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The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Cambodia would like to invite all interested qualified/eligible applicants to apply for the vacancies below:

Programme Officer (one position)

Organizational Unit: Human Rights Officer (Right to Participation)
Contract Type & Level: Fixed Term Appointment, NO-A (National Post)
Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Main Requirement: Completed advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in law, political and social sciences or related field (or a Bachelor in the same fields combined with two years of experience). Up to 2 years of relevant professional experience (with a Master degree; or minimum two years if with only a Bachelor degree.) Proficiency in oral and written English and Khmer.
Summary of Key Functions:
♦ Contribute to the monitoring and analysis of legislations, policies and practices that affect the right to participate in public affairs and the related fundamental freedoms of assembly, association, expression and opinion;
♦ Monitor and investigate on alleged human rights abuses, in particular as related to relevant rights and freedoms;
♦ Share information as relevant with key stakeholders, including duty-bearers at national and sub-national levels;
♦ Collaborate with relevant stakeholders, from both government and national institutions as well as civil society organisations, and provide technical assistance as appropriate;
♦ Provide administrative support and general services when needed.
Applications will be received through the UNDP online platform. Applications submitted through other means will not be considered.
Please visit: for the detailed job descriptions and for online application. Individual applications must upload a filled-in UN P-11 form in English (available for download from the link above) to the online application system. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. OHCHR retains the rights to contact referees directly.
The United Nations is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

Application deadline: 20 October 2017

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