African Court Seeks Senior Information and Communication Officer


The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights is inviting applications from citizens of African Union (AU) Member States for the position of Senior Information and Communication Officer. The Level P3 position will be based in its offices in Arusha, Tanzania and will report to the Registrar of the court.

The duties of the Information and Communication Officer will include planning and implementing publicity programmes designed to promote the work of the Court to the African and International Community by producing and using appropriate communication message and disseminating them through mass media outlets, such as publications, broadcasting and Press Releases and Communiqués.

The Officer’s duty will also be to promote, formulate and develop strategies, provide policy guidance to senior staff, advise and supervise the media on the activities of the court among other duties under the direction and supervision of the Registrar.

Candidates must have at least a University Master’s degree or equivalent in International Studies (public relations or mass communication) or related fields from a recognized university. A certificate in law and/or a certificate in website design will be an added advantage.

To be eligible for the post, applicant must have at least 8 years professional experience in communicating with the main target audiences the Court wishes to reach (Government Institution, NGOs, donors, etc.). Experience in law and/or website design will be an added advantage. An excellent command of at least one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese) is expected from an applicant. Knowledge of one or several other AU working languages would be an added advantage.

The appointment will be a regular appointment for a period of three (3) years, the first twelve months of which will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract will be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance.

Applications should be submitted not later than September 14, 2014 containing:

i) A letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights;

ii)  A detailed and updated CV, indicating your nationality, age and gender (comply with requirements for candidates wishing to apply for posts in African Court);

iii) Names and contact details (including email address) of three referees;

iv) Certified copies of degree and diplomas.

The Application should be sent to African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights P.O. Box. 6274, Arusha, Tanzania or E-mail: