HR Officer
Mercy Corps
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Mercy Corps

Sanepa Chowk, Lalitpur

About Us

Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people to build secure, productive and just communities. ...

Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people to build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps was established in 1979, and has headquarters in the USA and UK. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has worked in over 100 countries. Mercy Corps currently works in 41 countries around the world and improving the lives of 19 million people. The agency focuses on countries in transition, where countries are in the midst of - or recovering from - conflict, economic collapse, or disaster; Mercy Corps sees these crisis situations as moments of opportunity to go beyond traditional boundaries of relief and catalyze lasting change. Globally, Mercy Corps implements programs in a range of sectors, including: agriculture & food security; market development; emergency response; disaster risk reduction; climate change; health; conflict management; youth engagement; and, community mobilization/ governance.

HR Officer

Basic Information

  • Job Category NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Job Location Kathmandu District
  • Expiry date 2022-09-27
  • Skills Administrative, Computer skills, Written and Verbal Communication, Multitasking, HRIS (Human Resources Information System)

Job Description

Essential Job Responsibilities

The specific duties and responsibilities of the Human Resources Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

Human Resources Management

  • Stay updated of local and Mercy Corps wide changes to laws, policies and guidelines and implement them as appropriate
  • Coordinate induction, learning and development activities, employee engagement activities, support in implementation of talent management and succession planning to respective teams
  • Ensure all new team members receive copy of the National Staff Policy Handbook and are informed of their benefits. Continue with support and advice on policies, as required.
  • Be responsible to ensure that personnel management matrices (personnel, leave, performance, recruitment, insurance, discipline, contracts etc.) are maintained and updated.
  • Be responsible for supporting the audit process and ensuring that documents, paperwork’s are made available as required
  • Support the Senior HR Manager in implementing new initiatives and policies as and when required

Hiring and Onboarding

  • Be responsible for implementing a transparent and inclusive recruitment process including posting adverts, establishing the interview committee, setting up interviews, reference checks, preparing offer letters and ensuring the proper paperwork and procedures are in place as per the defined protocols.
  •  Be responsible for the smooth and sound onboarding of all new team members in Mercy Corps Nepal.
  •  Ensure that the induction package is up to date and all new joiners receive the induction as per the Orientation checklist.
  • Provide HR induction to all new joiners as per the Orientation checklist.

Offboarding

  • Be responsible for the smooth off boarding of all the separating staffs, ensure all the paper works are timely completed with compliance to MC policies and procedures.
  • Conduct exit interviews of the separating staff and prepare a report for future reference
  • Support the Senior HR Manager in change management process and facilitate HR outplacement support to the separating staff as per the requirement.

Performance Management

  • Be responsible for maintaining performance management and probation assessment tracker and ensuring that all team members are aware regarding the performance management system
  • Support the Supervisors and staff in completing the probation assessment and Annual Performance evaluation forms
  • Facilitate refresher sessions on Performance Management system for all team members on an annual basis
  • Ensure that all the changes related to Annual performance reviews are updated in the HR database and HCM.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Ensure Salaries and benefits adhere to Mercy Corps salary scales and standing protocols.
  • Support in conducting periodic salary and benefit surveys with the INGOs to help ensure consistency and equity within the organization and appropriate comparability with peer organizations;
  • Ensure smooth and timely administration compensation and benefits for MC Nepal staff
  • Responsible for preparing salary schedule on a monthly basis pertaining to any changes in staff contract
  • Administer all health insurance issues including employee inquiries and communication with the insurance provider.

Contract Management and Administration

  •  Ensure that the record in the HR database and HCM that includes contract expiry dates, annual performance evaluation and personal information and all documents related to HR as per defined protocols on monthly basis.
  • Update the Organogram on monthly basis to reflect changes in the staffing structure
  • Maintain and report employee statistical data, as requested.

General

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Mercy Corps as a humanitarian agency is expected to response as and when crisis and humanitarian situation engulfs. As an MC employee, all staff are expected to be part of humanitarian and emergency response in addition to their regular roles and responsibilities in such situations.
  • Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to Mercy Corps and to not jeopardize its humanitarian mission.

Compliance

  •  Maintain confidentiality of all national staff personnel issues including disciplinary procedures and contracts/ pay rates
  •  Ensure proper integration of GESI aspects into department/ program planning and implementation
  • Ensure all HR activities adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards
  •  Ensure compliance with donor and Mercy Corps regulations related to emergency programming.

Security

  • Ensure compliance with security procedures and policies as determined by country leadership.
  • Proactively ensure that team members operate in a secure environment and are aware of policies.

Organizational Learning

  •  As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Supervisory Responsibility

Reports Directly To: Senior HR Manager
Works Directly With: Operations team, Finance team, Program team, and all HR related internal and externa stakeholders.

Job Specification

  • Completion of Bachelor’s degree in business administration. Specialization in HR is preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Human Resources, Administration or Management is required.
  • Prior knowledge of Labor law 2075 and HR functions is required
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in HR is required
  •  Experience with business partnering, performance and talent management.
  •  Experience of working on HR Information management systems.
  • Effective verbal and written communication, organizational, negotiation, prioritization and Microsoft Office applications.
  •  Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively with team member is required.
  • Ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is required, preferably local languages.

Success Factors

A successful Human Resources Officer should have good knowledge of generally accepted practices and procedures pertaining to human resource management. They should have the ability to interact effectively with international and national team and be willing to travel regularly to MC Nepal field offices and project sites.

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.
We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct e-learning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

Organizational Learning

As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

Apply Instruction

To apply for this job please visit nepal.mercycorps.org. 

This job has been expired on 2022-09-27