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HR Officer Job at NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council (Ethiopian Nationals Only)

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The purpose of the officer position is day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities. Use actions words such as ensure, implement or assist for the position relevant responsibilities.

  • Organization: NRC – Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Gambēla
  • Grade: Mid/Senior – Internationally recruited position – Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Emergency Aid and Response
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-12

Job description

Plan, organize and participate in interviews for staff recruitment and advise process of candidate selection, contracting, orientation and confirmation.
Coordinate staff clearance, including conducting exit interviews and using the exit interviews to inform management decisions
Plan for staff welfare and team building activities and coordinate the implementation of the same with the other heads of units
Ensure maintenance of an effective, efficient and up to date staff records and filing system including contracts, leave, awards, discipline, archiving, etc.
In consultation with the AM, provide technical input and be the focal point in addressing employee relation issues including staff grievances, disciplinary measures, etc.
Advise on the staff performance management system and follow up for its implementation
Prepare and review incentive contracts for approval as per the NRC guidelines.
Maintain and keep track of leave records and balances of all national staff.
Prepare periodic HR reports, capacity building plan, organogram, and planning projections for submission to Area Manager and HR staff in Addis and stick to the timelines.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, or related fields
Minimum of 2-3 years relevant experience

Education field

  • Administration / Organisation / Management

Education level

  • College / University, Bachelor’s degree

Personal qualities

Experience from working as a HR Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Good knowledge of English
2 years of INGO experience is a plus
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
Strict attention to policy and practice detail
High integrity
Good knowledge Ethiopian Labor Law
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Good cultural awareness and sensitivity
Ability to function independently and as a work team leader/facilitator
Be able to travel to remote areas with minimum/limited accommodations and facilities
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint


  • English

We offer

Commencement: ASAP, shortlisting and Interviews will continue as applications are received
Contract period: 12 month
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions
Duty station: NRC Ethiopia, Gambela with frequent travel to Camps

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Approx. 50 days travel
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