Senior Human Rights Officer, Women’s Rights

Job Description

Purpose of the Job:

To take a lead in the day to day implementation of research, advocacy and campaign plans to enhance the promotion and protection of women’s rights in Ethiopia.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Contribute to the development of annual plans of the Function on protection and promotion of women’s rights;
Conduct awareness raising and campaigns on women’s rights to ensure adherence to national and international protection standards and guidelines;
Organize and manage advocacy and campaign events;
Conduct assessments for identification of women’s rights protection needs;
Actively contribute to the execution of legislative and policy initiatives regarding women rights;
Communicate with and influence a range of external stakeholders and advocacy targets including the Government and relevant authorities on the basis of identified gaps for the effective promotion and protection of women’s rights and to give them voice;
Conduct or support the undertaking of research and analysis to formulate advocacy briefs and calls for the promotion and protection of the women’s rights;
Conduct legal review in relation to women’s rights to write advocacy and campaign messages and materials for amendment or enactment of laws that afford better protection to the rights of women as well as to ensure their compliance with constitutional, international and regional human rights standards;
Support the initiation of nationwide and regional movements to advocate and campaign for the promotion and protection of women’s rights, including the ratification and implementation of relevant international and regional human rights instruments;
Ensure mainstreaming of women rights as relevant in other advocacy and campaign activities of EHRC;
Conduct mapping of stakeholders that provide support to women who suffered human rights violation and are in need of support;
Actively contribute to building capacity, knowledge, values and standards based on identified needs of both governmental and non-governmental national stakeholders on women’s rights;
Conduct and follow up on advocacy initiatives to ensure implementation of recommendations, general comments and concluding observations of international and regional human rights bodies’ at the national level;
Participate in discussion forums set in institutions and organizations, including other NHRIs for joint programming, sharing of experience and promising practices, regarding the promotion and protection of children rights in their policies and organizational operations;
Keep the Coordinator informed with regular detailed and accurate reports on progress and challenges in advocating and campaigning for the promotion and protection of children and children rights conducted by the Team;
Undertake other duties and tasks deemed necessary.

LOCATION: Head Office/Addis Ababa/

REPORT TO: Director, Women’s and Children’s Rights

DURATION: Open/Indefinite Contract

SALARY RANGE: Gross monthly salary of ETB 26,417.00- ETB 31,463.00 plus ETB 7,200.00 Housing allowance and ETB 2,200.00 Transport allowance, depending on candidate’s qualification, experience and earning history

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

MA in Human Rights Law, LL.M in Human Rights, LLM in International Law, LLM in Law (Public Law relevant to Human Rights). Candidates with Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) but with exceptional experience can be considered.
5 years of relevant experience with MA Experience in management of resources
Computer literate.
Knowledge of Amharic and English is required. Knowledge of other local languages is advantageous.

Interested candidates should write a covering letter, explaining why they are interested in this role, why they are the right person for the job with a recent CV which should be sent to the following email address:
Please include the name of the position and location on the subject of the email. Candidates who didn’t follow the procedure will be rejected automatically.
Women candidates and candidates with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and written exam
 Deadline for applications:  Thursday 6th of April, 2023.

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