Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) recruitment, September 2015

Job Title: HR Planning and Development Expert

Location: N’Djamena, Chad
Enquiries to: HR-Division
Reporting line: The reports to the Head of Division, Human Resources and Administration

Job Profile
The Executive Secretariat of the LCBC is currently searching for a Human Resource Planning and Development expert. The responsibilities include but not limited:

  • Plan and develop HR for the organization in liaison with the HOD – HR (Career plan)
  • Understand the expectations and the needs of the staff through regular consultation
  • Become familiar with the operating principles and the organizational culture, as well as with the desired candidate profile. Provide assistance in streamlining the job description and advise the organization on potential difficulties or challenges.
  • Manage the HRIS.
  • Align the needs for staff (in qualitative and quantitative terms) with LCBC objectives in terms of expected output through regular consultation. This responsibility entails among other actions:
  • Liaise with all LCBC support groups including Focal Groups,
  • Check with all HODs skills & competences needed (quality, quantity)
  • Arrange for succession planning for the organisation in partnership with divisional heads
  • Ensure that a pertinent performance measurement is defined & agreed with all departments
  • Plan and execute all recruitment and selection processes for the organisation
  • Act as secretary for the Recruitment, Promotion and discipline committee
  • Advise top management on all HR related matters on how to attract, motivate and retain especially staff welfare
  • Create and maintain the staff training plan to ensure that all other LCBC divisions supervisors and the staff is trained in all skills, they need to fulfill their tasks
  • Takes responsibility to implement tools for creating a common understanding of Leadership-Principles and Leadership-requirements for all supervisors, including a Performance Management system.
  • Takes responsibility in cooperating with HR division in implementing tools for annual Leadership-Feedback and tracking the annual target-settings.
  • Implements and supervises the preparation of in-house, on –the – job and off-the-job-trainings based on analysis of annual staff assessments.
  • Develop a comprehensive training plan for the regional stakeholders of the LCBC in the region – focusing on primary stakeholders. These activities are developed, agreed upon and organized together with the national focal points. Ensure that a sound assessment & supporting process is complied with throughout the organisation
  • Ensure that pertinent consequences (e.g. rewards, capability development measures including training, redundancy) are taken accordingly to the results of the assessment process
  • Provide all departments with appropriate further education and guidance
  • Provide leadership and guidance for following functions reporting to the position:
    • HR Officer (analytics)
    • HR Officer (administration)

Qualification & Experience

  • Masters in Human Resources Planning and Development
  • At the least 10 years experienced in leading a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Knowledge of LCBC Staff Regulations and Rules and Personnel Directives;
  • Experience in developing HR Policies & Procedures, rules and regulations in an international organisation;
  • Experience in developing Performance management systems desirable.
  • At least 8 years’ experience in HR-related fields,
  • obtained mainly at international or regional level.
  • Four years’ experience in a supervisory and managerial position in a similar context
  • Experience acquired in the private and public sector or an NGO, preferably in a multicultural setting, would be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of design and management of HR projects and change processes is required
  • Experience in HR planning desirable.
  • Experience acquired in the private and public sector or an NGO, preferably in a multicultural setting, would be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of procedures, modalities and instruments for managing programs for training and development in an international organization required
  • Computer literacy in current MS Office programmes and special task-related software is a prerequisite
  • Language: Fluency in English and/or French;
  • Age limit: 45 years old

LCBC Offers

  • Contract duration: 3 years (renewable) subject to performance evaluation
  • Category: C4 of the LCBC Service scheme.
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