Grants Manager

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia International Rescue Committee (IRC) Ethiopia Job Requisition ID: req10467Job Title: Grants ManagerSector: GrantsEmployment Category: RegularEmployment Type: Full-TimeOpen to Expatriates: No
Location: Ethiopia
Job DescriptionJob Description
The Grants Manager will contribute to overall grants management at IRC Ethiopia. The position will report to the Senior Grant Manager of the portfolio. This position is based in Addis Ababa with occasional trips to field sites, if needed. The Grants Manager will work collaboratively with all of the Grants and Partnership Unit members, the technical coordinators, operations team, and the finance team. The IRC Ethiopia is made of grants mostly from ECHO, EU, USAID, OFDA, BPRM, DFID, SIDA, UNICEF, UNHCR, OCHA and private foundations.

 Responsibilities: 

1. Proposals:
Lead coordination of proposal development and amendments (including design meetings) working with program staff and ensuring proper review at the HQ level, gathering inp…

Business Support Assistant (HR)

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations World Food Programme - WFP Ethiopia

Business Support Assistant (HR), Fixed Term - G4

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

ABOUT WFP

 

Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, we distribute more than 15 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.

WFP Ethiopia is working with the government and other humanitarian partners to strengthen the resilience of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable population and to chart a more prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation. The Country Office also supports programmes that use food assistance to empower women, transform areas affected by climate change and keep children in school. It aims to contribute to Ethiopia’s five-year development agenda, the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), through which the Government combats food insecurity.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

 

Job holder provides administrative support functions in the Human Resources unit and support the international staff management and reports to the Senior Human Resources Associate. In cases where these position support a specific business stream, the reporting line may be to the relevant Head of Unit or the designate.

JOB PURPOSE

 

Job holder is a Business Support Assistant (HR) based in the Country Office, Addis Ababa. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Human Resources Associate and the overall supervisoion of the Head of Human Resources, the Business Support Assistant (HR) will perform the following duties:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

 

  • Provide assistance on general HR queries and follow up actions, to ensure consistent and high quality HR services are delivered to international staff;
  • Liaise with HQ on HR related matters, i.e. payroll, contracts, etc. and provide necessary information in order to enable timely delivery of HR services;
  • Provide administrative support in various HR activities in the areas of work allocated by the professional officer including on boarding of new staff members in compliance with relevant processes and procedures;
  • Maintain confidential personnel records, HR databases and archives, to ensure data and files are accurately stored and updated in compliance with the established standards;
  • Draft various HR documentation required for the specific area of work (e.g. employment contracts, transfer letters, certificate of sevice, training-related documents, etc.) ensuring accuracy and meeting established deadlines;
  • Use HR management systems for entering and updating a variety of HR data including assistance in monitoring various deadlines (e.g. contract expiration, absences, performance management etc.), ensuring compliance with the established deadlines and accuracy of HR data;
  • Focal person for Rest & Recuperation payments and allowance payments, payments to be within the stipulated Service Level Agreement;
  • Support staff deployment and related administrative actions including preparation of basic reports, to facilitate efficient HR service enabling WFP to respond quickly to a crisis;
  • Collect and disseminate staffing statistics for International staff when requested;
  • Provide support in recruitment and management of international Consultants and Short term Professionals (e.g. review documents, post vacancy announcements on WFP jobsite, screening, participation in interview;
  • Monitor contract expiration date and funding for International staff and Consultants in the region.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor;

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional areas, business administration/business management or similar field.
Experience: Four or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work.
Knowledge & Skills:

• Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages, such as Microsoft Word.
• Knowledge of work routines and methods in order to complete processes under minimal supervision.
• Uses tact and courtesy to give and receive information to a wide range of individuals.
• Ability to identify data discrepancies and rectify problems requiring attention.
• Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

 

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

 

31 August 2020

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Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

 
 


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