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Human Resource Officer

Job Description:

Job Description

FARM Africa, founded in 1985, is an international non-governmental organization working in Ethiopia since 1988. FARM Africa works to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We believe Africa has the power to feed itself and are helping make this happen by establishing and spreading the best farming and forestry techniques so that poor farmers and herders have more food to feed their families and to sell. We help smallholders manage their natural resources sustainably so that they can withstand climate change challenges and shocks and ensure their families have enough food in the future as well as now. FARM Africa works in partnership with communities, government, local and international organizations, and the private sector to innovate, learn and share best practices for maximum impact of our projects. 

Purpose of the Role:

The post holder will be responsible for the human resources function ensuring complete compliance with organizational policies, procedures and guidelines aligned with the labour law and other relevant laws of the country.   

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support in updating personnel manual including all policies, procedures and guidelines according to any changes in internal policy and Ethiopian law.
  • Ensure all staff are fully aware and recognise changes in personnel manual, when necessary by written acknowledgement, providing training when necessary
  • Assist in administering recruitment, induction and appraisal processes to ensure these are done properly and on time liaising internally and with consultants/agencies as appropriate and agreed (review job descriptions and position outlines, advertise, receive and review applications, arrange interviews, obtain preliminary information, score tests if appropriate)
  • Update all recruitment information and file following completion
  • Ensure that all employment contracts are issued, renewed and terminated on time (before staff commence employment) and as required
  • Develop and upgrade the induction package and ensure that all new staff go through the induction
  • Maintain complete and confidential personnel files
  •  Dealing with day to day staff request (annual leave, medical bill, etc.)
  • Plan and track annual and other leave to ensure it is only taken in accordance with agreed allowances, properly authorized and agreed, tracked and planned and ensuring that it is not all taken at the end of the year or (for management staff) during budgeting and/ or yearend procedures.
  • Record and follow up the utilization of annual leaves, sick leaves, and others as per HR Manual on a regular bases;
  • Support HRM in implementing, monitoring and recording the performance appraisal system in accordance with FA procedure
  • Refer any and all HR related legal matters to the management, and liaise with the legal advisor as agreed
  • Maintain correct, full and up-to-date employee files and records on all HR related maters
  • Support and stand in for the Executive Assistant when s/he is away from duty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the line manager.

REPORTS TO:  Human Resource Manager

DURATION & HOURS: Indefinite

Job Requirements:

Job Requirements

Qualification and Experience:

  • BA degree in  HR Management /Business management or other relevant fields
  • Three years of HR experience in INGOs/NGOS
  • Strong understanding of labour law
  • Experience in contract management
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Skills and Abilities:

  • Working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines
  • Proven communication and organization skill
  • Good team player and strong interpersonal skill
  • Hard working and highly motivated
  • Open and transparent whilst maintaining strict confidentiality at all times as required
  • Reliable; quick learner; refers problems and faces challenges immediately


  • Certificate or diploma in project management


Farm Africa seeks to employ those who believe, as we do, that farmers can and will play a key role in achieving long-term rural prosperity in Africa and who seek to deliver on those beliefs by:

  • being experts in our field, delivering insightful/impactful evidence-based solutions
  • pushing boundaries, being creative with new and old solutions
  • acting for the long-term, building relationships and delivering long-lasting change for farmers
  • working flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions, whether from the communities, private sector or government
  • sharing knowledge with others, reaching more farmers than we do alone, ensuring effective technologies are widely accessed.

How to Apply

Those who meet the above requirements should submit their short CV (maximum of 3 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing with the subject HR Officer by January 17, 2018.

Documents cannot be returned and due to large number of applications, only short listed candidates will be contacted. Applications are especially welcomed from female applicants.

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Jan 17, 2018

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