Position Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has?a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.???
Creative has bid on a five-year project in Burkina Faso funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The project will focus on strengthening local governance in key regions of Burkina Faso, and in building relationships between citizens and their elected officials. The main field office will be in Ouagadougou.?
Position Summary: The Human Resources (HR) Officer leads HR practices and objectives that will provide a high-performance team culture that emphasizes employee engagement, performance management, and the recruitment and ongoing professional development of project staff. The HR Officer is responsible for the maintenance of processes and metrics that support the achievement of the project's goals which includes ensuring compliance with Creative and donor/client human resources policies, procedures, and regulations as well as local labor law.
Reporting & Supervision:
The Human Resources Officer reports directly to the Operations Manager based in Ouagadougou. The HR Officer will liaise regularly with the Regional and HQ HR Operations Manager on related project and corporate HR matters.
Manage HR office operations ensuring compliance with Creative and client HR rules and regulations under the supervision of the Operations Manager.
Lead/coordinate the full-cycle recruitment process including finalization of job descriptions, advertisement of vacancies, review of applicants, scheduling and conducting interviews alongside project senior management, checking candidate references, and collecting new hire documents.
Onboarding/orientation of new project hires.
Manage employee benefits enrollment and ensure all inquiries and challenges faced by employees regarding their insurances are handled.
Coordinate the performance evaluation process.
Provide information and advice to project staff regarding HR policies and procedure.
Responsible for coordinating staff training and establishing staff development plans based on staff appraisals and evaluations.
Receives and logsvarious grievances or complaints from employees; consults with Regional HR Operations Manager and legal counsel regarding difficult cases and provides recommended solutions prior to forwarding complaints to management for review.
Provide oversight related to the updating of personnel files and other related HR documents including employment agreements, amendments, time sheets, calendar holidays and leaves.
Provide information as required by Compliance Officers/Auditors during audits.
Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in human resources, business administration or a related field.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible HR experience.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Excellent record keeping and documentation skills.
Familiarity with donor/client rules and regulations.
Familiarity with local employment law.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
Verbal and written working proficiency in English, desired.
Verbal and written fluency in French.
Only finalists will be contacted. Please no phone calls.
Creative Associates International Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran.