|Description||Established in 1915 with Helen Keller as a founding trustee, Helen Keller International (HKI) is dedicated to saving the sight and lives of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Headquartered in New York City, HKI has an operating budget of some $80 million and currently conducts programs in 21 countries in Africa and Asia, as well as in the United States. Renowned for its reliability, efficiency and high level of technical expertise, HKI promotes the development of sustainable, large-scale programs that deliver effective preventative and curative services for nutrition, eye health and neglected tropical diseases. The hallmark of the organization’s work is its proven success in developing, testing and scaling-up health interventions, and integrating them within government and community structures to support and build local capacity and sustainable solutions.|
Africa Regional Overview
HKI’s programs in Africa have a long history, going back more than 30 years. We are currently implementing regional, multi-country and country specific projects in 12 countries in Africa. With about 630 staff and an annual operating budget of over $40 million, HKI’s programs in Africa are funded by a mix of government, corporate and foundation donors.
The country offices are supervised and supported directly by the Africa Regional Office (AFRO) team, and multi-country program managers, most of whom are based at the regional office in Dakar.
HKI is seeking a Regional Human Resources Manager (HR Manager) to work alongside country office management teams and local HR staff to attract, retain and motivate employees who embody our organizational values, and our vision of becoming the most technically and operationally competent organization in preventing blindness and malnutrition throughout the world.
Reporting to the Africa Regional Director of Operations (ARDO), the HR Manager serves as a member of the Regional Management Team (RMT). In addition, the position has a strong dotted line relationship to the Vice President, HR at the US headquarters and is a member of a global HR leadership team.
The HR Manager partners with Regional Directors and Country Directors to ensure alignment and appropriate adaptation of all HR policies and procedures to each country office and the Africa regional office.
As the functional lead for human resources in the region, the HR Manager serves as the dotted line manager of HR staff in the country offices, contributing to selection, performance management and any required disciplinary measures; and s/he leads a Community of Practice to continually develop HR staff in the region.
HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within country office and regional hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts and multi-country program managers at the regional and headquarters level. Regular communication and a spirit of team work among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally are essential to make this structure thrive.
Scope of the Position
As a member of the global HR team, the HR Manager plays a key role in the development of HKI’s strategic HR development with a specific focus on national staff. And as a member of the RMT, the HR Manager is also a key contributor to the strategic development and oversight of country programs. In addition, the HR Manager is responsible for developing and implementing long and short-term work plans for HR in the Africa region.
This position serves as the technical HR resource for Regional Directors in their oversight and support to country programs, as well as to Country Directors and their deputies, and their HR staff with regards to labor law compliance; compensation design, analysis and implementation; employee relations; learning & development; performance management, etc. As such, the HR Manager helps to ensure high quality HR management and administration as well as the development, implementation and monitoring of standards and compliance in all areas of HR.
This position is based at the regional office in Dakar, Senegal, with regular field travel to the country offices and occasionally to HKI HQ for meetings.
Overall Management and Leadership
Internal Capacity Development and HR Management
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|Languages spoken||French, English|
|Areas of activity||Health|
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|Advertisement expiration date||10/10/2017|