Category Archives: Legal Jobs in Ethiopia

Attorney I at VisionFund Micro-Finance Institution S.C

Job Description

                                       IMMEDIATE INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

                                             VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Opening Date:         December 02, 2019

Place of Work:          Wolkite and Adaberga Branch Offices

About the Organization:

VisionFund Micro Finance Institution (S.C) is an Institution established according to proclamation No. 40/96 which currently amended to 626/2009 to provide financial services to the productive poor in the rural and urban areas of Ethiopia. VisionFund is currently operating in four of the Regional States of the country.

VisionFund MFI is currently looking for candidates for Attorney I role. The successful candidates will have skills and experience that meet the following requirements:

1.        Major Responsibilities

·         Assists the Branch staff in handling all issues related to collateral & the safe custody of all legal documents on real estate mortgage & chattel mortgage;

·         Assists in registering & discharging mortgaged items;

·         Ensures the safe custody of all legal documents on real esate mortgage & chattel mortgage;

·         Draws up draft contracts, agreements, forms, letters of guarantee and other transactional documents, etc. that suit a specified purpose;

·         Examines judgments & court rulings; analyzes their impact on company business & advises supervisor on approaches to be followed;

·         Gathering facts and establishing evidence, conducting investigations, examination analyses of cases and preparation of contracts and claims;

·         Ensures the proper & timely delivery of notices to delinquent clients.

·         Investigates & takes proper legal actions to rectify theft, forgeries & misappropriation of funds & property;

·         Complies & analysis information & statistics that would assist in carrying out court activities & provides legal advice & assistance to the branches in legal matters of limited complexity and gravity & in translation work of legal documents.

·         Looks into and analyzes law sources such as statutes, recorded judicial decisions, legal articles and codes to prepare legal documents such as briefs, pleadings, appeals contracts for review, etc.

·         Prepares, cases, pleadings, suits, statements of claims, petitions, defenses, affidavits in the name and on behalf of the institution;

·         Represents the branches before all levels of courts of law including police stations & public authorities;

·         Submits a written report to the branch & HO legal & Recovery Manager on the status of cases filed at court with collections made through court action.

Job Requirements

2.   Qualification and experience Requirements

·         Diploma in law & minimum 2-years relevant experience

·         Local language knowledge, communication skill & computer skill is       advantageous.

·         knowledge of civil & commercial codes & analytical

Candidates who fulfil the above requirements can submit the application letter, updated curriculum vitae with names and addresses of up to 3 references and non-returnable copies of credentials in person to: West Area Opertion Offices (lideta), Wolkite, Weliso, Ameya, Muhur, Sebeta Branch Offices or VFE_Vacancy@wvi.org.

                Women applicants are highly encouraged to apply

National Durable Solutions Technical Officer – Housing, Land and Property (HLP) at International Organization for Migration – IOM

 

About IOM

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal & External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

Organizational Context and Scope

As per a mandate to coordinate the overall Disaster Risk Management (DRM) work stream at a regional level, the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Bureau (DPPB) of the Somali Regional State (SRS) of Ethiopia leads a multi-stakeholder coordination on durable solutions for the region’s 1,051,542 internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by inter-communal conflict and climatic shocks.[1] With the technical support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and financial support from the Government of Switzerland through Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), DPPB has been coordinating an inter-agency Durable Solutions Working Group (DSWG) since 2016. This mechanism has facilitated strategic planning and engagement on IDP durable solutions and yielded the Somali Regional Durable Solutions Strategy in October 2017.

In April 2019, a nationwide initiative was launched under The Strategic Plan to Address Internal Displacement and associated IDP Recovery Plan by the Ministry of Peace (MoP) and National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC). In response, the Somali Regional Government mobilized a joint effort to resolve displacement situations in the region, requiring the DPPB to play a crucial role in bringing together a broad range of government, humanitarian and development actors, plus IDPs and host/receiving communities, towards shared understanding, commitment and objectives. Moreover, the DPPB’s strategic leadership will continue to be expected, particularly in terms of evidence-based planning, information sharing and continuous engagement at various levels to effectively foster resolution of displacement conditions that meet the needs and rights of displaced individuals and communities through a principled approach.

