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Temporary HR Assistant

[Temporary HR Assistant]

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. We're changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


The temporary Human Resource Assistant is accountable for providing quality and efficient HR support to the Somaliland Programme team and provide support to the HR officer in accordance with Save the Children’s corporate policies.

Contract Duration: 5 Months

Location: Hargeisa



  • Closely monitor Hargeisa staff leave status i.e. annual leave, sick leave, compassionate leave, paternity/maternity, ensuring regular updating of the leave database and status reports sent out to line managers, track leave in coordination with the Field Manager and advice accordingly
  • In Close consultation of the HR Officer, Responsible in managing all aspects of personnel management and ensure implementing good practices of personal management systems
  • Assisting the HR Officer for Facilitate all programme recruitments, and providing guidance to recruiting managers, making available all necessary policy documents/references
  • Help the HR officer in organizing and planning induction programmes for newly recruited staff and administer their personnel files
  • Maintain up to date staff list for in your respect Office and report to HR Officer on monthly basis changes of staffing
  • Set up personnel files for new starters with in the first week of their employment
  • Ensure new starters are vetted.
  • Ensure new starters complete mandatory trainings such as Child safeguarding, Global Induction, Safety and Security and Anti-bribery.
  • Update Insurance list on monthly basis. Make sure leavers return cards and are removed from the list.
  • Keep records of all staff leave requested and taken in the staff files
  • In assisting the HR Officer process and document sick leave requested, ensuring that doctor’s certificate is provided for all sick request that is more than one day
  • Work closely with HR Officer ensuring that all staff comply with Save the Children corporate policies and procedures, including the CSP, Code of Conduct, Fraud and dishonestly policy, whistle blow, harassment, Security, Health and Safety.

As an employee of Save the Children you are required to comply with the practice and principles as stated in Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy either in the course of your employment or in your private life. By signing the Declaration of Acceptance Form and the general Code of Conduct.

  • Actions undertaken solely, or participated in by you, which seriously contravene the principles of this policy either in the course of employment or in your private life, may be considered to be gross misconduct, [constituting automatic dismissal] depending on the facts of the case.
  • Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, the Code of Conduct, Health and safety, fraud, whistle blowing, equal opportunities


Qualifications and Experience

  • 1-2 years’ work experience in NGO setting or other busy working environment
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum of one year of experience as a Human Resource or in similar fields.
  • Good English Language Command.
  • Good computer and writing skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills


  • Experience obtained in working with International Organizations such as  UN or INGOs in similar field of work



Please apply in English saving your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role. To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


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.

4 Aug 2022

12 Aug 2022 - 02:59 EAT

Hargeisa, Somalia

Human Resources

Fixed-term contract


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