National Human Rights and Advocacy Coordinator

at Ethiopian National Association of the Blind
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted June 16, 2021
Category Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The program is implemented with well known international and local partners

The national coordinator for human rights and advocacy will work as part of a team in the Together for Inclusion (TOFI) consortium, and in close collaboration with the Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (NABP). TOFI is a multi-stakeholder effort working for equal rights and opportunities for persons with disabilities in six African countries, including Ethiopia.

Activities required:

  • Compiling and analyzing disability laws and policies in Ethiopia
  • Identifying the gaps in the implementation of disability rights in general and of persons with visual impairment in particular
  • Conducting advocacy activities based on the identified gaps
  • Transforming Ethiopian National Association of the Blind’s (ENAB’s) activities towards the best advocacy of disability rights
  • Designing and prioritizing advocacy issues of disability rights
  • Collaboration with TOFI partners in Ethiopia (including active participating in Human Rights and Advocacy (HRA) Technical Working group)
  • Collaboration and communication with TOFI programme manager in NABP in the development and reporting on implementation of HRA programme in Ethiopia
  • Capacity building and organizational strengthening of ENAB and other TOFI partners
  • Organize trainings and awareness raising in communities, for activists and organizations on the rights of persons with disabilities and disability rights
  • Support work with supplementary Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) shadow report and related initiatives
  • Support and participate in relevant networks
  • Doing any other related activity.

Job Requirements

Required educational and work experience

  • Minimum of  Bachelor of  Arts  degree
  • Graduating in law and human rights in the first degree
  • At least 4 years of experience for Ph.D. holders and 6 years of experience for master degree holders 8 years of experience for BA degree in the fields related to those mentioned educational backgrounds
  • Informed in disability related concepts
  • Experience in project management and planning program design.
  • Experience in reporting and monitoring using quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Experience in a coordinating position leading a team.
  • Good skills in communications, English language, technologies etc.
  • Experience working effectively with governments, civil society, multilaterals, and the private sector
  • Experience in developing and conducting trainings, campaigns and community work

Specific skills and knowledge

  • Co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information; supports others in the pursuit of team goals
  • Builds a useful network of contacts and relationships and utilizes it to achieve objectives
  • Those with work experience on disability are encouraged to apply
  • Those who have international cooperation and/or NGO experience are encouraged to apply.


Applying Instructions

ENAB will notify interview type through the telephone address filled in the application form and through internal notice board

Work experience certificate written more than 6 months is not acceptable

Applicants who fulfill the criteria hereunder can apply in person at the head quarter of ENAB found at Sidist Kilo, near to Yekatit hospital producing originals and photo copies of work experience certificate, educational certificates, CV and identity cards and by filling the form prepared to that effect.

Registration time is within 10 working days of this post at working hours

For further information, use phone number 0111111021

Applicants with disabilities particularly women with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this vacancy

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