HR manager Amman
Closing date: 24 Apr 2018
Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity.
Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial aid and development organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside disabled and vulnerable people to help meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
For further information about the association: http://www.hi.org/
Present in more than 55 countries, Humanity & Inclusion is composed of 2 operational divisions:
The Direction of Humanitarian Action
The Direction of Development Action
Under Direction of Humanitarian Action, the expatriate will be recruited for this mission:
The Syrian crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of the last 20 years. According to the latest UN figures, about 13.5 million people are currently affected by the crisis in Syria, including about 6.5 million IDPs, while over 4 million Syrians have sought refuge in neighbouring countries or in Europe.
HI is managing a large humanitarian program from four different hubs (South, Centre, North and North-East), along four main pillars:
Support to health partners (hospitals, care houses, psychosocial support centers, local NGOs) for the provision of comprehensive psychosocial support services ( psychosocial support, psychosocial support and/or prosthetics and orthotics) through training, technical supervisions and donations of assistive devices and/or equipment;
Emergency response to the basic needs of vulnerable people affected by sudden crisis, through one-shot distributions of food baskets, household essential items and hygiene kits, and through the management of an adapted humanitarian coordination mechanism for emergency responses.
Education to the risks and effects caused by conventional weapons (including mines, explosive remnants of war and small arms light weapons) and urgent marking of hazardous areas;
Training and technical support to other humanitarian actors on the inclusion of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable persons in the humanitarian response (with a special focus on inclusive health and inclusive livelihoods). The actual intervention is based on a mix of remote management of national teams, remote partnerships with local structures and organizations, and direct implementation programs.
In 2018, HI intends to launch a new clearance program in the North East Hub. The project aims at protecting the population living in contaminated areas through Community Liaison and Explosive Ordnance Disposal activities.
DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION
Under the line management of the Human Resources Coordinator (HRCo), the HR Manager will be part of the coordination team based in Amman, and will support the 4 hubs. This position is new for the mission (creation), as such the HR Manager will have to be extremely proactive and flexible, to set-up efficient relationships with each hub, ensure good coordination and develop adequate frameworks.
Due to the set-up of the mission spread on 3 countries, the legal framework for national HRs will be handled at country level by HI’s hosting missions (including salary policy, design of work contract, internal rules & regulations). However, the HR Manager should develop good knowledge of labor law, issues and challenges faced by each hub, in order to ensure good representation of HR stakes at coordination level.
According to the position, the HR Manager must keep all the data confidential, and share it only with the relevant persons.
* Provide human resources and administrative support and guidance to all hub offices * Oversee recruiting and onboarding local staff and consultants/visitors, and maintain employment records in compliance with HI policies * Ensure that employees are familiar with HI policies and uphold the organisation standard of ethics and that controls are in place to ensure compliance with local labors laws and employment policies * Maintain familiarity with labor laws concerning each hub to ensure project is in compliance with the labor law * Manage the recruiting process, including drafting and placing employment ads, collecting employment documentation, ensuring completion of biographical data forms, conducting reference checks for all candidates, organizing and participating in interview panels, and proposing top candidates for hire
Support to Hubs
Support each hub for the implementation and monitoring of SOPs, and report any issues or breaches to the HRCo;
Upon request the HRCo, act as an intermediate with HR Department of HI’s hosting missions to follow-up specific issues, and to solve problem or potential conflicts;
Upon request, conduct support missions on the field (monitoring visits, gap filling, support for recruitments or heavy workload or disciplinary measures…);
Design and keep updated a comprehensive table to summarize the legal framework of each hub;
Archive all necessary tools and documents used on each hub;
Responsible for having the update organization chart of the mission of HI and the ones of its partners.
Develop for each hub a deep knowledge of HR framework, stakes and issues;
Expatriates administrative management
Provide each hub with all tools for the administrative management of Expatriates (follow-up tables for contract, leaves, visa situation, monitoring evaluation tool);
Provide each hub with Expatriate management’s framework ; prepare a pack to be given to each new expatriates;
Act as a focal point for Expatriâtes
Jordan is, comparatively to many countries where HI is present, a relatively safe and secure country, with regular presence of international tourists including from Occidental countries, and where the situation/context does not require having heavy security procedures. Indeed, in the past 12 years of presence in Jordan, the security level remains at 1 for most of the time and most of the country (except few days adapting to context changes such as Syria war starting or demonstrations during Arab Spring). In addition of being a quiet country, with a good level of acceptance of foreigners, Jordan also has a real and strong recognize government in place as well as a strongly respected Royal family, and police/armed forces are well trained, well paid and followed. Last but not least point to consider is that the health conditions are really good in Jordan, with a complete access to high quality medical care in Amman (hospital, pharmacies, labs, X-ray, IRM, all specializations doctors), allowing international staff to have a safe stay in country including with families and babies.
University degree in HR; Psychology or business administration
At least 2 years of professional experience in the humanitarian sector
At least 1 year experience an HR Manager in international NGO
Fluency in oral and written English is compulsory
Good IT skills
Strong level of analysis
Strong level of autonomy and initiative
Strong organizational and reporting skills
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Ability to work under high pressure
Sense of Humour
Experience in Middle Eastern countries is a strong asset
Capacity Building skills is a strong asset
Experience with remote management is an asset
High level of motivation and proactivity
Ability to deal with rapidly changing context and plans.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Length of the contract: 6 months
Salary from 2214 € (gross) / month regarding the experience of the candidate
Per-diem: 596€/month net
Insurances: medical health coverage, retirement planning, repatriation
Paid holiday: 25 days per year
R&R: 1 days per month • Family situation possible
Accommodation: collective or individual housing