Manager, People and Culture Business Partner

  • World Vision
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Feb 19, 2024
Full Time NGO Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

Key Responsibilities:

Major Responsibilities

30 % Strategic Partner:

1. Strategic Partner for the Head Office Departments client group

2. Leads and directs functionally the Business Partners for Grants

3. Work as first level consultant with leaders at HO and Major Grants to identify

strategic people needs.

4. Acts as a thought partner with leaders to improve people related priorities in

the business unit.

5. Assist leaders with strategic planning and forecasting needs regarding


6. Provide assistance and guidance to leaders and on the full range of P&C

activities associated with the rhythm of P&C business such as:

  • Job Analysis and Grading
  • Talent Acquisition of Onboarding & Orientation
  • Performance Reviews of Employee Development initiatives
  • Promotions
  • Rewards and recognition programs
  • Contract management (renewals/changes)
  • Staff Care
  • Terminations and Exits

7. Act as an initial point of contact and intermediary for leaders in assigned

business units.

8. Coach leaders on HR and people management practice.

9. Maintain current understanding of the client’s department, strategy, people-related issues by becoming valuable member of client's leadership team


Change Agent for client groups, advising leaders on all aspects of organizational development involving:

1. Collaborate with leaders and managers to design organizational structures,

job roles.

2. Function as HR lead for leaders and managers going through organizational


3. Evaluate the impact of proposed changes on employees, and manage change

to minimize disruption to the business.

4. Advise leaders and managers on the need for, development and ongoing

changes of the department's people plan.

5. Actively partner with leaders and managers and work with them to collabo

rate timely identify practice improvement.

25 %

Employee Champion acting as a single point of contact and intermediary for employees, leaders and managers in assigned business units.

1. Directing employees to P&C Helpdesk and P&C Generalist Services in

Operations Effectiveness Unit as appropriate. Handling employee issues that

are escalated from the P&C Help Desk.

2. Provides guidance, counselling, and training to executives on employee

relations issues.

3. Assist leaders and managers with issues related in interviewing, hiring, term

nations, promotions, performance review, and other HR topics.

4. Occasionally investigates and recommends solutions to employee relations

issues in a quick and efficient manner

10 %

Functional Expert who works to:

1. Maintain current understanding of the client’s department, strategy, people

related issues by becoming valuable member of client's leadership team.

2. Maintain a current knowledge of legislation and regulation that relate to HR

issues, and collaborate with P&C Business Partner in developing appropriate

policies and procedures.

3. Collaborate with other P&C teams on cross-functional HR initiatives that sup

port current and future business strategies

4. Coordinate with Operational Effectiveness unit to discuss/collaborate on

operational P&C issues that have arisen in client groups.

5. Communicates regularly with the Centers of Expertise to collaborate on

issues related to client groups and give feedback on rhythm of business and

P&C priority issue


Christ Centered Team Leadership:

1. Manage a team grant funded BPs with full range of supervisory responsibilities

ties, ensuring that client groups represented by those Business Partners

receive high levels of service.

2. Ensure that the BPs have the required capacity, capability, systems,

processes, policies and guidelines to drive transformation of mindsets and

behaviors and realization of Our Promise.

3. Promote a customer centric HR culture, ensuring professionalism and

accountability in delivering services to staff and leaders.

4. Provide overall leadership and technical support to the team, planning,

coaching and mentoring the team through regular meetings, sharing and

monitoring individual plans to support professional growth and development.


Required Professional Experience

1. At least 3 years’ experience in HR Business Partnering at the level of manage

rial role.

2. Experience in managing HR function with high managerial and hands on

experience in recruitment of international staff, high communication skills

those fits managing donors and external partners (international recruiters, ex

pat management.

3. At least 3 years INGO and /or corporate experience working with a large

employee base. Work experience/exposure in leading HR functions in

diversified leadership environment (working with local and expats is required).

4. Strong consultation skills and experience influencing and interacting with

senior leaders and forward-thinking HR professional with experience of man

aging grant staffing.

5. Outstanding people and client relationship skills.

6. Proficient in coaching, mediating, influencing, facilitation, presentation,

communication, analysis, and problem solving.

7. Thorough knowledge of human resource management practices and in

environment with competitive and dynamic settings.

8. Demonstrated HR experience in a multi-business & multi-cultural environment

9. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Able to

communicate complex ideas and business concepts in accessible terms.

10. High skills in Database management (High Proficiency in Excel, Access and

Digital Technology savvy).

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification.

1. Masters Degree in Human Resource Management/MBA

3. Experience in Workday or similar human resources information system

4. Adult Safeguarding Training

5. Understanding/Training in local labor law

Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications

1. Professional certificate and or membership in HR/Personnel Management


2. Certified HR Investigator

3. Experience conducting HR Audits Travel and/or Work Environment

4. Enterprise Risk Management Training

5. Certification in trauma counselling or certain basic training in this area

Requirement Travel up to 30% Physical Requirements:

Ability to travel locally and internationally.

Language Requirements: English fluency

World Vision is a child-focused organization that is committed to safeguarding all children as well as adult beneficiaries and has zero tolerance for incidents of violence or abuse against children or adults, including sexual exploitation or abuse, committed either by employees or others affiliated with our work. Therefore, World Vision does not hire staff whose background is not suitable for working with children or vulnerable adults, even if their role does not interact directly with them. 

Disclaimer: World Vision Ethiopia is a reputable organization that values transparency and fairness in its recruitment process and does not solicit any money for any job application. We encourage all job seekers to be cautious of any job ads that require payment or personal information upfront. If you have any questions or concerns about our job ads or recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. 

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local Applicants Only