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Human Resources Manager Job in Somalia

Role and Responsibilities
Management of human resource and staff development - for Internationally, Kenyan and Nationally Recruited Staff in the Somaliland programme.
Project Overview
Currently the Health, Nutrition, WASH programme runs in Burao town, and rural southern Togdheer region, Somaliland. There is a Health, Nutrition and WASH programme start up in Sool and Sanaag regions. Potential projects include Emergency Responses and/or expansion of programmes into areas with critical needs.
Medair brings life-saving relief and rehabilitation in disasters, conflict areas, and other crises by working alongside the most vulnerable. Its staff are inspired by their Christian faith to care for people in need, providing practical and compassionate support, regardless of race, religion, or politics. Medair has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification, worldwide. This certification signifies that Medair effectively delivers goods and services with a focus on beneficiary needs. Founded in 1989, Medair’s unwavering commitment continues to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

Workplace: Hargeisa, Somaliland

Starting Date: As soon as possible

Initial Contract Details: 12 month minimum 100%

Key activity areas

Human Resources for Internationally and Kenyan Recruited Staff (IRS and KRS)
• Handle all HQ communications in regards to HR issues e.g. training, arrivals/exit/handover etc. in liaison with Country Director (CD).
• Facilitate all IRS recruitment in liaison with HQ & CD; advise field teams of appointments etc.
• Coordinate IRS and KRS entry and exit into / from the Somaliland programme e.g. briefings, de-briefings, exit reviews, pick up etc.
• To oversee IRS and KRS staff welfare (e.g. through field visits, informal de-brief during R&R times, training in self-care where necessary) and to provide the relevant feedback to HQ HR and line managers.
• To communicate new, or changes to existing, staff guidelines, policies, benefits etc.
• In consultation with HQ HR and CD, develop, update and ensure implementation of HR related policies as applicable.

Human Resources for Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS)
• Plan and recruit for national staff needs with the relevant Project Support Managers and line managers.
• In consultation with other managers create and/or update national staff guidelines and salary scales as necessary.
• Ensure provision of the best possible medical insurance or equivalent for national staff within budget.
• Update contracts when salary changes of all staff.
• Oversee recordkeeping: up to date records of all staff information (contract renewal, JDs etc.).
• Oversee staff welfare including advice on new benefits, review existing ones etc.
• University degree or relevant completed studies
• Human Resources training (HR National Diploma) desirable
Experience / Competencies
• One year in administration /labour law / human resources
• Two or more years of relevant experience desirable
• Able to work in a dynamic and sometimes stressful environment
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Able to work with others; to effectively supervise and delegate
• Able to work in a dynamic and sometimes stressful environment
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Creative, multicultural, dynamic, active team player
• Good organisational, administrative & skills
Medair standard working requirements for the field
• Experienced professionals in a relevant field
• Committed Christians
• Commitment to Medair values (faith, hope, accountability, integrity, dignity, compassion)
• Minimum three months of overseas intercultural experience
• Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
• Single or married (with no children under 18). If married, your spouse must also apply.
• Competent with Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Successful completion of Medair Relief & Rehabilitation Orientation Course (ROC)
• Reflect the vision and values of Medair when interacting with team members, local staff, beneficiaries and external contacts
• Able to live and work with a multicultural team under difficult conditions
• Strong character traits, including emotional stability, adaptability, ability to handle stress, cultural and gender sensitivity, honesty, and physically fit
• A salary based upon the grade of the position and the experience of the position-holder
• Full briefing at our Swiss headquarters, as well as an in-country briefing
• Security training for those going to insecure environments
• Accommodation, food, and transportation in-country
• Return flights to and from the country programme (one return flight for every year of service)
• Annual leave, plus rest and recuperation (R&R) leave (including travel, accommodation, and food)
• Additional benefits for those who commit to longer contracts: up to four weeks additional paid leave every 12 months, and re-entry allowance
• Comprehensive medical and emergency rescue insurance, with up to 60 days post- assignment coverage, including debriefing
Working Conditions
• Living and working in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland, with regular field visits.
• This position includes visits to Burao & Caynabo. Medair international / Kenyan staff are accommodated in team houses.
• Security is always a concern and routine team briefs give information and advise both nationals and internationals to the current security status. Security advice for Nairobi is given by security focal point for Medair East Africa office.
Application process
For more information on this and other positions, please follow this web link:, read the relevant information, and check the Field Vacancies.
We request that you complete all applications on-line at Only English-language applications and CV’s will be reviewed. We will not review email applications. Medair does not set closing / deadline dates for applications; recruitment is ongoing until the position is filled. We review every online application. Applicants will be contacted only if they are selected as a potential candidate.

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