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View Vacancy - Human Resources Manager B3 (14/17 ADD)

The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer.  We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job:

Deliver HR services and manage associated budgets for all Embassy staff.

Roles and responsibilities

Provide staff planning and manage HR related budgets. Be the first point of contact for all HR queries with special emphasis on LE staff HR policy. Liaise with the Hub on Recruitment, Pay and Benefits and all HR policy related issues. Lead on Post’s Learning & Development requirements in collaboration with the Regional Learning and Development Team. Ensure FCO and PAGS receive appropriate support whenever possible. Effective management of Medical, L&D and Recruitment budgets.

  • Lead on day to day HR issues and enquiries from the centre , hub and staff at post – 30%
  • Lead on recruitment and contract issues consulting the hub and hiring managers – 20%
  • Lead on One-HMG corporate initiatives/tasks e.g.  JPRC , Medical and other HR issues  – 20%
  • Lead on staff Learning and Development needs and act as secretariat  – 20%  
  • Effective budget management for subheads like medical, recruitment, L&D , uniform and others  – 10%

 Learning and Development

  • Support staff and line managers in identifying learning and development needs based on job analysis, appraisal schemes and regular consultations.
  • Compile and analyse learning and development needs.
  • Analyze the costs of planned L&D programmes to ensure that they are kept within budgets. 
  • Liaise with HQ L&D teams to facilitate learning activities.
  • Support staff in the preparation of business cases for learning needs that are not in the civil service learning lists.
  • Participate in the L&D committees of the FCO and DFID.
  • Analyse learning and development impacts to measure ROI.
  • Amend and revise L&D programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment and team evolutions.

 Employee Relations

  • Provide advice and assistance to staff and management on pay and benefits systems.
  • Provide staff with up-to-date HR information relevant to their queries.
  • Be first contact person on staff medical issues.
  • Champion the Annual Staff Survey.
  • BA in International Relations
  • Certification in PMO
  • Experience in recruitment 
  • Driving licence
  • Familiarity with using basic computer packages such as outlook, word and excel.
  • Excellent spoken and written 
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Managing a budget
  • Customer service
Changing and Improving, Leading and Communicating, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
18 July 2017
B3 (L)
Addis Ababa
British Embassy
ETB 20,519.00
1 August 2017

Applications for flexible working that still achieve 36 hours per week are invited.  The applicant should set out how they would fulfil the key responsibilities of the job while carrying out the flexible pattern they have in mind.

The Embassy actively supports all staff continually learning and developing.  Each member of staff will agree a plan with their line manager every year.  Opportunities include

Training will be provided in:

  • Prism
  • Hyperion
  • Pyramid
  • embassy appraisal system, leading a team and good line management

  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ethiopia with the correct visa/status or work permit.
  • The British Embassy in Addis Ababa is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.

This opportunity is closed to applications.