A Project Advisory Committee held its kick off meeting.
A Project Advisory Committee meeting was held with 30 stakeholders from government, civil society, and partner agencies on 8th of May, 2019 at Ghion Hotel.
The meeting was hosted by Learning, Partnership, and Capacity Development component of STRACE Project with the aim to engage government offices and civil society members to consult on the direction and implementation of activities designed under the project.
Dr. Wondemagegn Taddesse, Director of the Center on his opening remarks said that the Project is designed to address vulnerable groups such as women, children, persons with disabilities, workers and, migrants through human rights teaching, research, and active community engagement.
He also stated that the project is designed in a way to actively involve relevant stakeholders to continuously consult and evaluate the implementation of activities outlined, which at the end enables to ensure efficiency and transparency of the project.
Fasil Mulatu, Learning, Partnership, and Capacity Development Sub-Project Coordinator on his part, noted that the National Project Advisory Committee meeting is organized with the objective to engage stakeholders to consult and provide inputs to the progress of the Project as well as to indicate future intervention areas.
During the meeting, coordinators of the sub-projects presented activities performed since the launching of the project a year ago and activities planned for this year. Based on the presentations, Committee members discussed the achievement and challenges of the project activities and recommended better implementation mechanisms, research and training topics and, future intervention areas.
As it is indicated during the meeting this committee is expected to meet twice a year to participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the programs and activities ensuring the sustainability, local ownership and legitimacy of Project activities, objectives and outcomes.
At the end of the meeting, a National Project Advisory Committee was officially established with technical experts and office heads drawn from government offices, professional associations, NGOs and faith-based organizations.
Terms of Reference
Position : Programme Officer for Cooperation between Center for Human Rights (Addis
Ababa University) and Raoul Wallenberg Institute (Lund University)
Employer: Addis Ababa University, Centre for Human Rights
Terms of Employment : 8-months full-time position (100%) – with possible extension.
Gross Salary: ETB 24, 000 Per Month (gross) + 25% other benefits
Duty Station(s): Centre for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa
Application Deadline: 24 May 2019
The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI), Lund University, is an academic and research institution based in Lund, Sweden. RWI has been engaged in human rights capacity development in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1991 through regional, sub-regional and bilateral cooperation programmes focusing on academic institutions, justice sector institutions and National Human Rights Institutions. With its office in Nairobi, the RWI manages an extensive network, knowledge and understanding in relation to human rights and human rights work in Sub-Saharan Africa and furthermore implements, with the Swedish government’s support, a regional Sub-Saharan Africa programme that aims to strengthen implementation of human rights commitments through cooperation with relevant regional and sub-regional actors.
The Center for Human Rights (CHR), one of the academic units at the College of Law and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University, is an autonomous human rights institute engaged in teaching, research and community services in an interdisciplinary setting. It offers the MA and PhD programs in human rights – focusing on producing high-level professionals who will be qualified to work as academics, researchers and practitioners in inter-governmental, governmental and non-governmental organizations. The CHR is furthermore engaged in extensive community services – including the provision of legal aid services to the poor and vulnerable sections of the society with office presences in six cities in Ethiopia.
The RWI and the CHR are currently implementing a bilateral cooperation program running from 1 November 2018
- 31 December 2021 – which aims at supporting, within the framework of strategic interventions and detailed activities identified by both partners, the effective implementation of certain components of the CHR’s Project to Support the Human Rights Teaching, Training, Research and Community Engagement financed by the Swedish Government.
The programmatic focus of the institutional partnership and assistance offered by the RWI are structured along three key themes, namely: ‘Multidisciplinary Human Rights Teaching and Training’; Policy and Practice Collaboration and Diffusion’; and ‘Learning, Partnerships and Capacity Development’.
II. OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The Programme Officer for Cooperation between CHR and RWI will provide support within the framework of the relevant tasks listed under the Scope of Work section below – mainly focusing on ensuring smooth and effective communication between the partners and the coordination and implementation of routine program contents identified under the bilateral cooperation agreement.
The position will report to Director of the Center for Human Rights, Addis Ababa University.
