VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT for Executive Secretary

The Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network, Addis Ababa University (HoA-REC&N-AAu) is a peculiar regional organization established to bridge the gap between policy, knowledge and practice in environmental matters of the Horn of Africa region. The organization is serving as a regional multi-stakeholder platform of knowledge exchange whereby academia, policy-decision makers and practitioners convene to promote environmental conservation and natural resources management as well as facilitating collaboration, strengthening and advocating for sustainable development and environmental governance across the Horn of Africa.

HoA-REC&N-AAU has broad goal of curbing the increasing trend of environmental degradation caused by mis-management and conflicts that is aggravated by climate change, lack of coordination and collaboration to restore degraded ecosystems and to ensure sustainable use of natural resources by supporting local communities to transform their livelihoods, to cope with their changing physical environment in the Horn of Africa countries. This is done by strengthening capacity, raising environmental awareness, improving environmental governance and policy throughout the region by facilitating and stimulating practical and demand driven action research to address societal problems. A detailed overview about HoA-REC&N is available at

HoA-REC&N is, thus, seeking to hire experienced expert for the following position to support the realization of its objectives.

I. Position : Executive Secretary

Job Summary: The Executive Secretary is responsibleto provide assistance to the ED in day-to-day activities and facilitates the efficiency, order and harmony of the office of the Executive Director.

Education: BA/TVET Level IV in Management, Secretarial Science and Office Management or related fields of studies.

Relevant Work Experience : 2/8 years of relevant work experience

Special Training: Competence in MS Office


The number of person required: One

Duty Station: Addis Ababa

Duration of the employment: Contract basis with possible extension

Salary :  As per the scale of the Centre

How to Apply  :   All applications are accepted only through the following   email:

Deadline for Application: August 31, 2022

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Only short-listed candidates will be contacted