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Senior HR Officer- Talent Acquisition / Erbil


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Job Description

  • Country: Iraq
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Bachelor’s 
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Gender: Both

Major Responsibilities:

Human Resource Management

·         Participate in the periodic review of the HR policies and procedures recommending changes to the HR Director.

·         Ensure IRC is compliant with all employment and local regulations to minimize legal risk exposure as part of the general IRC Iraq Risk Management efforts.

·         Contribute to discussions aimed at improving delivery of the HR department in general.

·         Support development of IRC Iraq HR strategy, annual business plans, policies, and procedures.

·         Implement audit recommendations in areas of responsibility and support the overall HR Risk Management efforts.

·         Cover any other duties whenever required.

Talent Acquisition

·         Develop attraction strategies and practices that are sensitive to the context to ensure acquisition of right staff, fast.

·         Responsible for the end-to-end recruitment process while ensuring compliance with approved policy and procedures.

·         Periodically lead the review of the recruitment policy, procedure and tools to ensure alignment with IRC global policies, Iraq context, local legislations and HR best/next practices.

·         Promote IRC brand through participation in local job fairs, HR forums and other professional networks.

·         Work with Hiring Managers and all HR staff in field locations to ensure all new staff have set departmental orientation schedules before their start date.

·         Develop pre-employee arrival documents that offer detailed information to new employees.

·         Employ traditional sourcing strategies, actively network and employ innovative, creative recruiting methods to hire the best talent.

·         Creating and maintaining talent pools and pipelines using IRC’s applicant tracking system (Cornerstone).


Consultancy and TTA Management

·         Responsible for end-to-end consultancy engagement process that includes working with Hiring Managers to complete relevant forms, advertising, interviewing and contracting.

·         Responsible for end-to-end TTA processes that include working with Hiring Managers to complete TORs, advertising, interviewing and contracting.


Capacity Building

·         Conduct periodic recruitment policy and procedure trainings for HR staff and Hiring Managers as a strategic intervention to ensure quality in recruitment.

·         Responsible for the orientation of new staff on the entire talent acquisition policies, process, and procedures.

·         Respond to recruitment queries with an aim of providing solutions and imparting knowledge.


Workforce Planning

·         Work with the HR Lead and Heads of Departments to develop workforce plans based on current and (potential) future grants.

·         Responsible for supporting succession planning, organize internal and external talent forums and take and/or advice management on corrective actions to mainstream workforce diversity.



·         Prepare and share weekly (and as may be required) recruitment reports and follow up/implement identified corrective actions

·         Prepare and share monthly diversity reports initiate discussion and lead implementation of agreed corrective actions.

Any other tasks required by the line manager.

Key Working Relationships:

Position Reports to:  HR Director

Position technically supervised by: N/A
Position directly supervises:  Technical supervision over the HRO-Compensation and Benefits (30% recruitment responsibilities)

Indirect Reporting: N/A
Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: IRC staff.

External: IRC stakeholders.


Education: bachelor’s degree in human resource management, business administration or equivalent qualification and experience.

Work Experience: 4-5 years of relevant working experience in humanitarian agencies, INGOs and/or in the private sector.

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies:

Language Skills:  fluency in Arabic and English. Kurdish language is a plus.


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