Country Human Resources Manager

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Country Human Resources Manager

  • Post Date:February 18, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Reporting to the Country Director, the Country Human Resources Manager provides leadership and strategic direction for the Human Resources (HR) function within the country according to Plan International’s HR principles, policies and fitting practices.  A member of the Country Leadership Team (CLT) the HRM  advises the CLT on HR related country initiatives including management responsibility for compliance with organizational HR policies  and minimum labour law provisions.


  • Facilitate the development and implementation of the country HR strategy which is aligned to the approved country strategy.
  • Facilitate organisational workforce planning processes to support the delivery of the country strategy.
  • Align HR Policy Manual provisions with the HR strategy, organisational policy frameworks, local labour laws and best practices ensuring mainstreaming of gender equality, inclusion and child protection.
  • Contribute towards country level initiatives and programs in line with changing circumstances.
  • Contribute effectively towards country risk management initiatives by proactively identifying related HR risks and ensuring existence of sound controls to mitigate the same.
  • Contribute effectively in the development and management of the overall country annual HR budget
  • Ensure job descriptions meet global standards and approved country structure.
  • Provide HR  leadership in attracting and retaining a high performing, innovative  and diversified workforce which delivers valuable country programs
  • Effective participation in country leadership and departmental team meetings ensuring sound HR contribution or support.
  • Opportunities for learning and sharing exist to enhance staff capacities, socialization and continuous learning and improvement and unleash talents amongst staff.
  • Networking effectively to learn and share contemporary HR practices for continuous learning and improvement.
  • Achieve quality HR reporting according to agreed organisational standards.
  • Line management of  HR staff ensuring performance management practices are in terms of Plan policy
  • Facilitate the necessary induction processes to ensure new staff familiarize with Plan and how their roles contribute towards organizational effectiveness
  • Supporting management to identify and implement effective learning and development interventions for staff
  • Staff are paid in a consistent way in accordance with local market competition, Plan policy and values and labour law provisions
  • Advises and counsels managers on sound employee relations, managing HR issues and policy implementation
  • Provide support by ensuring HR policies (including Safeguarding policies) are consistently implemented by staff including conducting the necessary background checks for all new staff engagements in terms of the HR Policy Manual provisions.
  • Provide staff counselling support where necessary.

Other key deliverables including:

  • Adherence to Plan policies, including:
    • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding of Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.


  • A Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or Social Sciences
  • A post graduate qualification is desirable
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in human resources management


  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Proven facilitation, networking and analytical skills
  • Proven skills in team development and management
  • Strong strategic management skills


  • Striving for high performance across the team and for Plan business
  • Strategic thinking and innovation
  • Decision making and risk management
  • Influence and communication and able to communicate concerns to managers and teams
  • Building effective teams and partnerships
  • Developing people in order to leave a legacy of a locally able team
  • Self awareness and resilience by operating in a highly volatile and developing context


We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organisation for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximise long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our program and our workplace.
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and develop agency to change their own lives.


Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. Plan International takes very seriously the responsibility and duty to ensure that we and anyone who represents us does not in any way harm or place at risk children and young people. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Safeguarding Policy.

This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals
Location: Zimbabwe (Harare)
Type of role: Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 22 February 2022