• HR Coordinator-Afghanistan Kabul
  • INTERSOS in Kabul, , Afghanistan
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  • 1 month ago

jobs description

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: HR Coordinator

Code: SR-28-9368

Duty station: 50% Kabul, 50% field locations

Starting date: 01/08/2024

Contract duration: 12 months

Reporting to: Country Director

Supervision of: HR Manager, Liaison Supervisor

Functional Supervisor: Area HR Coordinator

Type of duty station: Non-family duty station

General context of the project

Over 40 years of conflicts and political turmoil have taken a massive cumulative toll on the people of Afghanistan. A total of 18.4 million people, almost half of the total population, have been estimated by the UN to need humanitarian assistance prior to recent events. Severe... droughts are recurring in Afghanistan, currently resulting in nearly 14 million people in acute food insecurity, with over 3 million children facing severe malnourishment. The recent displacement of 550,000 people is adding to an estimated 2.9 million people who remain internally displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance, while winter months are around the corner.

INTERSOS has been working in Afghanistan since 2001, with a country office in Kabul, and field bases in Kandahar and Zabul provinces. In recent years INTERSOS has been focusing its assistance based on integrated community-based approach that includes primary health care (including sexual and reproductive health care), nutrition and protection programmes serving conflict-affected populations, particularly in hard-to-reach areas, with a special focus on socially excluded individuals, including women, children and persons living with disabilities.

With its operational approach and active engagement with the communities, INTERSOS has been enjoying strong community acceptance and operational access. All INTERSOS activities continue to be implemented in Afghanistan at present time, with no operational restrictions and with full inclusion of female staff. It is widely anticipated that Afghanistan’s humanitarian situation may deteriorate further, given that the international support to key essential and social services – food aid, health, education, and other essential services, is currently frozen. Although humanitarian aid can not replace this gap, the international assistance that prioritises urgent humanitarian needs will be essential. At the same time, unless the operational environment with all its impediments (including in relation to banking/cash transfers and counter-terrorism measures) does not improve, the response will continue to be a challenge.

General purpose of the position

Define and implement HR strategy according to the Mission’s objectives and INTERSOS human resources vision and values. Ensuring the HR capacity required and facilitating learning & development actions at mission level, to ensure the adequate structure and skills are in place to meet the mission goal.

Supervise the aspects of the National Staff’s management, the definition of policies and strategies and the development in order to build up the career strategy and possibilities of expatriation.

Work in close collaboration with the mission HR Manager ensuring that INTERSOS act a responsible employer in the mission, supporting the proper management of HR across the board and accountable of ensuring proper HR administration processes, compliance with HR policies and local labour law for International and National Staffs.

Main responsibilities and tasks

• Lead the designing and implementation of the HR strategy to meet mission’s programmatic needs and support the designing of the country strategy plan and HR Forecast and Budgeting
• In coordination with the relevant departments, lead the designing of the Mission structure, organigram and management lines, in accordance with Intersos standard organigram
• Is accountable to develop and updating HR policies, processes and systems to support the achievement of the mission’s goals and to ensure the missions with the capacities and competencies needed, in the short, mid and long term (recruitment, remuneration, management and learning development plans)
• Ensure standard HR processes throughout the country offices and lead the development of HR procedures
• Guarantee support to the line managers and staffs for any change of local legal requirements and regulations
• Contribute to the development of the budget for project proposals to ensure consistency and finance compliance
• Liaise with INGOs, local stakeholders for HR dossiers
• HR policies, procedures and reporting
• Formulate, maintain and update human resource management policies for the mission and ensure that standard HR processes are implemented across country offices
• Is responsible for the design, update and implementation of the salary grid in line with the standard Function Grid. Update it on regular basis with the support of the Area HR Coordinator
• Lead the HR team to ensure the implementation of a regular on-boarding process for National Staffs (personnel documents, archive, induction, orientation, etc.)
• Ensure that all contracts (i.e. employment, service, secondment and consultancies) adequately comply with INTERSOS policies, national laws and donors requirements
• Guarantee that personnel archive is kept in order and updated
• Reports on HR indicators to Country management team and managers in order to feed decision making, planning and fine tuning of mission’s and projects’ strategies
• Accountable to provide the auditor’s requests for HR dossiers for National Staff.

