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Human Resources Officer-(Country)


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Mogadishu
  • Grade: Junior level - Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: Closed

About the job

This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within the country. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role supports the HR/Admin Manager in ensuring HR objectives are met. Under the guidance and supervision of the HR/Admin Manager, the Human Resources Officer ensures compliance with all DRC Policies and procedures and supports the operations as required.



  • Partnering with recruiting managers to determine staffing needs
  • Lead and/or participate in all country level recruitments and supporting Area offices where required.
  • Screening resumes and coordinating interviews with the recruiting managers including inviting candidates for interviews
  • Performing interviews and following up on interview process status
  • Performing reference and background checks of candidates
  • Staying current on the company’s organization structure, personnel policy, and government laws regarding employment practices
  • Update recruitment tracker on weekly basis.

Filling and Audits

  • Track and review all Country Office recruitment files and ensure all are updated.
  • Track and review all Country office personal files and ensure all are updated.
  • Prepare audit documents as per requests.
  • Track, review and ensure all audit finding are addressed and alert HRAM for any support/clarity.
  • Work closely with HR/Admin Manager and Compliance coordinator in addressing any pending audit finding.
  • Conduct field visit spot checks with support of HR/Admin Manager.
  • Work closely with HR/Admin Manager on sharepoint filling and ensure all sharepoint files are updated.

Payroll Management.

  • Review all area offices monthly payrolls.
  • Ensure all payrolls are filled on sharepoint for reference.
  • Follow all in-country payroll trends and share with HRAM.
  • Ensure all payrolls are processed by 25th of every month.
  • Process monthly payroll payslips for all staffs.
  • Ensure all monthly income Tax are paid off by finance.


  • Submit monthly medical insurance deletions to local insurance company.
  • Organize member education sessions with the insurance company.
  • Serve as the focal person for all medical insurance related tasks during the maternity absence of HR specialist.

About you

  • To be successful in this role we expect you to have 3-4 years of professional HR Experience with International NGO

. Moreover, we also expect the following:


  • 3-4 years of progressive HR Management experience.
  • Understanding of employment regulations in Somalia
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administrations, Human Resources Management, or relevant qualifications.
  • Excellent skill in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experienced in using an online system for recruitments
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Fluency in local language


  • Ability to work with diverse team.
  • Ability to deliver work with less supervision.
  • Ability to travel frequently to all other areas within the country.

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

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 6 months with possibility of extension.

Band: This Position is graded as Band H-None management for qualified National staffs and the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staffs.

Designation of Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia

Start date: February 2023


Application process

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


Closing date for applications: 29th January 2023.

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

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