Call for Applicants: we are looking to hire an Advocacy and Communications Officer

Job Title: Advocacy and Communications Officer

Reports to: Programs Manager

Organization: Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD)

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Vacant place: 1

Deadline: 16 August 2023

The Center for the Advancement of Rights and Democracy (CARD) is a board-led, nonprofit organization registered in Ethiopia under the Civil Societies Law 1113/2019 with registry number 4307. CARD acquired its legal personality on 24 July 2019. CARD aspires to see Ethiopia where democratic culture flourished on human rights values and has been working with a mission to empower citizens and groups of citizens to ensure their ability to promote and defend human rights and build democratic governance in Ethiopia. 

CARD is looking for a Advocacy and Communications Officer with specialization on social media to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and executing social media strategies that promote human rights and democracy in Ethiopia while raising awareness of CARD’s works. We are looking for someone with a strong understanding of social media platforms, experience in designing and running social media campaigns, and a passion for human rights values and democratic practice.


  • Develop or update digital media engagement strategies that raise awareness of CARD's work and promote human rights values and democratic culture in Ethiopia.
  • Create and manage social media contents, in texts, images, and videos.
  • Monitor and respond to social media comments, feedback, and queries.
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop and implement social media initiatives in relation to other project activities. 
  • Stay up-to-date on social media trends and best practices. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a relevant field of study from an accredited university or college. 
  • Demonstrable experience using audio-visual software and creative communications. 
  • 2+ years of experience digital in communications and social media pages management
  • In depth understanding of social media platforms and high skills of understanding disinformation and hate speech
  • Demonstrable experience in designing and running social media campaigns. 
  • Well versed understanding and commitment to human rights values and democratic practices. 
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communications. 
  • Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision, and as part of a team.
  • Fluency in English and Amharic. 

How to Apply

  1. Write a letter of motivation. 
  2. Attach your CV or resume (your resume needs to list at least one professional reference). 
  3. Send your application via email address (applications using any other email address or postal number would not be accepted) before the end of 16 August 2023. 

Following application instructions is necessary.

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