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Human Resources Manager, Sierra Leone

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from Catholic Relief Services
Closing date: 24 Feb 2019

Job Title: Human Resources Manager, Sierra Leone

Department: Human Resources / Administration

Band: 9

Reports To: Head of Operations

Country/Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Job Summary:

You will partner with the Country Program (CP) Senior Management Team to provide overall strategic Human Resources (HR) direction for the CP in support of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will analyze and anticipate HR programs, services, and operations needs and challenges in the areas of recruitment, staff development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, onboarding/orientation, policies, staff care, and employee administration and introduce improvement solutions.

Job Responsibilities:

· Manage HR processes and activities to ensure they meet latest agency, donor, and local legal requirements and standards and reflect best practices.

· Provide professional HR advice and coaching to managers, staff, and partners on daily HR issues, especially in regards to recruitment, performance management, and employee relations.

· Effectively manage talent and supervise. Manage team dynamics and staff well-being. Provide coaching, strategically tailor individual development plans, and complete performance management for direct reports.

· Lead training and professional development needs assessment and analysis and ensure the provision of focused and precise development programs for CRS staff and partners.

· Ensure staff retention strategies reflect competitive and equitable compensation and benefits and a work environment that fosters staff engagement, empowerment through proper supervision, and personal and professional growth.

· Monitor the culture to ensure staff actions reflect CRS guiding principles, where dignity, diversity, community, and rights and responsibilities of all staff are valued.

· Act as the CP’s key point of contact, internally and externally, on all HR-related matters. Represent the organization in forums related to HR management issues to stay abreast of standards, local laws, and industry best practices and to maintain peer contacts.

· Oversee record keeping through personnel files and/or HRIS that adheres to required CRS, donor, and local law regulations. As needed provide analytical reports on HR-related data, metrics and trends to support decision-making, workforce planning and development.

Typical Background, Experience & Requirements:

Education and Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or Business Administration required. Master’s degree in HR Management, Business Administration or Organizational Development preferred.

· Minimum of five years work experience in HR, preferably with an International or local NGO, with at least three of these years managing an HR function and strong knowledge of HR best practices and standards.

· Additional education may substitute for some experience.

· Experience with and demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret employment laws, regulations, policies, principles, concepts, and practices. Thorough knowledge of the local labor law.

· Staff management experience.

· Strong experience in presenting, facilitating, and coaching on HR topics.

· Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, HRIS.

Personal Skills

· Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how they approach each relationship.

· Excellent strategic and analytical skills with ability to make sound judgment and decisions

· Very good planning, monitoring and organizational skills

· Able to maintain confidential information

· Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results-oriented

· Strong customer service orientation with excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills

Required/Desired Foreign Language

Travel Required (include percentage of required travel, if applicable)

Key Working Relationships:

Supervisory: HR Officers

Internal: All Sierra Leone staff

External: Partners and Govt Labor dept

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

• Integrity

• Continuous Improvement & Innovation

• Builds Relationships

• Develops Talent

• Strategic Mindset

• Accountability & Stewardship

Disclaimer: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Interested applicants can send their resume and cover letters to: sl_hr@crs.org .

How to apply:

Interested applicants can send their resume and cover letters to: sl_hr@crs.org