Embassy of Ireland Job Vacancy 2023

Embassy of Ireland invites qualified applicants for the following job position.

Ireland has enjoyed bilateral relations with Ethiopia since 1994, when its Embassy in Addis Ababa was first opened. Ireland’s engagement in Ethiopia is guided by the Government of Ireland’s general foreign policy which seeks to promote a more secure, just, fair and sustainable world.

Irish Aid, Ireland’s programme for international development, envisages a world where people are empowered to overcome poverty and hunger, and fully realize their rights and potential. Irish Aid in Ethiopia therefore aims to benefit the poorest and most vulnerable sections of society.

The embassy of Ireland, Addis Ababa is seeking to recruit a highly motivated, hardworking, proactive and flexible individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to fill the position of Finance manager

Position: Head of Administration

Qualification, Experience and Skills:

Essential Requirements Candidates must be able to demonstrate:

  • Candidates must have a degree, preferably in disciplines such as:
    • Human Resource Management;
    • Business Administration Management;
    • Or a related field.
  • Candidates must have at least five years’ experience at a senior middle-management level with full responsibilities for corporate services and/or organizational operations;
  • Candidates must show extensive experience in the planning and implementation of human resource management policies. performance management systems, payroll and related, as well as the ability to analyze. interpret and explain the legal framework regulating employment in Ethiopia;
  • The candidate must provide evidence of flexibility, efficiency and effectiveness showing strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks;
  • The candidate should provide examples of being solution-oriented and committed to delivering results, including by adapting approaches if necessary;
  • The candidate must demonstrate, using work-based examples, excellent interpersonal skills, being persuasive, working in a team but also dealing effectively with people in external organizations and demonstrating high standards of integrity and trust in a leadership role;
  • Proven ability to collate and distill large amounts of information, summarising findings to be used for management decisions and planning;
  • The candidate must possess an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel);
  • The candidate must have an excellent knowledge of budgets and procurement;
  • The candidate must have effective supervision skills/knowledge of a range of skilled staff to ensure their effective utilization and performance;
  • The candidate must be fully committed to teamwork and have the ability to work on one’s own initiative;
  • The candidate must be fluent in English with excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • All applicants must have a permanent legal right to reside and work in Ethiopia

Additional Desirable Skills and Experience:

  • At least five years of relevant experience working with INGO, donor agencies or similar environments:
  • Familiarity with the key principles and practices of effective aid delivery.
  • A good understanding of the role of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Ireland.

Contract duration: The successful candidates will be hired on a focused term three-year contract with a probation period of 60 working days Monday to Friday, with standard office hours from 8 am – 5 pm, with total working hours not exceeding 48 hours per week as per local labor law.

Annual Leave Entitlement: Annual leave entitlement is 20 working days per annum

Gross Salary: Entry point of scale for Grade ONE (€29.160.24 per annum) paid in local currency. Salaries are paid directly to a bank account; therefore, the successful candidate must have a bank account. Candidates must have a permanent, legal right to reside and work in Ethiopia and will be subject to employment and taxation law.

Salary: €29,160.24 gross per annum

Location: Embassy of Ireland, Addis Ababa

Deadline: October 02, 2023

How To Apply:

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role then you can obtain the application form from Embassy’s website:

  • Please send ONLY a completed application form to: ADDISABABAExternalEmail@dfa.ie OR
  • to the postal address Ireland Embassy. P.O. Box 9585 Addis Ababa
  • in person at the reception desk of the Embassy. before the closing date, with “Application for Head of Administration” in the subject line.

Depending on response rates, the deadline may be extended.

Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Selection Process:

  • Depending on the number of applications received, a short-listing of candidates to be called for a competency-based interview may be undertaken, based on the Essential/Key Requirements above
  • It is planned that interviews will be held at the end of October/beginning of November 2023;
  • A technical assessment will be included in the recruitment process;
  • A second interview may be included in the recruitment process;
  • A panel may be set up depending on the caliber of candidates.
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