HR Director

  Aga Khan Foundation
  Afghanistan Unspecified 625
Date Posted:Sep 6, 2010
Reference:KBL/2010/072
Closing Date:Sep 19, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:General
Nationality:International
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:Fresh
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:Yes
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Aga Khan Foundation:

 

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty. Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields.

Job Summary:

Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private international, nonprofit, and non-denominational development agency. It seeks sustainable solutions to long term problems of poverty, with special emphasis on the needs of rural communities in mountainous, coastal and other resource poor areas across the world. Concentrating its efforts in health, education, rural development and strengthening civil society sectors, AKF’s approach is based on long-term commitment that is maintained through political and social uncertainty.

Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan is part of a dynamic network of development agencies currently operating in over 30 countries across Central and South Asia and East and West Africa. AKF,A currently manages and implements the largest, multi-sectoral development programme within the network and has built a strong reputation with the Government of Afghanistan, donors and local partners in a number of technical fields. At present, it is seeking an exceptional individual to fill the position of HR Director for its Program Office Kabul - Afghanistan.

Job Summary:
This position exists to establish and maintain overall strategic and operational management of the HR function within AKF Afghanistan and provide support for other AKDN Agencies in Afghanistan.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Manage, develop, and provide overall leadership and supervision of the HR function and staff across the country programme, covering merit based performance management, international and national recruitment and staffing, staff development, organizational development, internal publications and staff relations, staff wellness and welfare, compensations and benefits, and personnel administration domains.
• Review, develop, monitor, and ensure consistent implementation of HR systems including policies, procedures, and operating standards in order to deliver more efficient and effective HR services which comply with the country’s labor law, in line with international best practices, fit the actual and future needs of the organization, observe relevant local wisdom, and promote internal mobility.
• Develop and apply proactive collaborative efforts and approaches which promote and maintain conducive environment encouraging trust, accountability, best practices, innovation, and growth for all staff.
• Perform the role of Senior Management Team member, which includes providing strategic and operational level inputs and guidance to the management, external stakeholders / partner agencies which includes the government, other NGOs, and other Aga Khan Development Network agencies in Afghanistan, in other countries, and at the global level.
• Lead and maintain relationship and coordination with other units within AKF Afghanistan, with AKF Head Office and AKDN Main Office on HR related issues, and other parties relevant to the HR function in Afghanistan, including the government, partner agencies, other NGOs, and other AKDN agencies

Job Requirement:

• Excellent interpersonal skills, people person, diplomatic, persuasive, firm, mature, analytical, detailed, organized, creative, service and quality oriented, proactive, persistent, and open minded.
• A minimum of 10 years experience of managing HR function and unit in a multicultural international organization with large numbers of national and international staff
• Proven ability to review, develop, and ensure consistent implementation of HR systems and approaches which fit with the current and future needs of the organization and which promote a working environment which staff to develop their capacity to the maximum level.
• Proven ability to develop an excellent working relationship and coordination with internal and external partners and stakeholders particularly the ones relevant to the function, and to ensure compliance to national regulations, international best practices, and the spirit / fundamental principles of the organization
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Fluent in English both in written and spoken, and familiar with MS Office applications and organizational softwares. Ability to speak Dari / Pashto is an advantage
• Proven ability to manage, supervise, lead, and build the capacity of a geographically spread out HR team to be able to demonstrate technical and behavior perfor-mance at their best capacity individually and as a team
• Proven ability to apply multidimensional approach in assessing and dealing with current and future challenges and to work effectively and efficiently both independently and in teams in stressful situations and environment
• Proven ability to work as an HR generalist with solid experience in managing major domains of HR, preferably in an international development organization working in conflict / post-conflict, culturally diverse, and geographically challenging environment
• Proven ability in international HR management, including recruitment and performance management.
• Proven ability to work at a strategic level within a senior management team in an international organization.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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