Associate Programme Officer and Programme Assistant

    Apply by: September 15, 2014
    Organization: United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

     The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia (OHCHR-Cambodia) would like to invite all interested qualified, eligible applicants to apply for the vacancy with detailed job description below:

    Job Title: Associate Programme Officer
    Contract Type and Level: Fixed Term Appointment, NO-A (ICS-8)
    Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Supervisor: Prison Reform Support Programme Coordinator

    Job Title: Programme Assistant
    Contract Type and Level:  Fixed Term Appointment, ICS-5
    Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Supervisor: Prison Reform Support Programme Coordinator

    II. Organizational Context
    Under the overall guidance of the Representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia and the direct supervision of the Prison Reform Support Programme Coordinator.

     Associate Programme Officer
    The incumbent will contribute to the strategy and direction of the activities of the OHCHR Prison Reform Support Programme Unit and their implementation, and will have a supervisory role for programmatic staff when necessary.
    The Associate Programme Officer works in close collaboration with other Units, especially the Rule of Law Unit, as required to exchange information and support programme delivery.

    Programme Assistant
    The incumbent provides programme support and assistance in the implementation of OHCHR workplan to support prison reform in Cambodia.
    The Programme Assistant works in close collaboration with other Units, especially the Rule of Law Unit, as required to exchange information and support programme delivery.

    Job Requirement :

    Associate Programme Officer

    EDUCATION

    •     A completed, advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in law, political and social sciences or related fields.

    EXPERIENCE

    •     Up to 2 years of professional experience at the national or international level working in the area of human rights
    •     Experience in human rights monitoring and investigation
    •     Experience in legal and policy analysis and knowledge of the country’s laws and policies relating to the criminal justice
    •     Experience in visiting prisons an asset
    •     Experience of working in cooperation with Government, criminal justice, development partners and civil society organisations
    •     Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and write briefing notes and reports both in English and Khmer
    •     Ability to make presentations to both internal and external audiences
    •     Strong computer skills using MS Office applications, including knowledge and practice of Khmer Unicode
    •     Readiness to undertake travel throughout the country
    •     Respect of confidentiality, discretion and integrity

    LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

    •     Proficiency in oral and written English and Khmer

     

    Programme Assistant

    EDUCATION

    •  Secondary Education.
    • Bachelors or higher degree in law, political and social sciences or related fields desirable

    EXPERIENCE

    •     At least 5 years of relevant experience working in the area of human rights and/or law, with experience working on criminal justice issues
    •     Experience in human rights monitoring and investigation
    •     Experience in visiting prisons a serious asset
    •     Knowledge of the country’s criminal laws and procedures an asset;
    •     Experience of working in cooperation with Government, criminal justice and civil society organisations
    •     Good computer skills using MS Office applications. Knowledge and practice of Khmer Unicode;
    •     Readiness to undertake travel throughout the country;
    •     Respect of confidentiality, discretion and integrity

     LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

    •     Fluency in oral and written English and Khmer

     

    How to apply :

    Applications from individuals must include (1) a cover letter in English with reference to the vacancy announcement post title and (2) a detailed UN  P-11 form in English (can be downloaded from: http://cambodia.ohchr.org/EN/PagesFiles/VacancyIndex.htm).

    All applicants can submit their applications by email below (strongly encouraged) stating clearly the post title of the job being applied for in the email subject box, or send to: Administration Unit, OHCHR-Cambodia, # 10, Street 302, Beong Keng Kang I, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel.: +855 23 993 590, +855 23 987 671

    Please note that applications received incomplete or after the deadline will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. OHCHR retains the rights to contact referees directly.

    The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). Women and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

     

    Contact Detail :
    Name : United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Mobile :
    Tel : 023 987 771 / 023 99 35 90
    Fax :
    Email : jobcambodia@ohchr.org
    Address : #10, Street 302, Sangkat Beoung Kang Kong I, Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh
    Web Site : cambodia.ohchr.org

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