Human Resources Assistant

Posted 8 months ago by Chemonics International Inc.
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Chemonics Iraq seeks applications from qualified candidates for the Human Resources Assistant. This position will be based in Baghdad. The Human Resources Assistant 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 
  • Experience working with Iraqi labor law, experience working on USAID or other international donor projects.
  • 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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