SDC and IOM are key partners to the Government of Ethiopia (GOE) and SRS both in the humanitarian and development fields. Welcoming this rather ambitious initiative by the government, IOM and SDC acknowledge technical skills required in the process of moving forward this robust task. Through various consultations held by the regional government, IOM and SDC, as well as lessons learned from a similar IOM-SDC partnership in seconding a Durable Solutions Coordinator at Resident Coordinator’s Office in Addis Ababa since June 2018, consensus was reached to explore a possibility of seconding a team of three Durable Solution Experts at the DPPB to contribute to the IDP Recovery Plan.

Given the fact that housing, land and property (HLP) issues have become highly prioritized in addressing internal displacement in Ethiopia, this partnership particularly notes the urgent need to bring aboard an expert on this subject area.

Under the overall supervision of the Durable Solutions Advisor and in close collaboration with the Community-Based Planning and Information Management Officer to be seconded to the DPPB, the incumbent will be responsible for providing technical guidance to the Somali DSWG and other relevant stakeholders on HLP issues. S/he will provide crucial support to the team’s implementation, coordination, networking and information-gathering/sharing activities of the Somali DPPB and DSWG with a focus on HLP issues. The position will require close collaboration with IOM staff members, DSWG members and other project partners, and regional/local authorities.

 

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Work of the Durable Solutions Technical Officer – HLP will have a direct impact on the role of the DPPB/the regional government, DSWG and its partners including IOM and SDC in building a strong capacity for strategic planning and program framework on durable solutions and HLP issues for displacement-affected communities in the Somali region. S/he will promote and facilitate the inclusion of HLP-related components in the region’s durable solutions policies, legislations and operations, so that processes to plan, implement and monitor durable solutions programmes will become more effective by tackling HLP issues in the region.

 

1.     Technically support the Somali DPPB to include  HLP-related components in the region government’s durable solutions policies, legislations, activities and other initiatives;

2.     Support the DPPB’s coordination of HLP-related activities through the engagement of the DSWG;

3.     Ensure timely documentation, information/data-sharing and communication on HLP-related initiatives, systems, structures relevant to the DPPB’s durable solution planning and decision-making and the DSWG’s activities;

4.     Coordinate gathering, analysis and presentation of up-to-date information and data on relevant HLP laws, procedures, and practices in the Somali region;

5.     In coordination with the DSWG, assess HLP-related situations in the Somali region and advocate for the recognition of HLP rights of displacement-affected persons including IDPs/returnees/host communities, particularly the most vulnerable among them (i.e. female-headed households, persons with disabilities, the elderly, ethnic and religious minorities);

7.     Provide periodic information updates and reports on progresses, challenges, and lessons learned on handling with HLP issues in the Somali region;

8.     Document good practices and experiences, and provide inputs on HLP-related and other durable solutions project information and documentation;

9.     Facilitate  capacity building programs for government officials and other partners in the Somali region to enhance their knowledge of HLP issues;

10.  Explore opportunities and design activities in strengthening HLP-related components in durable solutions initiatives to better support IDPs in a protracted internal displacement situation in the Somali region;

11.  Closely coordinate with regional, zonal and district-level offices in their day to day activities related to durable solutions and HLP issues through the provision of tools and other technical assistance required;

12.  Promote strategic partnership with relevant partners, especially on HLP issues; and

13.  Perform other related duties as may be required.

Job Requirements

Education

·         Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution

Experience

·         Eight years relevant experience at the national or international level with HLP law practice, policy development, relevant programmes and projects for Masters and ten years for Bachelor Degree holders;

  • Proven experience on strategy development and advocacy on durable solutions and HLP rights for IDPs as well as in-depth knowledge of main protection and humanitarian standards required;
  • Experiences in political, legal, socio-economic analysis and research, and familiarity with conflict sensitivity approach, risk informed programming and Human Rights Up Front desired;
  • Demonstrable partnership development, coordination, high-level client relations, and resource mobilization experiences at mid-professional level desired;
  • Solid experience in humanitarian and development operations and knowledge of the UN System coordination desired;
  • Computer/software literate, preferably knowledgeable in Microsoft Office.
  • Rich knowledge of disaster management, internal displacement and conflict analysis desired; and
  • Familiarity with the UN, particularly the UN Reform Agenda desired.

 

Languages

·         Thorough knowledge of spoken and written English and Amharic.

