Director Human Resources & Administration

 

Director Human Resources & Administration

As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the HR Director (HRD) shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO).  The HRD has ultimate responsibility for all people-based activity within the organization from both an operational and strategic perspective. The HRD is accountable for the provision of effective HR services in both emergencies and development programming contexts.

S/he is responsible for all staff related areas, such as resource planning and recruitment, performance management, capacity development and staff wellbeing. The HRD is the central focal point for Child and Adult Safeguarding and ensure SCI’s ambitions on gender equality and inclusion are maintained amongst staff across the organization.

The HRD is responsible for facilities management and has oversight over legal matters.

 
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Essential
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently in country
  • Minimum of 10 years Human Resources experience, including experience in the development of strategic and operational support services plans and their implementation in a professional work environment over a sustained period of time; some year of experience in an (I)NGO environment is preferred;
  • Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts;
  • In-depth knowledge of employee relations and develop and maintain knowledge of current employment legislation;
  • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development;
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of HR within the programme and ensuring the most effective support to line management; Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours in the event of responding to emergencies;
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi- disciplined team through a period of change
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to supervise and motivate qualified professional staff with strong personal value systems
  • Analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff;
  • Team building skills;
  • Competent level skills in core IT applications, particularly MS Office
  • A commitment to the values, goals and principles of Save the Children.
 

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realize the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

 
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
 

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Application closes on 24th January 2020 at midnight Uganda time.

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent, persons with disabilities and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

 


Job description:

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Date advertised: 8 Jan 2020

Closing date: 24 Jan 2020 - 23:59 EAT

Location: Kampala, Location

Department: Human Resources

Type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-time

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