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HR Business Partner

Vacancy #:   5159
Unit:   Bangladesh Corporate
Organization:   International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location:   Bangladesh Country Office, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Reporting to:   Country Representative, IUCN Bangladesh
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   P1
Expected start date:   01 November 2019
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date:   23 September 2019
This is a local recruitment. Only Bangladesh nationals, individuals with residence status or the appropriate employment visa for Bangladesh are eligible to apply.
The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) will be responsible for supervising all Human Resource development, practices and functions for the IUCN Bangladesh Office. This position also has oversight to ensure business services are accomplished in an effective, efficient and timely manner and in compliance with all legislative, policy and procedural guidelines of IUCN and the local labor law, as applicable.


• Maintain effective liaison with the Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment and ensure that IUCN Bangladesh complies with Bangladesh’s Employment Regulation Promulgation and any relevant labour laws and provide advice to staff members on the labour legislation and employment standards
• Develop, update and implement the local Conditions of Service (CoS) for Bangladesh
• Coordinate workforce planning and conduct regular review of workforce requirements at the Bangladesh Country Office
• Liaise with the Regional HR Office, ARO on all life and medical insurance policies and ensure that these are in place at all times for all staff
• Support the implementation of HR strategic plans and initiatives in Bangladesh
• Execute and manage the overall recruitment process from vacancy announcement to job offer and induction for resourcing needs that come within the purview of the local HR role for IUCN Bangladesh.
• Work in partnership with line managers to develop recruitment plans and advise on the advertising and selection process and tools, conducting long-listing and short-listing of CV’s and participating in interview panels for IUCN Bangladesh.
• Administer a system for the recruitment of consultants and preparation, management and monitoring of consultancy contracts between IUCN in Bangladesh and other organizations or individuals.
• Coordinate with the Finance Unit to ensure payroll reflects accurate salary scales in accordance to staff positions and levels
• Administer the contract management of staff in Bangladesh and make recommendations on any issues that need to be resolved
• Oversee the contract and benefits administration concerning issuance, renewal and revision for contracts (staff, consultants, interns, secondees, etc) that come with the purview of the IUCN Bangladesh Country Office.
• Support the implementation of global initiatives relating to performance management, job family and the competency framework at Bangladesh
• Facilitate the operationalization of the performance management cycle, including talent reviews, nominations for promotion and development initiatives, and regularly communicate with all staff in on performance management related matters
• Organize staff training sessions, orientation, workshops and activities as and when necessary and in line with organizational needs
• Provide guidance to line managers and staff on performance management and the application of individual work plans, performance improvement plans and performance reviews.
• Facilitate implementation of the capacity building plan. Identify learning and training opportunities for staff internally and externally.
• Draw the attention of the Country Representative of Bangladesh in a timely manner to any instances of HR risks, issues, legal compliance, performance and conduct, employee relations, among others, and recommend possible resolutions
• Oversee and manage the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) for IUCN Bangladesh and ensure the successful delivery of operational HR services to all staff
• Ensure that accurate Job Descriptions are in place for all staff; advise and assist line managers with writing job descriptions and reviews as necessary
• Maintain up-to-date compensation and benefits monitoring reports of existing staff as a tool for comparison and analysis.
• Provide HR management information reports to senior management team as required
• Ensure the leavers processes, end of contract payments and exit interview are conducted for staff leaving IUCN Bangladesh
• Ensure implementation of and compliance to human resources policies, systems and practices in alignment with the business plan, and compliant with the legal environment (incorporating equal opportunity and gender concerns) to enable staff to perform at their highest capability both individually and in teams in IUCN Bangladesh;
• Perform other duties as may be reasonably required.
  • A University Degree in Human Resources Management, Psychology, Management, Public Administration, or a relevant field

• A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience, inclusive of experience working in a regional/international organisation. Previous experience of working with government would be desirable, with at least 3 years’ experience in mid-level managerial role

• Proven skills as an HR Generalist with proven experience and understanding of HR principles; experience of working with HRMS or similar HR tools

• Sound understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures

• Skills in team building, problem solving, time management, stress management and negotiations

• Highly motivated and results-oriented individual

• Fluent in English (verbal/written) with excellent communication and presentation skills

• Proficient in the use of computer applications including MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other web-based management systems), Email, Internet and ability to learn other organizational applications

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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