HR/Admin Manager

Business and Administration, Human Resource and Recruitment, Management
Location:  Assosa, Benishangul Gumuz
Career Level:  Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:  Full time

Job Description

BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee, one of the world’s largest humanitarian international NGOs, provides relief, rehabilitation and development support to vulnerable people and communities over 30 countries. We began work in Ethiopia in 2000 in response to severe drought in Ethiopia’s Somali region and are currently providing assistance to Ethiopians and refuguees in six regions in Ethiopia, implementing emergency and development programs in health, water and sanitation, economic recovery and development (ERD), women’s protection and empowerment, education, child protection, and multi-sectoral emergency response.


Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator and technically supervised by HR/Admin coordinator at Addis, the HR/Admin Manager will be the responsible person of the field HR/Admin department with all functions carried out by the department including talent management, contracts management, staff development, THE IRC Way, performance management, on boarding, staff grievance handling, benefits administration, payroll and related payments, follow up on contract extension, Timesheet collection, filing, , Insurance and HRIS. He /She work closely with all departments in the field office and HR/Admin Addis.

The HR/Admin Manager participates in maintaining and reviewing all administrative and human resource systems and procedures.  He /She will ensure uniform compliance with policies and procedures at the field site and provides technical support to the field office and the team.

The post holder supervises and provides technical support for the field HR staff.



HR Talent Strategy and Talent Architecture:


·         Maintain a thorough knowledge of IRC personnel policies and Implement IRC’s new Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures in every site of the field office; and ensure all HR/Admin activities are carried-out in adherence to these standards.

·         Participate in reviewing national staff policies and Recommend for changes/additions/deletions to the HR/Admin Coordinator

·         Promote and uphold THE IRC Way: Standards for Professional Conduct.

·         Ensure the provision of good quality, appropriate and clearly communicated advice to field line managers on all aspects of HR management, policy and practice, including work force planning, job design, employment law, employee relations issues, and communication and consultation strategies.

·         In consultation with HR/Admin coordinator and Field coordinator the HR/Admin Manager should consult line managers in succession planning and in strategic way of talent retention.

·          Work with HR/admin coordinator and Field coordinator on implementation of  strategic planning of the department

·         Provide advice and support to Field HR teams, all field employees and Managers in the interpretation of HR policies and procedures and provide technical support on HR related matters, including but not limited to, recruitment, orientation, career development, performance evaluation,  disciplinary action  and separation

·         Ensure that the EEO (equal employment opportunity) is in place incompliance with existing labor proclamations and the IRC personnel policy.


Talent Acquisition and management:

·         Work with Field Coordinator to determine workforce needs, identify the field human resource and competency gaps, and devise a development and workforce plan to promote staff development and retention.

·         Plan and respond to the recruitment needs in timely fashion.

·         Review job specification against the position classification guideline; and all the basic information are filled on the Personnel requisition form (PRF).

·         Advice Hiring managers on reviewing job descriptions and specifications

·         Support and guide the HR team on posting job advertisements, screening applicants, conducting job interviews/written tests, reference checks, extending job offers, and ensuring new employee’s paper work/hire pack is processed accurately.

·         Participate in recruitment process of higher positions; and ensure that vacancy announcements are made through appropriate media.

·         Oversee that CV reviewing, interviewing, reference checking, job offer, orientation and travel arrangement are going in line with the recruitment plan.

·         Ensure that recruitment process is fair and transparent and in line with IRC Global HR policies and procedures.

·         Ensure proper orientation for all new staff with periodic follow up and collaborate and coordinate with field coordinator and other departments to provide an engaging and welcoming orientation

·         Oversee exit management process to ensure unspoiled and positive transition for departing employee

·         Ensure the field HR/ Admin staff to conduct exit interviews for exiting national staff and maintain its copies on the file and conduct the exit interview analysis and report to Addis HR once in a year.

Supervision and Support

·         Manage, train, coach and evaluate field HR staffs; create detailed plan to build capacity including performance objectives and development in collaboration with Field coordinator and other HR/Admin staff.

·         Ensures appropriate matches between personnel and jobs.

·          Provide refreshment training on PMP and ensure the yearly PMP (performance management program) is conducted at field office level in compliance with the guide line.

·         Work on succession plan for field HR/Admin department staff.

·         Ensure that the subordinates are working in a harmonized manner with consistency among application of policy throughout the field office, and identify and implement mechanisms to ensure cooperation, communication and teamwork.

·         Identify the gap in the field HR/Admin department and create the solution in collaboration with the HR Coordinator and the Field Coordinator.

·         Assess the skill and gap of field HR/Admin staffs and recommend training.


HR Service and Administration:

·         Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource rules and labor law.

·         Ensure and follow up daily HR-related administrative duties are executed as per the expected quality in a timely manner

·         Assist and Review all HR/Admin documents such as payroll, Overtime pay, back pay, severance, adjustments, acting allowance, new employee Insurance list, Hiring recommendation   and new contracts etc. … prepared by subordinates before it will be sent to Addis Ababa

·         Review employment contracts purchase requests and payment requests made by other HR staff before it is submitted to Finance

·         Ensure that the field office organogram is updated in line with the workday.

·         Maintain updated tracking of staff Performance Evaluations, different HR related staff data analysis

·         Follow that all increment, promotion, transfer, and disciplinary letters are written in compliance with personnel policy in timely manner.

·         Ensure all personnel files are kept complete and maintained confidentially in a lockable cabinet.

·         Maintain updated HRIS /Workday / database as well ensure all the field office HR/Admin staff trained on HRIS and update the database on time.

·         Participate on the field office budget proposals, Grant Opening and Closing meetings.

Job Requirements

·          MA/BA Degree in Management, Public Administration, Human Resources Management or related field of study from recognized university.

·         3 years for MA holders or 4 years of experience for degree holders in Human Resource Management and Administration with at least 1 year managerial experience.

·         Direct NGO experience is a plus.

·         Strong organizational skills.

·         Proven management skills.

·         Computer literate.

·         Fluent spoken and written English.

·         Experience in working with multicultural and diversified workforce.

·         Working experience in HRIS is preferable.

·         Excellent representational skills.

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

·         Ability to work under pressure and attention to details.

How to Apply

Candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply only through the below IRC On-line recruitment website:




Please include 3 references from current and former employers.

Applications will not be returned. IRC discourages phone calls or personal visits.

Only applicants meeting the minimum qualification will be short listed and contacted.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Your application letter/cover letter must include the following information.

  • Name of the position you have applied for
  • Date of application
  • Summary of  your qualifications and experience
  • Motivation/objective of why you have applied for the job
  • Permanent Address and present address (if different from permanent) and telephone number if possible also email address
  • Disclose any family relationships with existing IRC employees.

IRC is an equal employment opportunity employer.  IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity Anti-Retaliation and Combating Trafficking in Persons

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances

Equal Opportunity Employer: IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.