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), Geneva

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


  • Master’s degree in international law, including human rights law, political science or a related field
  • At least three years work experience in human rights law or a related area. The UN Secretariat counts relevant internships at 50%.
  • Knowledge of UN human rights mechanisms
  • Fluent in English, with good knowledge of two Swiss national languages
  • Knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable
  • Ability to draft in French or Spanish 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.

  • 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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