Director of Human Resources, South Sudan
Are you a proven Human Resources leader with a heart for people? Join us as a Director of Human Resources at Samaritan’s Purse! As a Director of Human Resources in South Sudan, you will serve as in-country leadership’s primary adviser on issues relating to staffing and staff care, ensuring the organization’s ability to deliver continued Christ-like care to people in need. For an opportunity to serve a hurting world as the hands and feet of Jesus, let God put your talents to use for a humanitarian cause with an eternal purpose through Samaritan’s Purse. Join us today!
Description of Job duties:
- Acts as the primary point of contact for all staff on Human Resources issues. Coordinates with International Headquarters (IHQ) on International Field Staff (IFS) related issues.
- Leads a culture of learning; develops, markets, and manages learning initiatives including leadership, internship, and clinical attachment programs.
- Leads performance management process; tracks/manages annual reviews and capacity building trainings for supervisors to ensure country-wide development plans are in place.
- Supervises and guides Human Resources staff members on daily work priorities. Mentors and trains Human Resources staff to increase capacity.
- Leads exit management procedures to ensure seamless transition for departing employees. Analyzes turnover and exit interviews for trends and improvement activities.
- Leads, promotes, and monitors staff care and wellbeing initiatives.
- Manages all personnel administrative matters and provides quality and efficient service including, but not limited to, the development, refinement and implementation of policies and procedures.
- Manages the process for national staff as it relates to; Compensation, Benefits, Time-off, Performance Management, Rewards & Recognition, Staff Care, Payroll, succession planning, Organizational Development, Training, Compliance and record keeping.
- Manages payroll system in partnership with the Finance Department.
- Manages HR vendor relationships with agencies such as legal counsel, health insurance, training and other contracts as needed.
- Establishes networks with relevant NGOs and ministries in the area of human resources.
- Ensures all systems and procedures are consistent with Samaritan Purse’s Field Operating Guide (FOP) and the laws of South Sudan.
- Defines and refines salary structure, and coordinates compensation reviews and adjustments.
- Reviews and revises national staff policies.
- Updates the Human Resources Manual, interprets and trains managers and staff on procedures, policies, and guidelines therein.
- In conjunction with legal counsel as needed, provides guidance on Human Resources-related legal issues and represents the agency in regard to personnel issues.
- Maintains awareness of current events and changes in statutes; responds as appropriate to the changing legal environment of South Sudan.
- Fosters and promotes team harmony and effectiveness.
- Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
- Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from an accredited college or university in human resources management, communication, or related field and HR professional certification; AND ten (10) years related experience and/or training in HR Management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s Degree preferred.
- One year of college-level Biblical studies strongly preferred.
- Computer proficiency, to include strong working knowledge of MicroSoft Word and MicroSoft Excel.
- Knowledge of South Sudan and/or Sudan labor laws is highly preferred.
- Excellent skills in problem solving and conflict resolution, crisis management and training facilitation.
- Ability to work well within a team and build positive team spirit.
- Proven top-performer with demonstrated history as a self-starter.
- Ability to pay attention to detail and work under pressure in a cross-cultural environment.
- Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
- Ability to plan, organize, manage time, and meet deadlines in an ever changing environment.
24-month contract with the potential for renewal.
This is an unaccompanied position.
International Employee Benefits
Employees who choose to work internationally get to take advantage of the following benefits:
- Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
- Disability insurance
- Term Life insurance
- Retirement savings plan
- Ten paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
- Annual home leave
- Twelve vacation days per year
Samaritan’s Purse Distinct Objectives:
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world
SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom
RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister
DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work
WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible
Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:
* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)
* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)
* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life. (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment. (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church. (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)
* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female. (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)
* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism. (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)
* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen. (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 9969