Recruitment Officer

at International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted March 3, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


The Recruitment Officer will be responsible for supporting the staffing for open positions in the Ethiopia Country program to meet the demands of the programs. This individual will be responsible for pro-active sourcing, advertising, screening, interviewing, reference checking, and final negotiations for open positions. S/he will also follow recruitment strategies to increase the IRC’s talent pool and pipelines and will provide input to ensure the IRC has a talent that performs at a high level responding to the changing needs of the organization. S/he will implement IRC’s Recruitment “best practices” that ensure the timely selection of top talent and will recruit for talent that will support IRC’s organizational culture while contributing to IRC’s position as an employer of choice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the Recruitment Cycle (post vacancies, short-list CV’s, arrange interviews, maintain candidate employment applications, conduct reference checks, extend offers, send rejection letters for unsuccessful applicants, update recruitment report, etc.)
  • Under the supervision of the Senior Recruitment Manager, and mentorship, recruit for all positions and build recruitment skills to recruit for additional positions at the IRC.
  • Follow IRC HR Operating Policies and Procedures (HROPP) in Recruitment and ensure compliance with all Ethiopian labor laws.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive HR/Recruitment information and other IRC pertinent information in the IRC’s offices.
  • Collaborate with the Recruitment Manager in updating and providing weekly, monthly and quarterly Recruitment metrics as required.
  • Strong collaboration with HR/Admin Officers and HR Lead to employ innovative, creative recruiting methods to hire the best talent and maintain consistency of Minimum Standards in IRC’s Recruitment best practices.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the IRC’s culture and values and align these with sourcing and attracting talent.
  • Other recruitment responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s /Post Graduate degree in Business, Human Resources or related field
  • 3 years of experience with recruitment or experience of recruitment within an HR generalist role required. Experience working with an Applicant Tracking System is a plus.
  • Experience with handling internal mobility a plus.
  • Experience working for an INGO.
  • Experience with recruitment processes and databases.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to the field sites.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced/changing, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proven sense of professional discretion, integrity, and ability to run situations diplomatically and to effective resolution.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Solid understanding of employment law and legislation.
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