Human Resources Manager (Gaza)

Save the Children

***Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Kindly note that the position might be filled before the vacancy announcement is closed; therefore, early applications are encouraged.***

***This role will be contingent upon securing available funds, and we might use this vacancy to fill more than one post.***

The Opportunity – HR Manager

Post location: Gaza Field Office – Rafah and subject to change based on SC priorities and response in Gaza.

Contract Duration and Level of Effort: until 31st December 2024, with a possibility of extension based on available funds.

ROLE PURPOSE:

HR Manager will provide generalist HR support to the Gaza Response across the full range of HR processes and functions. They will be managing HR team and will provide HR and management support to the Gaza Field Office in all aspects of HR functions. They will also be responsible for the continuous improvements of HR process and systems in partnership with relevant colleagues while implementing the decisions taken by the CO HR team in Gaza FO accordingly. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: Head of HR and Admin

Staff reporting to this post: HR Coordinator

Budget Responsibilities: None.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Generalist HR support and management

  • Manages Gaza HR operations ensuring compliance with save the children HR rules and regulations
  • Lead the entire recruitment cycle, including the recruitment process, advertisement of vacancies, scheduling and conducting interviews, checking candidate references and vetting processes, and collecting new hire documents
  • Ensure that the SCI performance management process is properly understood by all staff and implemented consistently
  • Responsible for staying up to date on local labour laws and effectively managing changes within the project to ensure HR compliance
  • Provides oversight on updating personnel files and other related HR documents, including employment agreements, amendments, timesheets, calendar holidays, and leaves.
  • Ensure compliant, competitive and cost-effective salaries and benefits packages are in place for the field office staff
  • Provide generalist and operational HR support to line managers across a full range of people management issues
  • Responsible for the day to day engagement, trouble shooting and liaison with CO HR
  • Responsible for implementing the induction programme “Passport to success” in Gaza FO
  • Supports and coordinates FO learning and development initiatives and keeps a record of attendance records
  • Supports and coordinates field office well-being plan and works closely with the staff wellbeing committee on staff wellbeing issues impacting staff
  • Follow up on staff contractual status and ensure appropriate and timely actions for new and renewals of contracts.
  • Work with hiring/line managers to conduct job evaluation, grading and review job profiles as needed
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the information provided to the CO HR team for the national payroll process
  • Roll out anti-harassment training to ensure these are proactively implemented for a safe working environment for all staff, volunteers and partners

Safeguarding

  • Undertake clear, strong advocacy in line with safeguarding policies for the Northwest Syria Office and implementing partners including to ensure delivery of mandatory core safeguarding trainings (and refreshers) and workshops to enable staff and partners with key responsibilities to undertake their roles and mainstream safeguarding functions
  • Ensure that the tools and knowledge related to safe programming is made available to managers and sector leads for them to be able to cascade safeguarding requirements to their work
  • Ensure that all safeguarding concerns are reported effectively and uploaded on the online portal DATIX and proactively followed up to the required standards

General

  • Other projects as defined by the designate.
  • Be prepared to vary day to day activities and work pattern/hours in humanitarian response situations
  • Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

ESSENTIAL:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in Human Resources; previous HR experience in INGOs is essential
  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in Human Resources as a coordinator/manager is preferable.
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English and Arabic is essential
  • Proven operational HR track record and experience of providing a senior generalist HR service to managers across a full range of HR issues
  • Excellent skills in handling and advising on complex people management issues
  • Experience of and well developed skills in recruitment and selection
  • Experience working in remote management set-up is preferable
  • Ability to work independently, self-direct or at own initiative
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver training and induction
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines, and a demanding workload
  • Proven skills in handling and advising on complex people management issues
  • Experience in working with and supporting multicultural teams
  • Ability to travel to area offices for the Syria response office
  • Experience in staff capacity building

DESIRABLE:

  • Experience of working with NGO
  • Experience in emergency response

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions. Application will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

Save the Children promotes a diverse and inclusive work environment, women and people with different abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Organisation

Save the Children works in development and humanitarian contexts with children and partners to help families, communities, and governments identify and use innovations to ensure all children survive, learn and are protected.

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 environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

How to apply

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at Human Resources Manager.

If you’re unable to apply through the website, please submit your full application through email [email protected]

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.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Deadline: 10 Apr 2024