Human Resources Manager - Jordanians only (37570)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 03 March 2020

The Organization

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity:

  • Directly reports to the Country Director and supervises the HR team
  • A member of Operations Management Team (OMT) who advises the OMT on HR related country initiatives.
  • Oversees HR needs of around 100 staff and volunteers.
  • Country wide strategic overview of the implementation of the country HR strategy and policies.
  • Has management responsibility for compliance with organizational HR policies and minimum labor law provisions.
  • Budget management responsibility limited to the HR area.
  • Representation of Plan, its work and values within country networks or conferences.
  • Responsible for in country HR risk management processes.

    Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate the development & implementation of the country HR strategy which is aligned to the approved country strategy.

  • Facilitate organizational workforce planning processes to support the delivery of the country strategy.

  • Align HR Policy Manual provisions with the HR strategy, organizational policy frameworks, local labor laws and best practices ensuring mainstreaming of gender equality, inclusion and child safeguarding.

  • Contribute towards country level initiatives & programmes in line with changing circumstances.

  • Contribute effectively towards country risk management initiatives by proactively identifying related HR risks and ensuring existence of sound controls to mitigate the same.

  • Contribute effectively in the development & management of the overall country annual HR budget.

  • Job descriptions meet global standards and approved country structure.

  • Provide HR leadership in attracting and retaining a high performing, innovative and diversified workforce which delivers valuable country programs

  • Effective participation in Operations Management Team and departmental team meetings ensuring sound HR contribution or support.

  • Opportunities for learning and sharing exist to enhance staff capacities, socialization and continuous learning & improvement and unleash talents amongst staff.

  • Networking effectively to learn and share contemporary HR practices for continuous learning & improvement.

  • Achieve quality HR reporting according to agreed organizational standards.

  • Line management of HR staff ensuring performance management practices are in terms of Plan policy.

  • Facilitate the necessary induction processes to ensure new staff familiarize with Plan and how their roles contributes towards organizational effectiveness.

  • Supporting management to identify and implement effective learning & development interventions for staff.

  • Staff are paid in a consistent way in accordance with local market competition, Plan policy and values and labor law provisions.

  • Advises and counsels managers on sound employee relations, managing HR issues and policy implementation.

  • Provide support by ensuring HR policies (including child safeguarding policies) are consistently implemented by staff including conducting the necessary background checks for all new staff engagements in terms of the HR Policy Manual provisions.

  • Provide staff counseling support where necessary

    Dealing with Problems:
    Application of knowledge required for the role, complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.

  • The position involves a high degree of complexity in resolving a wide range of challenges which typically occur in HR management e.g. employee relations, labour-related litigation matters, disciplinary matters, among others.

  • The post holder is required to demonstrate the ability to solve problems objectively and equitably, think strategically while introducing innovations as needed to meet the demands of a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable internal and external employment environment.

Communications and Working Relationships:
Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact


  • A member of the OMT: collaborating with other functions ensuring that HR processes are integrated (high).
  • Regionally; A member of the MEESA HR Network: supporting colleagues and drawing on the support they can offer (medium).

  • Active participant local NGO HR forum and other human resources forums (medium).

    Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives:


  • A Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or Social Sciences.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Human Resources Management.

  • Previous experience in INGO field.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

  • Proven facilitation, networking and analytical skills

  • Proven skills in team development and management

  • Strong strategic management skills

  • Proficiency in using computer and systems.

  • MS office skills


  • Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children issues without discrimination

  • Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others

  • Promotes innovation and learning within the safeguarding theme.

  • Communicates clearly and effectively on safeguarding issues

  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities

    Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in Practice)
    We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.

  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.

  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.

  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.

  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people.
    We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.

  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.

  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.

  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.
    We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.
    We are inclusive and empowering

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.

  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.

  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.

  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children

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