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Human Resources Officer- Diyala

Diyala (Iraq)

  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Diyala (Iraq)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-30

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Human Resources Officer- Diyala

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.  
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.  
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency. 
In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country, and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din. 

About the job 
Responsible for carrying out HR and administrative tasks as related to smooth operation of DRC.

Main Responsibilities; 
General Human Resources tasks

  • Advise and assist management and employees in Human Resources related issues and concerns
  • Review Human Resources processes and suggests improvements

Compensations & benefits

  • Manage, update and process the staff payrolls in close collaboration with the other departments, and ensure onward submission to finance department
  • Ensure that all relevant deductions are effected on a monthly basis
  • Prepare and submit required reports on a monthly basis for auditing purpose
  • Ensure that records of all Human Resources related information is kept and sent on timely basis to relevant parties

Development, people planning, recruitment and well-being

  • Ensure that the performance appraisal process is conducted, and that there are learning and development opportunities available to the employee
  • Assist in inducting training on Code of Conduct, Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest, etc. as needed
  • Assist in people planning activities (e.g. ensure job descriptions are in place for all roles)
  • Assist or drive recruitment processes as needed
  • Assist or drive people well-being initiatives"

Reporting lines 

  • Reporting to: HR and Admin Team Leader
  • Technical Manager: HR manager

About you:
Experience and technical competencies: (including years of experience)

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in Human Resources management, administration, change management, and/or organizational development
  • Technical skills in managing compensation and benefits.
  • (I)NGO experience is preferred
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience using an online system for recruitments
  • Advanced knowledge of labor low especially in (recruitment, social security, leaves)
  • Advanced English proficiency
  • Fluency in local language All DRC roles require the post-holder to master


  • University degree in HR Management, Business Administration or equivalent professional qualification



  • English – Fluent
  • Arabic – Fluent

Key stakeholders: (internal and external)

  • Staff members
  • Candidates
  • Management


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  

  1. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  2. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  3. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  4. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  5. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.  

We offer 
Contract length: 6 months
Band: H
Designation of Duty Station: Diyala
Start date: 10 June 2021

Application process 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. 

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered. 

Closing date for applications: 25-May-2021

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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