Human Resources Officer

Full Time

Catholic Relief Services

About CRS

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Job Summary:

You will help coordinate and support the execution of the Country Program (CP) HR strategy and operational plans in support of high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will provide responsive, high quality service to address HR programs, services and operations needs in all or some of the areas of recruitment, staff development, performance management, employee relations, compensation and benefits, onboarding/orientation, policies, staff care, and employee administration.

This position is contingent upon funding

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the Project Manager of Malawi Green Corps in his/her responsibilities with regard to the overall management of HR programs and services in the project.
  • Help coordinate and support HR processes, activities, and service delivery, to ensure they meet latest agency, donor, and local legal requirements and standards and reflect best practices.
  • Assess service needs and provide quality process services and advice to support managers in their daily staff management responsibilities.
  • Collect and organize input on HR processes and policies and participate in the review and update of various systems, manuals, guidelines, and tools.
  • Support professional development needs assessment and help ensure the provision of precise development programs for CRS staff and partners
  • Maintain record keeping through personnel files and/or HRIS that adheres to required CRS, donor, and local law regulations. As needed provide support on analytical reports on HR-related data, metrics and trends to support decision-making, workforce planning and development.

Required Languages – English

Travel – Must be willing and able to travel up to 25%.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong relations management abilities. Ability to relate to people at all levels internally and externally. Strategic in how you approach each relationship.
  • Strong customer service ethic and abilities
  • Very good planning, coordinating, and organizing skills
  • Able to maintain confidential information
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions-oriented and results-oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Web Conferencing Applications, HRIS.
  • Supervisory experience would be a plus.

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