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**About Mercy Corps
**Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.
Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004. In partnership with civil society organizations, private sector, and the government, Mercy Corps Ethiopia has reached more than five million Ethiopians with interventions to save lives and build secure livelihoods. Our programs emphasize market-driven solutions, reinforce social bonds, and help communities build resilience to the impacts of climate change. Currently in six regional states – Afar, Gambella, Oromia, Somali, Amhara and South Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region (SNNPR) – Mercy Corps Ethiopia is driven by the mission to contribute the emergence of a peaceful, resilient, and prosperous Ethiopia which is inclusive of youth and women. Our strategic directions focus in promoting inclusive and dynamic markets; promoting peace and social cohesion through strengthening formal/informal governance structures and citizen engagement; improved natural resource governance; and integrated humanitarian response. Mercy Corps is looking for a dynamic and passionate Human Resources Director to lead the people function of its operation in Ethiopia.
**The Human Resources Department is responsible for providing effective HR policies, procedures, and people-friendly guidelines and support within Mercy Corps Ethiopia, regional and global teams based in Ethiopia. This includes but is not limited to lead the support on: talent acquisition & development; employee engagement coordination; country wide training & learning management; compensation & benefits administration; country wide performance management oversight; disciplinary & grievance handling; staff data management; staff disengagement management and third party service provision management.
General Position Summary
The Human Resources Director provides leadership of the human resource and organizational development function in Mercy Corps Ethiopia. S/he will drive excellence in all people functions of all offices in Ethiopia through: 1) Developing and implementing people strategy as well as systems and processes, 2) Leading talent development and initiatives, 3) Promote a healthy working environment through building a culture of trust, accountability and mutual respect.
This position ensures the overall provision of a high level standard of HR services, policies, and programs for the Ethiopia Country Office. This includes developing, implementing and overseeing HR processes and procedures in accordance with the national policy, laws and standards and Mercy Corps policies and procedures; leadership of the People Team as well as support initiatives and projects aimed at ensuring the MC Ethiopia Team is implementing the Global Mercy Corps’ People Team Strategy while ensuring compliance with all donor policies. The People Director works closely with senior management team in making strategic investments and exploring opportunities for talent development. S/he will work closely with all staff to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in HR procedures.
**Essential Job Responsibilities
TALENT ACQUISITION AND ONBOARDING
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Supervisory Responsibility: Human Resources Team
Reports Directly to: Country Director
Works Directly with: Senior Management team, Global and Regional People and Talent Acquisition Team, Program and Department Leads
Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Minimum Qualifications & Transferable Skills
The Human Resources Director has superb skills, experience and passion for developing strategy and processes, promoting culture of wellbeing. S/he will possess critical problem solving skills, and the ability to work out methods to deliver successful programs while demonstrating excellent stewardship of donor funds and compliance with Mercy Corps and donor regulations. A successful candidate will have the ability to maintain strong cooperating relationships and interact effectively with international and national staff as well as capacity building and demonstrate ability to multitask, meet deadlines and process information in support of changing program activities. S/he will have the ability to work closely with a diverse team of individuals in a highly fluid work environment and be willing to travel regularly to Mercy Corps field offices and project sites.
In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.
**Equal Employment Opportunity
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.
We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.
Safeguarding & Ethics
Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.