues, including their gender dimensions, and participates in discussions with other Human Rights Officers (HROs) on the integration of these issues into legal frameworks, political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programmes.
  • Assists in promoting efforts for community mobilisation and those that focus on exercise of rights of population.
  • Participates with other HROs in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seeks other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.
  • Liaises with government, NGOs, Civil Society organizations, UN agencies and other partners to create baseline data on the human rights situation, with special attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Designs and maintains monitoring and evaluation tools to track project progress.
  • Systematically mainstreams gender perspectives and ensures the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Position in Organization:

  • Description of assignment title: Associate Human Rights Officer
  • Job Opening ID: 232101
  • Job Network: Political, Peace and Humanitarian
  • Job Family: Human Rights Affairs
  • Category and Level: National Professional Officers, NO-B
  • Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
  • Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Date Posted: Apr 16, 2024
  • Deadline: May 15, 2024

Minimum Requirement:


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.
  • Experience in designing, organizing, and delivering training courses and/or developing training materials or other tools to support national actors in the promotion of human rights is required.
  • Experience in human rights monitoring and reporting and/or in building capacity for the promotion and protection of human rights is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat.
  • For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Fluency in Amharic (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

How to Apply OHCHR Associate 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://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/232101?language=en

The Closing Date: 15th May, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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