Human Resources Officer – Welthungerhilfe
Deadline: 17 December 2019
Reports to: Human Resources Manager
Duty Station: Harare
Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest German non-governmental organisations in development co-operation and emergency relief. Primarily in co-operation with local partner organisations, our task is to contribute to the improvement in nutritional and income base for the low-income populations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Welthungerhilfe has been implementing projects in Zimbabwe since 1980. Sector focus is on Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Food and Nutrition Security, Livelihoods and when necessary, Emergency response. We are looking for suitable candidates to fill the Human Resources Officer position based at the Zimbabwe Country Office. Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Manager, the Human Resources Officer will assist in the Human Resources Management of all categories of staff in the country office. If you are prepared to dedicate yourself to supporting our projects under sometimes difficult conditions and you match the requirements set out below, we look forward to receiving your application.
General supervision is provided by the Human Resources Manager. Incumbent is expected to be fully knowledgeable in the field of work and therefore is expected to exercise judgement and initiative, establish work priorities, follow up actions and ensure accuracy of work; Support the administration of effective and timely recruitment processes, promoting equity, transparency and consistency at every step of the process (ie review job descriptions, posting adverts and managing the recruitment process) according to Welthungerhilfe rules, regulations, procedures and policies; Review job descriptions arranges internal and/or external advertisement(s) and, in consultation with supervisors, undertakes the short-listing of candidates and conducts preliminary interviews; Facilitate induction to newly arrived staff on entitlements and administrative procedures/requirements (ID, security, opening of bank account, etc); Assist in the identification of training needs, preparation of training proposals, arrangements for implementation and evaluation of impact on staff/office performance; Assist in advising and informing all staff on the correct application and interpretation of Welthungerhilfe regulations, procedures, policies as well as Zimbabwe Labour Laws; Follow up on all staff contractual status and ensures that appropriate and timely actions for renewals of contracts and promotions; Ensure job descriptions for all positions are up-to-date, properly recorded and duly classified; Provide guidance and support in the preparation of job descriptions for all categories of staff; Undertake visits to field offices to provide briefing and orientation to staff and ongoing staff engagements; Liaise with the Heads of Project to develop, promote and maintain Staff Wellbeing programs in the
field; Identify staff learning gaps in consultation with line management and based on individual accountability plans & changing circumstances to facilitate planning of appropriate staff capacity enhancement programs. Assist in delivering learning where possible; Promote and abide by Welthungerhilfe policies and procedures including but not limited to child protection, code of conduct and mandatory reporting responsibilities; Supervise Human Resources Intern and ensure communication with university at the end of the internship where necessary; Carry out any other tasks, as requested by the Human Resources Manager
Knowledge, Skills and Experience required
A University degree in Human Resource Management, Industrial relations, Psychology or another related field is required; At least 3 years working experience, NGO experience desirable but not essential; Experience in the employment law, administration of benefits, compensation, and other Human Resources remuneration; Skills in database management and record keeping; Demonstrated ability to uphold a high level of confidentiality; Outstanding interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching skills; Good computer skills; Ability to travel and work in any of the project sites.
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a letter of motivation and Curriculum Vitae to email@example.com Welthungerhilfe is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Welthungerhilfe does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.