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Job Description:

Vacancy Announcement #094/2023

Media 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 aims to strengthen the Ethiopian Media Council’s (EMC) self-governing structures and its ability to provide gender- and conflict-sensitive services to its members within the media sector. This will be implemented by using and adopting methods, instruments, and training concepts already elaborated through the media sector. The EMC is the central self-governing body of the media sector and is institutionally independent. As a sector specialist, you are responsible for providing support to the EMC and members to strengthen freedom of speech and media freedom.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  •  You provide strategic and organizational advisory services to the EMC on strengthening the EMC complaints bodies and those of other media stakeholders, including advice on raising awareness in regards of the use of complaints bodies.
  • You provide advice to the EMC and member community radios on the development of trainings on relevant topics for good radio journalism (e. g. radio reports on elections, the national dialogue or on methods of disseminating information to marginalized target groups).
  • You support technical and process consultancy for an inclusive multi-stakeholder process to analyze and position the regulatory potentials and challenges of freedom of expression in the digital space
  • 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 actors/projects and support the implementation of cooperation.
  • Other tasks as required
Job Requirements:


  • Completed university studies in the field of media, political science, sociology, law, or similar field of social science.
  • Completed education in journalism.
  • Competence in gender- and conflict-sensitive reporting.
  • Confident with the digitalization of work processes and tools in the media sector.

Professional experience

  • Several years of professional experience in the media sector.
  • Experience in the implementation and monitoring of training measures for journalists.
  • Working experience in the context of Technical Cooperation projects.
  • International study or work experience is an asset.

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.
  • Excellent training competencies.
  • Fluent in English and Amharic.
Job Category:
LegalMedia and JournalismCommunications, PR and Journalism
Legal, Media and Journalism, Communications, PR and Journalism
Full time
Full time
Addis Ababa
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

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