Human Resources Manager

USAID Biodiversity Activity

DAI is a global development company with corporate offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, EU, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Palestine and project operations worldwide. We tackle fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. DAI works on the frontlines of global development. Transforming ideas into action—action into impact. We are committed to shaping a more livable world. DAI and its employees are committed to confronting racism and holding ourselves accountable for positive change within the company and in the communities, cultures, and countries in which we live and work. DAI is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. DAI upholds the highest ethical standards. We are committed to the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment as well as other ethical breaches. All our positions are therefore subject to stringent vetting and reference checks.

Detailed Job description / requirements:

USAID Biodiversity Activity will reduce multiple threats to ecosystem and wildlife species to conserve nature, enhance human well-being, and safeguard the future. The Activity will achieve measurable conservation targets within the biodiversity-rich, terrestrial, and freshwater ecosystems of the Gandaki and Karnali river basins, while increasing resilience to climate change and contributing to the inclusive and sustainable development of the Nepali people. To accomplish this, the Activity will implement activities aligned with three mutually interrelated and reinforcing objectives: improve the health of ecosystems (Objective 1), strengthen environmental crime control and natural resource safeguards (Objective 2), and enhance the climate resilience of natural and human ecosystems (Objective 3).

1.  Objectives of the assignment 

The HR Manager will oversee human resources and manage Kathmandu office facilities for the USAID Biodiversity project. This includes recruiting and retaining staff during the life of the project. 

2.  Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Oversee all human resources operations on the project, including recruitment, hiring, employee on‐boarding, staff orientation, performance reviews, and disciplinary action in compliance with USAID rules and regulations, DAI policies, and local labor laws. This includes hiring for the Humla, Surkhet, Pokhara, and Butwal field offices. 
  • Facilitate recruitment and hiring process by advertising vacancies, shortlisting resumes, scheduling and observing interviews, collecting required documents, checking references, and verifying salary history.
  • Coordinate and supervise the preparation of employment agreements for staff.
  • Train supervisors charged with conducting evaluations of staff members in their units and monitor compliance with the process.
  • Mitigate and resolve human resource conflicts and issues, seeking assistance and guidance from the Director of Operations or other senior staff members as needed.
  • Develop and maintain the Human Resources Management section of the USAID Biodiversity Field Operations Manual, ensuring updates as needed.
  • Maintain personnel files in hard copy and TAMIS for all long-term and short-term project staff.
  • Work with Chief of Party to fill surge capacity technical needs, including identifying and hiring long‐term and short‐term technical experts in a timely fashion.

3.   Qualifications  

  • Bachelor’s degree required; degree in business or related field preferred.
  • Experience in human resources, recruitment, office administration, and other relevant areas, preferably with an international donor-funded organization. For a candidate with a master’s 8 years of professional work experience is required, for a candidate with a bachelor’s 12 years of relevant technical experience is required. (Subtract one year of relevant experience—7 years with MA or 11 years with BA—for persons of excluded groups)
  • Knowledge of local laws and USAID rules and regulations related to personnel management and compliance is desired but not required.
  • Previous supervisory experience for HR teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and reading skills in English.

Application link: 

Application instructions:

Select the position in which you are interested in applying for, fill out the required information and upload CV. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as interviews will be conducted soon. Please note, due to the volume of applications that we receive and the urgency to fill-up positions only shortlisted applicants will receive notifications on next steps. 

Interested candidates should submit their application no later than November 30, 2022

Woman and persons of minority groups are encouraged to apply

Consistent with DAI’s commitment to attracting and retaining staff from all races, ethnicities, castes and backgrounds, DAI may adjust eligibility requirements to allow for applicants from excluded groups.  In these cases, the SOW and vacancy announcement will clearly indicate the minimum requirements according to the CCP as well as the revised minimum requirements for applicants representing an excluded group. In Nepal, DAI considers excluded groups to be women, Dalits, indigenous ethnic minority groups. Madhesi, Muslim, persons with disabilities, people living in remote areas, and sexual and gender minorities. 

DAI promotes workforce diversity and considers excluded groups to include, women, Dalits, indigenous ethnic minority groups, Madhesi, Muslim, persons with disabilities, people living in remote areas, and sexual and gender minorities.

Job Overview

Category Development and Project, Development / INGO
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience Please check vacancy details.
Education Please check vacancy details
Posted Date 17 Nov, 2022
Apply Before 30 Nov, 2022
City Kathmandu, Nepal