31 October 2012

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Brussels
Deadline for applications: 16 November 2012

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is currently seeking an intern to start by 23 November 2012.

25 October 2012

Council of Europe, Strasbourg
Director of Human Rights and Antidiscrimination (Grade A6) - Directorate General of Democracy (DG II)

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2012

Job mission
Under the authority of the Director General of Democracy, the incumbent will provide leadership to, and ensure efficient management of the Directorate of Human Rights and Antidiscrimination in the Directorate General of Democracy, in compliance with Council of Europe values and priorities.
United Nations - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva
Human Rights Officer (P3)

Deadline for applications: 13 November 2012

Organizational setting and reporting
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 Chief of the Groups in Focus Section.

24 October 2012

ICC - International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague
Associate Investigator (P-2)
Deadline for applications: 7 November 2012
Duties and responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Head of the Investigation Division and/or Investigation Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Investigation Team Leader, the incumbent is expected to:
• Collect, screen and handle information and evidence in accordance with standard operating procedures;
• Conduct interviews with victims, witnesses and suspects producing written or audio/video-recorded records of interview;
• Undertake the review and analysis of material and make recommendations for the next steps in the investigations including actively contributing to evidence review and the disclosure process;
• Manage contacts with external persons including victims, witnesses and intermediaries;
• Plan and participate in field missions;
• Testify before the Chamber when required;
• Perform other duties as required.

Note: Successful applicant(s) will be required to demonstrate flexibility and adaptability. While ICC investigators can expect to spend extensive time periods working at the Duty Station, they may also be required to undertake repeated and sometimes lengthy deployments to conflict or post-conflict environments; all dependent on the nature and phase of the investigation.
United Nations - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva
Human Rights Officer (P4)
Deadline for applications: 4 November 2012

Organizational setting and reporting: This position is located in the Anti-Discrimination Section; Rule of Law, Equality and Non-Discrimination Branch; Research and Rights to Development Division in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Section.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
• Provide expert advice aimed at increasing awareness, knowledge and understanding of the fight against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance;
• Facilitate and support the mainstreaming of the relevant elements of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (DDPA) into the work of United Nations agencies, UNCTs and regional organizations;
• Coordinate and prepare research reports, background papers and other documents for the Secretary-General, the High Commissioner, as well as the General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and its subsidiary bodies and mechanisms, particularly those of DDPA follow-up ones;
• Provide substantive and expert support in the organization of meetings, seminars and other consultations related to the follow up to the World Conference  against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance;
• Undertake research studies and pilot projects in cooperation with relevant organizations;
• Promote and manage collaborative activities with UN system organizations, agencies and non-UN entities including governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in the area of the combat against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance;
• Develop proposals aimed at providing advisory services to Member States UN and non-UN partners;
• Provide training, supervision and guidance to junior staff members, as required;
• Perform other related duties as required or directed by the Chief of Branch or the Chief of the Section.

Professionalism: Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of a broad range of human rights issues, and particularly issues related to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; very good knowledge of the Durban follow-up mechanisms and processes; demonstrated ability to analyse accurately proposed norms and policies for compliance with international human rights standards; ability to relate human rights issues and perspectives, including gender perspective, to anti-discrimination agenda; experience in project development and implementation.

Communication: Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts, adequately tailored to different audiences, both orally and in writing, and in a clear, concise style; experience to prepare reports to intergovernmental or other UN bodies.

Team work: Ability to interact and to establish and maintain effective working relations both as a team member and as a task manager, with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Judgement/decision-making: Ability to identify the key issues in a complex situation, and propose a course of action or a recommendation based on available information; discretion and sound judgement in applying expertise to resolve complex and/or sensitive issues, particularly in an intergovernmental setting.

Leadership: Ability to empower others to translate vision into results; ability to anticipate and resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drive for change and improvement in developing strategies to accomplish objectives.

Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) preferably in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the human rights field including at the international level. Experience in the promotion of policies of racial equality for the adoption of anti-discrimination legislations and mechanisms is desirable.

Languages: Fluency in oral and written English; working knowledge of French or other UN language highly desirable.

Assessment method: Candidates will be assessed through an eliminatory written test and a competency-based interview.

How to apply: Please use the online recruitment system on the United Nations Careers portal.

16 October 2012

Amnesty International, Brussels
Researcher on Refugee and Migrant's Rights (Europe)
Deadline for applications: 31 October 2012

The European Institutions Office (EIO) of Amnesty International is looking for a refugee
and migration expert with significant research experience to deliver substantive research in the areas of examining migration routes to Europe and of the externalisation of immigration control by the EU and its Member States. This function needs an engaging and independent personality with political savvy and a keen strategic mind.

The researcher will join the team for an initial period of one year (fixed term contract).

Job title: Researcher – Refugee and Migrants Rights (Europe)

Purpose of the job: As Amnesty International’s researcher on refugee and migrants’ rights in Europe, you will take the lead on the development and implementation of research and advocacy strategies to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities, conducting research, and utilising political judgment and analytical, communication and representational skills. You will provide authoritative advice to country and thematic specialists in the International Secretariat (IS), the European Institutions Office, sections and structures of Amnesty International. You will develop Amnesty International’s policy positions and advocacy strategies, and contribute to the development of the movement’s strategic goals and responses to human rights issues in this field.

