Director of Human Resources, and Administration

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Engender Health’s vision is Women and Girls First.  The vision is underpinned by the mission, namely catalyzing the value of women and girls by harnessing the power of sexual and reproductive rights and health. EngenderHealth is a leading global women’s health organization committed to ensuring that every pregnancy is planned, every child is wanted, and every mother has the best chance at survival.

TITLE: Director of Human Resources, and Administration

PROGRAM: EngenderHealth
REPORTS TO: Country Representative and Global Director of Human Resources
DUTY STATION:   Dar es Salaam             

Job Summary
Reporting to the Country Representative Tanzania and Global HR Director and the EngenderHealth Tanzania Director of HR and Administration will provide leadership and strategic direction in  support of EngenderHealth/ Tanzania programs, strategic priorities, and associated culture change process through the design, implementation and direction of human resources programs and services to maximize organizational strengths. The Director will deliver integrated programs to enhance compensation practices, organizational effectiveness, staff development, performance management, reward systems, employee relations, and compliance with respective local employment laws.

The Director of HR and Administration has the overall responsibility for country procurement and supply chain management, fleet management, security management and administration services, She/he will work to improve processes and policies, manage administrative staff and play a role in long-term organizational planning.

Human Resources

  • Provide overall leadership and technical support to the in-country HR/OD team, or other staff performing those functions in assigned countries, through coaching and mentoring to ensure effective delivery of HR services.
  • Plan, implement, and manage the human resources function, including HR information systems, recruitment, employee relations, regulatory compliance, compensation, benefits, staff development, performance management system and employee communications.
  • Participate in strategic planning meetings for organization effectiveness and individual business units to meet organizational goals.
  • Provide HR technical expertise on business strategies, human resources processes and organizational policies and practices.
  • Develop, implement, review and monitor the HR/OD Country Annual Operational Plan and facilitate HR Budget guidelines to incorporate in the annual organization budget.
  • Provide leadership in conducting surveys and benchmarks that will ensure that EH stay competitive within the labour market.
  • Establish strategic networks with key international NGOs and other supporting agencies at the national and international level to keep updated with changes in external environment.
  • Design, review and recommend HR policies, systems, guidelines in alignment with the local labor law and the Partnership standards for approval by senior leadership and establish procedures and processes to carry out policies and serve the needs of the organization and employees.
  • Provide technical support and services in business development / program expansion and scale down. Maintain close and effective personal working relationships at all levels: the EngenderHealth Country programs, Regional team and NY HR team.
  • Effectively supervise Human Resource Officer, Admin Manager and other staff and Human Resource and Administation portfolio with an emphasis on excellence, promoting a culture of cooperation, learning, creativity and innovation. 
  • Ensure staff compliance with all EngenderHealth administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as applicable donor regulations.
  • Conduct annual staff performance reviews
  • Consults with business partners and Project Directors within Tanzania and other assigned EngenderHealth East Africa offices  to provide specialist advice and support related to recruitment, employee relations, regulatory compliance, compensation, benefits, staff development, performance management system and employee communications.


  • Responsible for office daily administration activities to improve processes and policies, manage administrative staff and play a role in long-term organizational planning.
  • Office management: manages the overall daily office operations, negotiates contracts, manages vendor relationships, primary liaison to building landlord and oversees office operating procedures.
  • Develop and manage the procurement unit including setting targets and monitoring performance
  • Establish new processes and system for effective procurement across the organization; develop procurement vision and identity solutions. Investigate opportunities for a broader savings.
  • Ensure the organization has appropriate functional security systems and services in place
  • Support Admin Manager to develop and strengthen fleet management systems and ensure proper maintenance of vehicles
  • Other comparable duties may be assigned to this position from time to time, in general support of Engender Health activities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 10-12 years of progressively more responsible positions in human resources, preferably in an International Organizations.
  • Experience supervising and managing a professional staff.
  • Master’s in Business or Human Resources Management or a related field preferred.
  • Strong effective communicator in writing, business presentations and in interpersonal communication.
  • Demonstrated ability to see the big picture and provide useful and strategic advice and input across the organization and on the senior executive team.
  • Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution.
  • Highly developed, demonstrated teamwork skills.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of confidentiality and common sense.
  • Able to direct the efforts of a team of diverse human resources professionals.
  • Expert in employment law and employee relations and communication.
  • Ability to lead in an environment of constant change.
  • Experience working in a flexible, employee empowering work environment.
  • Experience in organization development and change management.


Please visit the careers page at www.engenderhealth.org to submit your application online by 30th October 2017.



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