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Associate Human Rights Officer (2 Posts) – (TJO)

Job Opening ID: 234413
Job Network: Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family: Human Rights Affairs
Category and Level: National Professional Officers, NO-B
Duty Station: Seoul
Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Date Posted: May 16, 2024
Deadline: June 5, 2024

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Org. Setting and Reporting

These two positions are located in the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. They report to the Human Rights Officer in Seoul under the general supervision of the Head of Office.


Under delegated authority, the Associate Human Rights Officer, NO-B, will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Research and Analysis:
    • Conduct research and collect and analyze information on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), including gender dimensions, from various sources.
    • Conduct interviews with victims and witnesses of violations.
    • Undertake field monitoring and verification work.
    • Assess information and follow up on different cases and situations.
  • Outreach and Engagement:
    • Develop and implement the Office’s outreach activities.
    • Identify and map relevant organizations and individuals to expand the interview base.
    • Support the Office’s engagement, awareness-raising, and advocacy efforts.
    • Maintain regular engagement with people from the DPRK in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and other countries.
  • Event Coordination:
    • Design and organize hearings and consultations with victims, witnesses, and other stakeholders on human rights and accountability in the DPRK.
    • Develop outreach materials and advocacy campaigns.
    • Ensure effective and targeted dissemination of reports and other advocacy and communication materials.
  • Capacity Building:
    • Support engagement of people from the DPRK, victims groups, Civil Society Organizations, and other stakeholders with international human rights mechanisms.
    • Provide capacity building and training programs.
  • Other Duties:
    • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Professionalism:
    • Knowledge of international human rights standards and their practical implementation.
    • Exposure to human rights issues in the DPRK.
    • Competence in outreach, training, communication, and awareness-raising.
    • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Teamwork:
    • Collaborates with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
    • Solicits input and values others’ ideas and expertise.
    • Places team agenda before personal agenda.
  • Communication:
    • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
    • Listens to others and responds appropriately.
    • Tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience.


  • A first-level university degree in law, political science, international relations, social sciences, communications, public information, journalism, or a related field.

Job-Specific Qualifications

  • Not available.
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Work Experience

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, public information, communication and outreach, journalism, law, or a related area is required.
  • No experience is needed for candidates with an advanced degree (Master’s or higher).
  • Experience at national and/or international levels in human rights or a related area is required.
  • Experience in designing, developing, and implementing human rights outreach, capacity building, and/or awareness-raising activities is desirable.
  • Experience in interviewing witnesses/victims of human rights violations for criminal justice and/or accountability purposes is desirable.


  • Fluency in English and Korean (both oral and written) is required.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • These positions are temporarily available until December 31, 2024, subject to availability of funds.
  • Candidates for the National Professional Officer category must be nationals of the country where this position is located.
  • Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience.
  • The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request.

United Nations Considerations

  • The UN seeks the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
  • Candidates with violations of international human rights law, international humanitarian law, or other serious offenses will not be considered.
  • The UN promotes equal opportunities and a diverse workforce.
  • Staff members may be subject to periodic reassignment under the UN mobility framework.

No Fee

The United Nations does not charge any fees at any stage of the recruitment process.

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