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Human Resources Officer
Posted date [2013-Apr-08]  (ID: 15290)

In Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, poverty affects the majority of people, with 81% living below the poverty line and about 10 million of them at risk of starvation.

Although the government’s measures aimed at reducing poverty are having some effect, for substantial progress to be seen there needs to be a significant increase in economic growth, together with considerable assistance from the rest of the world.

DFID’s main challenges in Ethiopia are:

  • governance
  • hunger and humanitarian aid
  • water and sanitation.

Department for International Development - DFID Ethiopia

Human Resources Officer

Job Title: Human Resources Officer


DFID has a rapidly growing poverty reduction programme in Ethiopia. The programme is the largest in Africa with £300 million in 2012/13 and set to rise over the spending review period. Ethiopia has a high political profile in DFID and is a focus of much international attention. With high levels of poverty and the second largest population in Africa, Ethiopia’s success in fighting poverty is important for Africa’s overall attainment of the Millennium Development Goals. The programme is managed within four teams: Governance, Human Development, Climate Change & Wealth Creation, and Livelihoods & Humanitarian Team, covering public sector capacity building, accountability, conflict and security, civil society support programme, Protection of Basic Services, productive safety net and food security, humanitarian assistance, rural growth, health and education, overseen by an overall Corporate Effectiveness Team (CET). DFID Ethiopia s also committed to increasing impact on gender equality and women’s empowerment and addressing social exclusion across our whole programme.


This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and highly motivated Ethiopian HR professional to join the DFID Ethiopia (DFIDE) HR team. The HR Officer will provide support to the HR Manager in delivering strategic human resource and organisation development activities, as well as having primary responsibility for day-to-day HR administration and management The post holder will also be expected to join DFID’s Africa HR Network and to liaise with DFID’s Human Resources Division in corporate headquarters in the UK.


The specific tasks will include, but not be limited to, the following:

• First point of contact for all HR enquiries within the DFIDE office:

• Managing routine recruitment, postings, induction, performance management and departure arrangements for DFIDE staff:

• Communicating corporate HR policies and revisions to policy;

• Dealing with routine HR budgets, claims and allowances:

• Replying to corporate requests for HR information;

• Working on specific HR projects, for instance relating to diversity, employee engagement, staffing review or terms and conditions of employment.


Qualification and experience:

• Minimum of Bachelor’s level qualification from a recognised university in a relevant human resource or general management field, with a willingness to develop, professional HR knowledge and qualifications:

• Experience of working on HR issues in Ethiopia is preferred but not essential:

• Some understanding of the work of international development agencies;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills (including computer literacy) and fluency in both English and Amharic languages;

• Good interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and willingness to develop professional HR skills.

Key core competencies required:

Working With Others —Takes responsibility to build and maintain positive relationships and values the opinion of others.

Decision Making — Considers the information that is available, identifies options and makes timely decisions.

Analysis and Use of Information — Makes sense of issues, and uses evidence to evaluate them.

Planning and Delivery of Work — Plans and organises work to meet individual, team and departmental objectives whilst achieving high quality and value for money.

Communication with others — Communicates clearly and concisely, orally and on paper, and clarifies messages using appropriate language.

Reporting line: The job holder report to the Human Resources Manager

Application Instructions

Qualified applicants should send their detailed CV either through  or email ; dfidehr(at) by clearly indicating the position title for which you are applying

Application Deadline 16th April 2013

N.B Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Post Details
Location(City/Town) Addis Ababa
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