HR Manager

Job Description

Title: HR Manager


Closing date: December 28th 2018
Start Date: Immediate
Duration: 12 months
Position: one (1)

Report to:Operations Director

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer this post before the closing date.

Please note that this is an unaccompanied position


The Health Support Organisation is a leading South Sudanese based non-profit organisation dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering in world’s poorest places. THESO respond with healthcare, Nutrition, and WASH services, when people are overwhelmed by natural disaster, conflict or disease and in need of immediate help. We focus on serving the last miles populations who are beyond the reach of existing public health services. After the immediate crisis, THESO work in solidarity with the affected population to recovery. Using our expertise, we support aid workers and strengthen existing services. We build resilience by helping societies at risk of future disasters, to be better prepared.

We believe that everyone has the right to access and utilise free public health services with dignity. We believe good health is fundamental to transforming societies in transition that’s why THESO is a Force for Health to build healthy communities.

Description of the Post:

This strategic position is in charge of South Sudan employee relations, training and development, performance management, staffing, benefits, compensation, organisation development and design, communication, and legal issues.

Specific functions of the Post:

  • Update and implement the human resource policies
  • Coordinate and facilitate the recruitment process
  • Coordinate and facilitate professional development
  • Promote good work environment through smooth internal communications

Human Resources Management

  • Supervise the human resource and administrative functions in field offices to ensure their smooth and effective operations
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified programme field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with supervisors
  • Collaborate with security officers/ Country Director/Operations Director/Programme Director to maintain security of staff in the field locations
  • Make frequent site visits to facilities to ensure that appropriate care and training are being conducted and to offer support to field staff
  • Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff

Training/ Capacity Building

Determine training needs for finance and human resources staff

Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability of programmes

Programme Management

  • Assist the Programme director in development of project proposals and reports writing
  • Help Programme Managers and Health & Nutrition Coordinators in tracking projects implementations and measuring it against its indicators using performance-based management

Working Relationships

  • Maintain frequent communication with finance officers to ensure finance activities and objectives are communicated
  • Attend coordination meetings which are relevant to project activities
  • Interface with national government and relevant agencies to ensure compliance with varying government regulations


  • Serve as the principal liaison with donors on matters related to programmes to ensure financial and programmatic accountability to donors
  • Establish and update contact details of potential donors in-countries
  • Participate and represent THESO HQ in donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ
  • Work with key donor Staff to develop and maintain optimum financial and programmatic relationship
  • Ensure maximum visibility of the agency amongst the NGO community
  • Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors


  • Ensures financial considerations are planned for and implemented as required at each security level
  • Ensures application and compliance of security protocols and policies
  • Conduct back-up of key internal documents copies
  • Facilitates emergency and non-emergency security expenditures


Master degree in BS/AB Psychology, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field is preferable - Minimum 4-7 years Human Resources Generalist experience with INGO/UN Agency needed - Must have demonstrated effective, frequent, independent judgment on complex situations and can handle sensitive issues and facilitate critical interactions - Result-oriented and attention to details - Fluency in oral and written English, French and Arabic is desirable - Great communication skills - Strong leadership skills with decision making ability

How to Apply:

Interested applicant can hand deliver her /his CV with covering letter and supporting documents to THESO Head Office at Plot 173, Block 4K South, On Wambo Street addressing it to Operations Director, Or send by email to: [email protected] copying [email protected]

THESO is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply