Image by James Wiseman

Job Opening: Legal Officer, Human Rights Commission at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Who are we?

Project Expedite Justice (PEJ) is a United States based NGO with 501(c)(3) charitable organization status founded in 2016.

PEJ’s mission is to use all available legal options to seek justice for individuals who are inadequately protected under the law, who cannot access legal resources, and who are exploited by governments, corporations, or others.

For our mission, PEJ applies a novel, victim-centered approach to addressing mass atrocities. PEJ’s three-step model consists of training, mentoring, and providing independent legal consulting. We partner and train local lawyers and investigators to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence according to international legal standards. Without evidence, there can be no accountability. We further build local capabilities and forward the justice process through case-specific mentoring and strategic guidance to local legal practitioners and investigators. Finally, we partner with local NGOs, pro bono law firms, and legal clinics to represent victims of international crimes and serious human rights abuses in court or alternative judicial mechanisms.

We have projects in various countries and are an inclusive team that includes people working remotely from many different places, including several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the USA. We are deeply committed to increasing the opportunity for lawyers from the global majority / global south to participate in international Rule of Law based non-profits. People from countries from the global majority are encouraged to apply for this role.

What is the job?

What are the contract terms?

What is the scope of work?

What will you do?

Your talents and skills!

How to apply!

20220114_Ethiopia_Job Opening_Legal Officer HRC Ethiopia
Download PDF • 251KB