Policy and Administration Officer

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: European Institute of Peace
Closing date: 5 Mar 2021

The European Institute of Peace is looking for exceptional individuals and companies who share our vision for a world where people live in safety and peace because conflicts and grievances are resolved through inclusive dialogue and lasting political agreements.
We provide practical experience, technical expertise, and policy advice on conflict resolution. We use a variety of tools to help us do this, including analysis, mapping and design of peace processes and agreements, facilitating policy discussions, and proposing practical engagement, for example through inclusive dialogue and mediation support.
Based in Brussels and active in over a dozen countries, the European Institute of Peace is an independent organisation working collaboratively with European decision-makers, the parties to the conflict, and those who represent people suffering from insecurity or at risk of violence, as well as the conflict prevention, resolution and mediation community.
Our innovative approach to peace enables us to be agile, creative, and effective in everything we do, and these are key qualities we look for in our team members. See www.eip.org for more information.

We are looking for a Policy and Administration Officer based in Ethiopia to support the Peace Practice and Innovation Unit.
He/she will be reporting to the Responding to Violent Extremism Program Manager.

Terms of References

Duties and responsibilities

• Monitor and report on Ethiopian national and local political developments and provide a weekly political analysis update;

• Monitor and provide a weekly overview of articles in Ethiopian and international media, including social media;

• Conduct research and prepare briefings, and support the team in mapping of political and security actors;

• Assist in the implementation of day-to-day activities of the Institute’s operations in Ethiopia;

• Provide operational, administrative, and logistical assistance for the Institute’s operations in Ethiopia, including related to travel and visa support, organisation of events, and the Institute’s presence in Ethiopia;

• Provide advice and input for the Institute’s conferences and meetings, prepare meeting reports, and take minutes; Provide translation services where applicable;

• Assist in any other duties as assigned and broadly in line with the above responsibilities.


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in peace and security, politics, law, social sciences, journalism, or a similar field;
  • At least five years of experience working in politics, international development, journalism, non-profit organisations, or a similar field;
  • Strong affinity with and knowledge of Ethiopian and regional politics;
  • Fluent in English and Amharic. Other languages spoken in Ethiopia (especially Afaan Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali) are an asset;
  • Excellent research and proven writing skills in both English and, preferably, Amharic;
  • Ability to work independently and with limited supervision in an international environment;
  • Be based in Ethiopia and have the right to work in Ethiopia

The Institute offers
• Service contract for a maximum of 137 days from 14 March 2021 to 8 August 2021.

How to apply:

Recruitment process
Please submit in English:
• Your CV (Name_Surname*CV* Position);
• A one-page motivation letter (Name_Surname_ML_Position) demonstrating your qualification according to the profile.

Submit to: recruitment@eip.org

The deadline is 5 March 2021 close of business (COB). The successful candidate will be selected based on the most competitive offer, including technical and financial proposal.


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