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Human Rights Policy Officer

Mission permanente de l'Australie

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Human Rights Policy Officer

Human Rights Policy Officer




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Title Human Rights Policy Officer


Position Number GE017




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


Status
Locally employed position




Security Assessment
NV1 or NV2 required


Last Reviewed November 2017




Salary and conditions
CHF 83 382 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



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


Participate in the negotiation of resolutions on behalf of the Australian Government at UN conferences and meetings particularly relating to human rights in specified areas and report on outcomes


Manage correspondence and liaise with Canberra-based agencies on human rights communications relating to alleged violations of international human rights law and maintain clear records


Liaise with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights particularly in connection with the Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies and maintain a range of working-level and senior contacts


Undertake research projects provide policy advice and prepare background papers and briefing materials and speeches for use by the UN Mission primarily relating to human rights


Provide administrative support to senior members of the UN Delegation


Manage public diplomacy activities for UN/Disarmament Mission including managing social media accounts


Monitor media reporting on core and cross-cutting issues as directed


Manage the UN Mission International Development Fund program


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


Provide back-up to the HOM Executive Assistant as part of the UN administration support team



Essential


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


Demonstrated experience/expertise working on human rights and related issues in a multilateral setting including thorough research and analytical skills


Knowledge of Australian Government policies and processes an advantage


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


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


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


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 Monday 4 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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