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HR Officer [DEADLINE: Open until filled]

GNDR is currently seeking an experienced, self-motivated and judicious candidate to maintain and improve GNDR’s HR policies, and coordinate the recruitment, training, development and performance monitoring of GNDR's human resources. This is a part-time position.

Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Our Purpose

GNDR was established in 2007 as a voluntary network of civil society organisations, associations and individuals who are committed to working together, and engaging with partners and other stakeholders, to increase community resilience and reduce disaster risk around the world. The network is vibrant and fast growing, presently consisting of 850 member organisations in over 140 countries across virtually every geographical region of the world.

The network is supported by a small but effective secretariat team comprising of UK and regionally-based staff. The GNDR Secretariat serves as a “support entity” to the membership operating through a global hub in London and regional hubs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Secretariat is legally constituted as a UK charity with the main responsibilities of facilitating the development, coordination and implementation of strategy, work plans and budgets, including supporting the mobilisation of adequate resources.

As GNDR works grows in scale and impact, we are looking for a person with a natural ability to think, plan, prioritise and organise in a clear and structured way, flexibility and problem solving skills, capable of working in a flexible and dynamic environment, comfortable in cross-cultural communications, and strong presentation, communication and facilitation skills, with a willingness to learn and open to new ways of working. There is a unique opportunity to make a valued contribution to an innovative and rapidly growing civil society network. The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in the development and coordination of civil society networks and implementing capacity strengthening programmes.

GNDR's Strategic Objectives

GNDR's “Stronger Together” strategy 2016-2020 has three mutually reinforcing objectives:

  1. Increase the impact of civil society in influencing policies and practices at local, national, and international levels
  2. Enhance the collaboration capabilities of civil society and cooperation with other stakeholders
  3. Strengthen the creation, analysis and sharing of knowledge, information and practices

Purpose of the Secretariat

The GNDR Secretariat serves as a “support entity” to the membership operating through a global hub in London and regional hubs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The GNDR Secretariat is legally constituted as a UK charity with the main responsibilities of facilitating the development, coordination and implementation of strategy, work plans and budgets, including supporting the mobilisation of adequate resources.

Main purpose of the role:

The HR Officer will develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective use of GNDR staff, coordinating recruitment, training, development and performance monitoring. This is a broad hands-on role within a growing organisation where occasional overseas travel may be required. The HR Officer will help to shape the organisation as it grows, equipping the team to best enhance their performance and achieve GNDR’s aims.

Activities will cover areas such as:

  • Recruitment
  • Conditions of employment
  • Training and development
  • Working practices
  • Equality and diversity

Position in Organisation:

  • Responsible to the Finance & Operations Manager
  • Part of the Secretariat team and active participant in cross-team working
  • Works in close collaboration with GNDR London and Regional Secretariat staff, the GNDR Global Board and project partners.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The remit of this post will cover the following core responsibilities:

  • ongoing review and enhancement of Company and HR Policies and Procedures in line with legislative developments;
  • developing and implementing policies;
  • assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures;
  • promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation;
  • recruiting staff, to include developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates;
  • contractual administration;
  • planning and sometimes delivering training - including inductions for new staff and team events;
  • developing and implementing policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures;
  • reviewing and updating staff handbooks;
  • advising on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefits;
  • undertaking salary reviews;
  • maintaining employee records;
  • interpreting and advising on employment law;
  • dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures;
  • analysing training needs in conjunction with departmental managers;
  • organising appraisals;
  • filing and maintenance of confidential HR documents;
  • any other reasonable duties which may be required by management from time to time.

Person specification

A complete person specification including attributes and skills considered essential and/or desirable, with regard to qualifications, experience, skills, abilities and personal qualities, pdfcan be downloaded here, including terms of employment.

Only candidates who are currently eligible
to reside and work within the UK should apply.

To apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume (CV) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject “HR Officer”. Phone / Skype and/or face-to-face interviews will be arranged for short-listed candidates on a rolling basis. Only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

Position will be held open until filled.

Downloads

Please download the following for a list of specific duties and responsibilities, a detailed person specification of essential and desirable attributes/skills, as well as terms of employment:

 

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