Assistant Human Rights Officer – Female National Project

The NUNYV job is located at the UNOCA compound’s UNAMA Central Regional Office in Kabul’s PD 9 neighborhood. The Human Rights team leader would oversee the NUNYV directly, with assistance from the Chief of Field Office. The functions of NUNYV include the following subject areas: Human rights, particularly women’s rights and the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW), are prioritized first. Women, peace, and security are prioritized second.


  • Job title: Assistant Human Rights Officer – Female National Project
  • Country: Afghanistan
  • Start date: 05/01/2023
  • Volunteer category: National UN Volunteer Specialist
  • Organization: UNAMA
  • Duration: 8 months (with the possibility of extension)
  • Location: Kabul

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Task description

  • Gain knowledge of international treaty commitments and constitutional safeguards for Afghanistan, as well as international human rights law, particularly about UNAMA’s human rights goals. They include, among other things, the protection of human rights advocates and civilians during armed conflict, the elimination of violence against women (EVAW), gender equality, detention oversight, including the avoidance of torture, and fundamental freedoms.
  • Develop an understanding of UNAMA’s mandate, including the nexus between peace and security, human rights, and development.
  • Monitor, confirm, and report on human rights abuses under the direction of the Central Field Office’s Human Rights Team Leader. In addition, produce pertinent notes for filing, briefing notes, and internal reports.
  • Learn to handle sensitive and confidential information with due care and perform impartially.
  • Talk about human rights issues with members of the civil society and the de facto authorities in the Central Region, which consists of the six provinces (Kabul, Parwan, Panjshir, Kapisa, Logar, and Maidan Wardak).
  • When possible, assist in conducting visits to places of detention in the Central Region.
  • Help in establishing and maintaining contact with the Central Region’s civil society, local community, and other important stakeholders to make it easier to acquire information on the state of human rights.
  • Help in planning and leading recurring road/field excursions to the Central Region provinces.
  • Monitor media for information related to developments in the field of human rights, security, politics, socioeconomic development, and peace.
  • Interpret, in meetings, from Pashto/Dari to English, and vice-versa.
  • Translate documents from Pashto/Dari to English, and vice-versa.
  • Perform any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the Human Rights Team Leader.

Eligibility criteria

  • The applicant’s age should be under 27 – 80
  • Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.


  • Required experience
    • a two-year background in An asset would be prior knowledge in monitoring, verifying, and reporting on human rights.
    • Prior project or program management expertise will be valued as an asset.
    • It will be advantageous if candidates have prior experience in advocating for women’s rights and preventing and responding to sexual and gender-based violence.
  • Languages
    • English, Level: Fluent, Required
  • Required education level
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in A Bachelor’s Degree in political/social sciences, economics, international relations, law, human rights, sociology, humanities, journalism, or a related field.

How to Apply

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