Save the Children National Human Resources Manager Job in Hargeisa, Somalia

Save the Children
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Job Title: National Human Resources Manager
Team / Programme: Human Resources Department GRADE: 9
Location: Hargesia with regular travel to field offices POST TYPE: National
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
The position is only open to Somali nationals only
Role Purpose:
To coordinate and manage all national human resources requirements for Save the Children Somalia/Somaliland, provide support in building the capacity of the national HR team, and implement robust HR policies and practices to ensure legal compliance and to maximise staff effectiveness.
Your support in the delivery of an effective HR function will play a key role in Save the Children programmes in Somalia/Somaliland to increase impact and enable positive change for children.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: Human Resources Director
Country Dimensions: Save the Children works in various sites within Somaliland, Puntland and Central South Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current budget of approximately GBP 48 million.

Staff directly reporting to this post: National HR Officer, technical support will be provided to the National HR officers

Key Areas of Accountability:
Support the delivery of effective Programmes, in both development and humanitarian contexts, by:
  • Ensuring that the HR aspects of Save the Children programme implementation and restructuring in Somalia/Somaliland are delivered according to best practice HR standards and in compliance with local legal procedures and organisational policies;
  • Overseeing preparation of local employment contracts for Somalia/Somaliland staff upon appointment in compliance with all HR policies and practice, local labour law and Save the Children UK country and global policies, maintaining an effective contract planning mechanism, and ensuring timely renewal of staff employment contracts records;
  • Managing field support staff to ensure a cohesive and effective approach to HR in-country, and building and developing the capacity of the national HR team through effective coaching, performance management frameworks and human resource development plans;
  • Assisting in the proposal process by coordinating and helping identify technical HR capacity requirements in conjunction with the Area Representatives;
  • Developing and implementing induction plans and processes for staff, ensuring they are fully aware of policies and best practices relating to their role;
  • Supporting Managers in field locations to manage employee relations
  • Providing guidance on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion, benefits, and regular salary reviews in consultation with the HR Director
  • Leading HR Officers in developing effective HR systems and processes for the recording of employee data – i.e. holidays, sickness records and other relevant documentation;
  • Holding exit interviews with departing staff in order to capture feedback and insights on Save the Children’s programme and organisational processes, systems, and character;
  • Providing support to the HR Director on planning for HR needs, ensuring that best practice of recruitment and selection policy is implemented across all offices;
  • Supporting the development and maintenance of timely and effective objective setting, performance review and performance development planning systems;
  • Representing the principles and work of Save the Children to NGOs and INGOs, government, and other stakeholders when required;
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  • Complying with and promoting all Save the Children UK Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety.
Qualifications and Experience
  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related academic discipline, with a postgraduate specialisation in Human Resources;
  • Minimum 5 years relevant human resources management experience in a corporate or INGO environment;
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
  • In-depth knowledge of employee relations and develop and maintain knowledge of current Somalia/Somaliland employment legislation;
  • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development;
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of HR within the programme and ensuring the most effective support to line management;
  • Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in leading multicultural, multi location, teams;
  • Willingness to work and travel to often difficult and insecure environments;
  • Complying with and promoting all Save the Children UK Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety.
  • Basic financial skills, particularly in budgeting;
  • Experience in HR provision in emergency response;
  • Background in large international non-governmental organisation or other international relief/development body.

The vacancy deadline is 6th August 2012.

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