Ended Human Resource Strategist

The Job

Job title


Human Resource Strategist

Expected Duration


6 months (renewable)

Duty Station



Reports to


HR Manager

Application deadline


20th August 2019

Position Summary

The purpose of this role is to lead and support the development and delivery of Human Resource (HR) strategies, frameworks, policies and procedures in line with the company’s Strategic Plan and People Plan. It is a key role in managing change and ensuring the achievement of the company’s strategic goals. The primary role of the HR Strategist is to translate business strategies into HR priorities. Broad areas of responsibility for the Strategist include workforce planning and talent acquisition; employee engagement, recognition framework and other HR policies, projects and initiatives as assigned.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

 JOB DESCRIPTION Human Resource Strategies:

  • Formulates innovative HR initiatives, combining strategic business plans with possible changes in the corporate culture and people management practices.
  • Ensures that HR strategies are integrated vertically with the Company’s Strategic Plan and horizontally with one another.
  • Regularly analyzes the current status of Prodigy SYSTEMS and identifies emerging trends visible in the market relevant to the Company’s workforce.
  • Assembles information, identifies key stakeholders in the Company, designs strategic models, calls together solutions teams, develops and presents proposals and projects to stakeholder audiences.
  • Creates the HR strategic planning framework; establishes the team, leads the group, ensures the project team completes all required tasks and provides project management oversight during the initial phase.

HR Policy, Projects and Initiatives:

  • Supports the Company by leading the development of policies and programs which are the framework of the employment relationship of people with the Company.
  • Provides strategic direction and leadership on the development of HR policies, projects and initiatives across the Company.
  • Assesses current and future policy requirements to support strategic aims in conjunction with senior management.
  • Researches best practices to enable the best design of Company policies.
  • Project manages the development, implementation and review of HR policies.
  • Provides oversight of contracts and contracted services required for the development and implementation of projects and initiatives.
  • Evaluates the results of HR projects and initiatives to ensure expectations are met and determines next steps for improvement and sustainability.
  • Assesses the equity and diversity impact of all HR policies.
  • In consultation with the HR Manger, provides guidance on the interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures within HR and across the Company.

Employee Engagement:

  • Provides direction, advice and support on employee engagement.
  • Facilitates engagement surveys (re-surveying on a bi-annual basis); reports out on results; and develops and provides oversight to organization-wide strategies that flow from the survey results and priorities.
  • In consultation with other HR staff, develops a coordinated and consistent approach to the way in which the Company engages with all staff directly and indirectly on HR related matters.
  • In consultation with the HR Manager, develops and implements communication strategies and other mechanisms to ensure company leadership and employees are apprised of corporate HR programs and initiatives.

Workforce Planning, Talent Acquisition and Management:

  • Researches and analyzes workforce issues and trends in order to identify and recommend strategies for the Company.
  • Works closely with senior leadership to develop Company workforce/HR plans and key performance indicators that align with the competency/capability framework and medium and long-term needs.
  • Leads and supports the development of policies and programs which support the attraction, recruitment and retention of a diverse range of Company employees.
  • Supports a strategic workforce planning approach to talent acquisition and management in conjunction with line managers and other HR staff.
  • In collaboration with other HR staff leads the development of guidelines, tools and supports for recruitment, assessment and selection processes.
  • Develops appropriate metrics to measure the outcomes of workforce/HR plans
  • Plays a central role, in conjunction with the Director of HR in forward planning and strategy development for the department as a whole.
  • Guides the development and implementation of a succession management program for the Company.


· Performs other related duties, as assigned.


  • Systems thinker with the ability to conceptualize processes, procedures and best practices to support and grow the College’s people resources.
  • Demonstrated expertise and skills in leading change initiatives.
  • Excellent facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading policy and program development projects and contract management.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and compelling way to different audiences, champion equalities and foster a culture of trust and openness.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse clientele, including senior leaders and union representatives using tact diplomacy and discretion.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively contribute in a team environment influence people to outcomes.
  • Ability to see both the bigger picture and the detail in order to set a clear direction and develop goals that align with the company’s priorities and deliver results.
  • Ability to establish networks and create opportunities for engagement and involvement.


  • Bachelor ’s degree in relevant discipline such as Leadership, Human Resources or Business Administration, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advance qualification is preferable.
  • Extensive working knowledge of monitoring and evaluation environment, sufficient to lead the development and implementation of complex programs and projects.
  • Five years administrative, planning, and leadership experience.
  • Experience working at a senior level in a complex, public sector organization providing professional advice to a range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.


  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing).
  • Fluent in Arabic.
How to Apply
  • Interested candidates should send English CV to recruitment@prodigy-sys.com.
  • Applicants should mention the job title in the email address.
  • The deadline for receiving applications is 20th August 2019.
  • يجب على المتقدمين الراغبين إرسال السيرة الذاتية باللغة الإنجليزية الى recruitment@prodigy-sys.com .
  • يجب على المتقدمين الراغبين الإشارة الى المسمى الوظيفة في عنوان البريد الإلكتروني.
  • الموعد النهائي لاستقبال الطلبات هو 20 أغسطس 2019م.
  • Employer: Prodigy Systems
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 7 August 2019
  • Deadline: 20 August 2019