Human Resources Manager at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 13 December 2021)

Human Resources Manager at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 13 December 2021)

Human Resources Manager at SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda: (Deadline 13 December 2021)



Position Title: Resources Manager-Kura Umenye

Vacant positions: 1 person

Type of contract: Fixed-Term for 4 years renewable

Working location: National Office-Kigali

NA and SOS Region: NA Rwanda, Eastern, and Southern Africa Region

Supervisor: Head of HROD and Administration

Nationality: Rwandese

Deadline: 13 December 2021

The National Office of SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda located at Kigali/Kacyiru wishes to recruit 1 Human Resources Manager for Kura Umenye-Educare Project. The interested candidates in this position should send a detailed CV, application letter, and other required documents to by no later than 13 December 2021.

Content of the organization

Established in 1949, SOS Children’s Villages is a dynamic social development international organization working globally to meet the needs and protect the interests and rights of vulnerable children.  In Rwanda SOS Children’s Villages is an affiliate of SOS Children’s Villages International which is a federation of over 130 SOS Children’s Villages associations world-wide. We build families for neglected, abandoned or orphaned children, we help them shape their own futures and we share in the development of their communities. In order to further satisfy this responsibility, SOS Children’s Villages Rwanda is seeking for a competent Human Resources Manager.

Job Summary

Human Resource Manager will provide exclusive support in the process of recruiting, hiring, and training employees. He/she will use the skills and expertise to find talent, retain talent, manage wages, train workers, solve workplace conflicts, and more. The primary role of HR Manager is to maximize employee performance.

Main clients:

  • Head of HROD & Administration
  • Head of Departments
  • Head of Locations
  • HROD Staff

Detailed responsibilities:

  • HR Manager will be responsible for handling personnel documentations and other matters involving staff.
  • Human resources Manager will be in charge of ensuring a smooth, sound, and legally defensible hiring and onboarding process.
  • Provides clarification and guidance to line managers (project/ facility managers etc.) in the implementation of HR policies, systems and processes in line with the Human Resource manual and SOS Terms and Conditions of service.
  • Participates and supports project heads by advising them on opportunities for improving relations amongst employees and with the organization.
  • Produces adequate records of employment documentation e.g., position offers, appointment letters, contracts and job descriptions ensuring that they are provided on time, based on established staff employment policies and procedures.
  • Advances human resource staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; and planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Participates in the assessment, and planning for development /training needs of key staff, and coordinates training activities across the National Association in conjunction with project managers, National Office department heads, and the Human Resource Manager. Supports the implementation of approved development / training programmes.
  • Conducts research on Human Resource topics/initiatives as a means of providing regular learning points in current human resource practices as well as motivation to staff.
  • Monitors and inspects staff files to ensure adequate documentation and filling of individual staff communications. He/she advices project heads on required improvements in terms of staff personal records.
  • Supports HR Team by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counselling Managers on candidate selection; conducting and analysing exit interviews; and recommending changes.
    • Maintains open communication with project heads/ facility managers on matters of staff discipline ensuring that all such cases are well-attended to in a strong and fair manner.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • In conjunction with the HR Manager, develops and coordinates orientation programs for new and continuing staff, ensuring that staff receive adequate orientation as well as focused induction into both the organisation and their positions.
  • Manages the orientation schedules for new staff by developing an orientation programme in conjunction with National Office staff as well as project heads.
  • Follows up on the implementation of performance evaluations by project heads, ensuring that appraisals are carried out in a timely and effective manner.
  • Works with project heads on the needs for action reflected in reports of staff performance, and supports the project heads in addressing cases of persistent poor performance to promote a performance culture within the organization.
  • She/He will assess training needs to apply and monitor training programs by seeking proposals for training opportunity with various training agencies with the aim of achieving less cost-effective means of training.
  • Responds to routine employee’s inquiries and communications for example letters, emails as may be presented or as assigned by the Human Resource Coordinator.
  • Drafts correspondence and other communications as directed by the Human Resource Manager.

Experience and qualification:

  • 5 years of experience in Human Resource Management and at least 3 years in the role of Human Resource Manager
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, administration, or a related field
  • Excellent knowledge of various HR functions such as pay & benefits, recruitment, onboarding, evaluation, training & development etc.
  • Excellent understanding of labor laws
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication in English both in writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solver
  • Good decision-making skills
  • Strong ethical standards
  • Additional HR education and certification will be a plus
  • Supporting diversity
  • Classifying employees
  • Laws against sexual harassment and Child safeguarding

How to Apply:

If you believe you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your detailed application (including application letter, CV, and copies of education qualification) and an employment application form well filled in.  (Available at the National Office).

NB: This position is open for Rwanda nationals only and applications from qualified women are strongly encouraged.

Applications that are late, or do not have CV or certificates attached, will be disqualified.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications should be submitted not later than 13th December 2021 by latest 17:00 hours Kigali time to

Done at Kigali on 2nd December 2021

Jean Bosco Kwizera

National Director

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