Medicins Sans Frontiers - Holland Project HR Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Medicins Sans Frontiers - Holland Project HR Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 199157

Category: Human Resource and Recruitment Location: Nguenyyiel, Gambela
Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ - 5 years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 30,614.00 ETB

Job Description

Main Purpose/Job Summary:

The holder of this position is responsible for the implementation of MSF Human Resources policies and procedures in the project and the correct Administrative Management of all staff working in the project (National, International, Regional, etc).

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Advise Project Coordinator on set up (org chart) and together with the HR Coordinator, update the project’s organizational chart and job descriptions
  • In close coordination with the Project Coordinator and the HR Coordinator, calculate the HR operational needs and the associated budget in order to efficiently ensure the required sizing and capabilities of the project and to facilitate budget following-up.
  • Ensure hiring, carry out amendments and contract termination formalities for employees at project level, according to labour local laws, archiving and updating individual employee files, informing them on their rights and preparing all mandatory tax declarations, in order to ensure legal compliance..
  • Assist the Project Coordinator, and/or team leaders and supervisors to draw up annual holiday planning and staff shifts in order to forecast HR needs and to ensure HR availability for the project activities..
  • Supervise/perform payroll procedures, ensuring that all data related to monthly salary calculation of national employees of the project are correctly entered in Homere (days off, unpaid leaves, sick leaves, overtime, salary advance, etc.), in order to ensure on time and accurate salary payments.
  • Under supervision of the HR Coordinator, ensure indexation process of national staff salary grids in order to ensure internal equity, cost-of-living adjustments and the correct application of employment conditions in the project sites.
  • Support, in close coordination with the HR Coordinator, the project line managers in detecting training needs, in properly evaluating people performance and in potential identification, in order to improve people capabilities, and their end results contribution to mission goals.
  • Plan and supervise, in close coordination with the HRCo, the associated processes (recruitment, training/induction, evaluation, potential detection, development and communication) of the staff under his/her responsibility in order to ensure both the sizing and the amount of knowledge required
  • Together with the Project Coordinator, support the line managers in implementing the internal communication policies in order to boost staff active participation and MSF commitment.
  • In close collaboration with the Project Coordinator and HRCo, applies the administrative procedures part of any Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in force between local partners (eg. Ministry of Health, etc.) and MSF.
  • In close collaboration with the Project Coordinator and HRCo, looks for the best options to avoid and/or solve possible labour conflicts in the project.
  • Ensures all staff in the Project (National, International, Regional, visits, etc.) is properly briefed and/or inducted.
  • Is responsible for all movements and/or accommodation of staff in the Project.
  • Ensures all HR reporting of the Project .

    Specific Accountabilities


    MSF Holland Ngueyyiel Health project has nearly 137 National staff and 325 refugee workers. The HR manager is responsible for managing staff contracts, HR adminstration, leave and other benefit adminstration and of all the national staff and refugee workers.

    Is responsible for supervising the work of two admin asst.positions who is responsible for National staff contract and payroll management including personnel files, documentation and incentive workers contracts, monthly payments and leave administration.

    Is responsible for coordinating and supervising recruitment process of national staff vacancies both in and out side of project area.

    Ensure that conflict among employees and supervisors are adressed in time with approperiate adminstrative procedures implemented as per internal regulation and disciplinary policywithin Ethiopian Labor law context.

    A. Talent Acquisition

    Work with the project Department heads how to identifying the HR need in the project, how to sources talents In the project location and new ways of Recruiting and retention strategies aligning the MSF HR need with the external competitive market in consultation with HRMCO and DEPHRMCO.

    Responsible to ensure
    proper implementation of our recruitment policy in the project.

    B. Performance Management

    Accountable to follow-up, advise, tracking of annual performance evaluations, probation evaluations and remind the relevant managers to start working on evaluation.

    Support supervisors in drawing performance improvement plans and responsible for following up the status of performance improvement plans as the timeline and keep tracking.

    C. Policy and procedure:

  • Accountable to advise and guide the project how to interpret, when to refer to and whom to ask for clarification when it comes to the HR guideline, internal regulation of MSF as well as the different local laws.
  • Provide explanation of HR related polices when necessary.
  • Accountable to make sure policy and procedures are followed and implemented in the project.
  • Make sure both Hardcopies and soft copies of all HR related policy and procedures in place.

    D. HR documentation

    Manage & ensure HR records & files are updated in a timely & accurate manner, safeguarding confidential information & with compliance to the labour law. These should include contracts, CV, diplomas, job descriptions, probation period completion, evaluations, disciplinary actions, leave follow-up…

    E. Payroll management (Homere system)

  • Along with the HR manager, (homer management) identify the comment mistakes made every month while doing payroll in homer and setting improvement plan and track changes for future improvement.
  • Report errors to the HR manager (Homere management) .
  • Review and verify all payroll related reports and corrected before send to coordination for Approval.

    F: HR leadership Role

    Work together with HRMCO and coordination HR team in setting a goal for project HR team to be more proactive, be a strategic partner to the management, and have an advisory role in HR aspects in the project.

    G: Training ,coaching and mentoring

  • Train the project HR team in HR processes in collaboration with the mission L& D manager and HRMCO.
  • Mentor HR team in the project how HR processes done In MSF way I collaboration with HR manager(flying)
  • Responsible for Identifying need, (On the Job/Off the job) to the project HR team in collaboration with HR manager (flying) and L & D manage on any specific HR tools.
  • Work in collaboration with the Learning and development manager and project level supervisors to identify project HR needs and identify if training is the best solution to solve the specific problem and suggest other possible mechanism to alleviate project performance issues.
  • Follow-up and track progress after each Training, coaching and mentoring programs.
  • Responsible to follow-up any project training requests are in line with yearly plan and proper budget allocate for it. In addition, make sure tracking done in Homere.

    H: Emergency response

  • Responsible for organizing, maintain complete HR component of an emergency intervention/in in the project.

    I: Field report

  • Share HR reports to Project coordinator and HRMCO.
  • Medical cover: as per the organization policy
  • Hardship allowance: 5,200 ETB
  • Relocation allowance: 4,000 ETB one time instalment based on Policy

    Job Requirements


  • Degree in management (Business, HRM) or administration.


  • At least two years in Human Resource Management from NGO Desirable, good knowledge of local administration.


  • English language essential, Amharic language essential


  • Essential Computer Literacy (word, excel, power point, email)


  • People Management Skills
  • High Level of Commitment
  • Flexibility without compromising principles
  • Results oriented
  • Believe in and Démontrâtes Strong Teamwork
  • Good Knowledge of computer Softwares like Word, Excel, etc

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants shall submit their non-returnable up to date CV and application letter including photocopies of all supporting documents) to the address given below:

    1- Coordination address:

    HR & Administration Department, MSF Holland P.O. Box 34357 Addis Ababa Ethiopia or
    On-line:, or deliver at hand in MSF Holland Office, Addis Ababa Yeka Sub City, Woreda 7, Kebele 11/12, House No. 605 Balderas (in front of Levi Building) or

    2- Project address:

    HR & Administration Department, MSF Holland Kule Refugee Health Project at Kule, Gambela Region
    HR & Administration Department, MSF Holland Nguenyyiel Refugee Health Project at Nguenyyiel, Gambela Region.

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