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  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Juba
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Managerial positions
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Human Resources Coordinator

Juba (South Sudan)

Requisition ID: req5456

Job Title: Human Resources Coordinator

Sector: Human Resources

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: Yes

Location: Juba, South Sudan

Job Description

IRC is committed to bold leadership, innovation and creative partnerships. South Sudan, an independent nation since 9 July 2011, is emerging from decades of brutal civil war rooted in disputes over religion, ethnicity, resources, governance and self-determination. The security situation remains fragile and the operational context is challenging. IRC has been in South Sudan since 1989 and currently operates in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Lakes, Unity, and Central Equatoria States.
International Rescue Committee has been active since 1992, providing essential services 
Objectives- The Senior HR Coordinator (SHRC) provides overall technical support in all aspects of HR functions within the country program. In line with Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures (GHROPP), the  Senior HR Coordinator is responsible for ensuring consistent and efficient implementation of IRC`s HR policies and procedures and best practices across the country program.
Summary of Responsibilities 
Reporting to the Country Director, the SHRC is overally responsible for effective and transparent human resources management and quality services to employees throughout the IRC South Sudan program. The SHRC responsibilities include but are not limited to employee policy development/formulation and implementation, advising senior management on performance related issues, leading and guiding the HR team, workforce planning, benefits administration, training and development and employee relations.
Major Responsibilities
  • HR strategy and objectives: linking HR key objectives and priorities to country strategic objectives; coordinating HR practices and priorities across the country program in order to provide and reinforce the recruitment and ongoing development of a competent and efficient workforce.
  • HR support to senior management: advising senior management on legal and staff management issues; participating in discussions about structure and organizational development and change; supporting recruitment of senior positions;
  • HR planning and monitoring: reinforcing HR reporting and planning; developing HR key performance indicators in order to develop informed and accountable HR management
  • Compliance:  reviewing and ensuring compliance to local laws, HR policies and procedures; coordinating the development/revision of policies and handbooks and supporting their roll-out, dissemination and implementation;
  • Training & Outreach: Leading and developing the IRC South Sudan Human Resources efforts by ensuring staff understand and apply HR best practices and IRC policy by engaging staff to foster and implement a creative and productive workplace that actively promotes learning and staff development. 
  • Staff Management:  building HR management capacities to ensure qualified and trained Human Resources staff across IRC South Sudan as well as managing Human Resources staff in Juba.
  • Technical Management & Systems: Efficient & effective human resource management systems that support the design and implementation of quality programming without compromising compliance.
  • Compensation & Benefits: ensuring an attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package is maintained; developing specific program to attract and retain high performing senior national managers, and leading compensation and benefits surveys;
  • Staff development: with the guidance of Human Resources at Headquarters, oversee the implementation of the staff development policy, programs and tools by linking them with orientation and performance management plan;
  • HR tools and practices: ensuring standardization and use of best practices across IRC South Sudan management teams; coordinating the use of salary software and Global HRIS in South Sudan.
  • Networking: Actively network with local authorities (MOL) and HR colleagues from other INGOs in South Sudan.


•Minimum 10 years of progressive HR professional experience with a minimum of 5 as the head of the HR function. Master’s degree in related field is desirable.  
•Demonstrated success as an HR generalist supporting employee groups of 500+ employees in multiple locations within the region or global environment required.  
•Strong managerial skills and ability to motivate and inspire team to achieve superior standard in all aspects of human resource management.
•Previous overseas experience in conflict and/or post conflict environments, with the UN and/or NGOs preferred; 
•Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and computerized payroll systems; 
•Resilience, record of performance in high-pressure work environments and ability to problem solve without immediate supervision. 
•Experience working in a multicultural environment 
•Must demonstrate flexibility, and ability to readily adapt to changing requirements and environments; 
•Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, and training and development 
•Excellent English oral and written skills a must.
Security: Security level orange. Juba remains volatile. Although the possibilities of a crisis cannot be completely ruled out but indicators of continuing ceasefire are visible. The situation remains tense and unpredictable; concerns include high criminality rate, presence of armed troops, and looting. There is active conflict in many parts of the country and a possibility for further expansion of the conflict and violence into other areas and other states. Due to the deteriorating economic situation in South Sudan (i.e. devaluation of SSP, shortage of fuel, shortage of USD, increasing prices of food and basic necessities) the local community has developed growing animosity towards the expatriate community in the country. 
Living Conditions The position is based in Juba. Lodging is in a studio (private bedroom with bathroom and kitchenette) in a shared IRC guest house - with electricity, internet and cable TV. Food is the individual's responsibility. Field offices housing is more basic, i.e. in traditional huts or tents with separate shared latrines and showers. Movements are restricted and a curfew is in place.
Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct.  These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability.  In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons and several others.
Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. #LI-GR2

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