Human Resources Manager

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 15 Apr 2021

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

DRC Syria

DRC has been actively operating in Syria since 2008 mainly supporting refugees. In June 2012, DRC was authorized by the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to expand its humanitarian efforts and provide assistance to IDPs and the vulnerable resident population countrywide. Since then, DRC activities have been focused on NFI distributions, Shelter, WASH, Protection, Education, Livelihoods and Mine Risk Education in six Governorates (Damascus, Rural Damascus, Dara'a, Aleppo, Hama, and Homs). While Protection/community service activities are provided to beneficiaries throughout our six Community Centers.

About the job

· Lead and manage Human Resources functions. Provide overall advice, coordination and management to the Human Resources team.

· Ensure efficient support to the program in accordance with existing DRC policies and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

· Implement DRC’s HR systems and procedures at the national level.

· Ensure adherence to Employment Guidelines and other DRC policies.

· Ensure compliance with the local labor law within Syria.

· Prepare regular HR analysis and reports.

· Personnel management of the HR team at country office.

· Training, support, control and development of HR teams in all offices, and support and training of all staff with HR responsibilities/ personnel management.

· Ensure safe and standardized filing of personnel documents in all offices.

· Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards & principles within DRC and amongst beneficiaries served by DRC.

Specific responsibilities

· Ensure strong induction and exit processes in line with DRC requirements.

· Oversee the relationship with DRC’s legal advisor on HR issues.

· Knowledge, skills and experience that will help you succeed in this role

· Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities

· Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

· Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Personal qualities

· Initiating action and change

· Managing performance and development

· Empowering and building trust

· Strategic thinking


· Minimum 5 years working experience in Human Resources with at least 2 years in a senior Human Resources management role in large organizations or INGOs.

· Proven leadership skills and a competence in people management

· Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge/experience of Human Resources Management principles, concepts & processes

· Extensive knowledge on local labor law

· Excellent skills in handling and advising on complex people management issues

· Experience in developing Human Resources strategies and policies, and driving implementation

· Experience using an online system for recruitments

· Full professional proficiency in English


University degree in Human Resource Management, Business, Law or Social Science. Master degree in relevant field or professional certificate in HR is preferred.


· English – Advance Fluency level

· Arabic – preferred

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

· Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

· Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

· Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

· Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

· Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 1 year

Level: F Management

Location: Syria

Expected Start date: 1st of May-2021

How to apply:

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered.

Applications close 15th of April 2021.

Need further information?

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For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website

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