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Human Resources Manager

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Human Resources Manager

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“Experienced and inspirational people manager to help War Child to become a network expert organisation with a diverse global workforce”

Your Challenge

As Human Resources Manager you are responsible for the Human Resources development and implementation within (inter)national War Child. You work together with Director Shared Operations and ensure the operational and tactical translation of the overall strategy into specific HR initiatives.

You support the teams across the assigned countries through the provision of the full HR cycle and collaborate with the International Management Team (IMT) to ensure that HR products and services are implemented and adopted appropriately globally. You advice the teams in the countries, to ensure the total compliance with all local laws, regulations and policies, and any regulatory related requirements.

As HR Manager you coordinate and execute a diversity of HR projects such as implementation of a global workforce framework, induction, global HR IT system, staff care, succession planning, etc. Next to daily HR operational tasks, you also lead and coach the team of experienced HR professionals, based in Amsterdam.

HR Manager reports to the Director Shared Operations (DSO) who is a member of the IMT and responsible for HR within the shared operations portfolio.

Your responsibilities

  • Translate and ensure the implementation of the HR strategy within the longer-term organisational strategy, being the link between the own HR agenda and the global organization needs
  • Ensures that HR policies and procedures are followed and adhered to the global organization
  • Provide the framework to establish and improve the necessary HR processes to increase the efficiency and effectiveness
  • Responsible for the development of the departmental objectives, policies and systems
  • Has a signalling, advisory and reporting role, towards the IMT and provides them with (un)solicited advice
  • Ensures the technical implementation of a global workforce with i.e. diversity of contracts, policies, etc.
  • Verifies if all countries adhere to the set of operational policies and procedures and national law and reports to the DSO on it status
  • Proposes and monitors the departmental budget and provides the quarterly HR financial updates
  • Is focal point for the Works Council and participates periodically in Works Council meetings
  • Actively enables and invests in learning and development of people
  • Contribute to a work atmosphere of integrity and trust by creating an open, transparent and stimulating work environment
  • Lead direct reports by coaching them on their performance and development.

Your Profile

  • University degree in Human Resources Management
  • Required a minimum of 7 years’ experience in a HR Management position in an international (humanitarian) organisation
  • Experience and affinity with Humanitarian and/or Development sector with a global mindset
  • Inspirational and decisive, with the ability to engage teams and create followership
  • Demonstrated capacity to take decisions regarding tactical and operational matters
  • A results-driven approach and a focus on delivering measurable outcomes
  • Experience in managing a team of professionals, being a sparring partner who dares to thrive on team ownership and engagement
  • Strong project coordination experience, to monitor progress and report on it
  • Solid knowledge of HR practices, Dutch employment law and of international labour regulations, processes and trends
  • Demonstrated good organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to diagnose issues & identify key solutions while remaining calm under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to switch between operational work and strategy implementation
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills, able to deal effectively in a variety of cultural and political contexts
  • Understanding of legal implications and risk management
  • Dutch native speaker with full proficiency in English
  • Available 32-40 hours per week and based in Amsterdam.

Our offer

  • Salary range from €3694 to €5071gross per month, based on 40 hours week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
  • 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days
  • Pension contributions fully covered by the employer
  • Monthly mobile phone contribution of €25 and full reimbursement of NS costs for work commute
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses and attend War Child’s events
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!

Job location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Contract: War Child Holland is looking for someone committed to invest at least 2-3 years in this position, starting with a 1 year contract with the intention to prolong.

The Organisation

War Child is a dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused, and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child Holland offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 17th November 2019. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and to fill in our online questionnaire by using the following hyperlink:

Please mention where you found this vacancy. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

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