Human Resources Manager

Location: International
Position Location: Asia - Pakistan


Position:  Human Resources Manager  
Location  Based in Islamabad, Pakistan 
Duration:  6 months  
Reports:  Country Director, with Technical Reporting to the Regional HR Manager 

ABOUT RI: Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. 
Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them. 


Conflict, drought, floods and earthquakes plague Pakistan. Relief International entered the country in 2005 after a devastating earthquake where we were among the first organizations to respond. Our emergency response work continues today, although our presences has been working with local communities to deliver critical expertise in pressing issues such as agriculture and disease control. RI  has become the global leader in the prevention of zoonotic diseases — diseases transmitted from animals to humans through our work in Pakistan and other countries.  Relief International is scaling up our engagement and anticipating significant program growth in the coming years to continue this groundbreaking work. 

Position Summary: The HR Manager is an integral member of the country senior management team has the overall responsibility for the management and support of all human resource activities for the Country Office and its programming. For the initial 3-6 months the Human Resource Manager would support RI in reopening the country presence in Pakistan including HR strategy, recruitment and onboarding, compensation and benefits, employee relations and training. The HR Manager reports directly to the Country Director and is responsible for ensuring the day to day HR functions are performed in accordance with RI policies and procedures and HR best practice and to provide direct advice and guidance to Program Managers and staff on HR policies and procedures. 

HR Strategy 
 Rollout localised global HR policies and procedures for RI in Pakistan

 Roll out of HR policies, employment policies and procedures and ensure they are in compliance to RI’s standards and evolving national labor law.

 In collaboration with the Field Team Leader and Country Director, assist in the development of staffing and recruitment plan to ensure that each team is staffed appropriately, according to need and funding availability, in an efficient and timely manner.

 Ensure the consistent implementation of HR and administration policies and procedures across the country program. 

 Ensure staff hiring is conducted efficiently and in compliance with RI’s policies and national labor law.

 Ensure a transparent, timely and efficient recruitment process.

 In consultation with the Country Director determine salaries for selected candidates and prepare employment documentation

 Ensure pre-employment requirements are submitted and personnel file with documentation according to HR checklist is opened for new staff on a timely basis.

 Ensure that all staff have undergone orientation. 

Compensation and benefits 
 Ensure the timely and efficient payroll preparation for accurate data on donor code, number of days, benefits.

 Ensure the proper and accurate tracking of leave.

 Assist in the periodic salary review and analysis, and review and revision of new salary structure, as appropriate. 

Employee Relations 
 Ensure the timely processing of new contract, contract extension, staff transfer, promotions and other change of status.

 Manage processes related to disciplinary actions, staff separation, and termination.

 Respond to employee related queries and provide services to all HR related inquiries and requests.

 Keep Personnel Manual updated and constantly communicate it, along with other HR policies to staff.

 Make sure that employees’ files are auditable at all times as per RI standards and any relevant donors’ requirements. 

 Cooperate with RI’s Director of Training and Development to implement capacity building initiatives and motivate staff to participate. 

 Support with salary scale assessments on an annual basis to ensure RI’s salary package is fair, consistent, and competitive.  

This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment. 
 Educated to degree level, with professional qualification in HR.

 At least 5 years continuous practice in a similar position, with at least 1 year in an HR supervisory/management position.

 Experience of developing and implementing HR policies, procedures and systems.

 The candidate needs to have strong knowledge of Turkish labor law

 Direct experience of organizing large scale recruitment.

 INGO experience is strongly preferred.

 Ability to prioritize and deal with competing demands.

 Previous experience of staff supervision and capacity building.

 Fluent spoken and written Turkish and English.

 Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

 A team builder with excellent people skills; culturally sensitive and has the ability and interest to identify and work with a multicultural team. 

RI Values:  
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:  
 Inclusiveness 

 Transparency and Accountability 

 Agility and Innovation 

 Collaboration 

 Sustainability  

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