With a view to supporting the political and economic reforms currently underway in Ethiopia, taking into account the upcoming 2020 national elections as well as recognizing the need for forming a coalition of civil society organizations that will engage in electoral activities in a coordinated and sustained manner, more than 60 Ethiopian civil society organizations came together to form the Coalition of Ethiopian Civil Society Organizations for Elections (CECOE) in May 2019. The Interim Coordinating Committee (ICC) of the Coalition (CECOE) is mandated to organize its activities. The ICC comprises the Ethiopian Civil Society Organization Forum (ECSF), Inter-Africa Group (IAG), Ethiopian Lawyers Association (ELA), Coalition of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA), Network of Ethiopian Women’s Associations (NEWA), Consortium of Ethiopian Civic and Voters Education Actors (CECVEA), and Ethiopian National Disability Action Network (ENDAN).
Among the objectives of CECOE, as stated in its Memorandum of Association. include:
The communication officer will be responsible for managing the internal and external communication needs of the Coalition’s electoral support activities during the implementation of upcoming National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) election program activities. The officer will work with the head of CECOE secretariat, the election observation coordinator and other secretariat staff in his/her role as communication officer.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Job Location: Addis Ababa
Interested applicants can send their application, CVs and copies of their credentials online using the CCRDA and CECOE Email Addresses as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org OR email@example.com. Applications must be submitted at the latest May 22, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.
Note that the time to start work for successful applicants will depend on the announcement of the National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) new election calendar/timetable. Candidates will receive notification from CECOE /CCRDA when they will start their work.