Human Resources Manager
South Asia
Country / Territory
Business Support Services
Job Category
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Human Resources Manager, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Indefinite Contract, Band 6/G, Application deadline- 24 November 2018
The British Council is the UK’s international for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body
British Council invites applications for the position of Human Resources Manager

Number of Position/s- 01

Purpose of the role

Support Director Human Resources in providing expert HR advice and support to staff in Bangladesh on Learning and Development (L&D), Performance Management, Compensation and Benefits, Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS), Recruitment, HR Communications and staffing. Lead on Recruitment, Employer Branding, Workforce Planning and support HR Data Analytics and reporting for the Bangladesh operation. Support development and monitoring of HR systems, policies and procedures across British Council in Bangladesh, in compliance with global British Council HR policies. Act as HR Business Partner with identified teams.

Main duties, accountabilities and responsibilities 

  • Lead and execute end-to-end internal and external recruitment and selection lifecycle activities within defined timelines as per British Council framework. Support business units/ functions to meet their fast-growing recruitment needs in Bangladesh.
  • Ensure completion of pre-joining formalities of background verification, reference checks, pre-employment medicals for selected candidates. 
  • Oversee the recruitment of consultants and temporary staff. 
  • Lead and support workforce planning exercise for British Council Bangladesh as appropriate. 
  • Lead on employer branding initiatives to ensure that British Council is positioned as an attractive employer in Bangladesh. 
  • Lead and/or assist on HR data analytics for the Bangladesh operation. This includes supporting the management of the Global HR Information Management System on a real time basis and regular reporting of key HR metrics to Director Human Resources and the Senior Leadership Team. 
  • Responsible for sharing recruitment dashboard and reports for key internal stakeholders to make better recruitment decisions and ultimately improve the quality of hire. 
  • Support Director Human Resources and/or lead in implementing a range of HR initiatives including talent management, employee engagement, employer branding etc.
  • Oversee and assist in delivering day to day HR operation including HR record keeping. 
  • Uses understanding of own culture and cultural differences to work collaboratively
  • Identifies, resolves or escalates issues relating to the impact of change, minimising risk of negative impact on any particular group within the population
  • Uses a range of techniques from questioning, probing through to formal surveys and data gathering to identify the key issues
  • Assist staff in understanding relevant HR policies and procedures and knowledge of where to obtain guidance on them. 
And is required to have the following skills and experience
  • At least 5 years work experience in HR and 2 years in a similar position with a clear understanding of the HR recruitment processes in mid to large scale organisations. 
  • Very good understanding of organisation resourcing strategy  
  • Strong HR generalist skills; well versed in all areas of the HR life cycle 
  • Excellent communication skills both in Bangla and in English 
  •  Excellent MS Excel and data management skills 
  •  First University Degree in any discipline
We can offer 
  • Monthly salary BDT 93750.00 (Consolidated).  Higher salary may be offered depending on skills and experience of the individual
  • Transport allowance of Tk 9000.00 per month plus other benefits according to the ’s policy 
  • Professional development opportunities  
  • Medical benefits upon confirmation on the post for the staff and their family members (spouse/declared partner and children).  
  • Experience of working in an international includes good work life balance and flexible working hours 

Application Pack

Role Profile.pdf
BC Behaviours
Core Skills.pdf               

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted and called for interview. We will only shortlist applications submitted on a British Council application form submitted electronically through jobs portal. No hard copies of the application will be accepted.  

Submission deadline 24 November 2018

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