4 Sep 2012


Save the Children – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

Save the Children is the world’s largest independent child rights development organisation, making a difference to children’s lives in more than100 countries. From emergency relief to long-term development, Save the Children secures a child’s right to health, education, child participation and child protection. Save the Children in Lao PDR implements programs through government partners in Sayaboury, Luang Prabang and Borikhamsay Provinces.
HR MANAGER – Laos Country Office
Sector: Support Services Team
Duty Station: Vientiane Capital
Position: Lao National
The HR Manager is responsible for the overall provision and management of the human resources services, policies and program of the country office. He/she will be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of the end to end human resources processes and systems in the country from human resources planning, resourcing, performance management and development, reward and remuneration, employee relations and compliance with internal standards and government labour laws. H/she will also be charged with liaison with relevant Government Ministries, and Departments, MoFA and Immigration and Tax Department. The HR Manager will Report to the Support Services Director and will be a member of the Senior Management Team
Duties include:
• Develop and maintain appropriate job descriptions that reflect Save the Children’s dual mandate, and ensure they are evaluated according to SCI Job Evaluation Guidelines
• Ensure hiring practices are fair, equitable and consistent and comply with local regulations, and SCI Recruitment Principles
• Prepare terms and conditions of employment and issue all employment and consultancy contracts for Country
Director’s approval in compliance with Laos Labour Laws (when required) and any other relevant member guidelines
• Ensure design and management of competitive and appropriate compensation and benefit policies for all employees, including short term and/or contract employees in emergencies
• Maintain updated information on staff salaries, allowances and income-tax calculations and ensuring compliance with current laws and regulations in close collaboration with the Director Finance and other SMT members
• Ensure all staff members are inducted to Laos Country Office policies and procedures, including the Performance
Management process
• Facilitate and ensure that performance reviews and the annual appraisal process are conducted regularly by supervisors; ensure training and advice is available to all managers on the use of performance management
• Design development tools for improving employees’ efficiency and skills on the basis of individual development action plan
• Help facilitate integration of the Emergency Response Team into CO operations
• Design and ensure induction for all new Save the Children staff and support line managers to carry out induction sessions
• Participate in and contribute to the promotion and development of Regional and Global HR network.
• Support the development of an organizational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
• Ensure Lao Country Office complies with all Save the Children Management Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures
• Design and manage staffing strategies to ensure that the organization acquires and retains a qualified workforce capable of meeting organizational challenges in both development and emergency contexts
• Recommended (but not required) a minimum of 5 years of management experience in a corporate or an NGO environment, including experience in the development and implementation of strategic and operational HR plans through a number of planning cycles
• Ability to plan and organize a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts
• Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
• Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead during through periods of change
• Leadership skills, including the ability to supervise, delegate, coach and mentor both individuals and teams.
• Analytical, with demonstrated ability to make difficult decisions
• Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff
• Team building skills
• Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
• A commitment to the mission, vision and values of Save the Children

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a CV with an accompanying letter that states why you are qualified for this post, including the contact details of three professional referees OR submit an application online to Mr. Nouvong Phonsavath by nouvong.phonsavath@savethechildren.org Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer; well qualified female and candidates from diverse cultural background are encouraged to apply. Please send your application to:
Save the Children, Director of HR and Support Services,Rue Nerhu, Unit 25, Ban Phonexay (PO Box 7475)
Or by email to: nouvong.phonsavath@savethechildren.org
Closing date for applications is: 14thSept 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be scheduled in the third week of Sept 2012.
A full Job Description will be made available to shortlisted candidates prior to interviews.
Save the Children has a strict Child Safeguarding Policy and conducts thorough background checks prior to any offer of employment.

Job Categories: HUMAN RESOURCE and MANAGER. Job Types: Full-Time.

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