Senior Consultant – Ethiopia


The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is looking for a qualified Senior Consultant to implement its Ethiopia Program .


ICTJ is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ works across society and borders to challenge the causes and address the consequences of massive human rights violations. We affirm victims’ dignity, fight impunity, and promote responsive institutions.

ICTJ Senior Consultant – Ethiopia

ICTJ is seeking qualified applicants for the position of a full-time senior consultant (40 hours per week) to act as its Senior Consultant in Ethiopia. The consultant will work closely with staff in ICTJ in New York, Brussels, and other ICTJ offices on all matters related to the implementation and operation of the project “Strengthening Civil Societies’ Capacities to Contribute to the Transitional Justice Process in Ethiopia”.

The location of this position is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is a two year contract with the possibility of extension.


Under the supervision of ICTJ’s Director of Programs, or her delegate, and in close coordination with the ICTJ Program Expert, the Program Coordinator will:

  • Oversee the implementation of ICTJ’s work plan for Ethiopia.
  • Implement, manage, and monitor the project “Strengthening Civil Societies’ Capacities to Contribute to the Transitional Justice Process in Ethiopia” at all levels, substantively, financially, and managerially.
  • Represent ICTJ in the country, ensuring regular communication with national partners, seeking their input and feedback, and keeping ICTJ abreast of their transitional justice interests and priorities.
  • Liaise regularly with key Ethiopian stakeholders on transitional justice, including government, civil society, and international actors in coordination to the fullest extent possible with ICTJ partners.
  • Identify and recommend new potential ICTJ partners and civil society organizations representative of a variety of ethnic, political, and social background in Addis Ababa, Oromia, and Somali Region. Particular focus should be given to civil society organizations working on gender issues.
  • Coordinate and organize activities and meetings involving ICTJ’s experts and Ethiopian stakeholders.
  • Work with ICTJ’s Communications staff in ensuring compliance with EU visibility and communication rules, publicizing ICTJ’s Ethiopia-relevant insights, publications, other media products and overall work.
  • Coordinate with colleagues in ICTJ’s Program Office, Brussels office, Finance, Development and Human Resources units to fulfill various institutional initiatives and grant obligations.
  • Provide input to ICTJ’s experts on transitional justice-related developments affecting Ethiopia, including frequent updates and analysis.
  • Perform research (compile and organize comparative information, legal research, etc.); prepare draft memos, analytical reports, briefing papers, and other documents as needed including for publication on the ICTJ website.
  • Develop a fundraising strategy to ensure follow up and continuation of the project activities, in coordination with the ICTJ Development department.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • University degree in law, international relations, development, or relevant field. A master’s degree will be an advantage.
  • At least five years of professional experience in implementing or supporting transitional justice, reconciliation, human rights, or similar processes. Experience working in Ethiopia would be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to develop good interpersonal relationships with people from different ethnic and political backgrounds in Ethiopia, and of different genders.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and internet use is required.
  • Excellent oral and writing communication skills in English. Ability to speak local Ethiopian languages will be a strong asset.
  • Strong organizational abilities with rigorous attention to detail in a multi-task based and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong coordination abilities, while also being able to work independently with a high level of resilience.
  • Flexibility and a commitment to teamwork as a team player with professionalism, integrity, and commitment.
  • Ability to travel as required.
  • Identification with ICTJ’s mission.


Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to  (include SENIOR CONSULTANT -ETHIOPIA in the subject line) by 18 July 2021.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Only selected candidates will be contacted. The position will start in September 2021. Salary commensurate with experience.

The ICTJ is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining a diverse and internationally representative staff.