III. SCOPE OF WORK
The Scope of Work and Essential Duties of the Program Officer for Cooperation between the RWI and CHR include the following:
- Coordinate with CHR and RWI to plan on and ensure a streamlined delivery of the programmatic areas and main interventions agreed upon under the bilateral cooperation agreement and any annex thereto;
- Coordinate with the CHR to facilitate the identification and effective engagement of RWI experts involved in curricula developments for new post-graduate programs at the CHR and ensure their smooth collaboration with local experts retained for the purpose;
- Communicate with RWI to identify thematic experts who will be involved in designing conceptual frameworks and contributing contents to human rights training courses organized by the CHR for high and mid-level government and civil society leaders and officials in human rights;
- Coordinate with the RWI to arrange for specific programs, communications and logistics to accommodate visiting professors who teach at the CHR’s PhD Program; provide advice to CHR staffs/PhD students; or participate in the CHR’s PhD examination programs;
- Facilitate, in collaboration with RWI, the timely and effective execution of all research visits of the CHR’s academic staff and PhD students (including visas, accommodation and access to facilities);
- Assist in the identification and assignment of thematic experts who will be involved in various policy dialogue forums organized by the CHR, communicate with identified experts with a view to dealing with logistical matters;
- Facilitate the involvement of expert/s who will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of Human Rights Documentation and Resource Center at CHR;
- Assist international visitors, students and interns hosted at CHR with practical matters – including logistics;
- Coordinate the provision of training opportunities for CHR staff in project management, monitoring and evaluation and resource centre management;
- Organize and submit to both partners’ periodic reports on activities planned and implemented at CHR in pursuance of the RWI Ethiopia Programme.
IV. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Minimum of a Master’s Degree in human rights, law, development studies, social sciences or other directly relevant disciplines.
- 3-5 years of work experience in academic and research programs, including familiarity in coordinating
academic and research partnerships, in coordinating diverse stakeholders, in providing strategic advice, and in delivering tangible and demonstrable results on project cooperation in human rights;
- Understanding of the operations of public university systems, preferably within the Addis Ababa University;
- Experience in initiating concept notes and creating partnerships at national and international levels;
- Experience in prioritizing and sequencing programmatic and operational activities,
- Ability to thrive in fast-moving environment – with emphasis on high-performance, teamwork,
accountability and tangible results, and excellent adaptability in challenging environment;
- Ability to demonstrate highly facilitative and collaborative management style;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills both in English and Amharic;
- Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service to the human rights cause;
Suitable applicants are advised to apply by sending the CV and cover letters by email to
email@example.com by 24 May 2019
“The Center provides trainings to community rights promoters who are drawn from membership based associations such as local elders, idirs, women associations, associations of persons with disabilities and labor unions to promote human rights awareness in general and the rights of targeted social groups (women, children, workers, migrants and persons with disabilities) in particular within their communities. The trainings will help enhance and broaden their skill of providing effective public education and understanding the recurrent problems of their community.
The Center also provides training for officials of local government agencies who will facilitate the work of community rights promoters by providing forums and the necessary support and endorsement.”
The Center for Human Rights, part of College of Law and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University, is an academic institution promoting a multidisciplinary scholarship and community services in human rights. As part of its objectives of providing quality academic, research and community services, the Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of Norway and Sida, is implementing a three-year project to support its teaching, research and community services. For the implementation of this Project and its four components [Multidisciplinary Human Rights Education and Training; Policy and Practice Collaboration and Diffusion; Community Rights Promotion and Protection; and Learning, Partnerships and Capacity Development], the Center would like to hire competent professionals. The tasks of the Project include researches, preparation of training materials, community rights trainings, policy dialogues, radio broadcasts and legal aid. The Project implementation covers the Center as well as 6 project areas in Addis Ababa, Adama, Hawassa, Ambo, Debre Birhan, and Semera.
Hence, interested and qualified applicants can submit their application, which shall include application letters (identifying the Code and the Position), copies of creditials and CVs, within 10 consecutive days in person to the Center for Human Rights or College of Law and Governance Studies or to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The term of employment will be for one year with the possibility of extension.
- Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
- Preference shall be given to femal applicants [as part of University and governmental policy as well as partneship agreements].
For more information: Tel: 0111223669 / website: http://www.aau.edu.et/humanrights/
|Project Office for CRPP
[Debre Birhan and Hawassa]
|Code||Position||Qualification||Main duties||Salary (Gross)||Work Station||No.|
|CRPP_II||Training and Support Officer||· First degree in law, social sciences, or other related discipline;
· Good interpersonal communication;
|· Assist the Regional/ Project Area Manager in organization of community rights trainings;
· Identify and contact community leaders and others for community rights promotion, trainings and dialogue;
· And other tasks assigned;
|Debre Birhan and Hawassa||2|
|· Diploma in secretarial science, office management and other related fields.
