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Senior Human Rights Officer

  • Post-graduate education
  • Legal
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

This position is located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) country office Kampala, Uganda. The incumbent reports to the Chief of the Africa Branch.


Within delegated authority, the Senior Human Rights Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Formulates human rights strategies, including from a gender equality perspective; develops a vision or direction for the work of the human rights Office and creates the conditions for implementing that vision or direction.
  • Represents the High Commissioner on matters of human rights.
  • Proposes policy directives and plan of action to appropriate United Nations bodies for immediate and long- range solutions to human rights problems in general and specific geographical areas.
  • Designs, develops and implements significant policy and program changes to address human rights issues, including their gender dimensions.
  • Formulates the programme of work, budget and medium-term plan of the office and participates in the overall formulation and approval of the programme of work, and administrative matters.
  • Prepares human rights reports on key sectors or key regional developments.
  • Develops and maintains relations with officials at the highest levels of governments and advises them on human rights issues and policies.
  • Coordinates and oversees human rights research initiatives.
  • Manages, coordinates, organizes and supervises human rights officers.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Legal
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Vision and strategy; Reporting; Policy drafting and development; Programme management; Research planning; Human rights
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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