FTA-Fixed Term Appointment
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Job Details: Human Resources Manager, West Africa
Region West Africa
Location Ivory Coast
Department Humanitarian Department
Position Type Fixed Term
Job Family Human Resources
Locations: Various West Africa - Ivory Coast
Contract Type: Fixed Term - 3 months extendable, unaccompanied
Salary: £20,018 - £26,837 per annum, pro rata to the contract length (Net = take home pay. Oxfam GB will meet the tax liabilities of postholder in addition to salary)
Hard To Work Allowance - £3000 p.a. net, pro rata to the contract length (this is in Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia only)
This is an emergency response. Due to the rapid scale up we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We will only contact those short-listed for the position and may appoint prior to the closing date.
ALL CV's MUST BE SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH
Conflict in the wake of the presidential elections in December has led to internal displacement and refugee flows.
There has been limited flow out towards Ghana (5,000 refugees have been reported).
There has been large scale displacement in and around Abidjan where some of the more intensive fighting is taking place. Even if the Presidential question is resolved reasonably swiftly, there is highly likely to be considerable humanitarian problems as a result of the threat or actual incidents of violence.
By the 5th of April 2011, 81,540 refugees had been registered (emergency rapid registration) by UNHCR, in Nimba, Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Maryland. Oxfam GB is currently operational in Liberia, and has started an emergency response in Grand Gedeh, Nimba and Maryland. There is an ongoing assessment in Ghana currently, and arrangements are being made to send an assessment team to Cote D'Ivoire.
· Advise and support managers and staff on all aspects of Oxfam HR Policies and Procedures and the local Employment Law.
· Coach and support managers to performance manage their staff, ensuring that assessment of performance is objective and that poor performance is addressed appropriately.
· Develop and implement Oxfam's staff development strategy and support succession planning. · Performance manage the role reporting to this post to ensure that staff reach their potential and provide effective services to Oxfam. (If applicable)
· Ensure that absence (including annual leave and sick leave) is proactively managed.
· Ensure that the medical expenses policy is cost effective and meets staff and organisational needs, and that expenses are managed effectively.
· To manage the Human Resources Global On-Line Database (GOLD), keeping it up to date and producing the required reports. · Establish and maintain the personal files for staff.
· Work with managers and staff to establish a Staff Association as appropriate. This will eventually reach negotiated solutions to staff issues (including pay and benefits negotiations), ensuring that staff receive a fair deal that enables effective recruitment and retention while ensuring that the organisation gets good value for donor's money. ·
Support management decisions with appropriate HR solutions in disciplinary and performance improvement procedures. · Ensure effective management of all national and international recruitment processes for the country programme.
· To arrange and monitor induction for all new staff ensuring that meetings are arranged, objectives met and that feedback is obtained
· Maintain good and effective relations with external bodies, especially with the Ministry of Labour and Oxfam lawyer.
· Manage appropriately all legal cases relating to Human Resources.
· Support the Country Director and the Strategic Management Team to facilitate the development of cohesive and healthy team
Skills and Competence
· Substantial experience in a Human Resources or Personnel background. Professional qualifications in Human Resources such as UK CIPD Certificate or equivalent will be an advantage.
· Experience of resolving complicated HR problems in a professional and flexible way, and developing appropriate solutions that meet the needs of both individuals and the organisation.
· Experience in Humanitarian Contexts, ability to deal with rapid changes and security issues.
· Experience of working with Government Departments especially the Labour Office and Immigration will be an advantage.
· Skill in influencing others, including senior managers and International staff in a rapidly changing environment.
· Experience in building healthy teams
· Knowledge of organisational behaviour and ability to learn and fit in with Oxfam's organisational culture. Also knowledge of management concepts and theory, and experience of applying that knowledge to a dynamic and changing situation.
· Sensitivity to gender and diversity issues in HR policies and practice.
· Ability to maintain individual and organisational confidentiality at all times.
· Basic computer literacy, including in particular experience of word processing and spreadsheets (preferably Word and Excel).
· Ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently.
· Excellent written and spoken French and English essential