· At least one year of relevant experience
|· Provide office support services to the project area office and its manager, including word-processing and secretarial support;
· Maintain the general filing system and file all correspondence;
· Assist in the planning and preparation of meetings, conferences and
· Others assigned
|Policy and Practice Collaboration and Diffusion|
|Code||Position||Qualification||Main duties||Salary||Work Station||No.|
|PPCD I||Policy Collaboration and Diffusion Officer||· Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in human rights, social sciences or related fields
· Experience in liaising with government and civil society organizations and organizing policy dialogue forums
· Team-oriented and good interpersonal communication skills;
|· Planning, organization, and implementation of policy dialogue forums;
· Networking and experience sharing workshops;
· Prepare quarterly and annual work plans, narrative and financial performance reports of the sub-project
· Prepare monthly activity plans and execute in consultation with the sub-project coordinator;
· Facilitate and coordinate organization of policy dialogue forums for federal, regional, local government officials, and civil societies;
· Monitor monthly project expenditures of the sub-project and make proposal for improving the delivery rate
· Facilitate and oversee logistical arrangements for relevant meetings and workshops;
· Perform other duties as may be assigned;
For Community Rights Promoters Refresher Training taking place in Debre Birhan and Samara:
Center for Human Rights has provided tailor-made trainings to community rights promoters drawn from membership based associations such as local elders, idirs, women associations, associations of persons with disabilities and labor unions to promote human rights awareness in general and the rights of targeted social groups (women, children, workers, migrants and persons with disabilities) in particular within their communities in a sustainable manner. Accordingly, community rights promoters were provided this training in Samara in June 2019 and in Debre Birhan in July 2019 after which they have been engaging in human rights awareness raising campaign within the community.
These community rights promoters will be taking refresher training on November 08-10, 2019 in Samara and on November 11-13, 2019 in Debre Birhan.
As part of its community based human rights promotion and protection activity, Project STRACE provides free legal services to socially vulnerable groups mainly Women, Children, Persons with Disabilities, Workers and Refugees. To this end CHR recruits proficient 4th and 5th year law students who will participate in Paralegals Training and provide voluntary service at its legal aid centers. Accordingly, selected paralegals will participate in Paralegals Training on November 08-11, 2019 in Debre Birhan.
In Samara, selected paralegals underwent the Paralegals training in March 2019 and will be taking a refresher training on November 11-13, 2019.
Center for Human Rights, in the context of the STRACE project organizes a training course on Media Freedom and Human Rights that shall be offered by highly qualified experts for five days from 18 to 22 November 2019 in Addis Ababa at Ghion Hotel. This training aims to attract a wide range of stakeholders, such as organizations and institutions working in or on the media sector as well as organizations and institutions that are interested in using and promoting the positive role of media in human rights protection.
The Center for Human Rights, part of College of Law and Governance Studies of Addis Ababa University, is an academic institution promoting a multidisciplinary scholarship and community services in human rights. As part of its objectives of providing quality academic, research and community services, the Center, in collaboration with the Embassy of Norway and Sida, is implementing a three-year project to support its teaching, research and community services. For the implementation of this Project, the Center would like to hire a competent professional. The tasks of the Project include researches, preparation of training materials, community rights trainings, radio broadcasts and legal aid. The Project implementation covers the Center as well as 6 project areas in Addis Ababa, Adama, Hawassa, Ambo, Debre Birhan, and Semera.
Hence, interested and qualified applicants can submit their application, which shall include application letters (identifying the Code and the Position), copies of creditials and CVs, within 10 consecutive days in person to the Center for Human Rights or College of Law and Governance Studies or to the following email address: email@example.com.
- The term of employment will be for one year with the possibility of extension.
- The work station will be in Addis Ababa.
- Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
- Preference shall be given to female applicants [as part of University and governmental policy as well as partneship agreements].
For more information: Tel: 0112237783/0118695652 / website: http://www.aau.edu.et/humanrights/
Community Rights Promotion and Protection
|CRPP I||Sub-Project Manager||· Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights, Law, or other related fields
· At least five years (for Bachelor) and three years (for Master’s level) work experience;
· Strong writing skills and experience in report writing
· Excellent command of English and Amharic
|· Assist the Center in the implementation of the sub-Project;
· Plan, implement and manage the sub-project activities;
· In consultation with finance and admin staff, ensure that funds are spent and accounted for in the sub-Project planned activities;
· Lead the day-to-day activities of the sub-Project by coordinating project area managers;
· In consultation with finance and procurement officers, prepare, as required, monthly, quarterly and annual plans of with budget, submit for approval and ensure implementation once approved;
· Conduct regular monitoring of project centers;
· Undertake other relevant tasks assigned by the Lead Coordinator or the Center;
‘Rule of Human Rights, Election and Democratic Election’
The policy dialogue forum will be organized with the principal theme of “Rule of Law, Human Rights, Election and Democracy”, the forum will deliberate on the link or delink between rule of law, human rights and democratic election with a view to strengthening opportunities and identifying challenges and proposing policy recommendations in preparation for the upcoming election.