Regional Human Resources Coordinator – Save the Children
Save the Children
For over 90 years, Save the Children has been making a difference in children’s lives in more than 120 countries.
We are the world’s largest independent child rights organization. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education and protection.
Save the Children is an equal opportunity organization dedicated to our core values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.
Job Title: Regional Human Resources Coordinator
Team/Programme: Regional Human Resources Team
Location: East Africa Regional Office – Nairobi
Post Type: National
Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people
As a key member of the Regional Human Resources team and in close collaboration with the Regional HR Director, you will be responsible for supporting and advising the country programmes on the various HR processes and systems.
This includes support and advice in setting up or enhancing Recruitment and Selection, staff development and HR support for humanitarian responses.
Scope of Role:
Reports to: Regional HR Director
Regional Dimensions: Save the Children works in 8 countries in East Africa (Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Ethiopia) with a current staff complement of approximately 3500 staff and current expenditure of approximately $200 million each year
Staff directly reporting to this post: none
Key Areas of Accountability:
Providing advice, support and capacity building on Recruitment and Selection process for country offices:
- Supporting countries especially where capability is low, in the end to end recruitment process for national and international positions.
- Providing advice on resourcing strategy, reviewing JDs to ensure compliance with SCI format, supporting the preparation adverts and liaising with SCI centre for posting in internal and external jobsites
- Providing support to shortlisting and interviews and ensuring child safeguarding standards are met during the process
- With inputs from HR Director, advising on salary offer, liaising with SCI centre for preparation of international contracts
- Supporting reference checks
- Managing recruitment and deployment of personnel during emergency response
- Development and maintenance of the Regional Emergency Roster for external resource and facilitating release/hiring of these
- Providing training on Recruitment, Interviewing skills and others to relevant country program staff
- Develop expedite HR processes for Humanitarian responses:
- In collaboration with the Humanitarian Response Team, Regional HR Director, HR counterparts in country offices throughout the region and the Country Directors, plan, coordinate and implement HR policies and procedures for emergency programs
- Work with country office HR managers to keep the Country Office prepared for emergency such as defining organizational structure, job profiles, pay and salary scale and recruitment procedures relevant to emergencies.
- Coordinating potential areas for job swapping, temporary assignments and other recruitment opportunities to enhance Country Offices capacity in both development and emergency programs.
- Providing advice and building country capacity on Performance Management System:
- Support the roll-out of the annual performance management system in the countries
- Support capacity building of the country HR Managers/counterparts in managing the Performance Management system.
- Acting as back-up for Country Office HR Directors:
- In collaboration with the Regional HR Director, providing back-up as required for HR managers in low complexity country offices. This may require occasional on-site support, but will primarily be provided virtually. This may be shared with other members of the HR team within the Region
Coordinate Regional and Country Office HR policies, procedures and reporting:
- Support the Country HR Directors to ensure standardised HR processes are implemented throughout the region, assist in the development of localised procedures as required
Skills And Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
- Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
- Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
- Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
- Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
- Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
- Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
- Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
- Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
- Willing to take disciplined risks
- Honest, encourages openness and transparency
Qualifications and Experience
- Minimum of 5 years in a generalist HR management role; minimum of 2 years experience in emergency setting.
- Bachelor’s degree in Human resources, general management or business administration.
- Technical skills in most if not all aspects of human resource management with a focus on Recruitment and Selection, Learning and Development, Performance Management, Compensation and Benefits and HR Policies
- Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural situations and/or multi-locational settings using a collaborative approach
- Demonstrated ability in designing, implementing and evaluating emergency HR management system
- Proven ability to handle challenging work load
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Conversant in practical Human Resource Information System and other relevant soft-wares
- Fluency in English
- Commitment to Save the Children values
Please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter to
Hard copy applications should be addressed to Senait Zenebe, EA Regional Office, Box 19423, 202 KNH, Nairobi, Kenya, and may be handed into the Save the Children International Regional Office.
The Position Description for these roles are attached for your reference.
Application closes December 4th 2012 at 5:00pm.
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