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Human Resources Business Partner
Save the Children International



 Section/Unit: HR Department
 Supervisor: Head Of HR Manager
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Duration: 12 months
 Closing Date: 24 Oct 2021


Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children's lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential. We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises. Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office.


 Duties and responsibilities:

  • Actively monitor and follow up on implementation of the HR-related actions and recommendations contained within the OCR report and tracker, as well as any relevant audit recommendations.
  • Focal point for all deployed staff supporting with the response. Ensure staffing and deployment during emergency situations.
  • Actively lead with recruitment of emergency staff by ensuring that all due processes are approved in line with the local HR manual and labour law and documentation is maintained and filed.
  • Support the development of an in-country emergency roster / surge system to support the timely human resources scale-up in emergencies.
  • Follow up and ensure emergency roles are posted on internal and external platforms at the earliest possible time, support with screening of CV’s, setting up of interviews, participating in the interview selections process and compiling interview documents with panel recommendations.
  • Actively support in ensuring effective contract management for all emergency related roles. (New hires contracts, employment expiration dates, notifications to line managers on contract end dates, performance documents.)
  • Conduct legal vetting and reference checks for successful candidates in accordance with SCI standard procedures and local HR manual
  • Provide operational HR support with onboarding of new emergency recruits and ensuring that all mandatory trainings are completed within target timeframes.
  • Ensure a proper and standardised exit management process is in place for exiting temporary or project staff

Support in strengthening HR systems, policy and practice in key HR areas such as recruitment 

  • surge capacity), induction, training, performance management and staff care
  • Make use of all available policy, practice, checklists and guidelines (HR minimum standards, emergencies HR toolkits) and ensure Save the Children good practice is in place
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of core and targeted HR initiatives, programs, policies, standards and practices once implemented.
  • Promote and monitor compliance with HR-related policies, processes, and standards throughout the field offices recommending and tracking remedial action when necessary
  • Assist with the analysis of HR needs of a programme and look for sustainable solutions.  Provide a generalist HR service to managers across a full range of HR issues
  • Support in advising on complex people management issues, discipline and grievance issues
  • Assist in monitoring and reviewing the impact and effectiveness of HR management interventions
  • Technical capacity building of HR team within the Country Office
  • Monitor, evaluate and report on the effectiveness of core and targeted HR initiatives, programs, policies, standards and practices once implemented.
  • Understand SCI’s strategy, direction of travel and employee needs in order to deliver people solutions, which help to achieve SCI’s objectives and enable employee happiness and growth.


Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:


  • A BSc in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or related Social studies from a credible institution.
  • 8 years as HR professional with at least 3 years of experience in I/NGO at managerial/Senior level within a complex country programme in emergency response/humanitarian environments
  • Experience of working in remote field bases with limited infrastructure
  • Proven operational HR track-record – experience of providing a senior generalist HR service to managers across a full range of HR issues
  • Excellent skills in handling and advising on complex people management issues
  • Experience of and well-developed skills in recruitment and selection
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a complex and fast changing environment.
  • Ability to uphold high confidentiality and professionalism
  • Understanding staff care for humanitarian staff, in particular approaches to welfare, stress, R&R and debriefing
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to deliver induction briefing/training
  • Strong communication (written and spoken), and interpersonal skills in English, with experience in managing multicultural teams


Females are strongly encouraged to apply for this post.

Application, full CV, copy of qualifications and experience certificates should be delivered directly to HAC Labour Department, Khartoum – End of Gamojoria Street. Send copy of your CV to https://stcuk.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=210007K9 Only short listed candidates will be contacted for written test and interviews. All inquiries should be addressed directly to Labour Office–HAC Khartoum. Closing date will be on day: 24/October /2021. Any application after this date will not be considred.All interviews done in HAC Labour Dep.

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents. SCI will be undertaking child safeguarding checks for all candidates. Selected candidate will asked to provide police checking prior to signing contract. If you need the full JD you can find a copy at SCI Main Office – Al Tiaf -Bader street – house # 128


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