Senior Human Rights officer(2)

at Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Location Bahir Dar, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted September 22, 2021
Category Legal
Job Type Contract
Currency ETB


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

Purpose of the Job:

Principal case manager to individual human rights complaints and responsible to plan and implement monitoring of places of detention and emergencies, finalize reports and issue recommendations. Implement advocacy and follow up strategy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead on investigation of human rights complaints and preside over proceedings.
  • Support on implementation of alternative resolution mechanism.
  • Issue decisions on individual complaints.
  • Lead monitoring of places of detention and draft reports
  • Conduct human rights monitoring during emergencies
  • Serve as a focal person for early warning and emergency response.
  • Issue recommendations: develop and implement advocacy and follow up strategy
  • Proposes areas for systemic investigation and refer them to thematic functions in consultation with the coordinator
  • Manage partnerships and relationships with stakeholders
  • Conducts research on human rights issues as appropriate
  • Provide input on development and revision of guidelines, manuals, and tools
  • Supervise and coach investigation/ monitoring officers

REPORTS TO: Coordinator, Monitoring and Investigation/Regional Director

DURATION: Open Contract

SALARY RANGE: Gross monthly salary of ETB 22,014.00 - ETB 26,219.00 plus ETB 6,000.00 Housing allowance and ETB 1,500.00 Transport allowance, depending on candidates qualification, experience and earning history

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MA in Human Rights , LLM in International Law, LLM in law(Public Law relevant to human Rights)
  • Candidates with bachelor of Law (LL.B) but with exceptional experience can be considered.
  • 5 years of relevant experience for MA.
  • Computer literate.
  • Knowledge of Amharic and English is required.
  • Knowledge of other local languages is advantageous.


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:

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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