Ended Human Resources Manager

The Job


TITLE: Human Resources Manager



Handicap International is an independent and impartial international aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights. Handicap International is a not-for-profit organization with no religious or political affiliation. More information can be found at http://www.handicap-international.org


Under the line management of the Area Manager, the Human Resources Manager is ensuring that all the Human Resources processes, policies and deadlines are handled according to Handicap International standards and Yemeni legal context, handling the relationship with Yemen administrative bodies and guarantying the confidentiality of all HR data and information.


Line manager: Area Manager

Line manager+1: Head of Mission

Technical link: HR Coordinator and HR Manager in Sana’a

Team Managed: HR Assistant




  • Apply current policies and procedures and provide inputs to strengthen HR structure and controls in line with HI’s management framework.
  • Apply working conditions on the basis of the HI Guidelines and local legislation; internal staff regulations, health policy, training policy and other applicable policies.
  • Provides support in updating the classification and job descriptions and the management manual.
  • Maintains the charter of the project organization.
  • Supervises, follow-up, and regularly check compliance on the registration of employees at the Social Security & Tax Office & related payments.
  • Ensures timely salary administration and the final issue of payment slips with Payroll Database.
  • Monitor the cost of living and propose amendments to the operational manager.
  • Ensures all staff has the appropriate contract and that individual records are regularly updated at all times.
  • Guarantees that individual records of all staff are managed with appropriate quality and confidentiality, including Payroll Database.
  • Keeps track of any paid or unpaid staff leave by properly reporting them with Payroll Database.
  • Ensures that the files are consistent with HI and comply with the country's legislation.
  • Keeps records up to date and reports statistics on personnel data (ie, recruitment, offshoring, performance appraisal).
  • Prepares certificates and other HR documents when needed.
  • Prepares all correspondence with partners (authorities, tax offices, Ministries of Labor etc.)
  • Answers any questions about the International Remuneration Package and other specific procedures for expatriates (Volunteer Handbook).
  • Supervises all national staff travel from / to mission / project / headquarters and all related formalities (briefing, visa, accommodation, trial period, extension of mission, early return, etc.)
  • Ensures adequate accommodation, maintenance and related services for international and off-site staff.
  • Guaranteed workplace safety by ensuring rules and regulations are followed.
  • Ensures that all key HR documents are available, translated and understood by staff at all levels.
  • Ensures the interim in absence of the HR Co to support international staff HR matters in the South


  • Participates in the recruitment process for staffing field projects.
  • Guarantees the quality of the recruitment process in collaboration with the HR Coordinator.
  • Ensures shortlisting and selection of applicants
  • Ensures respect and use of all official HI forms of the recruitment procedures
  • Supports sub base administrator in the implementation of the recruitment process at local level
  • Participates in all interviews made to candidates for local positions in Aden, ensure that the interview is conducted following the protocol defined previously and givesinputs from HR and administrative point of view per each candidate in the interview sheet.
  • Instructs HR Assistant to prepare Job Offers based on the decision taken by the interview panel and recorded in the recruitment matrix.
  • Sends the Job Offers to the selected candidate and the negative answers to non-successful applicants.
  • In coordination with Log department, ensures that all material, devices or equipment needed to perform the position will be on time for the arrival of the new employee (computer, desk, stationaries, etc.)
  • Makes sure that all employees on the mission receive an adequate administrative/HR briefing, are aware of their rights and duties towards HI, have read and understood all internal policies and regulations.


  • Spearheads ongoing training needs and collaborates with Area Manager for the changing positions of individuals
  • Keeps job descriptions up to date for all staff at all times.
  • Communicates and informs HR policies and procedures of national staff.
  • Provided briefings on staff regulations to national staff.
  • Proposes improvements in HRM such as strengthening of responsibilities and mixed teams.
  • Provides support to supervisors in anticipating or resolving disputes and claims.
  • Engages in various social activities with international and national staff.
  • Participates in the evaluation process of all staff in the project.
  • Help his/her HR team to be able to develop his professional condition.
  • Follows up on disciplinary and judicial measures.
  • Follows conflict management and dismissal procedures including documentation.
  • Conducts exit interviews to determine the reasons for the employee's resignation and prepares notices of cessation of work.


  • Organizes and participates in the introductory course.
  • Ensures that candidates are registered and that applications receive adequate follow-up at the coordination and headquarters level.
  • Ensures the communication of all relevant training issues at the base level.


  • Participates in regular meetings of staff delegates.
  • Regularly provides staff with all HR related information.
  • Takes an active part in meetings and trainings.


  • Transmits to the operational manager all relevant information on the essential elements for the proper functioning of the operative framework, court cases and up-to-date statistics.


  • Has a general understanding of the association, how it works, its structure and its values (charter).
  • Is aware of HI's objectives and activities in general and the specific context of the work.
  • Actively participates in meetings and training.


  • Is aware of safety rules and the situation on the ground at all times.
  • Is aware of the activities of other departments and follows specific rules and procedures.
  • Gives support if needed.


  • Is aware of the political and social situation and keeps the information up-to-date.
  • Transmits any relevant information related to HI's field of action and its context.
  • Advises on various topics (culture, economy, politics, etc.).
  • Translates documents and / or interprets conversations if necessary.

Note that this job description must remain flexible, to respond to additional tasks or changes as identified by the line manager.

Information being accessed by the HR Manager due to his/her position within the organization is strictly confidential. Any breach of confidentiality will be considered a gross misconduct.


The normal working hours are the following: 8.00am to 4.30pm from Sunday to Thursday (30 minutes lunch break. However, Due to nature of duty, flexibility in working hours is expected.

Note that this planning can change according to project needs.


Yemen mission takes place in a sensitive environment regarding security of Handicap International staff and assets. Handicap International employee commits to observe utmost respect of personal and professional ethics, to adhere to principles of neutrality and impartiality, and to ensure necessary levels of discretion within and outside working space. Not respecting this clause will lead to disciplinary action and have immediate dismissal as a result.

Job Conditions

  • The salary will be defined according to HI’s existing salary scale
  • Based in ADEN, with frequent movements to the field (outside Sana’a)
  • Start: ASAP
  • Duration: Till 31st of December 2019 (renewable based on performance and fund availability)
  • 30 day leave/year + benefits (transport allowance, health insurance, life insurance)
  • The working hours are the following: 8:00 to 16:30 (with 30 minutes lunch break) from Sunday to Thursday.
  • Note that working time can go up to 48 hours per week (according to the Yemen labor law) if it is required by the volume of activities and by the line manager.   

Any breach of the above-mentioned responsibilities, of the Internal Regulation or of Terms and Conditions of Engagement may be sanctioned by a written warning or immediate dismissal if appropriate.

How to Apply


  • Interested candidates may please send their CV with Cover Letter in English, with the reference in the email subject: YEME/HR/2019/PROG/HR MANAGER/ADEN+Applicant full name
    Deadline for applications is 11:30 pm on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019.
  • Please include at least three references (stating the names of your Line Managers and an HR member for each reference – from International NGOs), copies of ONLY Experience Certificates, and a copy of your national ID in your application.

Please address all applications to: jobs@yemen.hi.org

  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Handicap International, is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Employer: Handicap International
  • Category: Human Resources
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: 8 April 2019
  • Deadline: 17 April 2019