HR and Admin Director

HR and Admin Director

The Opportunity

As a member of the Syria Response Office Senior Management Team (SMT) the role holder shares in the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of a dynamic country office operating in a context and environment that undergoes frequent and rapid changes.

The post holder will be accountable for the provision of effective HR and Administration services in a humanitarian context. The post holder will be expected to ensure compliance with SCI global standards, policies and practices and play a key role in effectively supporting program implementation activities in line with the strategic plans.



· Recommended ten years of progressively responsible experience managing human resources and other teams as well as overseeing admin functions. Experience in an international environment, particularly the Syria response, would be an advantage

· Experience of reviewing and drafting HR policies, procedures and guidelines and of developing and implementing systems (including IT systems)

· Experience of managing HR projects

· Awareness of good HR practice in relation to child safeguarding

· Recommended post graduate degree in an area of social development

· A general appreciation of the issues concerning the NGO sector, both development and humanitarian issues

· Good analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working

· Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts; very strong capacity for attention to detail, problem solving, and analysis of trends

· Resource management, training , capacity building, coaching, and mentoring skills

· Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming teams, in emergencies

· Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children's aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches

· Fluency in written and spoken English

We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of international terms and conditions only.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

· No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday

· All children learn from a quality basic education and that,

· Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Location: Amman, Jordan

Contract - Full-Time

Closing date: Tuesday 10 December 2019

All jobs close at midnight UK time on the date specified

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