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HR Officer

  • Contractor
  • Dakar Senegal
  • $1050 - $1260 USD / Year
  • Human Appeal profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Human Appeal

Human Appeal is a faith-based charity that aims to abolish poverty by providing humanitarian aid, sustainable development programs and championing advocacy for our beneficiaries worldwide. Human Appeal has seven International Field Offices across the globe.

Here at Human Appeal we have an exciting opportunity for the HR Officer to be based at Human Appeal Senegal Dakar office.


Please note, this is a local contract and the position is only exclusive to citizens of Senegal.

Main Job Purpose:

To provide a professional and efficient HR function at local Field Office level, covering all aspects from: project implementation, maintenance of in-house HR systems and personnel files/documentation, managing the recruitment cycle, employee relations and best practice in line with Human Appeal values, health and safety, legislation and audit requirements, in order to ensure delivery of Human Appeal’s HR strategy in Senegal.


  • Administer starter / leaver processes by managing all documentation requests for interviews, induction, contracts, exit interviews, and equipment in a timely manner to ensure smooth running of the recruitment cycle, delivery of business needs, employee satisfaction and best practice.
  • Draft and administer all aspects of employee documentation by submitting changes to employee terms and conditions, maternity, paternity, pensions etc., to ensure employee and employer needs are met.
  • Effectively monitor, maintain and update employee personnel data and files including hard copy files, such as training records, holidays, absences, timesheets, appraisals, employee feedback etc. to ensure compliance in line with audits and accurate employee records for internal use.
  • Support Hiring Managers to ensure the smooth running of the full recruitment cycle; placing job ads, liaising with recruitment agencies, preparing a shortlist of candidates, arranging interviews, issuing offer letters and employee contracts and undertaking all required pre-employment checks, ensuring all new-starter paperwork is completed.
  • Support the HR function at UK Head Office with the development and implementation of projects as required by actively participating in planning and implementing of projects such as Employee conferences, rebranding new systems to contribute to the continued growth of the charity and establish an efficient and lean HR function.
  • Provide payroll support by collating monthly Payroll updates, liaising with the Finance department for updates, making necessary benefits/deduction calculations to ensure a smooth Payroll process so that staff are paid correctly and on time.
  • Act as a point of contact for incoming queries, signposting to appropriate stakeholders and escalating Employee Relations issues to UK Office where appropriate.
  • Maintain own continuing professional development by keeping up to date with legal requirements and relevant HR developments to ensure charity is compliant with changing legislation and responsive to social-economic requirements.
  • To work with, manage or supervise volunteers and interns.
  • Promote good working practices and maintain a professional working environment that delivers excellence and compliance by; maintaining confidentiality of information, compliance and Data Protection, adhering to HA’s Health, Safety and Environmental Policy at all times, and adhering at all times to best practice, employment law, global code of conduct, policy and procedure.
  • Advice and support line managers on the management of their teams to maximize business performance. The advice given should be practical, sensible and in line with HA’s Employee Relations approach, should be based on a sound knowledge of employment legislation and internal policies, and should enable the manager to achieve their aim whilst being considerate of the emotional and cultural impact on the employee(s) and those around them, and the reputational impact to HA.
  • Case manage employee relations activity i.e. absence, grievance, disciplinary etc., from advising managers on the optimal approach, and supporting them through to a successful outcome.
  • Manage feedback process to enable greater employee engagement and retention of existing employees; determine and improve feedback process and pass on relevant feedback to respective directors and managers, and identify trends across the organization, turning this into suggested actions/areas for attention.
  • Deliver and continuously improve the HR functions alongside the UK HR team, and review and implement developments, continuously reviewing and improving manager and employee accessibility to policies and associated guidance.

NB – Employee duties are not limited only to the above-mentioned accountabilities; he/she may perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


A bachelor’s degree in business administration, HR, social science or other relevant field from an accredited institution


Minimum 3 years of INGO experience with at least 2 years of successful HR management experience in the humanitarian field.

Computer Skills

MS Office Suite


Excellent verbal communication skills

Good verbal and written skills in English is must

Proficient Arabic language skills are desirable

Good verbal and written Skills in French

Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging way

Salary Range:

$1050-$1260 gross monthly

How to apply


We are looking to appoint this role ASAP and will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so for the best chance of success please click the link; and apply today to become our HR Officer we would love to hear from you. Please Submit your CV in English only.

Please note that we will only be contacting the Shortlisted candidates.

*Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply*


Deadline: 26 Jan 2024

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