HR Assistant (National Contract)

  • Added Date: Friday, 08 December 2017
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 19 December 2017

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Job Description

Title: HR Assistant

Location: DRC Aden

Report to: HR Officer

Background and purpose

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been providing relief and development services in the Horn of Africa since 1997. Using a protection of human rights framework, DRC has mainly focused on Somalis who are displaced by conflict. Programmes include protection, livelihoods, food and NFI distribution, water and sanitation, and advocacy amongst others. DRC Yemen has been providing relief and development services in Yemen since 2008. DRC has mainly focused on refugees and migrants displaced by conflict and natural disasters.

Under the supervision of HR Officer, The HR Assistant is responsible for performing general human resources functions, and play a key role in the overall HR functions including staff recruitment, contracts preparations, staff leaves/attendance and time-sheets tracking. The HR Assistant plays a key role in supporting DRC Yemen, Sana’a program’s staffing needs and works closely with HR Officer to comply with Programme and Operations requirements.

Key responsibilities

  • Compilation of Administration and Hunan Resources Key Performance indicators.
  • Ensure that all office systems and equipment (power, water, telephone, photocopier, fax, etc.) are in good working order.
  • Assist in ensuring staff compliance with human resources polices, as per DRC’s HR manual.
  • Responsible for the office supplies.
  • Ensure that leave, recruitment and training trackers are updated on a regular basis.
  • Monitor staff attendance and ensure that all staff timesheets are submitted and filed on time.
  • Assist in communicating with interview candidates and scheduling for tests and interviews.
  • Prepare employee contracts.
  • Maintain confidentiality and safety of all personnel and recruitment documents.
  • Responsible for ensuring the following are accurate, complete and up to date: -personnel files, administration of health insurance scheme, social security,
  • Assist managers and staff on effective performance management and administer the collation of performance management documentation
  • Ensure new staff receive an appropriate orientation and induction.
  • Ensure clearance and debriefing is carried out for exiting staff.
  • Any other related duties as /when assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience

University degree in a relevant subject; at least one years of professional experience in a similar position; good command of English (written, read, and spoken); good computer skills (MS Word and MS Excel); able to work under pressure; excellent organizational skills; excellent, interpersonal and communication skills; experience and willingness to travel to field offices; relevant NGO experience is a preferable.

Terms and Conditions

The proposed employment conditions are based on DRC policy and Yemeni labor law. The selected candidate shall perform his/her duties in compliance with the DRC Code of Conduct and procedures at all times.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on

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