JOB AT GIZ RWANDA : Human Resources Officer : ( Deadline : 19 March 2019 )


JOB AT GIZ RWANDA : Human Resources Officer : ( Deadline : 19 March 2019 )



Job Vacancy


Human Resources Officer


GIZ Country Office


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federally owned international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations. GIZ has worked in Rwanda for over 30 years. The primary objectives between the Government of Rwanda and the Federal Republic of Germany are poverty reduction and promotion of sustainable development. To achieve these objectives, GIZ Rwanda is active in the sectors of Decentralization and Good Governance, Economic Development and Employment Promotion, Energy and ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

GIZ Offices are the central element of GIZ’s field structure. They ensure consistent overall representation of the company and its successful positioning as a service provider in the international cooperation market. GIZ Office Rwanda is searching for a candidate for the position of Human Resources Officer. The position will be based in the GIZ Country Office at Kigali.


A. Responsibilities


The Human Resources Officer is responsible for

The central for all Human Resources (HR) questions, specifically recruitment and selection, contract issues and professional development measures.
Responsible for implementing HR procedures as required, specifically operational and administrative tasks
Implementing national personnel policies in line with local conditions and maintaining contact with the National Personnel Team at Head Office. Acting independently and integrating others who have been assigned HR tasks
Strategic personnel planning and development
Advising the Management on basic HR policy issues



The Human Resources Officer performs the following main tasks:


B. Tasks


1. Personnel recruitment


Organising and directing the recruitment and hiring process in accordance with GIZ standards.

Advising managers on drawing up requirement profiles and formulating appropriate job descriptions in consultation with them
Searching for suitable staff in accordance with the requirements for the positions (identifying existing GIZ HR resources in the country and/or region, writing job advertisements and ensuring publication in appropriate print and/or online media)
Organising personnel selection (e.g. applicant interviews) and advising if necessary on selection
Notifying unsuccessful applicants, documenting the selection process, archiving the documentation and entering the data in existing HRM systems.
Planning employee forecast for organisation
Organizing on boarding event for new employees

2. Contract Management


Determining the appropriate contract based on national labour law and the material and formal conditions (limited/unlimited employment contract, distinction from appraiser contract, internship etc.)
Maintaining information on hiring conditions for national personnel (remuneration system, salary groups, model job descriptions, labour law etc.), updating this and informing managers


3. HR Administration


Implementing and complying with GIZ’s national personnel policies and putting in place the corresponding HR instruments and procedures
Developing information material for new staff
Writing and updating the employment manual with relevant documents on current hiring conditions. In this context, consulting a lawyer specialising in labour law.


4. HR Development


Developing human resources instruments and procedures (e.g. staff assessment and development talks, bonus systems, development plans) in consultation with the line Manager and assisting in their implementation
Supporting in the evaluation process (information on schedule for staff assessment and development talks, filing forms, monitoring documentation on qualification requirements and professional development etc.)
Planning and organising training measures, including induction event for new staff, and advising managers on further training measures


5. Other duties/additional tasks


The HR Officer performs other duties and tasks related to HR at the request of management

C. Required qualifications, competencies and experience




At least a Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or related topics
Professional experience

At least 3 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
Other knowledge, additional competences

Good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications
Knowledge of payroll software
Fluent written and oral knowledge of the English language, French would constitute an additional asset.

Interested candidates should submit their application (motivation letter, updated CV, certificates, and references) until 19th March 2019 at 4:00 PM, by e-mail to [email protected]

The email attachment (max. size 2 MB) should be a PDF file. Please quote the job title in the subject

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.

GIZ Office Rwanda

KN 41 St. / Nr.17, Kiyovu

P.O. Box 59, Kigali, Rwanda

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