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Mercy Corps has been operating in Ethiopia since 2004, working in rural, peri-urban and urban areas in six regional states: Somali, Oromia, Afar, Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP), Amhara, Gambela and the capital city of Addis Ababa. We engage in both development and humanitarian work, and seek to integrate approaches, programs and geographies as much as possible. Our partners include government, academic institutions, development and private sector actors, civil societies and participating public. Mercy Corps has a growing portfolio of programs in Ethiopia that focus on food security; agriculture and livestock market systems development; maternal and child health and nutrition; youth economic productivity; resilience and humanitarian response. In Ethiopia, some of our donors include USAID, SIDA, EU, DFID, and WFP.

Mercy Corps Ethiopia invites motivated and qualified candidates to apply for the following vacant position.

Position Title: Intern HR

 Location: Addis Ababa

 Position:  One

 Length of Internship:  One Year

Mercy Corps responsibilities

For the duration of this internship assignment, the intern will receive:

  • Work Station
  • All required office supplies
  • Transport Allowance/ 300.00 ETB
  • Per diem during field visit
  • Coverage of lodging expense during field visit
  • Coverage of Transportation expense during field visit

 Intern responsibilities

Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with

·        Transport from/to office

·        Medical and any Insurance


Mercy Corps Ethiopia seeks enthusiastic, intelligent and ambitious female graduate and post-graduates who are passionate about international development.  This position will provide the intern an opportunity to develop their professional skills and expand their knowledge of market-based and community-driven development while supporting the country HR Department.  This internship will also support the country office’s efforts towards improving female recruitment and retention.

The intern will be provided with technical guidance in Human Resource and coaching in women’s empowerment and professional skills from a Mentor. At the beginning of the internship period, the intern will receive orientation on Mercy Corps’ mission, vision, strategy and programming.  She will work with her mentor on professional skills development goals, and activities and responsibilities related to achieving these goals; she will also work with the National HR Manager on technical skills development goals, and activities and responsibilities related to achieving these goals.

 At the end of the internship period, the combined professional and technical skills development plan will be the milestones against which the internship will be evaluated and will be the basis of a strong recommendation letter for future employment.  The intern will also be interviewed to assess the degree to which the internship period helped her to achieve her professional goals.


By the end of the internship, the intern will have developed the following knowledge and experience:

·        Understanding of the basic works of Human Resource

·        Understanding of the importance of and methodology of Human Resource department for one organization

·        Experience in setting up data management, Data filing, Data kipping and compiling, organizing or capturing employee’s important information considering its confidentiality.

·        Knowledge of soft skills required to professional success in an increasingly competitive market

·        Increased self-awareness, confidence and assertiveness

Job Requirements


Minimum academic score of 200

Completed courses in international development, management, business administration or field related to social sciences with minimum score of 2.5

One letter of recommendation from a professor on the candidate’s academic performance

One letter of recommendation from a non-family member on the candidate’s personal integrity and sense of responsibility.

LIVING CONDITIONS: The internship should be based out of the intern’s home location.

Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised.  All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts.  In order to ensure fairness to all applicant’s personal inquiries are not permitted.

 Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.

“We only need qualified female candidates!!!”


Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:

[email protected]

Mercy Corps Recruiter

Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319

Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33  , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225

Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116

Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974

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