Senior Human Resource Advisor - Sub Saharan Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Flexible Location
Flexible Location
Human Resources
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 8
Vacancy Description
Pay Band 8/E Locally Appointed Three (3) Years Fixed Term Contract Location: Flexible location within any British Council operations in Sub Saharan Africa Must have rights to live and work in Sub Saharan Africa where there is a British Council Operation Application Deadline: 26 January 2016 at 23:59 UK Time
Purpose of Job:

To support delivery of the HR strategy for the SSA region by supporting and coaching line managers in all people matters and working in conjunction with HR colleagues in the regions to ensure implementation alignment between the Strategic Business Units (SBUs) and regional HR strategy. The Senior HR Advisor creates strong relationships with all the key stakeholders and clients within their matrix, including wider HR team, senior team and SBUs

Main Duties and Responsibilities

- As a member of the British Council HR Regional team, contribute to the development of the HR strategy, sharing expertise and learning and ensuring an integrated approach to developing strong people leadership and management across the organisation.
- Support the Cluster HR Managers (in country) and build their capacity to carry on business partnering with their Directors and senior leaders.
- Work with the Cluster HR Managers to build their capability to translate and implement the corporate people strategies into the key areas of talent, resourcing, reward, employee engagement and organisation development, to develop the culture required to deliver the corporate strategy and goals
- Support the Cluster HR Managers to contribute to business analysis to support organic and other growth, recognising business trends, their impact on the business, and able to forecast potential obstacles to success
- Seek ways to drive continuous improvement in the provision of HR support in the region

Change Management
- Support organisation change planned within the region and ensuring that the people dimensions are well planned, aligned with the policies and values of the British Council
- Take the lead role in assisting with local change, supporting and challenging managers, working with Cluster HR Managers on any change initiatives in the countries

Employee relations
- Act as the focal point of escalation for Cluster HR Managers and Country Directors to resolve complex and / or sensitive employee relations case work issues
- Ensure all HR activities in the region are underpinned by the British Council values and promote equal opportunities and diversity within the organisation

Other important features or requirements of the job

Regular travel to countries around the region will be required

Qualifications and Experience

- A relevant degree in HR field or equivalent
- Experience and track record of successful handling of employee relations matters (disciplinary, grievances etc.)
- Knowledge of ER procedures and processes such as employment tribunals, disability, diversity and equal opportunities
- Experience of managing change programs in a complex and diverse organisation
- Experience in capacity building and skills transfer

For more details on the job, see the attached below: - 

Senior Human Resource Advisor - Sub Saharan Africa.pdf
BC Core skills.pdf
BC Behaviours.pdf

Application Deadline:  26 January 2016 at 23:59 UK Time