Institute for Justice and Reconciliation: Human Resources Manager

Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 26 November, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was founded in 2000 in the wake of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and with the purpose of building of fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa. We are an independent organisation located at the interface between civil society and academia. We employ a diverse team of professionals based at our office in Cape Town.

IJR seeks to appoint a Human Resources Manager (HRM), based in Cape Town.

The Human Resources Manager (HRM) is ultimately accountable for efficient planning, implementation and reporting on the Human Resources strategy in the organisation. He/she or maybe they HRM will work closely with the Executive Director and HOD’s to provide guidance, support and strong leadership to ensure (1) consistent application of employment policies,(2) regular reviews and consultation with staff on policies and structure and (3) development of innovative employment practices designed to inspire and build a high-functioning team of experts, and support staff.

It is the HRM’s responsibility to ensure the effective operations of the Human Resources functions and to identify high risk areas, and areas for improvement.  The Human Resources Managers plays a strategic role on the HOD team and will use their expertise and specialist knowledge to help ensure effective, ethical and prudent decision-making in the organisation.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Review and support the performance management system;
  • Full implementation and oversight of HR Policy;
  • Recruitment and Selection planning, implementation and appointments;
  • Remuneration and benefits;
  • Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E);
  • Employee Assistance and Support;
  • Participate in and contribute to interventions aligned to MTO5;
  • Participate in HOD and Staff meetings;
  • Provide input strategic documents such as workplans, annual reports and similar documents regarding IJR’s HR practices;
  • Provide data and information on HR management for IJR fundraising proposals.

Requirements:

  • Commercial or social sciences degree in human resources or organisational psychology from a recognised academic institution;
  • Honours or Master’s degree in human resources, labour relations or organisational psychology;
  • Minimum of eight years working experience as a HR Specialist or Manager;
  • Familiarity with or firsthand experience having worked an NPO environment providing capacity-building or HR support;
  • Experience having performed a diagnostic of general organisational needs and proven ability to provide recommendations based on facts and evidence provided;
  • Knowledge of all South African labour legislation with evidence of having attended regular professional development interventions;
  •  Knowledge of organisational design;
  • Proven ability to develop an organisation-wide Strategic Human Resources Plan based on an inherent understanding of the organisational needs and strategic objectives;
  • Sound decision making and judgement;
  • Can manage complexity, and think strategically;
  • Ability to facilitate formal interventions across organisational;
  • Confident, assertive communicator who can work comfortably with diverse groups of people and across all levels;
  • Can build trust relationships and maintain the highest level of  confidentiality;
  • Excellent writing skills in English and another SA language;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Able to prioritise work and manage deadlines;
  • Innovative and creative, able to see new opportunities;
  • Planning and time management – meets deadlines;
  • Reflective and open to learning.

IJR, in return, offers a competitive all inclusive salary package and a dynamic working environment, which prioritises the professional development and wellbeing of its employees.

Starting date: January 2015.

Application process

  • Submit a letter of motivation, CV with one contactable references, and salary expectations to Simone Brandi at sbrandi@ijr.org.za
  • The deadline for applications is close of business Wednesday 26 November
  • Shortlisted candidates will participate in an initial interview and final candidates will be asked to complete a practical assessment.
  • If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has been unsuccessful. We encourage applications from historically disadvantaged individuals. 

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.

Only applications with all the required documentations will be accepted.

For more about the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, refer to www.ijr.org.za.

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies.
 
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