Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)

X6 Human Rights Officer: Complaints Handling And Investigation (Grade: G31G4)

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)
Feb. 26, 2023
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Job Description

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the vacant posts that have arisen in the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission.

 Reports To: Provincial Human Rights Officer CHI Station

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Receives complaints of human rights violations and interview complainants to establish the admissibility of the case to determine course of action.
  • Investigates alleged human rights violations and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Writes opinions after determining the course of action for review and approval by the Provincial Human Rights Officer responsible.
  • Drafts concepts note, discussion points, speeches and funding proposals for the unit.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual complaints handling reports.
  • Provides input into internal and external materials including information and communication tools. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of laws (Honours) degree from an accredited tertiary institution.
  • At least one years' experience in human rights and development work.
  • Have an understanding of the legal and policy frameworks relevant to human rights promotion, protection and enforcement.
  • Knowledgeable and conversant with international human rights treaties, international, regional and domestic human rights systems and protection mechanisms.
  • Must have strong report writing and analytical skills.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Aptitude for working with computers. 


How to Apply

Applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications and experience should be addressed and forwarded to: 

The Human Resources Director,

  • Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, 144 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare OR
  • Bulawayo office, 46 Park Road, Suburbs, Opp. Bulawayo Polytechnic Main Gate, Bulawayo OR
  • Mutare Office, 59 Second Street, PREMCO Building, 2nd Floor, Mutare OR
  • Masvingo Office, Chiefs Hall, Masvingo.


E-mail application t: zhrchumanresources23@gmail.com

NB: Only shortlisted candidates meeting the above requirements will be responded to. NB: Applicants should indicate the post applied for on the envelopes and email subject. "The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer which practices gender and human rights-based approaches to recruitment. Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply". 

Deadline: 26 February 2023.

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Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) is a national human rights institution which was established under section 242 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. It is an independent Commission whose main mandate is to protect, promote and enforce human rights.

Website: https://www.zhrc.org.zw/

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