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This position is on local contract and will work under Senegalese labour law.
Plan is an international humanitarian child centered community development organization, without religious, political or government affiliation. Plan is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and to improving the lives and futures of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centered community development approach.
The Regional Office of Plan International in West Africa based in Dakar is looking for a dynamic and results oriented person to fill the position of Regional Office Human Resources Coordinator to provide HR services in all needs related to management of local and international staff in the Regional Office and to support the Regional Human Resources Partner in overseeing human resources management and development at the regional level. About the role
Key responsibilities • Provide professional HR services to staff in the regional office (including supporting organisational changes in structure, tasks, and people management processes, maintaining personal files, payroll, organizational charts and job descriptions, salary and benefits review, performance management, training and development, compliance with the Health and Safety as well as the security standards of the Organization) • Ensure adherence to HR policy and practices, consistent with global policy and compliant with local statutory and legislative requirements
• Manage properly the recruitment and selection processes for local hiring as appropriate, according to Plan’s standards and requirements, and facilitate proper clearance and smooth settling-in (induction) of the regional office staff • Conduct annual training needs analysis for staff in the Regional Office as well as sourcing, planning and delivery of training. Evaluate the effectiveness of training initiatives. Maintains training records for all staff • Support managers and staff in implementing the Plan Employee Appraisal process in the Regional Office. Track progress, and maintain statistical data on results • Provide management with timely information related to staff (monitor completion of fixed-term contracts and probation periods, control legal matters including contracts, legal benefits and obligations, etc.) • Manage the first line generation of HR related reports for Regional HR Partner for review and subsequent adoption • In consultation with the Regional HR Partner, provide support to the interpretation and implementation of global HR policies and procedures • Follow up on implementation of joint actions by the West Africa HR network as per network TOR and charter.
Criteria for Success • Value for people. • Confidentiality. • Accuracy of HR data and records. • Accuracy and timeliness of HR Operations and Reports. • Compliance with global HR policies and procedures, as well as local labour law.
About you
Essential requirements for the post • Degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent work experience • Demonstrated experience working in an HR generalist management role and/or high potential in the area. • Good command of spoken and written English and French.
Other Behaviours, Knowledge and Skills desired
Leadership Behaviours • Communicates clearly and effectively • Gains, develops and retains credibility about his/her performance • Flexible and committed to customer service • Develop and retain relationship with external and internal contact • Confidentiality and discretion.
Knowledge • Knowledge and experience of HR issues including organizational design, recruitment & selection, reward, performance management, training and development, and interpretation & application of policies and procedures including statutory and labour laws, etc. • Good understanding of best practices in HR.
Skills • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and manage diversity • Sound judgment • Strong team working skills • Able to work with complexity and ambiguity
Physical Environment and Demands: Typical office environment. Occasional travels may be required.
Level of Contact with Children: Low contact: No contact or very low frequency of interaction
How to apply: 
How to apply: Please forward all applications to
Your application should include:-
  • A covering letter
  • A comprehensive CV
  • Details of 2 referees.
The closing date for applications is Friday11th November 2011 Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Plan is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the protection of children and gender equity and our recruitment procedure reflect this.

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