Expired on: Jun 10, 2024

Background of CECOE:

The Coalition of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations for Elections (CECOE) is a coalition of over 175 local civil society organizations engaged in democracy and electoral activities across Ethiopia. CECOE obtained a certificate of registration from the FDRE Authority for Civil Society Organizations (ACSO) in 2019 with the registration number 4748.  CECOE was established to coordinate civic engagement, increasing citizen participation in voter education, election observation, research, and advocacy with the view to bolstering long-term civil society engagement in Ethiopia’s electoral process in a sustainable manner.

CECOE is currently implementing a project titled “Civic Education for Better Civic Engagement and Political Participation in Ethiopia.” This project is financed by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and commissioned by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany under the “Support to Good Governance (S2GG) in Ethiopia” program, Focused on digital civic education, the project will engage in the design and provision of a nationwide and localized civic education campaign using interactive audiovisual (radio spots and video ads) and printed materials.

Job Overview/Summary:

The Civic Education Officer will be responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring civic and voter education programs. This role aims to enhance the public’s understanding of civic rights, duties, and electoral processes to foster active participation in democratic activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement civic education programs in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops for civic educators.
  • Oversee the development and distribution of civic education materials.
  • Coordinate with media outlets for the dissemination of civic education messages.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of civic education campaigns.
  • Prepare reports and documentation on program activities and outcomes.
  • Perform other related tasks which are not stated above as assigned or deemed necessary.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Law, Education, or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of experience in an election-related role.
  • Proven experience in training and capacity-building activities.
  • Strong understanding of the electoral process and civic rights.

Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic; an additional local language (Tigrigna, Oromiffa, Somali, etc.) is a plus.

CECOE strongly encourages female candidates to apply!

Job Category: Employment
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Addis Ababa
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