Human Resources Manager
Middle East North Africa (MENA)
Country / Territory
Human Resources
Job Category
Pay Band
Locally appointed Grade F
Vacancy Description
Contract Duration: FTC 1 year (renewable) Location: Amman, Jordan Pay Band 7/F (Locally appointed) Closing date: 16 January 2020

Role Purpose

The Jordan HR Manager will support the HR Cluster Lead by providing operational HR expertise across the broad spectrum of HR activity, to support efficient and effective business operations.  This role supports the country leadership team to develop strategies, plans, budgets, projects and timelines to deliver the country people and business plan. The role will be key to ensuring that the HR services provided in Jordan are consistent with global HR policies and processes, reflect local policy frameworks, and are high quality and efficient.  The role acts as an adviser/business partner to country leadership, HR and business leads and works with English, Education & Society and Arts Strategic Business Units (SBUs) and HR Centre of Expertise (CoE) colleagues to deliver corporate, regional and country results. The role will manage HR colleagues in Jordan, Occupied Palestinian Territories and Lebanon  – providing high quality, customer-focused functional support to all teams based in country. 

Function Overview

The Middle East and North Africa is home to eight percent of the world’s population, five percent of global GDP, and 58 percent of global reserves of oil and gas. It is also one of the most unstable regions of the world, characterised by protracted conflicts and complex issues around refugee and displaced communities. It has the highest rate of youth unemployment and double the global average for female unemployment. Collectively this is placing a huge strain on existing political, social and economic structures, adding to the uncertainty and fragility of the region. 

The British Council Jordan has been operating in Jordan for more than 70 years. The Jordan Directorate is a mixed economy operation with a diverse group of staff of multiple nationalities of more than 100 staff.  The business In Jordan is driven by our English and Exams businesses, as well as a sizable Projects portfolio which is a combination of grant funded work as well as donor funded contracts. This diversity in operation is resourced through local and overseas recruitment which requires regular interface with multiple governmental entities in Jordan to ensure that our resource needs are met, and risks are mitigated. The Jordan office also hosts a number of regional posts that also require local HR support.

The HR function within the British Council is currently going through a period of large scale change, in terms of the way it works and the systems it uses.  

For further information on the role profile, British Council Core Skills & Behaviours, kindly refer to the documents attached below;

Role Profile - HR Manager Jordan
British Council Core Skills
British Council Behaviours

If you are interested in this vacancy, kindly submit your application by 16 January 2020.
Please fill out your application as we do not accept CVs or Resumes.

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