Senior HR officer – Hargeisa, CARE International

Senior HR officer – Hargeisa, CARE International

CARE Somalia/Somaliland is an International NGO working in Somalia/Somaliland. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance.

CARE International in Somaliland is currently recruiting Senior HR Officer to be based in Hargeisa,  Somaliland with frequent travels to other sub-offices within Somaliland.

The purpose of this position is to coordinate, implement and monitor the Human Resources Management functions of CARE Somalia in Somaliland. The Senior Human Resources Officer (SHRO) is responsible for staff recruitment, orientation and separation of staff in CARE Somalia in Somaliland. S/he will be required to ensure that recruitment of personnel is timely and will be expected to initiate and lead the staff recruitment processes in accordance with the signed donor agreements, CARE Somalia policies and procedures and the local Labour Laws, liaise with external sources of recruitment to identify qualified candidates, formulate, update and ensure effective implementation of new staff orientation and training programs as well as collaborate with departmental heads in initiating, recommending and facilitating transfers, promotions and separations.

The incumbent is required to disseminate HR policies in his/ her area of operation and is expected to ensure that there is consistent understanding and application of policies and compliance with statutory regulations. The incumbent is also required to take on need based
special projects such as salary surveys and job evaluations. She/he provides required support to the program team in the application of the Somalia program Gender, Equity and Diversity strategy.

Result Area 1 – Staff Recruitment, Orientation and Separation
 Initiate and lead the staff recruitment processes in accordance with the signed donor agreements, CARE Somalia policies and procedures and the local Labour Laws requirements;
 Liaise with external sources of recruitment to identify qualified candidates;
 Formulate, update and ensure effective implementation of new staff orientation and training programmes;
 Plan and carry out staff exit interviews;
 Coordinate clearance and final dues for separating staff;
 In collaboration with departmental heads, initiate, recommend and facilitate transfers, promotions and separations of concerned staffs.

Result Area 2 – Performance Management and Staff Development
 Collaborate with the HR Manager, Head of HR in Nairobi HR in developing, implementing and enhancing Country Office staff development/training programmes;
 Coordinate the performance management and appraisal calendar (e.g. IOP/APAA);
 Address the day to day staff employment grievances;
 Coordinate CARE initiatives on HR and development opportunities;
 Coordinate Talent Management initiatives and ensure implementation;
 Monitor and update the monthly PAR, ensuring that they are promptly submitted to Nairobi office.

Result Area 3 – HR Policies Administration
 Ensure compliance with statutory regulations and CARE policies and flag and address
 Continually appraise the Head of HR on need to revise the manuals and policy
documents to ensure compliance with CARE’s strategy and the present challenges.
Inform management on where changes may be needed;
 Ensure compliance of the department’s activities with the organization’s strategy.
Result Area 4 – Remuneration Administration
 Participate or commission Market salary surveys and job evaluation and implementing
such results or recommendations;
 Initiate action on the results of staffs performance appraisals;
 Keep an accurate account of leave schedules for remuneration related implications;
 Ensure safe custody of all staff confidential information.
Result Area 5 – Human Resource Information System (HRIS)
 Manage Human Resources information Systems (HRMIS) to ensure that personal data,
remuneration, benefits and welfare issues are accurate and complete;
 Ensure that HR files in Somaliland are properly maintained and regularly updated.
Result Area 6 – Any other duties as assigned

 Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or Administration, or Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management and/or Business Administration
 2-4 years relevant experience in a similar position in an NGO setting
 Wide knowledge of the NGO operations and the dynamics of development sector, especially in Somalia
 Understanding of the statutory laws
 Fluent in written and spoken English
 Computer skills
Core Values and Critical Competencies
• Decisive
• Focused
• Coordination abilities
• Conceptual and adaptable
• Excellent inter personal skills
• Excellent analytical skills
• Leadership skills
• Attention to detail
Internal Contacts
• Overall reports and is accountable to the Head of Office, Somaliland and Head of HR
• Sub- Offices
• All department and programme heads
External Contacts
• Statutory offices
• Human resources benefits service providers
• Consultancy service providers
• HR networks

This position is based in Hargeisa with travels to the sub offices in Somaliland.
How to apply:
If your career aspirations match with the required profile, please send your Application clearly marked “Senior Human Resources Officer – Somaliland” and CV with day time telephone and addresses of at least three referees to by 3rd December, 2015. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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