Human Resource Officer

Beneficiary Institution
Benadir Regional Administration
Duty Stations
Stipend commensurate with degree and experience
12 months
Post Date
02 Feb 2017
Deadline Date
16 Feb 2017


About Banadir Regional Administration (BRA)

The Banadir Regional Administration (BRA) is a local government established in law by article 48, 1(b) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
The article states as follows:
Article 48. The Structure of the State
(1) In the Federal Republic of Somalia, the state is composed of two levels of government:
(a) The Federal Government Level;
(b) The Federal Member States Level, which is comprised of the Federal Member State government, and the local governments.
Banadir is one of the 18 administrative divisions of Somalia established at independence in 1960. Banadir itself is comprised of 17 administrative districts that make up the city of Mogadishu, which is also capital of the Federal of the Republic. BRA bears the dual responsibility of managing the affairs of the region as well as the municipality of Mogadishu. Thus, its head is dually the Governor of the region as well as Mayor of the City.


About CD4D

The International Organization for Migrations new project Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D) supports the development of targeted sectors in selected countries by strengthening the capacity of key institutions through the engagement of their diaspora communities in the Netherlands. Many countries have a considerable number of professionals among their diaspora communities in the Netherlands. They also face a brain drain and often lack qualified human resources.
Through CD4D IOM the Netherlands acts as facilitator and mediator between the diaspora and the institutions in the countries of origin.The project aims to exchange knowledge and skills to create a sustainable developmental impact on institutional and sectorial level for the reconstruction and development of countries of origin. Many highly skilled migrants living and working in the Netherlands remain strongly connected to their countries of origin.Their cultural ties and commitment to the country of origin, combined with their knowledge, experience and language skills make them excellent agents for
CD4D is demand driven, based on priorities and development strategies of the countries of origin. The project focusses on capacity building in sectors and key institutions that have been identified by the six target countries.

Expected Result

Contextual information:
As a human resources (HR) officer you will develop, advice on and implement policies relating to the effective use of staff in an organization. The aim is to ensure that the BRA employs the right balance of staff in terms of skill and experience, and that training and development opportunities are available to colleagues to enhance their performance.
Description of the assignment:
-working closely with various departments, increasingly in a consultancy role, assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures;
-recruiting staff, which involves developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates;
-developing and implementing policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management;
-preparing staff handbooks;
-policy development and documentation;
-organization development
-negotiating with staff
-administering payroll and maintaining employee records;
-dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures;
-developing HR planning strategies, which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements;
-planning and sometimes delivering training - including inductions for new staff;
-analyzing training needs in conjunction with departmental managers.


The CD4D participant is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

-People oriented and results driven
-Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
-Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
-Knowledge of HR systems and databases
-In-depth knowledge of labor law
-Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company


Level of Education: Minimum of Bachelors degree or equivalent.

Area of Study: Hunman Resources, Business or Organization Development.

Years of work experience in what area(s): A minimum of three years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.

Languages needed:English- Good (written and oral communication; Somali Excellent (oral communication).

General Skills / Other Requirements:
-Specialized training in employment law, compensation, organizational planning, organization development, employee relations, safety, training, and preventive labor relations, preferred.
-Organizations that practice effective Human Resources Management.


Stipend commensurate with degree and experience


Health insurance, including evacuation due to medical emergency, will be provided by the project. .
Please note that neither IOM nor the Dutch Government, according to the contract, will be responsible for the security of the qualified Somali expatriates. The host beneficiary institution will be responsible for the security of the individual.
Before leaving the country of residence and upon arrival in Nairobi or in Somalia, the qualified Somali expatriate will receive a pre-departure briefing including security advice and cultural background.

How to apply

To start the application process the applicants are required to send his her/CV to Mr. Zia Gulam:
Short listed candidates will be informed of the status of their application.