HR/Administrative Coordinator

Country: Liberia
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 15 Jun 2021


Role Purpose:

The incumbent will be accountable for the provision of effective HR/Admin services working hand in hand with the Director of Support Services. He/She will coordinate all aspects of office HR and administration functions including recruitment, investigation, HR Systems, staff contracts, payroll and documentation, staff medical insurance, health and wellbeing etc.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Qualifications and experience

  • Education Level - Bachelor Degree at least
  • Specified Study Area - Human Resources/Administration/Social Sciences or prior experience in Human Resources


  • Humanitarian/development professional with a relevant Masters' Degree or equivalent professional


  • Recommended seven years' experience in both emergency and development contexts, preferably with

    substantial experience in program and donor engagements

  • Experience in coordinating the development of large-scale or strategic proposals, including the development

of multi-million-dollar project budgets. Experience with U.S., Swedish, EU, and other significant donors'


  • Excellent organizational, coordination, and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate

clearly and effectively at all levels, summarizing and synthesizing complex information for various audiences.

  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from

    diverse backgrounds and cultures.

  • Solution and results-oriented, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets.

  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge

    teams in emergencies.

  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, is required.

  • Commitment to Save the Children's values, including a willingness to abide by and enforce the Child

    Safeguarding policy.


  • Experience in Liberia, and Sub-Saharan Africa and with Save the Children
  • Female Candidates strongly encourage to apply

Contract length: OPEN ENDED

Contract Type: NATIONAL

The Organisation:

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are advised that Save the Children International does not require any payment or expense during the entire recruitment process. Any request in this direction should be immediately reported as contrary to the values and practices of our organization.

How to apply:

Please follow this link to apply

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