Org. Setting and Reporting
These positions are located within the Fact-Finding Mission on Sudan pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/54/L.18, based in Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the Coordinator of the Fact Finding Mission and the supervision of the Investigation Team Leader.
Within delegated authority, the Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
â¢ Conduct open source and digital investigations on allegations of violations of international human rights, international humanitarian and international criminal law in accordance with OHCHR's methodology and institutional guidelines and protocols on digital evidence handling, information security and open source investigation.
â¢ Set up an open-source investigation tools and analysis system, and undertakes verification, authentication, geolocation and analysis of digital content (such as audios, videos, images including satellite imagery) following internationally recognized forensic standard.
â¢ Collect and preserve information and evidence from online sources (including web pages, social media, photo/video sharing platforms, publicly available databases) in accordance with applicable standards and protocols, and assists in determining its credibility and reliability; Ensure documentation, chain of custody and integrity of the collected data when necessary for evidentiary purpose.
â¢ Develops or contributes to the development of processes to meet the investigation needs and prepares complete and concise investigation reports and conducts post investigation tasks; Plans and coordinates activities related to the fact-finding missionâs mandate.
â¢Conducts substantive research and analysis of mandate-related issues/events and assesses their impact on the human rights situation in assigned region or country.
â¢Collects and analyses human rights data and indicators in country/region of assignment, including gender-specific data and indicators.
â¢ Ensures human rights issues, including their gender equality dimensions are integrated into political, humanitarian and economic efforts and programme.
â¢ Defines work plan for area assigned in accordance with established terms of reference.
â¢ Represents UN human rights programme at working level meetings.
â¢ Writes a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc., including to policy-making bodies.
â¢ May provide guidance to new/junior staff.
â¢ Performs other related duties as required.
Advanced university degree (Masterâs degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related area A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.
Out of the (5) years, at least two (2) years of experience in online open source investigation/analysis/verification in the field of international human rights activities and/or international criminal investigations is desirable.
Relevant experience in, and/or training on open-source investigation and analysis is desirable.
Relevant working experience in / on the region is 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. Fluency in Arabic is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice United Nations Considerations No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTSâ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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