Job Purpose and Organizational Context

The incumbent reports to senior OHCHR staff member at duty station Under the overall oversight of the regional Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner and works in Saudi Arabia. He or She will perform duties for the Saudi Human Rights Commission.

Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Human Rights Commission and within the framework of OHCHR Technical Cooperation Project for Saudi Arabia, the incumbent will carry out and execute activities and tasks to enhance and strengthen national capacities of human rights in Saudi Arabia

A)     Provide technical support and Assist with development of formulation of the annual work plan of OHCHR’s technical cooperation project for Saudi Arabia;

B)      Ensures the implementation of activities as per the annual work plan;

C)      Gather human rights materials in print, electronic and audio visual formats and make them available to the project beneficiaries;

D)       Provide assistance and guidance in developing TORs for consultants hired to carry out planned activities, facilitate their work, and exert quality control including final evaluation of deliverables;

E)      Ensures preparation of periodic activity reports as well as briefing notes or topical report as required;

F)      Ensures liaising and coordinating with other UN agencies operating in Saudi Arabia regarding the implementation of the work plan and represents OHCHR in UN working groups in Saudi Arabia, as necessary;

G)       Carry out training activities to enhance the capacities of the SHRC’s staff members in the field of planning, organization, communication and team work;

H)     Perform other related duties as required by the supervisor. 


Knowledge and understanding of human rights-related matters; demonstrated research and analytical skills, good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to human rights. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 


Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Planning & Organizing

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently. 


Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully


Ability to persuade others to follow

Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Models independent thinking and action


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis


Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement         

Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Apply & Adapt

Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise


Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent), preferably in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree


A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in human rights related field and project implementation

Language Requirements:           

Fluency in oral and written Arabic & English


Working knowledge of other UN languages desirable

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

This vacancy is archived.

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