Political Parties Liaison Officer

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Business and Administration, Management, Social Sciences and Community
Addis Ababa 

Job Description


The National Election Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), re-established by proclamation No. 1133/2011, is the constitutionally mandated body to conduct elections, organize referendum and regulate political parties in Ethiopia. NEBE is working to boost its’ institutional strength with a special focus on enhancement of human resource capacity. Accordingly, NEBE would like to invite applicants for Political Parties Liaison Officer position who meet the following requirements to apply.

Required number: One

Reports to: The Political Parties’ Department Manager

Duty station: NEBE Head Quarter, Addis Ababa

Duration : 12 months with a possibility of extension

Expected Start Date : Immediately after concluding the contract

Major Responsibilities:

  • To foster and preserve relationships with all major political parties and their representatives


  • Interface with political parties’ council, women political party leaders and members forum;
  • Support and facilitate activities related with inter party dialogue;
  • Handle complaints from political parties to get quick resolution;
  • Must act as a link between NEBE offices and political parties;
  • Respond promptly to political parties’ queries and provide requested information and document;
  • Prepare relevant edit correspondences, communications, and other documents;  
  • Manage incoming and outgoing correspondences related with political party complaints;        
  • Prepare internal and external corporate documents as assigned by the manager;
  • Responsible for collecting and organizing data;  
  • Report to management on timely basis.

Job Requirements


  • University Degree (Bachelor’s degree) in International Relations or Political Science, Management, Business Administration, Law, and related fields
  • A minimum of 4 years work experience
  • Basic knowledge of the electoral cycle, election activities and stakeholders of elections (parties, observers, media etc.).


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel;
  • Ability to remain highly organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines;
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality and impartiality (Not being a member of any political party);
  • Conduct self with integrity and function ethically;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to conduct independent research and analysis;  
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility, responsibility, integrity, team work, self-motivation, preparedness to work off-time;
  • Ability to work with multi stake holders;
  • Fluency in English and Amharic required (written and spoken).

How to Apply


Application letter that explains why you fit for the post and updated CV

Three work-related referees

All material sent to Human Resources Department, by email through  [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further screening.

Those who are interested can only apply via email within 10 days from this announcement.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply!

Note: Use " Political Parties Liaison Officer  " as the subject line of your email!

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