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HR and Admin Coordinator

TechnoServe Ethiopia is recruiting for an exceptional HR and logistics-minded person to ensure the smooth functioning of human resource and administration systems for a five-year program. If you want to be a part of a project from its inception this is the opportune moment to join TechnoServe as we move to the next phase of impact within the Ethiopian coffee industry.

If you are an great organizer and people person, if you are an expert at setting up project offices and systems and ensuring smooth operations, if you are diligent and committed to understanding and following systems, polices, and procedures, if you are comfortable arranging logistics and completing requests for several individuals and teams, and if you are passionate about Ethiopia and positive impact, you may be exactly the person that we are looking for!

The role

In a nutshell, as the HR and Admin Coordinator, you will be an integral part of the support unit that ensures high-quality, efficient, and proactive HR, administration, and logistics services within the project office. Your excellent standard of consistent behind-the-scenes support will increase technical teams’ operational efficiency and help a premier $15M program to deliver high impact. You are a member of the support unit and work closely with the project’s leadership team and the TechnoServe Addis Ababa office to ensure project compliance with governmental, organizational, and donor systems, policies, and procedures. You will set up the project office in Dilla and ensure project facilities, resources, and vehicles operate properly and safely so projects teams can achieve impact. You will directly supervise an office assistant and seven drivers and manage HR functions for the project office and your team will arrange logistics for numerous individuals and project teams simultaneously.

 The Project

The project will help farmers boost productivity and expand trade. Specifically, the Regrow Yirga program seeks to serve 42,000+ farmers, 45+ processing businesses, and coffee industry service providers. The project will launch an innovative Farmer Stumping Fund which will facilitate direct incentive (tools or cash) transfers to farmers to encourage tree rejuvenation which has the potential to be scaled up to over 1 million coffee farmers nation-wide.

This USD 15 million project finds its roots in TechnoServe’s 10+ years of experience working with the coffee farmers in Ethiopia. Our work was recently honored as the “Origin Charity of the Year” by the National Coffee Association – the leading trade organization for the coffee industry in the United States.

What we Offer

We offer competitive salaries and career growth opportunities. We offer online learning resources from top universities. We provide regular training to all our staff to equip you with the coffee-specific technical know-how for you to excel. We provide autonomy in your job and freedom to bring in new ideas and initiatives. You get to be part of a stellar team and shape the project from its inception. You will be challenged and grow as a professional. We offer a diverse team environment and highly encourage women and underrepresented groups to apply. And of course… we serve great coffee and host regular fun team activities.

Our ideal candidate –

1.    Has a strong, demonstrated experience in office administration and bookkeeping with at least 4 to 6 years of relevant experience

2.    Has a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field

3.    Easily understands (and can explain to others) relevant legislation, policies, and procedures

4.    Has excellent written and verbal communication skills (both Amharic and English)

5.    Efficiently manages multiples tasks simultaneously for different individuals and teams

6.    Is results oriented and works to find solutions to unique challenges faced

7.    Embraces our values of collegiality (we stick our necks out for each other), integrity (doing the ‘right thing’ regardless), resourcefulness (solve problems) and results (bias for action)

8. Has Ethiopian Residence 

 

Interested? Click here to apply for this position and submit a cover letter and resume as a single document (either Word or PDF) by June 30, 2021. We are not accepting CVs that are not sent through the indicated link. Once you apply and are selected to move through one of our hiring rounds, you can expect a rigorous process that reflects our high baseline requirements for people skills. Our process reflects that and can take up to two months.

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