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Hot JObs: HR Officer


Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland with frequent travel to South Central and Puntland

Application Deadline: 20 June 2016

Starting Date: 1 October 2016

Salary: Competitive with an attractive benefits package


RET International is seeking to fill the following positions in anticipation of a five-year USAID-funded post-primary education and empowerment project for in and out-of-school adolescents and youth in Somalia. The new project aims at improving enrolment and learning outcomes in secondary schools as well as increase access to post primary education. The project will also improve liaison with Ministry of Education and other local stakeholders in training and improving education and shall support access to opportunities for youth to contribute productively to society.

RET International (www.theRET.org), headquartered in Geneva, with offices around the world, was founded in December 2000 by Ms. Sadako Ogata, then United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, in response to a crying but barely addressed need for greater access to and quality of post-primary education for refugees, returnees and the internally displaced. At RET we are committed to assist communities to meet the educational needs, in the broadest sense, of young people made vulnerable by displacement, violence, armed conflict and disasters. RET International is an independent, impartial, non-partisan organisation and with no religious or political affiliation. RET International has strategic alliances with UNHCR, UNESCO – IBE, etc.

Summary of Position

The Human Resources Officer will report to the Chief of Party and will be responsible for HR function and direction and coordination and evaluation of HR staff to ensure effective and transparent human resources management. S/he will be required to develop the employees policy and implement the same and in collaboration with senior staff work on performance related issues, workforce planning, staff training and development, compensation and benefits administration as well as labour relations.

In coordination with Chief of Party support recruitment of staff and participate in developing HR key performance indicators in order to develop an informed and accountable HR management that delivers timely and accurate services without compromising compliance.

Participate in staff policy development in line with HR policies and procedures and coordinate their implementation and dissemination. This should involve analysis of performance, evaluation process, staff development programming, assessing competence, skills gap, coordination of training programmes.

The candidate required should have Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management/Development, Administration, Social Science, Management or any related degree and 3 years of experience in the same capacity.

The candidate must demonstrate evidence of inspirational leadership with the ability to lead in an environment of constant change and proven management skills including planning, supervision, mentoring and coaching is key.

Experience working on donor-funded projects is highly desired and passion for strong interpersonal relationship, creative and innovative thinking, as well as problem solving skills will give competitive advantage. Fluency in English is a must and knowledge of Somali language will be a great advantage



Only online applications will be considered. Please send a cover letter/letter of application, resume, salary requirements and projected start date, by 20 June 2016 with the subject heading: “HR_Officer” to:ret.somalia.recruitment@gmail.com

Please, include the name and contact of at least two references.

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