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Mon, 24/09/2018 - 17:30

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CRS is recruiting for the position of Human Resource Manager. If you are interested and your profile matches the requirements, please read the below job description and follow the instructions to submit your application package.

 

 

Human Resource Manager

 

Department:      Operations                        

Reports To:         Head of Operations

Country/Location: CRS- Freetown-Sierra Leone

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

For over forty years, Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) work in Sierra Leone has been guided by the will to promote the alleviation of human suffering, to advance full human development, and to foster charity and justice in the world.  Since 2008, CRS in line with the Millennium Development Goals # 2 and 3 and Government of Sierra Leone’s commitment to support basic education for all, has been implementing the Food for Education (FFE) Project with interventions designed to improve quality and relevance of education, encourage complete cycle of primary education for vulnerable, marginalized children, especially girls, and increase community involvement in education.  New funding has been approved for the project to be extended for another three years in five chiefdoms of Koinadugu District, in the north of Sierra Leone. The three-year project will benefit nearly 30,000 pupils in five chiefdoms in Koinadugu district namely, Sulima, Mongo, Neini, Neya and Dembelia Sinkunia. CRS/SL will distribute commodities to schools for the preparation of morning snacks and lunches to pupils, teachers and cooks, five days a week for nine months during the school year.  The project will also work with local communities, strengthen School Management Committees and foster the formation of Mothers’ Clubs and Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) groups.

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 with 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.
  • 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.
  • Act as the CP’s key point of contact, internally and externally, on all HR-related matters.

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.

Agency-wide Competencies:

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.

  • Treats people with dignity and respect;
  • Challenges unethical or misguided decisions;
  • Applies agency policies appropriately and consistently;
  • Establishes priorities and meets deadlines;
  • Presents information and decisions in a transparent and effective manner;
  •  Demonstrates diplomacy, flexibility, and resourcefulness;
  • Analyzes and improves own skills to achieve goals;
  • Looks inside and outside CRS to identify innovations.

QUALIFICATIONS & 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.

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.

  • Trusting Relationship
  • Professional Growth
  • Partnership
  • Accountability

 

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

 

To apply for this position please send up-to-date CV and a supporting letter, copies of relevant certificates to SL_HR@global.crs.org. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

When applying through careers.sl please upload updated CV and cover letter as attachment. All applicants should attach a Labour Card to the application package

 

Also send a copy of your application package to the desk Officer, Ministry of Employment and Social Security, New England

 

Closing Date for the receipt of application packages is on Monday 24th September 2018

 

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