·         Knowledge of Somali other local language is an advantage.

 

Values and Competencies

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

 

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.

 

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

 

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: work strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction

 

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation  letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English  via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT, by December 13, 2019 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is required at this stage; applicant who doesn`t follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

Legal Advisor at BelCash Technology Solutions PLC

Job Description

BACKGROUND:

BelCash Technology Solutions PLC (BelCash Ethiopia) (BCTS) is an affiliate company of BelCash International, incorporated in Netherlands, which provides turnkey technology platforms based on  mobile phones; and other telecom value added and related technological services.  Accordingly, it has partnered with specialized companies to provide essential services under the unique Hello brand. BCTS provides technology platform, business consultancy, branding, operational and marketing support, while the specialized partner companies provide the services.

The Legal Advisor will be responsible;

  • Provides guidance and advice to the company on any legal matter, be it litigation or non-litigation by nature.
  • Assist /discusses in creating or formulating contracts, policies and procedures of the company especially those related to the regulatory requirements and the law of the nation.
  • Provide legal advice to company officials who represent the CEO ,operating divisions ,company lawyers or other units of the company on regulatory issue, proposed policies or procedures ,based on the law, cassation court decisions and regulations by government organs .He also provides necessary reports and analysis on new trends in the legal system.
  • Perform his duties and submit reports timely and carries out his obligations observing professional ethics for lawyers.
  • When and where necessary, represent the company in any court of law or tribunal under Ethiopian jurisdiction.

Job Requirements

Job Requirement;

  • Minimum of LLB Degree from recognized university.
  • More than ten years’ relevant experience
  • Fluent spoken and written Amharic and English languages (Skills in other local languages is an advantage).
  • Good reference in similar mission in the past..
  • Excellent in communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and attention to details.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ of experience in legal advisory services.
  • Computer literate: MS Word, Excel, Power point, outlook

Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements may submit non-returnable copy of their CV with cover letter, via e-mail.

Please mention the title of the position you applied for on the subject line of your email.

NB

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

The application should be submitted within 10 days from date of this announcement

Phone:  +251 912502613, PO.BOX 1075

E-mail Address: 

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Address: Queen Elizabeth Street, Shi – Semania, Woreda 7, Kebele 10, House No. 47 near to Ras Amba Hotel, Kebena

BelCash Technology Solutions PLC

Program Officer or Senior Program Officer at National Democratic Institute

Job Description

The National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) seeks to hire a Program Officer or a Senior Program Officer to staff the Elections Program in its Ethiopia office. NDI’s elections program works to strengthen election observation conducted by Ethiopian citizens and civil society organizations (CSOs) that work to promote free, fair and credible elections. The program also works to ensure active participation of women, youth and other communities in the electoral process. The position will report to the Program Director for Elections. The position will be based in Addis Ababa and will require regular travel within Ethiopia. The position is available immediately.

This staff position will work closely with NDI’s CSO partners to build capacity and skills and to coordinate domestic election observation during upcoming elections. The incumbent will liaise and communicate with partners and provide up-to-date analysis of the political environment and context. Under supervision of the Program Director the incumbent will coordinate staff and implementation of program activities at regional and national levels. The incumbent will be required to work closely with other staff in NDI’s Ethiopia and Washington D.C. offices for successful implementation of all programs and operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a point of contact and maintain close collaboration and communication with CSO partners.
  • Closely monitor all aspects of daily implementation of activities.
  • Under close supervision of the Program Director, take the lead in guiding and monitoring regional coordinators.
  • Identify program challenges and propose solutions.
  • Produce analytic political and electoral briefings and reports.
  • Assist in organizing and implementing citizen election monitoring/observation, including training and presentations to relevant stakeholders.
  • Organize program events, including conferences, consultations, seminars, workshops and meetings.
  • Produce program-related documents and ensure their accuracy.
  • Conduct forward planning and update activity plans and budgets.
  • Maintain regular and timely internal communication on program plans, developments and outcomes.
  • Prepare reports and communications products, such as impact and success stories.
  • Contribute to developing strategic documents – work plans, reports, project proposals and briefings.
  • Contribute to regular monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Ensure accurate and timely data collection for monitoring and evaluation purposes, in close collaboration with the M&E staff.
  • As delegated by the Program Director or the Senior Resident Director, represent NDI to Ethiopian organizations and the donor community.

