Office Manager at ChristianAid Ethiopia

  • Salary (full time):$14,367 – $15,320 Salary (full time)
  • Type of contract:Permanent
  • Contracted hours:35
  • Location:Ethiopia
  • Closing date:28 February 2020

Office Manager

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About us

Christian Aid (CA) was established in 1945 by the British and Irish churches. Currently, CA works in over 40 countries, with over 550 partners, worldwide. Christian Aid has worked in Ethiopia for more than 30 years, initially responding to emergencies, but gradually establishing a long-term development programme, to facilitate thriving, resilient and equitable communities. Christian Aid in Ethiopia has three strategic priorities.  These are climate justice, Economic Justice, Humanitarian/resilience and addressing Gender and social inclusion as a cross cutting priority.

About the role

The role focuses on coordinating administration, HR, staff safety and security as well as IT functions of the country program.  There may be some travel required in the country and region / division. The role plays significant in shaping the country office’s culture and ability to use systems effectively. It manages CA’s property and it sources and secures various contracts (with suppliers, service providers, consultants). It is the custodian of assets and responsible for all health, safety and security issues pertaining to staff and visitors. The role is keenly involved in change processes including implementation of new policies and systems as they are rolled out. The role is heavily involved in recruitment of new staff and oversees, leads, line manages and builds the capacities of other staff members is fundamental to creating a conducive working environment for all staff.

About you

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic candidate who can work with both internally with staff and externally with suppliers, service providers and government departments. You will need to be proactive, problem solving capacity and have strong negotiation and interpersonal skills. You will be a team player, able to establish good team relationships. If you feel you are competent, you are invited to apply for the post of Officer Manager. The position is line managed by the Country Director.

You must be educated to at least degree level in business management, human resource management and other related discipline. It is essential for you to have strong skills, knowledge and at least 5 years’ experience in the role.   

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Building Partnership

Tell us about a time when you were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal

  • What was the situation? What was the new/additional work?
  • What was your task? Why did you need to be pro-active?
  • What did you do? Why?  How?
  • What was the outcome? What was the impact of what you did?

Steward resources

Please tell us about a time when you were able to take action to end or reduce the inefficient use of resources

  • What was the context?
  • What was expected of you?
  • What action(s) did you take?
  • What was the impact of your actions? In what way(s) were you successful?

Deliver results

 Tell us about a time when you planned, prioritized and monitored your own work to meet the team’s objectives to the standards required

  • What was your context?
  • What was your task/responsibility?
  • How did you make your plan? What actions did you take?
  • What was the impact of your actions? Were you successful?  How did you know?


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We have more than 70 years’ experience of working in partnership to support communities to thrive. We tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters happen, we get people the help they want straight away.