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FHI 360 Mozambique

Position Title: Human Resources Advisor

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

Reports to: Director, Operations

Directly supervises: Human Resources Staff

Position Summary:

  • The HR Advisor provides leadership on human resources matters. S/he consults and advises leadership, managers, and staff in Mozambique regarding relevant HR strategies, programs, initiatives, policies, and practices in the areas of staffing, performance management and development, employee relations, work environment and compensation in order to maximize employee engagement within the company. Support field offices to provide specific focus on building capacity on HR subject matter and ensuring systems are in place to properly support country specific HR needs.
  • The HR Advisor supports local organizations in Mozambique who are first time USAID prime recipients and their local partners, and potentially their local implementing partners. Provides technical assistance and institutional strengthening support to USAID local partners to enable them to manage human resources functions. S/he assesses HR capacities, develops capacity development (CD) plans, and provides support in various forms (both formal and informal/on-the-job training, job aids, mentorship, TA visits, etc.).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides advice and consultation to FHI360 management on HR matters.
  • Ensures recruitment and sourcing systems are implemented that meet the demands of the Mozambique office current and future skill needs.
  • Provides oversight on the country compensation structure and payroll management including assisting in the education and interpretation of programs for managers and staff.
  • Working closely with Project Leads and country leadership, supports the annual salary adjustment process, promotion and equity reviews for the office.
  • Educates and supports management and staff in implementation of FHI 360 HR programs and practices.
  • Investigates and resolves routine employee relations issues.
  • Facilitates the performance assessment and on-going performance management process to ensure alignment of individual performance with organizational goals.
  • Conducts HR trend analysis and reporting activities to identify opportunities and recommend solutions.
  • Supports the development of HR team goals for the Mozambique office.
  • Manages all areas of HR generalist administration, policy interpretation, employee complaints, corrective action procedures, hiring/terminations support and compensation.
  • Reviews the accuracy and timeliness of data in the Human Capital Management System for client groups.
  • Participates in ongoing organization design as new business is acquired and proposed.
  • Conducts exit interviews, reviews turnover data and makes recommendations for improvement. Facilitates the development of action plans and monitor progress in response to employee engagement surveys.
  • Enhances organization learning and development by facilitating HR related training programs and group discussions on various topics for staff and management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Capacity Strengthening:

  • Start-up support: In consultation with partners, (prime recipients and local subpartners) develop job descriptions, recruit, screen/shortlist, plan the interview process and serve as a minority member in the selection panels, check references, prepare hiring packages and onboard incoming staff. This includes hiring of qualified HR staff at the local partners.
  • Review the partners’ HR policies and procedures for gaps.
  • Establish and strengthen key HR procedures and practices, such as payroll, timesheets, performance evaluation, etc.
  • Train and coach board and staff (particularly managers and the HR managers/officers) on key HR processes, such as performance management.
  • Supports partners to identify and evaluate potential payroll and timekeeping systems vendors and/or software. Work with selected provider/vendor to effective plan TA and roll out systems.
  • Ensure appropriate mix and balance of training, TA, coaching, mentoring, and information sharing for optimal HR management.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of theories, concepts, and practices with project management, process development and execution.
  • Superior public relations and diplomacy skills and experience.
  • Initiative and discretion in judging and managing confidential matters, materials and sensitive issues.
  • Working knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Mozambican labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to FHI 360 Mozambique.
  • Strong knowledge in salary structure and development, benefits and compensation, surveys/benchmarking and job evaluation systems.
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan, organize, and manage resources for successful completion of projects.
  • Experienced at motivating, influencing and collaborating with others.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 7 – 9 years of relevant experience with increasing level of responsibilities.
  • Or MS/MA degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or its recognized equivalent, and 5 – 7 years relevant experience with increasing level of responsibilities.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Mozambican legal environment relating to labor matters.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and computer (Excel and spreadsheet) skills are required.
  • Strong multilingual skills (English and Portuguese) is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.
  • Experience and good working knowledge of USAID regulations is an advantage.
  • Experience of HR in the not-for-profit sector is an advantage.
  • A higher degree or professional qualification in HR is an advantage

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.

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