Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Chemonics International,Human Resources Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Chemonics International, an international development company, seeks experienced professionals for the USAID-funded Soma Umenye (Literacy Enhanced Across Rwanda Now). Soma Umenye’s objective is to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million childr
en in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. The project will commence in July 2016 and conclude in July 2021. The project is currently seeking qualified candidates for technical and operational positions based in Kigali, as well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Provinces.
Title: Human Resources Officer
Project: Rwanda Soma Umenye
Project Summary
Soma Umenye will work to improve reading outcomes in Kinyarwanda for at least 1 million children in public and government-aided schools in Rwanda by the end of Grade 3. Specifically, Soma Umenye will target all children in Grades 1-3 attending public and government-aided schools nationwide and ensure that at least 70 percent of students are able to read grade-level text with fluency and comprehension by the end of Grade 3.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversee and manage full cycle recruitment process, in compliance with established procedures and regulations, including but not limited to drafting job descriptions and interview questions, shortlisting and pre-screening candidates, conducting reference checks, and negotiating offers of employment.
  • Confirm all new hire paperwork is submitted, and personnel files are complete and compliant with Chemonics policy, local labor laws, and USAID regulations.
  • Ensure new hires are provided with adequate training regarding the project and relevant Chemonics policies in order to perform the job to the best of their ability, and are assimilated into Chemonics culture.
  • Maintain accurate timesheet records, and ensure all timesheets are submitted on time with the correct approval.
  • Ensure personnel and recruitment files are maintained according to requirements, ensure confidentiality and safety of data.
  • Work closely with assigned supervisor on communication to staff and labor law compliance, and help to ensure a positive and thriving work environment for all staff.
  • Manage and administer benefits according to appropriate plans and labor laws requirements, bring any requirement changes or suggestions for improvement to Director of Operations or assigned manager's attention.
  • Assist in management of employee benefits, such as insurance, liaising with companies providing such benefits as needed, to ensure quality services provided.
  • Ensure project compliance with local labor laws by conducting regular audits, and keeping updated on local labor laws and human resources best practices.
  • Advise on disciplinary process, ensuring all actions taken comply with local labor laws and Chemonics policies, communicating with appropriate Home Office department as necessary.
  • Manage annual assessment process and ensure procedures are communicated and followed.
  • Work with employees and supervisors to prevent and/or resolve employee relations issues in coordination with Global Human Resources and Office of Business Conduct. Investigate allegations of wrongdoing (i.e., sexual harassment, harassment, fraud, and other), in coordination with management.
  • Ensure employee manual is up to date, communicate changes when applicable.
  • Ensure all HR management practices conform to the project’s and Chemonics’ policies, best practices, USAID rules and regulations, and the local labor laws.
  • Interpret and advise staff on Chemonics, USAID, and federal compliance policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications
  • University degree or equivalent in human resource management, project administration, project management or related field.
  • Minimum 8 (eight) years of experience as human resources manager for medium to large development projects and/or organizations required; experience working for a U.S. organization or USAID implementer in Rwanda highly preferred.
  • Knowledgeable on Rwandan labor laws, personnel benefits and taxes required; ability to interpret local labor laws, previous experience interacting with labor counsel preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality and high level of professionalism.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Fluency in English required; written and spoken proficiency in French preferred.
Location of Assignment
The location of assignment is Kigali, Rwanda with intermittent travel throughout the country.
To apply to this position, please click the following link: Human Resources Officer

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