Call for application

February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Call for application

International Visiting Researchers

  1. Program overview

The Center for Human Rights is an autonomous academic unit of Addis Ababa University engaged in multidisciplinary teaching, research and community services in human rights. Since its establishment in 2008, the Center has been working in the promotion, teaching-learning, research and provision of community services in human rights.

Currently, the Center in collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Swedish Development Cooperation (Sida), is implementing a project entitled “Teaching, Research and Community Engagement”. The project aims to contribute to better protection of human rights of women, children, persons with disabilities, workers and migrants through capacity development and empowerment of state agencies and civil society organizations.

As part of its activities in the policy and action collaboration and diffusion sub-project, the Centre intends to engage an international visiting researchers to participate in its activities, learn from the practice of promotion and protection of human rights in Ethiopia and create opportunities for mutual knowledge and experience exchange among the researcher, students and academic and project staff of the Center.

To this end, the Center in 2019 seeks to host two international visiting researchers. Thus, it calls interested applicants to submit proposal that expresses her/his interest to come to Ethiopia and accomplish tasks listed below.

  1. Eligibility

Applicants to the international visiting researcher program must:

  • Possess PhD or be a PhD candidate (in the fields of human rights, law, political science, history, philosophy, peace and security studies, sociology or anthropology) at the time of application.
  • Pursue an independent research project on issues related to constitutional rights and promotion and protection of human rights (research project focusing on the rights of women, children, persons with disability, workers or migrants will be given priority).
  • Be able to participate in teaching and project activities of the center as assigned by the person in charge of management of the program.
  • Has interest in identifying future collaborative research.
  • Be able to undertake tasks in programs run with English medium of instruction.
  1. Tasks and responsibilities

The researcher is expected to carry out the following major tasks:

  • Identify research topics and write research proposals in human rights (preferably focused on the rights of women, children, persons with disability, workers or migrants).
  • Produce project brief/s (on topics that will be assigned by the program coordinator) that is ready to be re-used as input for the Center’s bi-annual e-newsletter.
  • Identify opportunity for new partnership or joint research.
  • Participate in exchange of lessons and present findings.
  • Submit report on her/his experience of the visit and tasks accomplished.
  • Participate in lectures in the academic programs of the Center.
  1. Duration of the Program

The visiting international researcher will be accepted on a competitive basis for a period of 21 days that run 08 – 29 March, 2019.

  1. Application process

Application and inquiries regarding the program should be sent to Dr. Getahun Kassa, Coordinator, Policy and Action Collaboration and Diffusion Sub-project. Email:

To apply, submit a cover letter explaining why the Center for Human Rights is an appropriate setting for her/his visiting international scholarship, brief description of activities he/she intends to carry out during her/his stay at the Center, current curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from home University or Institution.

  1. Timeline

Call launch: 13 February 2019.

Application should be sent by email to the Coordinator as soon as possible.

Notification of selection: 23 February 2019.

  1. Obligations of the Center

The Center will:

  • Cover all travel expenses (return air ticket and local transportation as necessary).
  • Provide daily allowance and accommodations.
  • Assign two individuals: one academic and one project staff to help in facilitating the visiting researcher program.
  • Assist in facilitating visitor’s entry to Ethiopia.

Note: (The Center will only cover costs stated above)

If accepted, the visitor will receive letter of acceptance from Director of the Center for Human Rights.

Center for Human Rights

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia


Telephone: +251 111 223783