HR Assistant at Mercy Corps Ethiopia

Job Description

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within.  Now, and for the future. We help people overcome poverty and conflict. Working with communities, we leverage local logic to help people transform their lives. To grow more food, earn higher incomes and ultimately advocate for their needs. We see global challenges as an invitation to pioneer innovative, sustainable solutions. During our 34-year history, our work has improved more than 170 million lives in more than 115 countries around the world. Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.


Position Title:   HR Assistant 


Duty Station:  Gode


Open Position:  1


[Describe an overview of job mission general POSITION SUMMARY:


Working in the HR Department under the direction of the HR Manager and Area Manager, the HR Assistant will be responsible for the day to day routine tasks of HR activities the HR assistant role where the details are specified under the Essentials of Job Functions below.




Provides generalist human resources support to the Mercy Corps Ethiopia HR Department in Gode and other field Offices

Collect and track required employee paperwork;

Maintain employee records, filing and documentation such as recruitment documents, CVs, valid contracts, timesheets, employee data sheets, and performance evaluations as well as ensuring leave records of all staff are properly maintained and updated.

Completes the new hire process for employees; collecting data, and creating new employee files

Prepare interview agendas and guides for candidate interviews

Assist in updating employee files; facilitating the documentation processes.

Screen resumes for selected positions to send to hiring managers

Produce a weekly activity report

Ensure that records regarding personnel activities and personnel data are kept confidential

Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

Follow up employee medical insurance reimbursement.

Responsible for the management of staffs leave.

Ensure all local admin or legal issues are handled in a smooth way

Perform any other similar tasks that may be reasonably assigned by the line manager.

Job Requirements


College Diploma/Degree in Office Administration, Secretarial Science, Accounting Business Administration, Public Administration or Human Resource Management is required.

Three years related experience is required

Good computer skills (especially Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook)

Professionalism and self-motivation expected at all times.

Must be confident, self-starter, an independent thinker and have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; team oriented

Excellent communication skills, written and oral are required.

Demonstrated cultural sensitivity, emotional maturity and appropriate flexibility.

Excellent organizational skills with ability to successfully manage multiple tasks.

Flexibility in responding courteously to immediate needs of visitors and callers;

Success Factors

●       Fluent in English, Amharic and local language for the location applied: Somali (capable in all require basic skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing);

●       Curious, great problem solving skills, unafraid to ask questions, and results motivated;

●       Excellent communication, presentation, facilitation;

●       Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.

Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

“Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and    diversity. Qualified female and young candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women and youth.”

Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address: 

Note: Please make sure that you mention the position title in the subject line of your email application.


Mercy Corps Recruiter

Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33  , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225   

Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

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