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Human Resources Officer



Turquoise Mountain (TM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in urban regeneration, business development, and education in traditional arts and architecture. It provides jobs, skills, and a renewed sense of national pride to Afghan women and men. Turquoise Mountain is registered as an NGO with the Government of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Economy. It is also a registered charity in the United Kingdom.

Job Summary

The Human Resources officer will be based in Kabul and will report to the Chief Operations Manager and the Country Director. Specific responsibilities will include:

Job Details

Date Posted: 13 Aug 2017 Reference: TM-01-08
Closing Date: 27 Aug 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Human Resource Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Human Resources officer will be based in Kabul and will report to the Chief Operations Manager and the Country Director. Specific responsibilities will include:

- Be fully aware of all policies and procedures relating to the HR processes and facilitate interactions between the TM main HR office and TM Institute Administration Office.
- Prepare and amend national and International staff contracts.
- Produce and review recruitment strategies, general plans, HR policies HR manual, interview questions, interview panel reports, and periodic staff evaluation reports based on departmental supervisor comments.
- Prepare and update job descriptions, objectives and assessments.
- Responsible for preparing monthly staff payroll.
- Support the Country Director, Director of Institute and Chief Operations Manager in all policy-led recruitment processes and procedures to employ new staff for TMT and TMI as necessary.
- Design and post recruitment advertisements in local and International websites.
- Conduct new employee orientations and apprise employees of benefit options.
- Ensure that policies and procedures are followed effectively and accurately in all HR activities and in compliance with TM and Institute Policy Manual.
- Prepare and maintain HR files, personal files for employees, subcontractor files and other HR related documents.
- Prepare warning, dismissal and termination letters for staff with confirmation of CD or DOI and Line Managers of departments.
- Conduct periodic workshops and meetings with staff to orient them about different HR related matters.
- Ensure complete files are opened for newly hired staff members.
- Prepare and maintain leave records, attendance sheets and overtime sheets for TM and TMI staff.
- Maintain and update travel allowance for International staff.
- Write letters and memos both in English and Dari as needed.
- Manage organizational needs analysis for staff capacity building.
- Help TMI Director and TMT Country Director in organization and strategic development.
- Assist heads of departments in staff job analysis and manage staff annual appraisal forms.
- Lead cross-cultural management in the human resource planning process.
- Conduct annual evaluations on Human Resource training and development.
- Manage annual Human Resource analysis.
- Other reasonable tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


- Basic skills in identifying and resolving well defined problems in the area of Human-Resources Management.
- Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and superb oral communication skills.
- Good inter-personal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to multitask in a fast-paced work environment.
- Fluent Dari and familiarity with other local languages.
- Excellent English, written and spoken.
- Working skills of computer packages (Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, and Ms-Access).


- University degree (minimum Bachelor’s degree/Masters degree preferred) in related area or relevant combination of experience and academic qualifications.
- At least three years of Human-Resources work experience with UN agencies or international organizations.
- Background in development programs.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)


Bachelors Degree, Human Resource

Submission Guideline

Please send your CV and a covering letter with a Subject line:Human Resources Officer TM-01-08 to

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