Human Resources Assistant (Locally Employed Staff Services)

Full Time

Embassy of United States of America


Hiring Path: Open to the public

Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:

  • For USEFM – FP is 6. Actual FP salary determined by Washington D.C.
  • Employees of Mission-All/or USEFMs EFMs or MOHs

Security Clearance Required:

  • Public Trust – Background Investigation

Appointment Type: Permanent

Appointment Type Details: N/A

Marketing Statement:

We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.


The U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Human Resources Assistant.

The work schedule for this position is: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Start date: Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time (4 weeks) of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position: No

Relocation Expenses Reimbursed: No

Travel Required: Not Required


Responsible for specific personnel functions performed at the post. Major responsibility is either position classification advisory role of all locally recruited positions by providing guidance to supervisors in developing new/revising existing positions and submitting the complete package to RCCs AND/OR recruitment and onboarding of employees including third-country nationals AND/OR management of the employee performance evaluation. Other duties can include preparation of all types of personnel actions; placement and promotion of local employees; resignations and disciplinary actions; preparing staffing patterns; and managing or assisting with Official Residence Expenses (ORE) staff employment, Awards program, LE Staff salary and benefits. Maintains personnel records and files and prepares periodic and non-recurring reports.


EXPERIENCE: A minimum (3) of three years of progressively responsible experience in human resources or the administrative field is required.

Education Requirements:

EDUCATION: Completion of two years of general college studies is required.

Note: Please upload all copies of your Education under “High School Diploma or equivalent/University Degree”



  • Amharic Language Level 3 (Good working knowledge) is required. (This may be tested)
  • English language Level 3 (Good working knowledge) is required. (This may be tested)

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and Internet). Must have an understanding of mathematical formulas for preparing statistical reports on various elements of data analysis. Strong writing skills to produce and update complex reports, spreadsheets, and correspondence. Must have excellent customer service and communication skills to manage in-person and telephone contacts. Must be organized, diligent and able to work under pressure. Good interpersonal relationships are required. The full performance level of this position is also expected to have skills in using proprietary software directly related to their job duties such as MClass, Overseas Personnel System (OPS), Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA), etc. (These may be tested).?

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.


All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

Benefits and Other Info


Agency Benefits:

  • Locally Employed Staff, including Members of Household (MOHs), and Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia may receive a compensation package that may include health, separation, and other benefits.
  • For EFMs, benefits should be discussed with the Human Resources Office.
  • The pay plan is assigned at the time of the conditional offer letter by the HR Office.

Other Information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below. Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


  • AEFM / USEFM who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*
  • FS on LWOP and CS with reemployment rights **

* IMPORTANT: Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (?Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty?), equivalent documentation, or certification. A ?certification? is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on the letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.?


How to Apply

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To qualify based on education, you MUST submit the requested two years of general College studies as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide the requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will not be considered for this position.

  • Copy of Orders/Assignment Notification (or equivalent) (if applicable)
  • Residency and/or Work Permit (if applicable)
  • Passport copy (if applicable)
  • Completion of two years of general college diploma (required)
  • Work Experience (required)
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • SF-50 (if applicable)

Next Steps:

Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email or phone.

For further information – the complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Mission in Addis Ababa/Ethiopia.

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Deadline: July 17, 2024

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