Job Title: Human Resources Director - Talent Pool Human Resources Director - Talent Pool
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Employer: Save The Children
Job Location: Amman, Jordan
Closing Date: 30/05/2017
Job Description:




Save The Children International employs approximately 17,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 60 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection.

We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise children's rights and ensure their voices are heard. We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) the Director of HR & Administration shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the programme. He/she is accountable to the SMT for the provision of effective HR and administrative services, ensuring that the team has appropriate human resources in place to adapt to changing contexts. The Director of HR & Administration is responsible for providing strategic direction on HR management, and for ensuring Organization's policies and procedures are in place and implemented.


As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:

  • The overall Leadership of the Country Programme.
  • Help design and implement a coherent and sustainable organization structure consistent with Save the Children policies and procedures and appropriate to program needs.
  • Support the development of an organisational culture that reflects Save the Children values, promotes high performance and accountability, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and ensures a conducive working environment to help staff deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for SC members and donors.
  • Ensure the compliance with Save the Children policies and procedures, essential humanitarian standards, donor regulations and relevant national labour laws and other relevant statutory requirements.

Human Resources:

  • Design a best practice HR strategy for the Country Programme by leading on the development and implementation of systems, policies and processes to meet the needs of the programme in key HR areas such as resourcing, onboarding, compensation and benefits, performance management, learning and development, employee relations/ engagement and staff safety and wellness.
  • Ensure full use of SCI systems and tools; review regularly and secure those that timely, competitive and legal.
  • Ensure compliance of HR policies and procedures with the legal framework
  • Negotiate all issues related to HR contracts (payroll, health and safety etc.) with the assistance of HR Managers and the lawyer to also secure the interests of the organization.
  • Manage the analysis of HR needs- both short-term and longer-term surge needs; and look for sustainable solutions at national, regional and global levels.
  • Ensure appropriate recruitment, retention and succession of staff relevant for both emergency and development needs, and staff career development.
  • Review staffing structures, grading, job profiles and support the implementation of new salary scales if agreed as necessary. Evaluate regularly whether they remain up-to-date, competitive and legal.
  • Verify and approve the payroll for national staff, prior to the Country Director's sign-off.
  • Plan and oversee the HR budget by estimating and forecasting requirements and trends.
  • Manage the HR team to compile and analyze data in order to prepare and distribute reports on HR metrics as requested by SCI or for ad hoc needs.
  • Promote the SCI image/ reputation in local market and partners by participating in professional organizations, conferences and meetings as well as by maintaining personal contacts.
  • Monitor and advise on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Mediate conflict, grievances and harassment cases whenever possible; and conduct formal procedures when mediation fails.
  • Ensure that staff and all those who work with Save the Children are aware of and adhere to our Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding, Safety and Security and Fraud and Bribery policies and procedures.


  • Supervise administrative function to ensure the smooth running of the response


  • Masters specialisation in Human Resources or Business Administration (MBA) with specialisation in Human Resources
  • Competent level skills in HRIS, IT applications (particularly MS Office)


  • Minimum of 7 to 10 years of senior management experience in an NGO or a corporate environment, including experience in the development of strategic and operational support services plans and their implementation in an international work environment over a sustained period
  • Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload that includes complex and diverse tasks and responsibilities in emergency as well as development contexts
  • Resourcefulness and creativity in developing the role of HR (effective business partnering) within the programme and ensuring the most efficient support to line management
  • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development
  • Analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship ability with demonstrable skills in leading a multi-cultural team through a period of change
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate and provide developmental guidance to direct reports
  • Strong motivation for continuous self-development in HR issues and national employment laws
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Please note this is a "Call for applications for the HR-Talent Pool" purposes. We will retain your application for future staffing needs. Candidates will be contacted based on the staffing and emergencies' needs. You might also be contacted for an initial screening. Kindly upload your updated CV.

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