Human Resources Generalist

at Bird
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 10, 2022
Category Human Resource / HR
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Summary

As a Generalist, you will support employees across a wide-range of HR administrative matters spanning the full employee life-cycle. You will work with managers, business leaders, employees, and the People team to support over 14 countries within Europe with an increased focus on our most active countries: Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Italy, France and UK.


  • Serve as the first point of contact for administrative requests in Europe; Act as a respected and trustworthy resource to employees at every level of Bird, with respect to issues including communication and guidance
  • HR Projects: Support the EMEA People Team in driving different European HR projects, including but not limited to the remote work policy, contract extension policy, etc.
  • Work with the benefits, payroll and legal teams in Europe to assess employee engagement and satisfaction on a proactive, ongoing basis and make suggestions for improvement
  • When necessary, take actions regarding HR employees requests compliance and conformity subjects, working in collaboration with Legal
  • With the support of the EMEA leader, make sure the employment law is fully respected in the 14 countries, including ensuring accuracy and completion of all official documents sent to the employees and Labor authorities, following legal requirements
  • Monitor and keep track of all documents sent to employees, payroll (records of working hours )and the governmental authorities
  • Support the immigration and impatriation documentation and process including taking actions regarding HR related compliance and conformity subjects


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience; Master’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field preferred
  • 5+ years of experience as an HR Generalist in Europe across a variety of HR disciplines (talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations, training and development)
  • Proven ability to build trusted relationship with management as well as employees, also in an international environment
  • Excellent communication skills in English + a second language– written and spoken, Spanish and /or German is a plus
  • Experience in working with HR Bamboo, UKG and/or Workable is a plus
  • Willingness to travel within Europe

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong problem-solving capability, proven quantitative and analytical skills with a keen eye for details
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, judgment, professionalism, maturity, and trustworthiness
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