Head of Monitoring and Investigation

at Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 17, 2021
Category Legal
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Internal and External

Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is looking for qualified candidates to fill the following position.

Purpose of the Job:

Lead the monitoring and investigation work at the head office. Lead the overall supervision of staff and management of resources for the department at the head office.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide overall management and supervise the implementation of human rights monitoring and investigation at the Head office; contribute to project design and concept notes based on strategic human rights priorities of the area.
Review admissibility rulings and decisions on individual complaints, and submit for signoff as appropriate.
Lead on implementation of alternative dispute resolution mechanism.
Oversee the overall processing of individual complaints at the Head office and in areas to be covered by the head office team.
Plan and implement sudden and regular monitoring of places of detention, and oversee human rights monitoring during emergencies.
Provide situation reports and communication to the Hub/Head Office on urgent human rights issues and emergency situations.
Facilitate the development of advocacy strategy and follow up on monitoring and investigation findings and recommendations.
Provide input for revisions of guidelines, manuals and tools.
Coordinate human rights capacity building trainings/programs through trainings, workshops and discussion forums.
Facilitate collaboration and ensure coordination of all programs of the Commission being implemented at the head office level, with the local stakeholders, including local government, community and CSOs working in the area.
Represent EHRC at meetings with different stakeholders and at human rights events in the work area.
Monitor the utilization of budget allocated to the head office MONID section.
Ensure effective line management, clarify roles, responsibilities and reporting lines of each staff member; regularly discuss performance and provide feedback and coaching to staff
Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and recommend changes in goals, objectives, intervention strategies, measurable outputs, and timelines; ensure quality and timely periodic progress reports are prepared and disseminated to all relevant functions in the Head Office.
Engage with local media.
Perform other tasks as assigned by the line manager.
LOCATION: Head Office

DURATION: Open Contract

REPORT TO: Regional Director, Monitoring and Investigation

DIRECT REPORTS: Senior Human Rights Officer and Human Rights Officer

SALARY RANGE: Gross monthly salary of ETB 33,425.00- ETB 40,947.00 plus ETB 8,000.00 housing allowance and ETB 1,900.00 transport allowance depending on candidates 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.
6 years of relevant experience with MA
Experience in management of resources
Computer literate.
Knowledge of Amharic and English languages.

Applying Instructions

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: HRM@ehrc.org.

Please include the name of the position on the subject of the email.

Women candidates are encouraged to apply

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview and written exam

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