Regional Head of HR - East Africa & Yemen

Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Job Summary

We are looking to fill the role of Regional Head of HR who would be responsible for HR management in the region promoting learning and a cost conscious culture while maintaining a high focus on quality.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

NRC in the East Africa & Yemen Region prides itself on being a leader in the service of refugees, internally displaced people and displacement communities. We strive to be a rapid responder and a pioneer in hard to reach areas. We unlock durable solutions and make deliberate efforts towards a more sustainable impact in our programming.


We aim to deliver the best possible service through commitment to our regional hallmarks: evidence based programming; advocating for change; cash and markets-based programming; driving innovation; collaborating with other actors for greater impact; integrating our programmes to achieve synergy and maximum efficiency; and valuing staff diversity.


We are looking to fill the role of Regional Head of HR who would be responsible for HR management in the region promoting learning and a cost conscious culture while maintaining a high focus on quality. The Regional Head of HR has the overall responsibility for the strategic development of HR in the region.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure region-wide compliance to organization structure and offer advice on organizational structure process;
  • Help countries with the correct organizational structure, size and number of staff etc;
  • Conduct country visits to ensure that all countries comply with HR requirements;
  • Lead the disciplinary process for international staff in collaboration with Global HR;
  • Provide guidance on the overall benefits and compensation for national staff as well as ascertain the quality of country analysis;
  • Drive Diversity, Equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the region;
  • Take accountability for ToE in place in all countries in the region as well as the Regional office;
  • Support design and implementation of global HR initiatives;
  • Oversee the duty of care to staff.

Professional competencies:

  • Master’s degree in Human resources management;
  • At least 5 years’ experience as Regional Head of Human resources. In addition, minimum of 3 years in country human resource management;
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts;
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities;
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile;
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Knowledge of Arabic and French will be an added advantage.

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