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), Prevention and Sustaining Peace Section, New York

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


  • Master’s degree in law, political science, international relations, human rights or related field
  • At least three years in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area. The UN Secretariat counts relevant internships at 50%.
  • One year of field experience, working in human rights functions, including in monitoring and reporting
  • Experience in analyzing and researching
  • Fluent in English, with good knowledge of two Swiss national languages
  • Knowledge of French
  • 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.

  • Application deadline: expired
  • Written test: 15 May 2019
  • First round of interviews: 27 + 28 May 2019 in Bienne/Switzerland (or by Skype)

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