BRAC is a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to empower the most marginalized in extremely poor, conflict-affected, and post-conflict states. Founded in Bangladesh in 1972, BRAC now works in more than 20 countries in Asia and Africa and takes a holistic approach to alleviating poverty, running programs in education, healthcare, microfinance, women and girls’ empowerment, agriculture and food security, and human and legal rights. Together, the initiative will result in systemic change that creates a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women, 1.9 million households and 9.5 million people in 7 countries in Africa by 2027. In 2022, the Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BRAC International (BI) will be announcing an initiative that will create a positive and measurable impact for 1.2 million adolescent girls and young women and 9.5 million people across seven countries in East and West Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda. There is mounting urgency to support adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) living in poverty, which has been further amplified by the global pandemic. Through this partnership, scalable economic development approaches will be delivered in communities to foster the agency and voice of AGYW. They will have the opportunity to fulfill their aspirations, achieve sustainable livelihoods, and engage in advocacy issues. BRAC International will implement an integrated and holistic model to address the various life cycles of a young woman living in poverty, ensuring she is able to transition safely from adolescence to adulthood. She will be equipped with the appropriate skills, tools, and access to finance to effectively exercise her agency and build a fulfilling and productive livelihood. In preparation for the launch of the programme, BRAC Liberia is seeking applications from competent, dynamic and self-motivated individuals to fill the following position.
Job Title : Manager, HR & Training
Tenure : 1 year (Renewable)
Salary : Negotiable
Reports to : Country Director
Duty Station : Country Office
Safeguarding Job Responsibilities
a. Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve BRAC’s goals on safeguarding.
b. Act as a resource of support and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment.
c. Practice, promote, and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action.
d. Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place, encourage other to do so.
Supervise, guide & lead teams of HR and Training on various aspects of strategic and operational HR, and training efforts with focused on capability development, managing special projects, HR policy reviewing and analytics, relationship management to support short-term and long-term goals of BRAC International.
Key Duties/Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Provide HR leadership; collaborate with the management team to design and implement Strategies to support organizational growth and culture.
Collaborate with head office HR in rolling out organisational development initiatives
Conduct ongoing analysis of the organization, monitoring and interpreting trends and key HR metrics
Manage full cycle of HR operations
Develop practices and programs that attract, retain and develop the best possible talent in the marketplace and makes the company attractive through competitive pay and an engaging culture.
Capability building – the development of people and processes to ensure the delivery of HR services across the country and ensuring greater employee engagement, motivation and productivity.
Selection and special projects – proposing and delivering new HR initiatives and cascading progressive HR practices, coordinating and communicating with head office and other countries, supporting change management programmes.
HR Policy review and analytics – monitoring all aspects of HR compliance, employment legislation, supporting HRIS and evaluating relevant HR data.
Relationship Management – managing the above whilst maintaining all relevant internal and external relationships. Safeguarding Responsibilities: ● Ensure the safety of team members from any harm, abuse, neglect, harassment and exploitation to achieve the programme’s goals on safeguarding implementation ● Act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding for establishing a safe working environment ● Practice, promote and endorse the issues of safeguarding policy among team members and ensure the implementation of safeguarding standards in every course of action ● Follow the safeguarding reporting procedure in case any reportable incident takes place and encourage others to do the same
1. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:
Ability to travel to domestic and international offices on short notice Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information. Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience. Remain flexible in order to adapt to changes in work environment Excellent time-management, problem-prevention and problem-solving skills IT skills
DECISION MAKING: Decision taken independently: Operational follow. Core regular activities. HR issues have less financial implications etc. Decision referred to the Supervisor: Financial issues.
1. RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER ROLES: Within the Programme or Department (position names): Focal from BI HR team, Support Functions and HR other functions e.g Recruitment, Compensation Benefits, Employee Relations, Training and Support Office employees. Outside the Programme or Department (Programme & position names): Regional Manager, Area Manager, Program Manager, Information Technology Manager, Finance Office Manager, and other programs concern heads e.g. Micro Finance, Small Enterprise Programme, Agriculture, Poultry and Livestock, Empowerment and Livelihood for Adolescents and Support Programmes. 1.
ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES? Coach, consult country representative and others program head on probable country legislative changes and environment scanning results that may impact BRAC International Operations in the country.
Education and experience:
● Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management and/or other relevant fields
● 5-7 years HR experience in a Generalist role.
● Experience working with a diverse workforce
● Prior experience working with an International NGO is a plus BRAC is committed to safeguarding children, young people, and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Therefore, our hiring process includes extensive background checks and criminal record disclosure. BRAC is an equal opportunities employer. All qualified and interested applicants can submit a cover letter with their CVs to three referees, one of which should be your current or most recent employer/line manager, along with a copy of your educational qualification.
Applications should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the position title on the subject line. DEADLINE: September 20, 2022