New JPO vacancy at OHCHR for Swiss nationals

Currently, we have the following open position with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

OHCHROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights , Associate Human Rights Officer (P-2), Addis Ababa

This position is financed by HSDHuman Security Division of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs .


  • Master’s degree in law, political science, international relations or other disciplines related to human rights. 
  • At least three years of relevant human rights related or UN work experience. The UN Secretariat counts relevant internships at 50%.
  • Good computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, Excel and other commercial software packages 
  • General knowledge about the field and previous experience working on women’s human rights would be an asset
  • Fluent in English, with good knowledge of two Swiss national languages
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable
  • Swiss nationality
  • Valid driving license
  • Not older than 32 years at the date of the first round of interviews


  • 2 year assignment (fixed-term contract)

How to proceed

Carefully read

Then apply by uploading your P11 form, motivation letter, work certificates and university credentials as PDF document(s) to our online recruitment system.

  • Written test: 15 March 2019
  • First round of interviews: 28 March 2019 in Bienne/Switzerland (or by Skype)

Application deadline: expired

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