Regional Head of HR – East Africa & Yemen At Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC in the East Africa & Yemen Region prides itself on being a leader in the service of refugees, internally displaced people and displacement communities. We strive to be a rapid responder and a pioneer in hard to reach areas. We unlock durable solutions and make deliberate efforts towards a more sustainable impact in our programming.

We aim to deliver the best possible service through commitment to our regional hallmarks: evidence based programming; advocating for change; cash and markets-based programming; driving innovation; collaborating with other actors for greater impact; integrating our programmes to achieve synergy and maximum efficiency; and valuing staff diversity.

We are looking to fill the role of Regional Head of HR who would be responsible for HR management in the region promoting learning and a cost conscious culture while maintaining a high focus on quality. The Regional Head of HR has the overall responsibility for the strategic development of HR in the region.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure region-wide compliance to organization structure and offer advice on organizational structure process;
  • Help countries with the correct organizational structure, size and number of staff etc;
  • Conduct country visits to ensure that all countries comply with HR requirements;
  • Lead the disciplinary process for international staff in collaboration with Global HR;
  • Provide guidance on the overall benefits and compensation for national staff as well as ascertain the quality of country analysis;
  • Drive Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the region;
  • Take accountability for ToE in place in all countries in the region as well as the Regional office;
  • Support design and implementation of global HR initiatives;
  • Oversee the duty of care to staff.

Professional competencies:

  • Master’s degree in Human resources management;
  • At least 5 years’ experience as Regional Head of Human resources. In addition, minimum of 3 years in country human resource management;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic and French will be an added advantage.

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September 2023