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Lutheran World Federation (LWF/WS – Ethiopia) is a registered foreign charity that has been operating in Ethiopia since 1973 implementing various development and humanitarian projects in different parts of Ethiopia. This position is a managerial position that entails membership in the Program Management Team (PMT).  The Human Resource Manager is responsible for Plans, organizes, and coordinates the overall human resources of LWF Ethiopia; ensures that human resource policies, systems, and procedures are developed and/or update; re-formulates adapts, and ensures that HR procedures are strictly complied with.  Technically he/she is accountable to the Resident Representative for the day-to-day operation, as well as closely works with all management team members.

Human Resource (HR) Manager

Category: Human Resource and Recruitment

Location: Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa 

Career Level: Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)

Employment Type: Contract

Salary: As per the Organization’s Salary Scale

Job Description: Internal and External Vacancy Announcement

Key Responsibilities

·  Plans organizes and coordinates the overall human resources functions of LWF World Service - ET;

·  Ensures that effective HR management is maintained to provide information and services as required;

·  Advises the Resident Representative on HR related matters;

·  Ensures that the Resident Representative and all levels of management are provided with timely information on personnel;

·  Ensures that the policies and regulations of the organization are in conformity with the laws and regulations of the country;

·  Reviews and update staff policy, collective agreement in consultation with the Resident Representative;

·  Represents the Organization in negotiations and consultations with the LWF Labor Union.

·  Ensures that staff rules and the collective agreement of LWF Ethiopia program are adhered to by all the concerned;

·  Lead the recruitment process;

·  Ensures that every employee is given a job description and assists in the preparation of job description as required;

·  Ensures that new staff receive proper induction within the 1st week of their recruitment;

·  Ensure that staff employment and other contracts are reviewed and are legally sound and do present any legal liabilities to the organization in consultation with the LWF Legal Counsel and SMT;

·  Ensures that staff Life & Accident Insurance and employees’ Medical Insurance benefits are updated in a timely manner;

·  Monitors the requirements for work permits of expatriate staff and make arrangements for renewal;

·  Follows on completion of performance appraisals and compile them;

·  Follows up that preliminary investigations on disciplinary actions and problems relating to working conditions are  conducted on a  timely basis and report with recommendations in accordance with LWF’s established rules,  regulations and policies;

·   Supervise and be responsible for staff accountable to the unit, i.e. HR Officers, and the staff reporting to them;

·   Put in place detailed staff safety procedures and security evacuation plans for all LWF Projects in consultation with the LWF Focal Person for Security and Security Manager according to the LWF safety and security policies and guidelines;

·  Signs letters and memos related to personnel issues in consultation with the Resident Representative;

·  Be responsible for Organization’s license renewal on a timely basis;

·  Key Liaison person with LWF Legal Counsel on legal issues and litigation in consultation with the SMT.

·   Follow upon all procedures set out in the LWF-ET Staff Rules, Collective Agreement and other operational manuals;

·  Ensure that LWF’s communication systems (IT)  are up and running and LWF’s intellectual property and data are safeguarded through an adequate backup system;

·  Ensure proper archiving and knowledge management is in place according to LWF policies and procedures;

·  Ensures that the LWF contract for rented office and residential premises are renewed on a timely basis;

·  Develop the LWF Head Office Program Operations Budget and regularly monitor expenditure.


Job Requirements

Academic Requirements:

MA Degree or Bachelor Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Administration or relevant field including Development, Management, Psychology or Law.

Required Experience:

9 years for Bachelor and 6 years for Masters Degree out of which 2 years is in coordinating the Human Resource.

 Key skills/characteristics required:

·  Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of varying background and cultures;

·  Must be able to make fair, unbiased decisions and stay level-headed in difficult situations;

·  Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;

·  Must also be able to quickly think a problem through and find solutions;

·  Good personnel management skills, with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi-disciplined  and multi-cultural team;

·  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with people at many different levels of responsibility. Sensitivity to cultural issues, beliefs, and ability to work in a variety of contexts in the field of operation;

·  Analytical and strategic planning skills and ability to handle multiple priorities;

·  Ability to perform under pressure and creative in solving problems;

·  Ability to plan for better future and crisis management;

·  Ability to prepare HR annual budgets and to carry out monthly financial monitoring.

The ideal candidate will also:

Demonstrate commitment to the vision, mission, core values, aims, and principles of LWF Ethiopia, including equal opportunity, gender sensitivity.

  • Female applicants are encouraged to apply
  • NGO Experience is advantageous
  • Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted

How to Apply 

Interested candidates who meet the above-listed requirements can send ONLY detailed C.V and application letter through ethiojobs. 

Women are encouraged to apply and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing date of application: 31 January 2021


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