Monday, January 18, 2010

UNMIT, National Human Rights Assistant, Deadline February 01, 2010.

United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

National Human Rights Assistant – Civil Society Strengthening

POST TITLE: National Human Rights Assistant-Civil Society Strengthening
SECTION: Human Rights & Transitional Justice
DATE OF ISSUE: 18/01/2010

The incumbent will be required to assist in strengthening the capacity of members of Timorese civil society organizations in the area of human rights monitoring and education in Timor-Leste. The incumbent will specifically focus on providing assistance to NGO partners of the human rights violations database project, but also assist the section in its work on the rights of persons with disabilities and be involved in human rights education programmers.

Assist in providing training to members of civil society on human rights monitoring; Assist in strengthening data collection and advocacy including through support of the national human rights violations database for staff of the Human Rights Unit and selected members of civil society; Assist in developing training materials as necessary; Assist in conducting human rights education programmers for civil society including training of trainers programmers; Assist the section in its work on rights of persons with disabilities; Assist in strengthening the capacity of national human rights officers in the regions to undertake civil society strengthening in the field of monitoring; Other tasks as requested by the supervisor


Communication – Excellent written and oral communication skills. Planning and organizing – Good coordination and organizational skills. Capacity to identify priorities. Allocate appropriate time and resources to complete work, allowing for contingencies; use time efficiently. Team work – Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations and respect for diversity.


Completion of secondary education. At least four (4) years relevant work experience. Knowledge of human rights standards, the rules governing their protection and the mechanisms available in case of their Violation. Experience in working with databases is an asset. Experience in working with members of civil society. Ability to respect principles of confidentiality, neutrality and objectivity. Ability to represent the Human Rights and Transitional Justice Unit in meetings. Computer literacy. Willingness to travel to the districts.


Fluency in written and spoken Tetum. Working level of written and spoken English preferred. Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesian desirable.

The applicants must present:
Application letter indicating the VA Number (L-TL-09-003); curriculum vitae; P11 form; copies of school and university certificates as well of any other training related to the requirements of the position; baptismal or birth certificate. Please ensure all relevant work experience is reflected on the P11 form.

Please submit your application only if you meet the qualifications and requirements mentioned above.

Preference will be give to equally qualified women candidates.

  Application must be submitted to UNMIT Headquarters, Obrigado Barracks (Attention: Local Personnel Section),       Or via E-mail to or
   Deadline: Monday, 01 February 2010