Contexte et mission : This position is primarily responsible for monitoring and reporting on the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, primarily through interaction with local political actors, UN officials, and other international community representatives. This position is also expected, in close collaboration with the Locally Employed Political Specialist and Political Officers, to draft periodic reporting cables on the issue areas listed above, as well as more targeted elections-related subjects, such as political participation of opposition parties, political engagement by civil society and other marginalized groups and political developments in parliament. This position will occasionally be required to assist with human rights vetting requirements for certain U.S. training programs for host country military and police officials
Profil recherché : University degree in International Relations, Human Rights, Law, or Political Science is required. Education may be substituted by relevant years of experience. Requirements: EXPERIENCE: Minimum two years of work experience in a human rights, international relations, government, democracy, law, labor, social justice, humanitarian, or other related field is required. Examples of relevant work experience would include work with an NGO focused on human rights and democracy, experience as a journalist, or experience in a government or international organization dealing with human rights and democratization issues. A general knowledge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s political history, human rights environment, and general cultural knowledge. ? A thorough knowledge of democracy theory, fundamental human rights practice, and UN peacekeeping operations. ? Robust understanding of the legal, policy, and political environments as they relate to human rights. ? In-depth knowledge of U.S. government operations, rules, regulations, procedures, policies, and programs is preferred. An in-depth knowledge of the range of programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to global U.S. democracy and human rights policy. ? Detailed knowledge of the host government system and structures in place to protect and advance human rights, including familiarity with Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo law, policies, and procedures.