Ended Human Rights Field Monitors

The Job
Position title Human Rights Field Monitors
Place of performance Aden, Yemen
Apply by 10/07/2019
Start date 01/08/2019
Duration up to 5 months (@22days/month)
Qualification Bachelor's degree in University degree (Master's preferable) in Law, international development and any other social science or relevant field..
Sector experience Minimum of 2 years of demonstrable relevant Law experience.
Geographical experience Minimum of 2 year of experience in Middle East (essential).
Language Fluency in English is essential.

Job description

CTG Overview CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Head of Office, our client in Sana'a, Yemen, the Field Monitor will provide weekly and periodic reports to the client office- Yemen on Human rights violations at the field level. The field monitor has to ensure highest standards of discretion.  

Role objectives

Under the supervision of the client Deputy Head of Yemen Office, the incumbent will assist in monitoring and documentation of  the different human rights violations including in the context of arrest and detention, violation to Freedom of expression, violation to the Right to Life, violation to Children’s rights, Violations of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights etc

Project reporting: Per request

Key competencies

Technical competencies 
• Experience working in human rights, international law and rule of law in Yemen or related discipline. 
• Knowledge of human rights in Yemen or related discipline; 
• Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills; 
• Sound experience in partnership building with clients and external actors; 
• Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure. 
• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities 
Team Orientation: 
• Be part of and contribute to objectives in a cooperative way. 
• Utilize the competencies detailed in the job description to produce the required outputs 
• Communicate with internal clients, service providers etc. to establish facts. 
• Be an active learner taking the opportunity to develop own competence. 
Knowledge Management and Learning 
• Promotes knowledge management and in the project through personal example. 
1. Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development

Team management: No team management requested

Further information

  • Conducting regular visits to police stations, detention centers, and prisons with the aim of monitoring the compliance with human rights standards in these places.
  • Monitoring the demonstrations and public gatherings.
  • Ensuring continued communications with relevant security forces on specific cases or patterns of human rights violations and advocating for appropriate ways to address these violations. 
  • Developing network contacts with human rights organizations, other nongovernmental organizations, local government officials and other relevant actors working in their area as reliable data resources of human rights violations committed by security forces.
  • Liaise with government, NGOs, Civil Society organizations, UN agencies and other partners to create baseline data on the human rights situation in detention centers, with special attention to vulnerable groups.
  • Receiving complaints and interviewing victims and witnesses on-site and ascertaining the circumstances and acts that led to violation ( e.g. suspicious death, an illegal detention, torture  or other human rights violation), including individual cases and the use of international human rights mechanisms.
  • Verify the substance of any information received with human rights organization or association with knowledge of the matter, and/ or with assistance from any human rights organization or entity with knowledge of the case under scrutiny.
  • Drafting correspondence and communications when required.
  • Develop accurate, precise, prompt and action oriented periodic reports with clear recommendations for next steps taken. 
  • Contributing to the  annual report to the RC
  • Alert as to major developments or trends (including the drafting of emergency reports); and to plan future efforts to improve the human rights situation in detention centers.
  • Participate with other HROs in discussions with relevant authorities and other influential actors with the aim of stopping or preventing human rights violations or seek other remedial action by the authorities to prevent similar violations occurring in the future.
  • Report on work accomplishment regularly, including during regular meetings at the Country Office.
  • Perform other related activities as requested.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG careers website through below link :


  • Employer: CTG
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 11 July 2019
  • Deadline: 18 July 2019