DanChurchAid (DCA) is a faith-based, non-missionary organization. We work for the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded communities and believe in life before death. In Nepal,we are involved in three thematic areas i.e. resilient livelihood and sustainable food security, active citizenship, and Humanitarian response and Disaster Risk Response.
Detailed Job description / requirements:
The DanChurchAid (DCA) Nepal Country Programme
DCA has been supporting development work in Nepal since 1980’s. Initially, the work was focused on traditional development fields like clean drinking water, irrigation systems and improvement of infrastructures. However, these modalities have changed over the years. We are now working mainly to improve the life and livelihoods of the most marginalized communities through a more rights-based approach.
DCA focus areas
- Inclusive Citizenship for Accountable Governance
- Resilient Livelihoods and Sustainable Food Security
- Humanitarian Response and Disaster Risk Reduction
As the HR Manager you will work closely with more around 30 colleagues actively supporting the programme activities and thereby contribute to improving the lives of communities in Nepal. You will report directly to the Country Director. You will be responsible for ensuring that DCA is a responsible employer in the mission, will supports proper HR management, and will assume full responsibility for all administrative and legal issues for the programme.
The main responsibilities of the HR Manager
- Developing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives aligned with DCA’s global and national strategies and relevant policies.
- Ensuring that all Human Resources-related policies are in place, disseminated, respected, and implemented.
- Managing the hiring processes for national staff in coordination with the Country Director, and HQ as appropriate.
- Recruiting, training and mentoring all newly requited colleagues and supporting their on-boarding.
- Interfacing with insurance companies, pension plan providers and local administration/tax offices; remaining aware of local labour laws and ensuring DCA’s compliance with local requirements:
- Responding and tracking staff requests regarding their benefits, compensation, insurance plans
- Developing induction processes and engaging staff to support and ensure that all teams are well resourced and motivated, including researching and developing plans for capacity building for national staff
- Ensuring all mandatory trainings are completed by the staff, with records maintained
- Ensuring staff welfare and Duty of Care for all staff
- Supporting the Country Director with any HR issues that might arise
- Working with the Security Focal Pont to ensure workplace health and safety compliance
- Maintaining and updating all staff data and files in line with GDPR
Additional responsibilities include
- Contributing to culture of excellence, continuous improvement and performance optimization across all projects;
- Working in accordance with DCA values and humanitarian principles;
- Maintaining effective working relationship with other members of the programme;
- Being a role model for diversity and inclusion, as well as a positive role model for contributing to the team spirit.
What you bring:
- A relevant academic qualification, at Masters level or higher, in human resources, MBA, social work, social science, administration or similar.
- More than 5 years of relevant experience, at least 2 of which must have been in an INGO.
- Experience developing and implementing HR policies, procedures and systems in an international NGO context.
- Demonstrated experience of staff supervision and capacity building.
- Strong communications skills. Fluency in written and spoken English and Nepali.
- Strong familiarity with labor laws in Nepal will be valued as an advantage.
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Cultural sensitivity, patience and adaptability.
What we offer:
- A one-year renewable contract
- A competitive salary package
- 4 weeks of paid vacation leave
- Insurance as per DCA Nepal office agreements
- An opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of communities DCA is working with in Nepal
Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.To apply please up-load the cover letter and CV by clicking on the link below, Only applications consisting as a minimum of the below will be considered
- Cover Letter (max 1 page),
- CV (max 3 pages) and
- Answers provided to the online-application questions
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Closing date for applications will be midnight Danish time September 15, 2019
Interviews are expected to be held the week starting September 23, 2019. However, interviews can be held on a rolling basis. And, DCA reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline.
For further information please visit our website, http://www.danchurchaid.org
Everyone applying for a job with DCA must be ready to comply with our Staff Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment and our Child Safeguarding Policy.