Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Human Resource Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Description


  1. Role and responsibilities

    The purpose of the HR Officer position is day to day implementation of the HR functions responsibilities.

    Generic responsibilities

    • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
    • Implement delegated HR function portfolio according to plan of action
    • Manage recruitment of employees, incentive and casual workers
    • Prepare and develop HR status reports as required by management
    • Ensure proper filing of documents according to NRC standards and the SSD policy
    • Promote and share ideas for improvement of the support function

      Specific responsibilities

      • Organize and participate in staff recruitment in collaboration with HR at Country Office, and support the process of candidate selection, contracting, orientation and confirmation
      • Manage recruitment of incentive and casual workers, management of personnel filed, and prepare payroll
      • Initiate new staff contracts, and signing all new hires documents, in addition to management of contracts renewals.
      • Promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organization
      • Ensure an effective, efficient and up to date staff records and systematic filing of documents, including contracts, leave, medical, awards, discipline, archiving, etc.
      • Prepare timely processing of the monthly payroll information to the country office
        1. Competencies  

          Competencies are important in order for the employee and the organisation to deliver desired results.

          1. Professional competencies

          These are skills, knowledge and experience that are important for effective performance.

          Generic professional competencies:

        2. Minimum 3 years’ experience from working as an HR Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
        3. Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
        4. BA in Human Resources Management, Management or Business Administration
        5. Understanding of the relevant laws and statutory requirements
        6. Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
        7. Fluency in English, both written and verbal

          Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

        8. Good knowledge of the area and context in Benishangul Gumuz Region
        9. Good communication and interpersonal skills
        10. Knowledge of Ethiopian labor Law and social Security laws
        11. Good cultural and awareness and sensitivity
        12. Knowledge of local languages is an added advantage
        13. Good computer application skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, database and network communications.

          2. Behavioural competencies

          These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job.

        14. Handling insecure environment
        15. Planning and delivering results
        16. Empowering and building trust
        17. Communicating with impact and respect
        18. Working with people
        19. Analyzing

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