Oxfam employs more than six thousand people in 98 countries who share a commitment to work together to end poverty and suffering. It is committed to ensure diversity and gender equality within the organization and welcomes applications from women, person with disability and under-represented groups. Oxfam does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on their HIV/AIDS status. The organization has been working in Bangladesh since the War of Independence and has established a permanent country office in 1972. Since then it has responded to all major emergencies in the country. Oxfam’s current program focuses on Economic Justice & Resilience, Gender and Women’s Leadership and Humanitarian Capacity Building and Response
People and Culture Manager
Oxfam is looking for a dynamic team player to work with Oxfam in Bangladesh. He /she will be reportable to Country Director. The contract duration is two years initially (Only Bangladeshi national are eligible to apply). Job Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh Job purpose: To ensure the People and Culture function within Oxfam in Bangladesh efficiently and effectively supports the country program.
Roles & Responsibilities:
Contribute to strategic leadership of Oxfam in Bangladesh as part of the Country Management Team
Support to Country Director by leadership (strategic and operational) of the People and Culture function.
Provide deputizing role as acting Country Director when necessary.
Part of the Regional HR Management Team.
Lead the development and implementation of the Bangladesh strategy, ensuring its alignment to the Oxfam Strategic Plan and Bangladesh OCS.
Ensure best practices are in place, maintained and updated as needed to meet and/or exceed compliance standards.
Provide the line manager, other senior managers and HR staff with sound and effective advice on all staff issues.
Continually look for ways to develop and embed the Oxfam culture and vision.
Ensure Values, mission and Culture are clearly defined and can be articulated by employees.
Actively practices and support mentoring, succession planning and management development within scope of responsibility and region.
Ensure competitive and cost effective pay and benefits for Bangladesh programme, in line with Oxfam’s rewards principles.
Business partnering with high level analysis and advice to Country Management Team on the people and culture.
Management of the People and Culture team including coaching and developing staff.
Over see payroll and ensure collaboration with the Finance team on all payroll matters
Provide support and advice on performance development plans and career advice.
Actively implement and champion Oxfam GB’s diversity policy in the recruitment and employment of staff.
Contributes to collective management at top level with collaborative and matrix ways of working, specifically with field offices.
Lead negotiation of favorable employment conditions and processes with the Ministry of Labour & Employment and other favorable administrative and fiscal regimes with relevant Ministries and authorities in Bangladesh - at a national, provincial and local level as necessary.
Consult and negotiate with staff associations and individuals when appropriate in the formulation and implementation of new policies.
Provide support in handling employee relations issues, ensure compliance to local law and Oxfam’s disciplinary procedures, act as Oxfam in Bangladesh’s safeguard focal point, and ensure conflicts within the Oxfam in Bangladesh result in constructive and positive outcomes.
Support and share key learning through different methods and help to create an environment for innovation.
Contribute to emergency responses within the overall regional emergency response plan.
Provide Health and Safety advice and proactively support risk assessments and risk management, including issues around staff health and welfare.
Identify and monitor risks to programme, and take appropriate courses of action.
Ensure that HR systems (PeopleSoft HR GOLD, E- Recruitment) are up-to-date and functioning.
Supervise the consolidation of monthly reporting and getting this information to the CD as well as to the Regional HR Team in Asia (as needed ), i.e. report on contracts; Payroll checks, Leave Balances, etc.
Actively embodies the centrality of influencing in Oxfam in Bangladesh’s country strategy.
Skills and Competencies:
Full professional qualification in Human Resource Management and/or substantial HR experience at management level, with relevant degree. MBA desirable
Substantial experience and track record of consistent personal achievement at both an operational and strategic human resources.
Ability to reflect and effect a gender and diversity sensitive human resources policy
Display considerable initiative and independence, with the ability to take the lead and shoulder considerable responsibility without recourse to additional HR support
Highly flexible in style with the ability to produce creative and pragmatic solutions to complex HR problems.
Ability to establish good relationships with a wide range of managers, staff and HR colleagues.
Negotiation and facilitation capacity
Fluent in written and verbal English
Computer skills – MS Office, use of the Internet, databases and email.
Sensitivity to cultural differences with the ability to work effectively in a wide variety of contexts.
Commitment to the aims and objectives of Oxfam, including a demonstrable commitment to gender equality and equal opportunities in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
Ability to work under pressure and in stressful situations
Plans activities in advance, establishes clear priorities and regularly reviews them.
Works to ensure that targets are met, reviews and amends resource allocation in respect of targets and seeks better ways of doing things.
Demonstrates perseverance and determination in achieving results.
Willingness to take initiative, make decisions based on sound analysis and ensures these decisions are communicated to relevant parties.
Thinking and understanding:
Takes an integrated approach when planning own work, is aware of the implications of own decisions on others and aligns thinking to organisational values.
Analyses issues from multiple perspectives and gives consideration to future impacts.
Encourages staff and partners to learn from one another and facilitates knowledge sharing across the organisation.
Gathers information from multiple sources and is able to identify critical information.
Able to function in high pressure situations while maintaining emotional control.
Shows insight, seeks feedback from multiple parties and is willing adapt behaviour where necessary.
Relates well to all kinds of people, acknowledges the contributions people make and demonstrates integrity in dealing with others.
Able to respond to changes in work schedules and patterns when necessary with sufficient flexibility and resilience
Inspires and encourages others to meet their targets and demonstrates enthusiasm for work.
Helps others do their job better and progress personal learning, and provides coaching, feedback, and ensures training and expert support are available.
Able to delegate and offers coaching and support to ensure success with the task.
Monitors progress of work, gives clear directions and uses a range of leadership styles as appropriate.
Role models and encourages others to seek and act upon opportunities for different or innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities.
Working effectively with others:
Participates in organisational initiatives and is willing to place personal targets second in favour of other organisational priorities
Is aware of issues that may affect the work of others, draws others attention to these issues and provides/seeks guidance and coaching as needed.
Takes time to listen to others and asks questions to ensure understanding, brings disagreement into the open for discussion and acts as a facilitator/coach during discussions and moderates own views/perspectives for the good of the group.
Aware of what information needs to be given to whom and is able to communicate messages in an appropriate way.
Identifies critical people in any decision process, has developed a range of different approaches and selects the appropriate style for the situation.
Reward & Benefits: Attractive salary and benefits will be paid as per national salary scale with other benefits e.g. medical for spouse and children, contributory provident fund, gratuity and life Insurance etc.
If you feel you can make a difference please visit jobs/oxfam.org.uk by using the Job Reference Number INT1637(Please follow the proper procedure. Sending of irrelevant documents will be counted as disqualification.)
Application Deadline July 25, 2015 by 5:00 pm
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Any persuasion will disqualify the candidature.