• Is accountable to ensure a punctual, smooth and regular recruitment process, according to the Recruitment Policy and local Labour Law
• Supervise the HR team to ensure the identification of best local recruitment channels according to the needs, access and objectives of the mission and define the recruitment strategy based on the analysis of the local labour market with the objective of recruiting professionals and people with potentials to develop within the mission
• Ensure a good knowledge of the labour market (profiles available, qualifications, peculiarities of the context, etc.)

Management of National Staffs
• In collaboration with Head of Mission, ensuring behavioral misconduct of National Staff are adressed and relevant measures taken in accordance with Intersos policies, Humanitarian principles and local labor lawis in charge of managing disciplinary measures . Liaise with the Area HR Coordinator for behavioural misconduct of International Staff
• Lead the HR team in ensuring support to coordinators/supervisors/activity managers in the performance management process (IRP) and guarantee that National Staffs are properly and regularly evaluated
• Provide advisory support to line managers and SMT on all HR aspects·(team management, conflict management, stress early detection, communication, meetings…)
• Support the creation and maintenance of a positive work environment and facilitate the resolution of conflicts among staffs looking for a viable solution in case a direct intervention is not possible
• Make sure that cases linked to behavioral issues are prevented, detected and managed. Monitor and foster the duty of care and promote initiatives for staffs well-being
• Is accountable for the compensation and benefits policy for National Staff ensuring regular benchmark with other INGOs and actors in the country
• Is accountable for ensuring that the payroll process is regular, punctual and in line with national law
• Ensure that the Mission has a valid legal agreement/contract with a local law firm/lawyer for all the HR matters
• Provide support and technical supervision of the HR team and coach and mentor them

Learning and development
• Plan and conduct internal HR workshops and trainings for national staffs according to organisational needs
• Support the Personnel Development Coordinator (PDC) in rolling-out the Learning and Development policy for International and National Staffs
• Lead the HR team in monitoring and proposing learning opportunities and ensure a proper track of trainings attended
• Management of International Staffs
• Support the Area HRCO and HoM in disseminating HR policies for International Staff
• Ensure that International Staff receive regular and continuous support from the HR Coordinator through regular one-to-one meetings
• Ensure that all International Staff participate in the Internal Review Performance process and provide support in case of need
• Ensure the implementation of a regular onboarding process for International Staffs (personnel documents, archive, induction, orientation, etc.)
• Ensure that International Staff receive adequate support on HR administrative matters (leaves, exiting process, work permit, timesheet, appraisal, Tax payment)
• In collaboration with Area HR Coordinator ensure the proper end of assignment, debriefing and capitalization of experiences
• Under the supervision of the HoM and Area HR Coordinator contribute to the prevention, detection and management of international staff’s misconduct
• In collaboration with the liaison team provide support to International Staff for the issue of VISA, work and residence permits ensuring the respect of national law
• Support the Head of Mission in the recruitment process of international staff

• In collaboration with the legal advisor is responsible to liaise with national and legal authorities on HR matters
• Participate in HR fora and working groups
• Accountability and safeguarding
• In collaboration with the Area HR Coordinator is responsible for the safeguarding of the staffs implementing measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals
• Ensure that the management of the staffs is in line with INTERSOS Safeguarding Framework and Internal Regulation and INTERSOS standard
• Support the Internal Audit and PSEA Referent for any investigation that may occur in the mission
• Liaise and follow-up with MEAL department for any HR complaint
• Accountable that duty of care obligations are met for both International and National staff

Required profile and experience

• Essential degree in Psychology, International Relations, Political Science, Economics. Master in HR Management desirable

Professional Experience
• Essential 4 years’ experience in HR Management with at least 2 in HR managerial positions in humanitarian contexts with NGOs.

Professional Requirements
• Proved capacity on empowering HR department capacity within the mission
• Good communication and problem-solving skills.
• Strategic vision and planning
• People Management and Leadership
• Teamwork
• Ability to work and adapt in different environments

• Fluent in English

Personal requirements
• Good communication and problem-solving skills
• Teamwork
• Ability to work and adapt in different environments
• Non-discriminatory attitude
• Active listening and empathy
• Behavioural flexibility and stress management
• Commitment to INTERSOS principles
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