Regional HR Director, Great Lakes Region
International Rescue Committee
5d ago
source : BrighterMonday Kenya

Job Summary

The Regional HR Director will lead and facilitate the development of a highly effective, strategic HR function in the Great Lakes region (currently DRC, Tanzania, Burundi, CAR) that ensures the organization has the structure, culture and talent needed to deliver on program goals and effectively serve its clients.

This individual will direct the delivery of key HR services and infrastructure in line with IRC strategy for efficient and effective services at multiple levels.

They will drive the implementation and adaptation of HR global initiatives and practices across the region. She or he will serve as advisor and counsel to maximize staffing resources and performance, ensure efficiency of work processes, and contain institutional risk.

S / he will model the organizational values of integrity, accountability, service and equality and will support colleagues to understand and live these values in their working lives.

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
  • Experience Level : Management level
  • Experience Length : 10 years
  • Job Description

    This opportunity can be based in Nairobi, Kenya or any other African country with IRC presence.

    Major Responsibilities :

  • Direct and supervise the collaborative development of annual humanresource strategies and plans in the areas of workforce planning;
  • recruitment; diversity, equality & inclusion, with a particularfocus on gender equality and supporting the career paths of local andregional leadership teams so they reflect the communities in which IRCworks;
  • performance improvement; HR capacity development; employeeengagement; and staff care.

  • Evaluate and facilitate HR functional capacity and service deliveryfor the region. Build knowledge, expertise, and capacity of the HR andmanagement team.
  • Lead the regional planning and implementation of global HRinitiatives. Ensure effective adaptation at all levels and compliancewith the spirit and intent of labor regulations and donor requirements.
  • Solicit feedback and suggested improvements.

  • Direct development and delivery of training and capacity buildingefforts, using e-learning and remote management. Identify and engageinternal and external resources to provide timely and effectivetechnical assistance.
  • Coordinate and deliver HR trainings and workshops.

  • Collaborate with and contribute to the Regional Team, includingthrough effective participation in regular meetings and joint workstreams.
  • Collaborate with regional leadership to identify gaps in theregional structure while ensuring timely hiring and development of theright talent.
  • Focus on increasing the representation of local talent,particularly women, in senior positions.

  • Travel to the countries in Great Lakes (as conditions allow) as andwhen needed to provide in-person HR leadership, support, technicaltrainings and / or management of special projects.
  • Provide HR support to all regional staff including technical HRadvice in response to policy inquiries, orientation, employee relationsissues and exit management.
  • Lead, empower and mentor the HR team, including communicating clearexpectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular andtimely constructive performance feedback, and leading documentedsemi-annual performance reviews, inspiring maximum potential.
  • Work with management and HR teams to promote data-drivendecision-making, particularly through country and regional scorecarddiscussions
  • Support investigations upon instructions from IRC’s Ethics and Compliance Unit.
  • Qualifications

  • 10 to 15 years of progressive professional HR experience with aminimum of 5 years as a regional manager or director or equivalenteducation and experience.
  • Demonstrated success providing HR counsel to groups of 1,000+employees at multiple organizational levels, cultures and locationswithin a regional or global environment strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success as an HR professional in emergency response, conflict zones and / or humanitarian sector preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting key senior management and building strong, trusted relationships.
  • Deep commitment to fostering equality in the workplace, withexperience in establishing a supportive workplace for women and otherunder-represented groups, and accelerating their professionaldevelopment.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills including coaching,mentoring, performance management and delivering individual and grouptraining.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation,organizational planning, organization development, employee relations,and training and development
  • Strong collaborator with effective interpersonal and analyticalskills who can work seamlessly across countries, cultures, andorganizational units required
  • Demonstrated ability to work, manage, and meet competing deadlinesin a fast-paced, high volume environment and on deadline;
  • aptitude forproblem solving and decision making needed

  • Superb inter-personal, written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Fluency in French and English; Swahili, Kirundi or Sango an advantage
  • Must possess a highly collaborative, inclusive, consultative andresourceful workstyle that balances required compliance / policyenforcement with a steadfast commitment to client service and staffsupport
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills including detailed work planning and superior time management skills
  • Ability to work independently supporting and partnering with teams with significant regional location distribution
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; HRIS-knowledgeable
  • Ability to travel 25-50% within the region and other locations for conferences, sometimes on short notice
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