Tuesday, August 6, 2013

HR Manager

Human Resource Manager

South Somalia
Team / Programme: South Central Somalia Programme
Location: Mogadishu
Grade: 2
Type of Contract: National
Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: 

Manage human resources functions for the south office, support the implementation of the learning  developing plan, provide roving support inbuilding the capacity of the field HR team (s) Scope of Role:
Reports to: Area Representative

Country Dimensions: Save the Children works in various sites within Somaliland, Puntland and Central South Somalia with a current staff complement of approximately 450 staff and current budget of approximately GBP 48 million. Staff directly reporting to this post: HR Assistant

Key Areas of Accountability: 

Responsible for and ensuring that all Human Resources aspects within the South Central region are delivered according to best practice HR standards and in compliance with local law and SCI policies;
Contribute to development and/or review of HR policies, procedures ensuring legal compliance with the local legislation is observed.
Provide technical support to managers within the South Central region office in matters related to employee relations, grievance and disciplinary management
Contribute to the development of the HR strategy
Support the HR Director in building and developing the capacity of the field HR teams within the South Central region
Contribute to the development of effective Performance management tools and ensuring performance management system is well understood by all staff within the South Central region
Collaborate with the HR Director in implementation of HR Initiatives in relation to reward and compensation, employee retention, Gender  Diversity among others.
Contributing to the proposal development process
Supporting the HR Officers in South Central region in implementing effective and robust HR systems and processes
Line manage the HR/Admin Assistant and support that person to properly manage employee contracts and files, guesthouse staff and operations and other general administrative support duties.
Responsible for implementation of the annual Learning and Development plan for the programme within the South Central region in conjunction with the HR Director and the Area HR training committee
Application of appropriate measurement tools to monitor and evaluate the quality and impact of learning initiatives on work efficiency, value for money and identify areas of improved performance that will feed into future plans
Complying with and promoting all Save the Children’s Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety.
Perform any other duties as directed by the line manager

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding


Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale


Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach


Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
Displays consistent excellent judgement

Qualifications and Experience

University degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related academic discipline, with a postgraduate specialisation in Human Resources;
Minimum 5 years relevant human resources management experience in a corporate or INGO environment at management level;
Planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the ability to organise a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities;
In-depth knowledge of employee relations and develop and maintain knowledge of local employment legislation;
Experience in capacity building of teams;
Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of HR and ensuring the most effective support to line management;
Strong communication, people management and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in leading multicultural, multi location, teams;
Willingness to work and travel to often difficult and insecure environments;
Complying with and promoting all Save the Children’s Global policies such as Child Safeguarding, Whistle blowing, Fraud, and Health and Safety.


Basic financial skills, particularly in budgeting;
Experience in HR provision in emergency response;
Background in large international non-governmental organisation or other international 
relief/development body

Child Safeguarding Policy:

Any employee, consultant, contractor or the supplier undertaking an activity on behalf of SCI must sign the Child Safeguarding – Declaration of Acceptance Form] and comply with the SCI’s Child Safeguarding Policy which is a statement of SCI’s commitment to preventing abuse and protecting children with whom it comes into contact.
This extends not only to children with whom SCI and its partners work directly, but also includes children whom staffs are responsible for. SCI believes that the situation of children must be improved through the promotion of their rights supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children International’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.Equal Opportunities Statement
Save the Children is committed to supporting performance based career progression for female employees.

The following are additional benefits which applies to successful female candidates

14 weeks of maternity leave subject to certain length of service conditions
Increased inpatient health and dependence allowance.
30 days of annual leave excluding weekends [Fridays]

Code of Conduct

Because Save the Children’s work is based on deeply held values and principles, it is essential that our commitment to children’s rights and humanitarian principles is supported and demonstrated by all members of staff. Save the Children’s Code of Conduct sets out the standards which all staff members must adhere to.
Declaration of commitment:I …………… understand and agree to undertake my responsibility in accordance with the above listed accountabilities/activities and also abide the terms and conditions of the contractSignature: ………………..      Date: ………………Application procedures:
All interested candidate please forward your applications to:Somalia.vacancies@savethechildren.org