NDI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen civic and political organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

The position title to be offered will be based on level of past experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience and NDI’s salary scale.  A competitive benefits package will be provided.  NDI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, ethnicity, disability, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field of study; graduate degree is preferred in political science, international relations or development, public policy, law, or a related field.
  • Experience with political processes or elections is desired.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and professionalism, to effectively interact with all levels of staff, CSO partners, policymakers and elected or appointed officials, Ethiopian and foreign government personnel, and members of donor organizations.
  • Proven capacity for timeliness in completing all tasks and deliverables, including programmatic, financial and administrative responsibilities.
  • Exceptional analytical skills for interpreting complex program and political issues.
  • Excellent and professional teamwork and ability to work well as part of a high performing team.
  • High level of attention to detail in all aspects of work.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills in both Amharic and English to effectively present information in a clear and persuasive manner; capacity in other Ethiopian languages is desired.
  • Working knowledge of PC-based word processing and spreadsheet applications.
  • Interested candidates must submit a cover letter and a CV.  Please include three references from past employment or academic experiences.  Applications will be considered upon receipt. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interested applicants should send a CV and cover letter to: info_ethiopia@ndi.org

    Senior Legal HR Officer at Belima International Business PLC/Daily Water

    Job Requirements

    • Law With LLB  Degree (knowledge of the Ethiopian Commercial Law  as well as private companies lab our law )
    • Minimum of 4 years of experience as legal adviser or Attorney at law for 2 years of experience

    Duty station – Addis Ababa

    Term of employment –Permanent

    Salary –based on the scale of the organization

    Registration place –In front of Saint Lideta Church at Dashen Bank Building 6th floor

    Applicants Should submit their non returnable copies and all necessary Original Document with their application letter in person within ten (10) working days from the advertisement announced

    ADDRESS

    Saint Lideta Church at Dashen Bank Building 6th floor (Addis Ababa)

    Tel +251-11-156-74-14 /251-11-156-76-67 /251-11-156-81-80 /251-11-155-00-28

    Mail –

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    Fax +251-11-156-69-88

    P.O.Box 56193 Addis Ababa –Ethiopia  

    Legal Officer at Hybrid Designs

    Job Description

    Job Summary

    We are looking to promote an ambitious and career driven individual for the position of Legal Officer. This will be a great opportunity for someone who demonstrates passion in their work and possesses considerable experience in the job role.

    Main Responsibilities.

    1. Follow up with external lawyers on progress of various litigated matters, and escalating to the Management if necessary,
    2. Draft Legal and advisory opinions, Legal documents such as contracts, applications and affidavits, and carrying out legal research,
    3. Assist in setting up, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic filing systems in accordance with recognized procedures and standards,
    4. Update status and tracking Legal reports,
    5. Collect and retrieve information from files as needed,
    6. Compiling departmental reports,
    7. Editing correspondence, minutes, letters, memos, and presentations,
    8. Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure accuracy,
    9. Process and distribute legal documents effectively,
    10. Provide administrative support including copying, and scanning of Legal Documents,
    11. Maintain accurate expense account records for Legal matters, and
    12. Get affidavits and other formal statements that may be used as evidence in court.

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements:

    ·         Bachelor of Law Degree from a recognized University

    ·         At least 2-3 years relevant experience (good knowledge in Commercial Law)

    • High levels of integrity, Leadership/interpersonal skills, analytical as well as report writing skills and,
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision

    If you believe you have what it takes, please submit an application letter and update curriculum Vitae.

    Interested applicants are required to submit in person their CVs or via email and supporting documents within 10 days from the date of this announcement

    Address: Bole Medhanialem Shekila Building, 4th  floor office (RIDE)

    For More Information

     Tel: +251 116 575968

    Email: info@hybriddesignsplc.com

    Addis Ababa

    Company Legal Representative at United Beverages

    United Beverages
    Vacancy Announcement

    Position: Company Legal Representative

    Qualifications/Skills
    Job Requirement
    • LLB Degree and five years relevant experience in multinational businesses
    Education Level     :     Law Degree
    Experience     :     5-10 years
    Location
    City     :     Addis Ababa
    State     :     Addis Ababa
    Country     :     Ethiopia

     Interested applicants who fulfill the above requirement should send/submit their respective CVs and cover letters until November 7, 2019 from the date of this announcement stating which role they are applying for through Email Address: HR@ubethiopia.com or Submit in person: UB HQ office Bole Tele Medhanealem behind Sabon Hotel.

    Legal Assistant at Silver Spring Production and Promotion P.L.C

    Job Description

    Silver Spring Production and Promotion PLC which is the sole agent for EBS television.

    This position is located in Silver Spring Production and Promotion PLC Legal Department. Review department  contributes to the company as a damage preventive platform and facilitating smooth and confident work environment by creating consciousness with in  the crew  regarding freedom of expression and its  core principle , the broad aim of the company to serve the public in numerous aspect through its medium needs to be supported  by such department so that the needed information is communicated by respecting media Related Laws and Journalistic Ethics .

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    Confidentiality: the department request a strict rule of confidentiality

    • Under the overall supervision of the department head and direct accountability to the CEO, the obligatory Will be responsible of the following duties:
    • Review’s program content before being aired and make a quick report to the concerned department.
    • Provides legal advice to   production team on how a program can be done with the domain of media related laws and the stations editorial policy.
    • Make producers understand legal and moral aspect of their content.
    • Check the legality of Advertisement and documents attached: provide legal Advice on contents of the Advert.
    • Supports the Legal Department with workload, including drafting contracts and checking        the legality of document.
    • Implementing the Editorial policies,
    • At any point need to be focused

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM:  competence and knowledge in the field of Media Law, concept understanding skill and Issue framing capacity
    • Knowledge about Advertisement and consumer related legislations,
    •  Shows pride in work and in achievements; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and ability to work under pressure; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Identifies priority activities; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and attention for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when reviewing; actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Required Number:

    • Three

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor Degree (LLB) in Law.
    • Experience:  0 year and above.
    • knowledge of media production and communication.
    • Strict rule of Confidentiality.
    • Need to be focused.
    • Ability to prioritize.
    •  knowledge of media and related laws.
    •  Issue framing capacity and understanding concept.
    • reporting and updating.
    • risk analyzation skill.
    • at every point need to be backed by legal ground.
    • Flexibility.
    • team work spirit and trust.
    • Accountability.
    • Conscious for public morality.
    • Being able to work under pressure.
    • Deep understanding of the media industry working environment.

    Interested applicants who fulfill the minimum requirements can submit their non-returnable application letter, CV with three names of reference & copies other credentials in person   located around Gerji beside Unity University Bawa building 1st floor,

                OR   send through the following e-mail address:

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       Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
       For this position, applicants, who has interest on the media sector are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    October 18, 2019   Legal Jobs in Ethiopia

    Senior Legal Adviser at World Bank Group

    Job Description

    Background

    Currently, Ethiopia is one of the largest refugee hosting countries in Africa. At the end of 2018, the total refugee population hosted in the country was more than 900,000, displaced by droughts/famine, conflicts and civil wars in the region and beyond.

    Since the outbreak of the civil war in South Sudan in 2013, close to half a million South Sudanese refugees have sought asylum in Ethiopia.  Equally important is to take note that most of the Eritrean, Somali, Sudan and South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia are in a protracted displacement situation. Most refugees are hosted in Tigray Regional State and the four Emerging Regions of Ethiopia (i.e., Afar Regional State, Benishangul-Gumuz Regional State, the Gambella Regional State and Somali Regional State).

    The Emerging Regions are those Federal States that are underserved and located in the periphery, i.e. bordering the countries that are producing asylum seekers/refugees, characterized by harsh weather conditions, poor infrastructure, low implementing capacity, high levels of poverty and very poor development indicators with poor provision of basic services. There are instances where refugees are getting better basic services compared to the communities that are hosting them.

    Ethiopia is a State party to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and its 1967 Protocol, as well as to the 1969 Organization of African Union (OAU) Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa. Based on the international and regional refugee instruments/conventions, the Government of Ethiopia has also enacted the 2004 Refugee Proclamation (Proclamation No. 409/2004) and the new refugee legislation which is even more progressive, that was enacted by the Federal Parliament in January 2019.

