Human Resources Officer (Bulawayo)

Human Resources Officer (Bulawayo)

Company Name Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP)
  • Number of Vacancy: 0
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Job Level: Mid Level
  • Working Hours: 0
  • Years of Experience 4
  • Salary Range: $-
  • Job Location: Bulawayo
  • Preferred Age: 0 (years)
  • Required Education: Degree
  • Vacancy Nature: Fixed Term Contract


JOB TITLE: Human Resources Officer LOCATION: Bulawayo CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term Organisational Background The Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP) is a leading local NGO involved in development and relief (emergency) work in rural communities in Matabeleland North, Matabeleland South and Midlands provinces. It exists to fight all forms of poverty among the rural and urban grassroots communities of disadvantaged women, men and youth through the empowerment of people by facilitating their development in their diverse cultural contexts. Project Summary The vacancy for the upcoming USAID funded Amalima Loko Project. The project seeks to improve food security through increased food access and sustainable watershed management. Its purposes are P1: Enhanced and inclusive local ownership over food security and resilience planning and development, P2: Watershed management improved, P3: Adaptive and absorptive capacity improved Position Summary The incumbent will provide overall timely coordination of timely staff recruitment, on boarding, contract management, rewards administration, staff care and performance management initiatives for Amalima Loko to promote effective implementation and achievement of the programme outcomes. The job holder will be a thought leader, driving continuous improvement in the implementation of the Development Food Security Activity This leadership role shall ensure the building of a robust human resources base for ORAP ensuring that the institution develops to be an employer of choice with the employees embracing the ORAP ethos Major Duties/Responsibilities include:- Recruitment, Selection & Staff Orientation Providing staffing services to the Amalima Loko programme ensuring that ORAP recruits the right people in the right place at the right time. Providing proactive sourcing; accountable, transparent, and focused recruitment processes; and expert support to hiring managers Providing technical guidance to the hiring managers in the development of job descriptions. Coordinating and guide the selection process including short listing and interviewing candidates Negotiating pay package for successful candidates and extend employment offers to successful candidates Facilitating effective induction and orientation for new hires at all levels in line with ORAP policies Employee Contract Management Administering employment contracts, ensuring that appointments, contract renewals, contract extensions and separations are effected timely as per policy. Coordinating changes in employee movement including acting appointments, promotions transfers, deployments, special appointments, to ensure timely appointments and advise payroll accordingly. Ensuring compliance of Contract management process with employment legislation to avoid litigation. Processing staff separations owing to resignations, terminations, retirements, end of contracts, death among others to ensure timely update of such changes on staff records, and payroll processes and work with hiring managers to ensure timely replacements of such separated staff who need to be replaced Rewards Administration Ensuring that compensation and benefits programs are aligned to the ORAP policy and are competitively positioned within the local labour markets. Administering compensation and benefit programmes for all staff (contract employees, temporary, casuals, volunteers etc) in accordance to ORAP Policies. Facilitating the understanding of Compensation and benefits programmes through on-going communication, policy, and process development. Facilitating the conducting of regular targeted compensation and benefits surveys and benchmarking and prepare reports and recommendations to management for review and decision making to ensure ORAP is positioned as an attractive employer. Ensuring timely enrolment and termination of staff and their dependents into all benefits programs as appropriate. Ensuring timely preparation and payment of final dues to separating employees and processing of gratuities and leave allowances for staff. Performance Management Coordinating the implementation of the annual performance management cycle to ensure timely performance planning, performance reviews and conducting of performance appraisals Collating information from performance appraisals processes to guide management in decision making including consideration for Performance Improvement Plans, and awards of merit increases, Recognition Staff Care Coordination the provision of staff care & Support for ORAP staff under Amalima Loko Program. Ensuring timely deployments of interventions to build capacity for staff well-being so that employees can achieve balance in work responsibilities and other aspects of life. Ensuring peer support activities in the organization are available and well-coordinated and provide peer support as and when required. Providing regular updates to staff on the Staff Wellness Pr

Work/Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management or related field is a requirement. A professional diploma in Human Resources Management is required if the first degree is not in HRM. Must be a member of a recognized Human Resources Management Institution. Minimum of 4 years’ demonstrated experience in human resources management with particular experience in the management of USAID funded projects/programmes or related international donor experience. Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position. Strong understanding of local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics strongly preferred; Knowledge and experience in administration of staff benefits including medical insurances, pension schemes, insurance covers, NSSA etc Experience in payroll processing in a large organization Knowledge and experience of managing payroll deductions and their remittances Experience in use of Human Resources Information system Proficiency in computer applications. Must be conversant with the national labour legislations

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