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Policy Adviser - Human Rights

Mission permanente de l'Australie

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Policy Adviser - Human Rights

Policy Adviser Human Rights


Title Policy Adviser Human Rights

Position Number GE026

Agency/Work Unit Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations Geneva Switzerland

Locally employed position LE5 ndash Full time non-ongoing limited duration contract for 3 years

Security Assessment
NV1 or NV2 required

Last Reviewed November 2017

Salary and conditions
CHF 95 043 per annum

Employment in this role is dependent on the successful candidate obtaining and maintaining an Australian Government security clearance to the appropriate level required. Applicants must be Australian citizens. Loss of the security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.

Job Description
The Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva Switzerland is seeking to fill the position of Human Rights Policy Officer. The position will support the Human Rights team within the Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations to advance Australia's human rights humanitarian and other related priorities within the United Nations and other international organisations.
The selection for this position will be based on merit and judged against the following Selection Criteria

Duty Statement
The key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to

Lead liaison with non-government organisations on human rights matters including organising relevant meetings and briefings and maintain a range of contacts

Lead liaison with small island countries including organising relevant meetings and briefings and maintain a range of contacts

Lead negotiations of resolutions on behalf of the Australian Government at UN conferences and meetings particularly relating to human rights across the full agenda of the Human Rights Council and prepare reports on meeting dynamics and outcomes

Provide policy advice and briefing papers for use by the UN Mission primarily relating to human rights particularly human rights in Africa good governance and human rights defenders

Represent the Australia Government and deliver statements at UN conferences and meetings particularly relating to human rights and report on meeting dynamics and outcomes

Represent the Australian Government in meetings with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and maintain a range of working-level and senior contacts in relation to relevant subject areas

Organise public diplomacy activities supporting Australia's Human Rights Council objectives particularly in areas of expertise

Assist with the organisation of official visits including Ministerial visits and provide support to the official party during visits


University degree in the field of human rights politics international relations law or a related discipline

Demonstrated high-level research and analytical skills including experience/expertise on international human rights

Well-developed negotiation and advocacy skills including sound judgement and a capacity to exercise discretion and confidentiality

Highly developed interpersonal skills flexibility and responsiveness

Knowledge of Australian Government policies is an advantage as is an awareness of international organisations based in Geneva

Sound knowledge of the Australian Government's human rights priorities and positions

Strong written and oral communication skills in English. Working knowledge of French is desirable

High level administrative and organisational skills including the ability to manage competing priorities independently or with limited direction and meet deadlines

Highly developed interpersonal representational and networking skills including the ability to develop strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders

Competency in standard Microsoft Office applications

To be considered applicants must

Address the selection criteria in their written application no more than three pages meeting and addressing all essential criteria

Include a resume

Include two work-related referees

Application Closing Date The closing date for receipt of applications is
COB 8 December 2017.

Applications received after this date cannot be considered.

Applicants who are not asked to attend an interview within four weeks of the closing date may assume their application has not been successful on this occasion.

For questions or for submitting applications please contact

E-mail recruitment.geneva@dfat.gov.au

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