    Notwithstanding the ever-increasing number of asylum seekers crossing boarders into the country, Ethiopia maintains an open-door policy for those who seek refuge in its territory and allow humanitarian access and protection. Furthermore, the Government of the Ethiopia is taking perceptible actions or steps to ensure the safety and dignity of refugees, as well as increasing self-reliance.

    In September 2016, Ethiopia alongside the United States, co-chaired the Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis. The main tenets of the New York declaration are to: (i) ease pressure on host countries, (ii) enhance refugee self-reliance, (iii) expand access to third-country solutions, and, (iv) support conditions in countries of origin for return in safety and dignity. The Government of Ethiopia announced nine significant pledges, relating to the betterment of life of refugees and service delivery to the same group. The New York Declaration also emphasizes the need to engage development actors in a sustainable response for refugees and host communities, the ‘Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework’ (CRRF). CRRF promotes inclusion of refugees in the delivery of national services and national development plans and programmes, supporting these priorities where possible. The CRRF also aims to bring on board partners into the refugee response, including those who have been less involved, by mobilizing their respective areas of expertise and interest to contribute to a broad-based response.

    Organizational Context 

    The roll-out of the CRRF in Ethiopia requires intensive efforts, including consultations with a broad range of internal and external interlocutors at national, regional and district levels – in particular, the various government offices that need to be involved as part of the CRRF roll-out.

    The CRRF in Ethiopia aims to address the protracted refugee situation and provide support to local integration of refugees in the country. Special attention has been given to the implementation of the pledges made by the Government during the Leaders’ Summit. The CRRF will build on and complement existing strategies, coordination and funding mechanisms, incorporating both humanitarian and development actors. In particular, concerted efforts are being made to consolidate the partnership with development actors with a view to bridging the gap between humanitarian and development interventions.

    Against this background, the World Bank is hiring a Senior Legal  Adviser to provide technical assistance to the Agency for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and  support the roll-out of the CRRF.

    Duties and Responsibility 

    The Senior Legal Adviser (the Short-Term Consultant) will work under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director General of the Agency for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) and under the direct supervision of the World Bank Task Team Leader. The Consultant will support ARRA on trends and policy formulation related to the CRRF. In particular, the Consultant will:

    • Provide advice to ARRA’s senior management team and staff at all levels on international, regional and national laws related to refugees
    • Advise on the preparation for regulations, directives, manuals and guidelines that meets basic requirements of Government and donors
    • Strengthen ARRA’s institutional and staff capacities on legal issues related to refugees including through provision of trainings
    • Perform other related duties as required.

    Proposed Outputs

    • Develop work plan for activities in FY2019/2020 (Oct. 2019 to June 30, 2020)
    • Submission of timely and high-quality outputs as agreed in the workplan that reflects all feedback provided by the World Bank and ARRA
    • Produce bi-monthly email reports (1 page) on progress related to the workplan and any other relevant issues related to socio-economic development-related activities to be submitted to ARRA and WB.
    • Series of capacity-building and training events for ARRA staff to assume responsibility for legal issues related to refugees in a sustainable way.

    Duration:

    • Until June 30, 2020

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Qualification

    • Advanced Legal Degree related to international or national refugee law.

    Work Experience:

    • At least ten years of experience, which includes working within the Government of Ethiopia as well as an international humanitarian, development, or financial institution on refugee law;
    • Demonstrated experience working with national, regional or local governments on refugee law;
    • Good understanding of the development context in Ethiopia, including the country’s governance structure;
    • Prior experience in advising senior government officials (desirable);
    • Strong understanding of processes of the World Bank, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and other humanitarian or development agencies; and
    • Experience of working on synergies between the humanitarian-development nexus.

    Please submit your CV, motivation letter and list of references to falqobi@worldbank.org by end of day, October 25, 2019. Only short-listed candidate will be contacted.

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    October 17, 2019   Legal Jobs in Ethiopia

    Legal Team Leader at Shints ETP Garment

    Job Description

    SHINTS ETP GARMENT plc invites applicants for the following posts.

    No. Req.

    • 2

    Job Requirements

    Qualification

    • First Degree in Law (LLB)
    • 4 Years and above experience
    • Manufacturing Company Experience
    • In Depth knowledge of  labour Law

    ADDRESS: Bole Sub City (Goro Sefera), wereda 11, Bole Lemi Industry Park, Block Number 13, SHINTS 1  

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