Human Resources Manager
Country:Central African Republic
Department:Human Resources Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.
Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.
International Medical Corps interventions in the Central African Republic consist of the provision emergency Health, and Nutrition Care services, as well as emergency Protection assistance in response to gender-based violence perpetrated against Internally Displaced People and vulnerable host communities, affected by conflict. While providing basic primary health care services to the beneficiaries, International Medical Corps also focuses on capacity building of existing human resources, in order to deliver and take ownership of health, nutrition and protection programs implemented by International Medical Corps, thus assuring the sustainability of the health program for the coming years.
International Medical Corps, with the support of OFDA, DFID and ECHO, acts as a first responder to the CAR humanitarian crisis in Ouaka, Vakaga and Haute-Kotto Provinces. International Medical Corps has also extended its partnership with the EC, through the Bekou Trust Fund, to carry out a multi-year project; The CAR Health System Strengthening Project.
The HR MANAGER is responsible for providing strategic HR advisory services to the Country Program. Operationally, The HR MANAGER guarantees the implementation of International Medical Corps Human Resources policies and procedures in compliance with donor and legal requirements.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive
HR management and administration
· Ensure the application of approved HR procedures and rules that cover both work performance and behaviours.
· Act as the guardian of the good governance of all the processes relating to the employment-experience from pre-hire to post-separation.
· Act as an expertise centre for staff and managers for all matters HR and promote an HR department as a partner and a solution(s) provider.
· Promote learning and development and have an appreciation for the principles of andragogy.
· Act as credible, reliable, and impartial mediator in preserving a healthy and productive work environment, in conflict resolution, disciplinary processes.
· Update, vet, and roll out HR tools and documents and ensure compliance with national legislation, humanitarian principles, donor requirements, and IMC HR global policies and guidance.
· Ensure the administrative monitoring of disputes and represent IMC before administrative authorities and, if necessary, legal authorities
· Take part in abuse and risk prevention
Strategic HR function
· Assert HR contribution and presence in formulating the Country Program strategy.
· Formulate a vision and a strategy for the HR function
· Actively contribute to proposal writing and HR budgeting, and organizational design.
· Keep an active regulatory watch and plan ahead for HR related risks. (reputational, legal, financial …)
Team management and capacity Building
· Coordinate, plan and supervise the activities of the HR team.
· Use IMC learning resources and propose new and financially responsible learning solutions
· Assess capacity, plan upskilling actions, and monitor improvements.
· Staff corps cohesion and inclusion:
· Study the social, cultural and ethnic specificities and the values and customs of the country of operation
· Promote team activities, peaceful conflict resolution and wellbeing initiatives.
· Champion employee assistance programs and promote mental and physical health and resilience activities.
· Be an active participant in security assessment and vigorously support the security function to communicate effectively.
· Embody the duty of care and exhibit a moral and/or legal obligation to ensure the safety or well-being of others.
Communication and outreach
· Be the first point of contact for the regional platforms and HQ for HR matters
· Ensure due HR reporting is consistent and reliable
· Own the mandatory training initiatives
· Ensure proper archiving and HR information safeguarding as per prescribed processes
· Participate in wider HR working groups and donor meetings.
Code of Conduct
It is our shared responsibility and obligation to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report. Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Management, Psychology, Sociology or Law
· 5 years of progressive HR professional experience with a minimum of 2 years as a head of HR department or equivalent experience.
· Demonstrated success as an HR generalist supporting employee groups of 200+ employees in multiple locations
· Broad knowledge, experience, and interest in employment law, compensation, learning, employee relations, and training and development
· Strong collaborator with effective interpersonal and analytical, financial and HRIS skills
· Must be comfortable in being a proactive member of the senior management team.
· Must be able to function effectively in a complex work environment and deal effectively with competing priorities and pressure
· Ability to carry out responsibilities independently with minimal technical support.
· Capable of managing conflict and conflicting views.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
· Commitment to the IMC's mission, purpose and values.
· Fluency in French and English
· Local language or dialects are an advantage
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.