Medair Human Resources Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Medair Human Resources Manager Jobs in South Sudan

Role & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing all in-country aspects of human resources for the programme.

  • Focus on nationally recruited staff, on a day-to-day basis, this will involve recruitment, staff policy development, co-ordination of training, and general staff well-being.

  • In addition, the Human Resources Manager supports Medair’s Human Resources Partner at the Global Support Office (GSO) on issues related to Internationally Recruited Staff.

  • All HR activities are conducted in line with Medair policies and in accordance with local employment legislation and practice. Work with field management and GSO on in-country issues for internationally recruited staff.

    Project Overview

  • Multi-sector relief programme including: provision of Primary Health Care, Nutrition, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene services, and NFI distributions across fixed and emergency response locations.


  • Field based position in Juba, South Sudan. Take a look at Medair’s work in South Sudan.

  • Starting Date / Initial Contract Details

  • As soon as possible. Full time, 12 months.

    Key Activity Areas

  • Human Resources Management for Nationally Recruited Staff

  • Manage the day-to-day Human Resource functions of the programme as they relate to nationally recruited staff including, but not limited to:

  • Manage and co-ordinate the recruitment process for new / vacant positions in conjunction with the relevant line manager. This will include updates to job descriptions, advertise the vacancy, draw up the short-list, interview potential candidates and make the appointment.
    Ensure all nationally recruited staff have a current employment contract.

  • Work with line managers to ensure all new staff receive a relevant and appropriate induction when commencing employment with Medair.

  • Follow the correct procedures according to Medair policy and local labour laws when renewing or terminating a staff member’s contract.

  • Regular review, update and / or develop of employment documentation for nationally recruited staff, including job descriptions, employment contracts and staff guidelines, ensuring they meet the requirements of local labour laws.

  • Liaise with other NGOs, local service providers and field management to ensure salaries and benefits for nationally and regionally recruited staff are in-line with similar organisations, meet the requirements of local labour legislation and are within budget.

  • Support line managers as necessary on disciplinary action and grievance procedures.

  • Represent Medair before all local and national ministries related to labour.

  • Organise appropriate debriefing, if required, at end of contract or following any critical incident.

  • Manage health and other work-related insurance coverage schemes.

    Human Resources Management for Internationally Recruited

  • Support line management to identify staffing needs.

  • Provide pre-assignment programme specific information.

  • Co-ordinate and process any required visas, alien registration, or work permits.

  • Work with line managers to ensure new staff receive a relevant and appropriate country / programme briefing and that a full induction and handover is carried out.

  • Support line managers on staff wellbeing, as necessary on disciplinary action and grievance procedures.

    Training and Development

  • Support line managers to identify training needs for all staff. Maintain training records.

  • Source in-house and external training opportunities as appropriate, working within budgetary and operational constraints.


  • Oversee performance management to ensure line managers conduct performance appraisals within the required timeframes and necessary paperwork is completed according to the latest guidelines.

  • Ensure all staff HR files are archived according to Medair policy and any donor requirements.

  • Maintain documentation according to programme procedures. This may include staff plans, holidays, sickness, other absences, training records, insurance, pensions, other benefits, taxes, etc.

    Staff Management

  • Manage and oversee the programme HR staff including recruitment, day-to-day management, development and training, appraisal, etc.

    Quality Management

  • Promote and use the Medair e-library and other operating procedures, ensuring that all standardised formats are used and guidelines are followed.

    Team Spiritual Life

  • Reflect the values of Medair with team members, local staff, beneficiaries, and external contacts.

  • Work, live, and pray together in our Christian faith-based team settings. Fully contribute to the rich spiritual life of your team, including team devotions, prayers, and words of encouragement.

  • Encouraged to join and contribute to Medair’s international prayer network.

  • This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary.


  • University degree in relevant subject or equivalent professional qualification.

  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

    Experience / Competencies

  • 3 years previous work experience in HR Management.

  • Previous experience working in a cross-cultural setting, preferable in the HR sector.

  • Able to develop, coach and support other team members, both international and national staff.

  • Diplomacy in interactions with local authorities. Good understanding of cross-cultural issues.

  • Good inter-personal and conflict resolution skills.

  • Capacity to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.

  • Creative, open-minded, flexible, self-learner. Team-player but also able to work independently.

  • Able to cope with basic living conditions in the field and during field trips.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Medair Human Resources Manager Jobs in South Sudan

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