Reports to: Director, Amnesty International EIO with functional reporting to the Head of Refugee and Migrants’ Rights, Global Thematic Issues Programme at the Amnesty International International Secretariat.

Other key relationships: The post holder will be part of the IS/EIO refugee and migrants’ rights core team and will work closely with colleagues in the Europe and Central Asia programme at the IS, as well as with relevant staff at sections and structures in Europe and Africa. This post has no line management responsibility. However, the post holder may supervise temporary staff and team volunteers.

Duties and responsibilities:
• To monitor, research, investigate and analyze human rights-related developments in order to provide timely, accurate, independent and impartial assessments and expert advice on the human rights situation of refugees and migrants in Europe.
• To contribute to the development and implementation of overarching research and advocacy strategies, to deliver impact in relation to agreed priorities on refugee and migrants’ rights in Europe, including strategies to identify the most effective ways to address human rights concerns; and to lead on designing specific projects and producing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating plans for both these and initiatives originated by others.
• To organize, take part in and lead, where agreed, field research and other missions, in particular information-gathering, fact-finding, analysis and assessment of human rights concerns, including response to crisis situations; prepare, where necessary, security assessments, political and other briefings related to the mission for International Secretariat management, mission participants and internal or external stakeholders; and represent Amnesty International in the field.
To represent, as mandated by the director, Amnesty International to external stakeholders, including governmental, inter-governmental and various public forums, as well as to all forms of news media, civil society organizations and political, economic and other actors; and to communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, campaign strategies to external and internal stakeholders.
To develop and maintain in liaison with the IS and EIO team effective constituencies of public and confidential contacts and partners in and outside the organization, such as human rights activists, members of legal and other professions, UN agencies, EU institutions and governmental representatives. To optimize information gathering, verification and the development and implementation of effective strategies and plans.
To write reports and other materials for publication and internal use and contribute to and provide expert advice in relation to written and other materials produced by other programmes.
To contribute to the development and maintenance of an effective information management system.
To support, as required by the organization, work on other human rights issues in Europe, through monitoring, research, investigation and analysis.
To contribute to the development of strategies and plans for research and campaigning and provide input to internal discussions on Amnesty International's policy, organizational and other issues in order to increase the effectiveness of Amnesty International’s work.
To participate in the coordination of the work of the team, including preparation of the work plans, monitor their progress and contributing to maintaining budgets.
To perform all necessary administrative tasks to ensure effective self-servicing.

• At least three years of relevant work experience in the field of refugee and migrants rights; demonstrable strong knowledge of refugee and/or migrants’ rights.
• Proven experience of undertaking research on human rights or related issues and an in-depth understanding of the nature of key human rights concerns, as well as political, social, legal, economic, cultural, ethnic, racial and gender issues in the region.
• Excellent understanding of international and European human rights law in this field and good understanding of the European/EU legal and political context.
• Ability to devise and operate planning and monitoring systems.
• Experience in establishing and maintaining systems, enabling efficient coordination and output of work.

• Ability to develop effective strategies to produce positive impact on the rights of refugees and migrants in Europe; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to represent Amnesty International to external stakeholders, and to communicate Amnesty International’s concerns, positions and, where relevant, strategies to external and internal stakeholders.
• Strong political savvy and ability to be pragmatic and diplomatic in all circumstances.
• Proven experience of writing research materials for a variety of audiences.
• Ability to understand and express ideas in English in a fluent, clear and concise way, both orally and in writing; draft texts in a variety of styles, e.g. documents such as substantive reports, government correspondence and media and action materials.
• Ability to deal in a sensitive and understanding manner with a variety of people, including survivors of human rights violations and others who may be distressed.
• Ability to work in a team and understand the importance of efficient communications for the coordination and effective functioning of teams.
• Demonstrated commitment to human rights, e.g. through previous work, membership of an organization, involvement in advocacy of human rights, etc.
• Excellent ability to set strategic goals in accordance with organisational priorities, monitor plans, and evaluate outcomes.
• Ability to manage conflicting demands, meet deadlines and adjust priorities.
• Ability and willingness to undertake personal administrative tasks in accordance with Amnesty International’s guidelines on self-servicing.
• Understanding of equal opportunities, cultural diversity and gender issues as well as a commitment to apply relevant policies.
• We expect high level fluency in English and at least one other language fluently spoken; we would consider Turkish, Arabic or Greek an additional asset.

Personal qualities:
• Innovative and independent worker who contributes to the team’s overall goals, taking responsibility and demonstrating initiative in own work area.
• Ability to work in a team, share information and contribute to all sorts of minor tasks required in an NGO office.
• Managing all relationships within and outside Amnesty International constructively and diplomatically, maintaining a sense of humour.
• Strong sense of service for other Amnesty International colleagues and the board.
• Capacity to work in a multi-cultural environment.
• Ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
• Skilled at rallying support at moments of high pressure.
• Very strong interest in and commitment to human rights.
• Willingness to travel extensively.

How to apply:
Please fill in the application form on our website and send it by e-mail to arrive no later than 9.00 am on Wednesday, 31 October 2012. Interviews will be held on 20 and 21 November 2012 in Brussels. We do not accept CVs.
Amnesty International is an equal opportunities employer and offers competitive remuneration with benefits under Belgian law.