OHCHR Human Rights Officer Jobs 2023 – South Africa NGO Jobs

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OHCHR Human Rights Officer Jobs 2023 – South Africa NGO Jobs. OHCHR South Africa looking for “Human Rights Officer“. Applicants with a Advanced university degree may apply on or before 17th October 2023.

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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The OHCHR has published a job vacancy announcement on 18th September 2023 for qualified South Africa’s to fill in the vacant post of Human Rights Officer to be based in Pretoria, South Africa.

OHCHR Job Vacancy 2023

Org. Setting and Reporting: This position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Pretoria, Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA), in Southern Africa. The incumbent reports to the Head of the Regional Office for Southern Africa.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, human rights, political science, international relations, social sciences 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.

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.
  • Out of the 7 years, a minimum of one year of demonstrated experience of coordinating a human rights programme with a focus on information management component is desirable.
  • Field experience with the United Nations Common system or similar international organization in an emergency or humanitarian setting is desirable.
  • Work experience on risk analysis and prevention is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of Portuguese is also desirable.

Other Details

  • Job Opening Number: 23-Human Rights Affairs-OHCHR-217571-R-Pretoria (X)
  • Staffing Exercise: N/A
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply OHCHR Human Rights Officer Jobs 2023

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=217571

The Closing Date: 17th October 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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