Ethiopian Human Rights Council Executive Director Jobs in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Human Rights Council Executive Director Jobs in Ethiopia

About the Organization

  • The Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO) is an independent, non-political, non-partisan human rights civil society organization established in 1991 to contribute towards rule of law, democracy and respect for human rights in Ethiopia.

  • EHRCO is one of the oldest and most prominent human rights CSOs in the country, widely known for monitoring and investigating human rights violations in Ethiopia.

  • EHRCO seeks to hire qualified professional dedicated to the cause of human rights in Ethiopia in the following position:

    Major Duties and Responsibilities

    The Executive Director is in charge of the day-to-day activities of the organization and is responsible among other things for:

  • Supervising and coordinating the operations of head office, branch offices and other administrative organs;

  • Directing, supervising and ensuring implementation of core program activities of EHRCO, including human rights monitoring and investigation; human rights research, education and advocacy; legal aid, and prison and court monitoring;

  • Soliciting, and mobilizing resources from the public, organizations and individuals through innovative and effective fundraising initiatives;

  • Establishing close links and partnerships with the relevant, governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental stakeholders, the media, the private sector and academia and

  • Leading the formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of strategic and annual plans
    of the organization
    who can guide on knowledge for online and digital human rights activism

  • Formulating other organizational policy programs and activities.

    Job Requirements

    Key Requirements

  • LL.B/LL.M degree in Law, BA/MA in political Science, Humanities, Psychology, Sociology or Social Science and 10+ years’ experience in program/project management in a human rights organization or in similar human rights CSOs,
    High proficiency in written and spoken English (knowledge of other local languages would be an asset); (Computer and internet literacy, knowledge on online and digital activism;
    Age 35-65;

  • An individual who has not been convicted of crime related to or involving violation of human rights, including gender-based violence and

  • No membership in any political party.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified applicants fulfilling the above requirements should submit; a CV, copies of credentials and testimonials with cover letter in English to EHRCO’s head office in Addis Ababa, or send by email at and Copy (CC) within ten working days.

  • This Vacancy for the Executive Director position is called and to be finalized by EHRCO’s Board who is mandated for such position supervision as per EHRCO’s statute.

    Ethiopian Human Rights Council (EHRCO)

  • Sahle Silassie Bld, 8th Floor, Room No. 19, In front of Addis Ababa Stadium, Next to Lalibela Restaurant.

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