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Job Description:

Vacancy Announcement #092/2023

Election Process Advisor

Skills Development Cluster / Social Transformation Cluster

Contract duration: 30.04.2026

Application deadline: 28.05.2023

Duty station: Addis Ababa

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a German public-benefit federal enterprise. GIZ works worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas. We work to shape a future worth living in over 120 countries around the world.

 The "Programme to Support Good Governance in Ethiopia" aims to strengthen state and civil society frameworks to support the transformation into a democratic and inclusive constitutional state. The program advises central governmental and non-governmental actors who hold key positions in the transformation process of the Ethiopian governance system.

 In one of the components, the programme supports the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) to strengthen its networks with other election boards. Furthermore, the programme focuses on capacity building of the Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations for Election (CECOE). CECOE is a civil society network, whose CSO members were certified by NEBE in the context of the 2022 national elections and which fulfills important functions in the field of political education of the population on democratic elections. CECOE has an active role in election observations. As a sector specialist, you will be responsible for providing support to NEBE and CECOE to strengthen free and fair elections.

 Responsibilities and Tasks

  •  You provide technical and organizational advice to CECOE on the selection and introduction of a digital tool to protect the integrity of elections and its integration into the existing NEBE/CECOE training programme for election observation.
  • You provide advice on the design and implementation of regional networking activities (e. g. peer-to-peer consultation, specialised conferences of regional election commissions, regional study tour) with NEBE.
  • You support the Supreme Court on the development of a training module for judges (concept, learning objectives, methodology, training materials, train of trainers, evaluation tools) dealing with freedom of expression and freedom of assembly cases in their courts.
  • You participate in feeding the programme’s M&E System with relevant data, observations, and analysis.
  • You identify potentials of cooperation and synergies with other German and international cooperation projects and support the implementation of the cooperation.
  • Other tasks as required.
Job Requirements:


  • Completed university studies in the field of political science, sociology, law, or similar field of social science.
  • Profound knowledge of the meaning of free and fair elections in the transformation process toward inclusive democratization.

Professional experience

  • Several years of professional experience in the thematic areas of free and fair elections and public education.
  • Experience with the development of training materials for public institutions.
  • Experience in the implementation and monitoring of training measures for members of CSOs and public servants.
  • Working experience in the context of Technical Cooperation projects.
  • Confident with the digitalization of work processes in CSOs and the usage of digital tools preferably in the context of the implementation of elections.

 Other knowledge, additional competencies

  •  Strong commitment, team spirit, reliability, diplomatic skills, conflict sensitivity, gender competence and intercultural competence.
  • Ability to think and act strategically, conceptually, and analytically.
  • Strong cooperation, communication and advisory skills, political sensitivity and networking ability.
  • Fluent in English and Amharic.

Job Category:
LegalSocial Sciences and Community
Legal, Social Sciences and Community
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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