Kelem International School Human Resources & Admin Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Kelem International School Human Resources & Admin Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224989

Category: Admin, Secretarial and Clerical, Human Resource and Recruitment

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Salary: Competitive salary

Job Description

Kelem International School is a preK-G8 school that was originally established under the Swedish Embassy in Ethiopia in 1946 but reopened as an independent not-for-profit school in July 2019.

Our vision is to become a collaborative center of learning in Ethiopia, where each and every child becomes a confident and self-realized global citizen.

Our mission is to facilitate the realization of every child’s full potential and develop resilient, curious, open-minded and reflective students who are able to express themselves fully and effectively.

We wish to enable our students will think critically, analyze and creatively solve problems to be adaptive in a rapidly changing world.

Our school will foster in the minds of our students that learning is a life-long endeavor, setting the example by the continued professional development of our teachers and staff.

Our school aims to produce responsible and compassionate global citizens, with respect and recognition of the rich heritage of our host country, Ethiopia.

Currently the student-body of 198 represent 27 different nationalities and the 21 teaching staff 4 nationalities, while majority of the teachers are Ethiopian.

Job brief

We are looking for a skilled HR/Admin Manager who will recruit, support and develop talent through developing policies and managing procedures.

You will be responsible for administrative tasks and you’ll contribute to making the company a better place to work.

If you are passionate about HR/Admin and highly efficient, give us a chance to meet you. We expect you to have knowledge of various HR/Admin functions. We want to see a committed and approachable individual and be impressed with
your character and skills.

The goal will be to provide excellent assistance and support to employees and managers.


  • Support the development and implementation of HR and Admin initiatives and systems
  • Provide counseling on policies and procedures
  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing job descriptions, posting ads and managing the hiring process
  • Directly supervise Support-Staff of the school and facilitate the day-to-day activities
  • Create and implement effective onboarding plans
  • Develop training and development programs
  • Assist in performance management processes
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues
  • Maintain employee records (attendance, Employment etc.) according to policy and legal requirements
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance


    The position will be compensated with a competitive salary, based on school standards of pay, experience and qualifications

    Job Requirements


  • Proven experience as HR officer, administrator or other HR position
  • Knowledge of HR functions (pay & benefits, recruitment, training & development etc.)
  • Understanding of labor laws and disciplinary procedures
  • Proficient in MS Office; knowledge of HRMS is a plus
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude
  • Strong ethics and reliability
  • BSc/BA in business administration, social studies or relevant field; further training will be a plus
  • HR Credentials (e.g. PHR from the HR Certification Institute)


  • 5 years in the HR/Administration position
    Work experience from community or international schools is highly desirable

    How to Apply

    Ten days from the date of announcement will be the closing date of the vacancy. Please Email or hand over your applications and credentials in person to the Swedish community school compound from the date of announcement.

    We are located in Kazanches opposite to Norwegian Lutheran Mission across Meles Zenawi Foundation. Tel numbers: +2518545981/2, or +251911259055

    Kelem International School Human Resources & Admin Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

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