Human Resources Officer (ESA)

Africa Rice Center - AfricaRice - Dar-Es-Salaam (Soudan)

Référence annonce GSS/14/CS/2014/07

Poste publié le 23/09/2014

Type de contrat CDI

Date limite candidature 10/10/2014

Poste n° 373

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Contexte / Présentation de l'employeur

The Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice) is seeking a highly qualified Human Resources Officer to be based at AfricaRice, Dar-Es-Salaam.

About AfricaRice
AfricaRice is one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers that are members of the CGIAR Consortium. It is also an autonomous intergovernmental association of African member countries.

Description du Poste et Responsabilités

The Human Resources Officer will be in charge of two-level activities: activities related to the day-to-day operation of the Regional station that will take 80% of his/her time, and activities related to Human Resources Projects conducted by the Headquarters that will take 20% of his/her time. S/he will carry out his/her activities under the functional supervision of the Human Resources Manager and the administrative supervision of the Regional Representative.
More specifically, the incumbent should:
Day-to-day operation of the regional station

  • Lead the local and regional recruitment processes in collaboration with the Headquarters;
  • Welcome new staff members and ensure their integration in conformity with the policy in use;
  • Coordinate the evaluation process of the general support staff (GSS) in conformity with current procedures and report the results to the Headquarters. This activity includes evaluations after probationary periods, end-of-contract evaluations and annual evaluations;
  • Provide logistic support to the evaluation of internationally recruited staff (IRS) of the regional station;
  • Administer the payroll for local and regional staff in conformity with current procedures and produce tax and social security returns;
  • Manage annual and compensatory leaves of the GSS and IRS staff of the regional station;
  • Provide support and advice for managing the regional station with regard to defining disciplinary measures in conformity with the regulations in force;
  • Follow up the workforce of the regional station in collaboration with the Headquarters;
  • Identify the health and security related risks at the regional station and propose corrective measures to the Regional Representative;
  • Follow up the health and life insurance policies of the local and regional staff and submit a quarterly report to the Regional Representative;
  • Ensure that AfricaRice practices and policies in human resources management abide by the laws of the country;
  • Assist the staff of the regional station with issues that come under the Human Resources Services;
  • Undertake any other activities under the abovementioned responsibilities at the request of the supervisors.

Activities related to HR Projects

  • Work in close collaboration with the Headquarters and provide advices and assistance with regard to harmonizing work settings;
  • Lead specific projects assigned by the Human resources manager or his designated representative;
  • Follow modern developments in HRM, particularly developments that could be applicable to the context of the regional station, and advise the Headquarters on the opportunities and possibilities.

Profil et critères de sélection du candidat

Education: University degree in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related field. Advanced degree is an asset.

Work Experience: Five years’ work experience within a reputable and structured organization; experience in providing strategic advice, analysis and recommendations on complex Human Resources management issues; experience in an operational environment in delivering human resources services.

Key Competencies Required: have ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment with sensitivity and respect 
for diversity; ability to identify clients’ needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients; attentive and can work under pressure; hardworking, honest and strong problem solving skills, self-confidence and conflict resolutions skills; have the capacity to work effectively in a team; ability to take initiative and seek opportunities to initiate action; ability to propose innovative ideas and new solutions to 

The candidate should communicate fluently (orally and in writing) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Terms and Conditions

  • This is a regionally recruited position open to citizens from AfricaRice member countries only.
  • AfricaRice provides an attractive salary and benefits package and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment.
  • The initial appointment is for two years with the possibility for renewal.3

Application procedure

Candidates should send an application (including a cover letter and a detailed CV with the following information: Name, surname, gender, salary expectation, certificates obtained, 
professional experience (stating clearly the length of each experience), language skills (French/English), and the names and addresses (including telephone / fax / email) of three 
Please note that the normal retirement age for regionally recruited staff at AfricaRice is 60.
To apply for this position, please send your applications:
To: with the vacancy reference in subject: GSS/14/CS/2014/07
Or to the following address:

Head, Human Resources Unit, AfricaRice, 01 B.P. 2031, 
Cotonou, Benin Republic

Applications will be considered until Friday, October 10, 2014.
AfricaRice is an equal opportunity employer. AfricaRice believes that staff diversity promotes excellence in its operations and particularly welcomes applications from women and developing countries.
AfricaRice thanks all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Informations complémentaire sur l'emploi

Secteur d'activité: Agriculture et forêt

Langue de travail: Français

Deuxième langue de travail: Anglais

Délai de candidature: 10/10/2014


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