Human Resources Assistant

Posted 4 months ago by GIZ
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector

​Job description

About GIZ and GIZ Iraq:

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Iraq since 2014 and has maintained a Country Office in Baghdad and Erbil since 2018. On behalf of the German Federal Government, notably the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Foreign Office, as well as the European Union and the Agence Française de Dévelopment, GIZ is working in several priority areas in Iraq. GIZ supports the local governments in Federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to restore and rehabilitate the social fabric by supporting refugees, internally displaced persons, and host communities to restore their livelihoods and improve living conditions while connecting all interventions to activities related to dealing with the past, social cohesion, and peaceful coexistence. Furthermore, interventions to create temporary and sustainable income opportunities and revitalization of the local economy are the focus of our work. Together with our partner organizations, GIZ also promotes employment and economic prospects for young people and to ensure that people have better access to public services. GIZ is also supporting the decentralization and digitalization of the Iraqi administration at the federal and local levels. Additionally, we strengthen the participation of women in society and the peace process; and raise awareness of gender equality as well as Gender Based Violence. Supporting the resilience of the local government and civil society to crisis and conflicts - also to deal with the impacts of climate change - is a cross-cutting issue.

The overall objective is to strengthen the local government to provide better basic services and to promote civil society to participate in shaping the future of Iraq.

About the GIZ Country Office:

The GIZ Country Office Iraq is responsible for the management of all administrative human resources processes, the development and implementation of the human resources strategy, and the design of human resources instruments. Currently, more than 340 national staff members are working in Iraq. The staff members work at locations in the Kurdish Region of Iraq as well as at several locations in Federal Iraq. The administrative section of the country office, including the Human Resources (HR) department, is located in Baghdad and Erbil.

Your tasks:

As an HR Assistant, you will be responsible for handling all the necessary administrative tasks appropriately related to recruitment and management.

Your main activities consist of: 

 Applicant management and correspondence as well as answering general inquiries.

 Active work with and data maintenance in the recruitment system as well as in other internal GIZ systems and SAP

 Compiling and updating country-specific personnel data.

 Organizing interviews and contract recruiting meetings.

 Conducting contract information meetings together with your HR specialist and providing information on contract-relevant content.

 Preparation of employment contracts and contract-relevant documents and data maintenance Completed commercial, administrative bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge and experience (e.g., additional qualification as a human resource manager).

 Assuming other tasks outside the scope of the job description as assigned by the Head of HR

Your profile:


 Completed commercial, administrative bachelor's degree or equivalent knowledge and experience (e.g., an additional qualification as a human resource manager).

 At least 2 years of relevant professional or work experience in personnel work

 Very good PC user skills (MS Office, SAP, IT-supported personnel recruitment software, Internet)

 High level of organizational skills and an independent, precise, and reliable way of working even with a high workload

 Knowledge of the legal conditions for the employment of temporary staff is desirable.

 Proficient in English and Kurdish and ideally in fluent Arabic

Important notes for your application:

The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (EBL-CO023-054) Human Resources Assistant Subject line of the application should indicate the vacancy applied for.

The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be evaluated.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the advertisement will not be considered.

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