The Pharo Foundation HR Officer - Pharo Foundation, Assosa Jobs in Ethiopia

The Pharo Foundation HR Officer - Pharo Foundation, Assosa Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Summary

  • The purpose of the Human Resources Officer position is to handle personnel functions such as recruitment and placement, staff benefits, performance management, grievance and other areas of Human Resource activity at the BGRS, PO. She/he supports and provide technical advice on HR issues to Area Administrators, conducts training need assessment and organizes training programs. The HR Officer will also keep a complete, comprehensive and up-to-date central data base system.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide necessary information and checks monthly payroll and ensures accuracy of basic personnel data before payment is effected;

  • Follows up that the BGRS PO staff performance appraisal activity is carried out on time and checks that recommendations for bonus, salary increment, promotion, reclassification, demotion, etc. are made in accordance with established policies and procedures;

  • Handles employee grievances, disciplinary issues and other administrative problems according to Pharo Foundation HR policies and procedures;

  • Handles labor and other related court cases as required in consultation with the HRM and Legal Advisor;

  • Makes internal and/or external announcement of vacancies as required by the Program offices;
    Participate in Interviews and selections of staff;

  • Organize orientation program for new staff;
    Arranges staff transfers to and from the head office;

  • Processes fulfillment of employment formalities, checks employment records and follows up probationary period of Program Office based personnel.

  • Carries out periodic institutional and individual training and development need analysis;

  • Identifies suitable courses to meet the training and development needs of the staff and the organization and follows up plans to see them through.

  • Handles staff benefits, such as leave, medical matters, insurance, compensation etc. of BGRS Program office based personnel.

  • Facilitate HR planning periodically for effective utilization of human resources;

  • Participate in preparation of annual budget of BGRS Program Office in relation to human resources;

  • Prepare periodic HR Reports/statistics;

  • Participate in development and updating of policies, procedures and guidelines based on Pharo Foundation international’s procedures and standard Ethiopian laws;

  • Follow up the proper implementation of policies and procedures;

  • Inform all staff of policies and procedure and of any changes

  • Ensures that personnel records data base is kept up-to-date;

  • Records and updates salaries and allowances, transfers, promotions completion of probation; termination of service, etc. of staff on personnel files and computer data bases;
    Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Knowledge and Experience Requirements:

  • Possess an HR postgraduate qualification (minimum requirement) but a Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Business Administration or Social Sciences with
    a bias in HR is preferred) and/or membership of a professional HR association.

  • Have at least 3-4 years Human Resources generalist working experience.

  • Good leadership skills with the ability to manage a multiplicity of stakeholders in a matrix organization.

  • Very good computer skills with ability to work using MS Office suite and HR systems.

  • Excellent spoken and written English.

  • A self-starter, capable of working independently and with the ability to produce high quality results under pressure.

  • Ability and willingness to travel as required within Ethiopia.

    Behavioural Competencies

  • Detail oriented and a flexible approach to work. High professional and ethical standards.

  • Excellent interpersonal, planning, coordinating and HR project management skills.

  • Positive outlook and outgoing personality.

  • Structured and process oriented. Excellent time-management and can balance multiple priorities.

  • Motivated to learn and perform and not afraid to ask questions.

  • Willing to challenge status quo and add value by introducing positive change.

  • Flexible and comfortable to work in a commercial Farm environment.

  • Excellent and proven experience in strategic planning of human resource management

    How to Apply

  • The application deadline is 1st March 2021.

  • Review of complete applications will be on a rolling basis. In the event that we identify an outstanding early in the search process, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline. For this reason, we encourage interested candidates to apply at the earliest possible time. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we will only be able to contact short-listed candidates.

  • Please send the information listed below, as a single PDF file, to the following email address:


  • Please indicate ‘’Application for HR Officer - Assosa’’ in the email subject line.

  • A detailed CV and Covering Letter,

  • A 1,000-word essay on both of these:

  • What experience have you gained that makes you think that you are the most qualified candidate for the role?

  • What major HR challenges do you envisage on BGRS region and how will you resolve these using your experience?

  • A one-page list of five references with current addresses, phone numbers, and email contacts.

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