Senior HR Officer

Ethiopian Midwives Association

Job Title: Senior HR Officer

Required number: One

Report to: Deputy Executive Director

Supervises: Guards, Cleaner and Cooker

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: As per the organization scale

Grade Level: VII

Job Category: Professional

Location: EMwA Head Office, Addis Ababa

Job Description

About the Organization: 

Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) is a legally registered, autonomous, and not-for-profit professional association established in 1992 and re-registered under the new civil society proclamation. (EMwA) operates in all regions of Ethiopia and the two city administrations by using and works for the quality of midwifery education and care. EMwA has been a member of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) since 1993.

The primary goal of EMwA is to contribute towards the reduction of maternal and child mortality and morbidity in Ethiopia to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The vision of the association is to see every woman, newborn, and their family have access to standard midwifery care. The mission of the association is to promote and enhance the expansion, performance and status of midwifery profession through adapting quality and evidence based practices; adhering to the code of ethics and conduct empowering the professionals.

Position summary:

Under the supervision of the DED and following the EMwA’s policies and procedures, the HR Officer is responsible for the execution of all HR matters of the association. The Sr. HR Officer performs the activities of processing the decisions of human resources recruitment, placement, transfer, promotion, performance management, leave, documentation and other HR decisions. He /she facilitates the capacity building and development of employees and ensures that the organization policies, procedure and systems are effectively implemented in the association.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the recruitment & selection, training & development, performance management, etc. of the association
  • Review and propose renewal /termination of employment contracts following the association’s strategic direction and availability of funds,
  • Maintain proper employee records and produce periodic HR reports as required.
  • Ensure that annual performance appraisal of staff in the organization is being carried out;
  • Resolve human resource problems such as work related disputes & conflict;
  • Conduct regular meetings with HR & Admin Manager to discuss ways and means of improving work systems in the Department.
  • Prepare periodic reports and share for respective bodies for information and further action as required.
  • Support in standardizing the arrangement, shelving, location, classification and coding of HR related documents for easy traceability;
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with other Departments /Units, employees and other stakeholders;
  • Perform other duties assigned to him /her by the immediate supervisor.

Job Specifications

Job Requirements (Must Criteria)

  1. Education:
  • MA/BA in Human Resource Management, Management, Business Administration or other related field of studies.
  1. Experience:
  • 3/5 years of relevant experience on similar /related position. Experience in I/NGO environment is advantageous.
  1. Additional Training:
  • HR related training certificates
  1. Competencies/ Personal attributes
  • Demonstrate commitment to the vision, mission, core values and goals of EMwA.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and foster trust and respect.
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure.
  • Well acquainted with Ethiopian Labour Law
  • Good HR management skills, with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi-disciplined and multi-cultural team;
  • Strong MS office and the ability to use new technologies
  1. Languages
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Amharic
  1. Desired Criteria (An Asset)
  • HRIS application software training and experience


How to Apply

Application procedures:

Interested and qualified applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit their applications through this .Please attached your CV and Application letter in one page PDF indicating your full name. Applications should include contact details of three professional references.

  • A cover letter / application letter (not more than one page)
  • A CV (not more than 4 pages)
  • A one-page table summarizing your educational background, work experience, technical skills and competencies to facilitate the screening process. Refer the vacancy announcement while doing this.

Please DO NOT SUBMIT scanned copies of transcripts, academic degrees or recommendation letters with your application. You will provide them upon request.


  • Please, indicate the position/title applied for in your cover letter and/or subject of the email
  • Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Only qualified applicants will be short listed and contacted.
  • All travel and/or recruitment related the applicant should cover costs

APPLICATION START ON:       March 15, 2023


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