Chemonics International seeks applications from qualified candidates for the position of Human Resources and Staff Care Specialist for the Iraq Regional Program (IRP) based in Erbil, Iraq. IRP is a USAID project that aims to promote an inclusive and stable Iraq; assist persecuted, conflict-affected populations; and support stabilization and recovery efforts. The Human Resources and Staff Care Specialist will oversee all aspects of IRP’s human resource and staff care needs. Working under the general supervision and technical direction of the Operations manager, S/he will work in tandem and coordination with project team to ensure the smooth and effective running of the project’s human resource needs, developing financial, administrative and other support systems, and putting compliance mechanisms in place for human resources and staff care needs.
Ensure implementation of the local labor laws, the project policy manual and USAID rules and regulations, verifying their compliance with appropriate entities.
Assist the team leadership in the tracking of staff performance management, staff care, and professional development.
Develop and maintain confidential personnel files for all local staff in electronic and hard-copy format technical, financial and administrative documents, in compliance with the applicable local laws, as well as the project’s policy manual.
Work with technical teams to identify recruiting needs and conduct local recruits.
Support the management team in training staff as needed. Ensure staff are briefed on the project’s policy manual, as part of their onboarding process.
Work closely with Operations manager on communication to staff and labor law compliance.
Ensure project compliance with local labor laws by conducting regular audits and keeping updated on local labor laws and HR best practices.
Act as project’s resource for questions on IRP’s policies, Iraqi labor law and USAID personnel policies and regulations.
A Bachelor’s degree in relevant field is preferred.
At least three (3) years of experience in operations, staff care, human resources management and/or pertinent work experience.
Experience working with Iraqi labor law, a working experience on USAID projects and familiarity with USAID/Chemonics rules and regulations preferred.
Experience supervising host country local personnel.
Ability to work with and manage culturally and geographically diverse staff.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines consistently.
Fluency in written and oral Arabic and English is required; Written and oral fluency in Kurdish, and other local languages is a plus, but not required.