Human Resources Assistant/Specialist

Posted 8 months ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Human Resources, NGO
Deadline: 17th of February
Chemonics Iraq seeks applications from qualified candidates for the Human Resources Assistant/Specialist position for the Iraq Durable Communities and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) Project. This position will be based in Erbil, Iraq. The Human Resources Assistant/Specialist will work in tandem and coordination with the project team to ensure the smooth and effective running of the project’s human resource needs. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Assists in maintaining confidential personnel files for all local staff in electronic and hard-copy format in compliance with the applicable local laws and the project’s policy manual 
  • Updates the project personnel tracker as directed by the operations manager
  • Under the guidance operations manager, prepares recruitment documents, schedules interviews, releases recruitment ads, and collects required documentation from candidates 
  • Collects employee timesheets and ensures the required supporting documentation is attached and maintained in both hard copy and electronic format in the project’s human resources files 
  • Tracks employee leave balances in the project’s leave tracker and communicates leave balances to staff and senior management as required 
  • Assists the Operations Manager in identifying recruiting needs and conducting recruits 
  • Assists the Operations Manager with communications to staff on labor law compliance  
  • Assists the operations manager to ensure project compliance with local labor laws by assisting with regular audits and staying updated on local labor laws and human resources best practices 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred 
  • A minimum of at least one year of experience in operations, staff care, human resources management, and/or relevant work experience for the Human Resources Assistant position
  • A minimum of two years of experience in operations, staff care, human resources management, and/or relevant work experience for the Human Resources Specialist position
  • Experience working with Iraqi labor law, experience working on USAID or other international donor projects, and familiarity with USAID rules and regulations preferred 
  • Ability to work with culturally and geographically diverse staff 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, strong professional judgment 
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, the general public, and partner institutions, including international and local nongovernmental organizations, governmental entities, and support organizations 
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; written and oral fluency in Kurdish and other local languages is preferred, but not required 

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