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.
A vibrant, active, collaborative civil society supporting people and their communities, particularly poor and vulnerable groups, to prepare for, mitigate, respond to and recover from disasters and adapt to extreme hazards, shocks and disturbances in a changing climate.
GNDR's Strategic Objectives
GNDR's “Stronger Together” strategy 2016-2020 has three mutually reinforcing objectives:
- Increase the impact of civil society in influencing policies and practices at local, national, and international levels
- Enhance the collaboration capabilities of civil society and cooperation with other stakeholders
- 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 Coordinator will develop, advise on and implement policies relating to the effective use of GNDR staff, coordinating recruitment, training, and advise line managers on performance appraisals. The HR Coordinator will be the position responsible for ensuring compliance to the Organisations’ Safeguarding and Staff Security policies. This is a broad hands-on role within a growing organisation where occasional overseas travel may be required. The HR Coordinator 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:
- Conditions of employment
- Training and development
- Working practices
- Equality and diversity
- Compliance to Safeguarding and Staff Security Policies
Position in Organisation:
- Responsible to the Executive Director or any Senior Member assigned by the Executive Director.
- Part of the Secretariat team and active participant in cross-team working.
- Works in close collaboration with Secretariat staff based in six locations across the Globe, 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 Organisation and HR Policies and Procedures in line with legislative developments;
- recruiting staff, to include developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates;
- contractual administration;
- induction and personal development of staff;
- developing and implementing policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities and disciplinary procedures, Safeguarding and Staff security;
- assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and 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;
- planning and organising training;
- filing and maintenance of confidential HR documents;
- promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organisation;
- any other professional duties as may be assigned by the line manager from time to time.
Deadline: 31 May 2019.
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:
- HR Coordinator JD.pdf403.93 KB (ENGLISH)