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Human Rights Officers - Yobe

Closing: May 18, 2024

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Published: May 3, 2024 (26 days ago)

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Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required:
Education and/or Experience:
  • A Degree in Law.
  • Knowledge of Sharia Law and Jurisprudence.
  • At least three years of experience in public health advocacy to increase access to health-vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledgeable about HIV service provision within the global, national, state, and local context.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Able to provide leadership as well as work in a team environment.
  • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and involvement is critical.
  • Ability to plan, organize, track, and successfully conclude special projects and events.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail are of the utmost importance.
  • A professional demeanor and composure in a fast-paced, demanding environment are essential. Must work independently; set priorities, recognize urgency, work effectively and efficiently, and exercise discretion in handling confidential information.

Other Competencies:

  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time, and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Respect the cultural environment in which a person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
  • Non-discriminatory- Do not discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs, or behavioral habits.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, and PowerPoint.
  • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee may be required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited-resource environments.
Responsibilities
Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required:
Education and/or Experience:
  • A Degree in Law.
  • Knowledge of Sharia Law and Jurisprudence.
  • At least three years of experience in public health advocacy to increase access to health-vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledgeable about HIV service provision within the global, national, state, and local context.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Able to provide leadership as well as work in a team environment.
  • Ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and involvement is critical.
  • Ability to plan, organize, track, and successfully conclude special projects and events.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail are of the utmost importance.
  • A professional demeanor and composure in a fast-paced, demanding environment are essential. Must work independently; set priorities, recognize urgency, work effectively and efficiently, and exercise discretion in handling confidential information.

Other Competencies:

  • Time Management – Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time, and complete projects in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
  • Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Cultural Sensitivity – Respect the cultural environment in which a person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
  • Non-discriminatory- Do not discriminate against persons based on sexual orientation or gender identity, age, preferred jobs, or behavioral habits.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

Computer Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Outlook/Exchange, Windows operating systems, and PowerPoint.
  • Other software routinely used by Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte.

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • The employee may be required to travel regularly to often insecure and limited-resource environments.

Job Summary

  • Provide technical support to Heartland Alliance Ltd/Gte, Key Populations Local Implementing Partners, and civil society on Human Rights and requirements in promoting access to healthcare services.

Essential Duties and Duties

  • Identify and address legal barriers impeding access to health services by the target population
  • Play the lead role in HIV/AIDS Practice for Key Populations (KPs) designing strategies for responding to the human rights dimension of the HIV epidemic and KAP
  • Design and implement training programs on the right-based approaches to Health and HIV service provision for various target groups
  • Provide legal representations, other human rights intervention, and conflict resolution mechanisms for KPs and communities
  • Identifying human rights violations of KPs, gathering information and facts, interviewing those violated and the violators where appropriate, and developing a plan of action to prevent future occurrences
  • Undertake human rights research and analysis and preparation of reports as required
  • Assist in drafting statements and other related documents
  • Prepare human rights education materials to raise awareness of human rights and participate in Awareness raising activities
  • Draft program activity summaries and assist in the coordination and finalization of reports and other documents
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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