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Human Resources Coordinator H/F

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Published 27/05/2022
Entry into function 01/08/2022
Deadline recruitment is on-going until the position is filled
Professional field
Location , Bangladesh
General conditions Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations 4’550 CHF < > 5’570 CHF brut /month according to experience x 13 months; Annual leaves: 25 days; local accommodation and transportation; return flight; Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance.
General description Under the supervision of the Country Representative, the HR Coordinator is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the management and the implementation of Tdh HR policies at Delegation level. S/he is responsible to define, adapt, plan and supervise the implementation of the Delegation’s human resources frameworks, procedures and policies adhered by all staff while respecting the local context, local legislation and Tdh policies and values. The HR Coordinator will lead the HR team to ensure high quality and efficient staff recruitment, contract management, orientation, learning and development, performance management, code of conduct compliance, employee engagement and staff care/wellbeing. The HR Coordinator will maximize staffing resources, promote a positive organizational culture and ensure efficiency of work processes.
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Reporting & Functional Relationships

  • Direct manager: Country Representative
  • Functional manager: HQ HR Operational Partner
  • Line report(s): HR Coordinator is the functional manager of the Administrative/HR Managers of Field bases (currently 3 operational bases) for the HR part of their responsibilities.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of the HR socio-economic context and legal framework
  • HR management of national staff
  • HR management of international staff
  • Strategic HR Leadership and Management
  • Staff Performance Management and Development
  • Reporting and/Communication


Specific stakes and challenges

  • Over the last 4 years, 2 separate coordination teams have cohabitated (the Development in Dhaka and in the north of Bangladesh and the Emergency in Cox Bazar). Under the responsibility of the Country Representative, The HR coordinator will contribute to the merging of the two approaches and of the teams in one single team: harmonization of the HR procedures and package, revision of the HR structure, etc…
  • Support the stabilization of the delegation after a significant period of growth, reinforce HR policy implementation and adapt to evolving context.
  • Support the transition of the delegation to a more sustainable organizational structure
  • Work with the management team to support the overall capacity building of staff
  • Deployment of the HR software
  • Education: Diploma in Human Resources management
  • Experience: Previous experience in administrative/ Human Resource management coordination position for an international NGO (at least two years); previous work experience related to Bangladesh is an advantage
  • Experience of building and developing staff capacity
  • Experience of team management
  • Language: Excellent oral and writing skills in English
  • Flexibility and Ability to work in an intercultural environment
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • A commitment to excellence; attention to detail.


Please be advised that living conditions in the field (volatile security context, basic living conditions, shared showers/toilets, curfew, restriction of movements, etc.) can be challenging and although Tdh does the necessary to ensure security and wellbeing of the staff, people used to a certain level of comfort might not feel at ease in the field.

Context Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss organisation for children’s aid. Since 1960, Tdh has helped build a better future for deprived children and their communities, making an impact with innovative and sustainable solutions. Active in more than 45 countries, Tdh works with local and international partners to develop and implement field projects which improve the daily lives of over 3 million children and their relatives, in the domains of health, protection and emergency relief. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional support, with administrative costs kept to a minimum. Tdh is working in Bangladesh since 1976, with operations in the north of the country (Kurigram district), in the Dhaka district and in Cox Bazaar district. Tdh is implementing programs on Health, WASH, Access to Justice (social cohesion and conflict resolution), Migration and Child protection, both in development and emergency context. Following the massive displacement of more than 688,000 people into Bangladesh since end of August 2017, Tdh has put in place an important emergency response plan to provide relief to the Rohingya refugees, notably on health, WASH and protection. Since 2019 Tdh in Bangladesh is part of a consortium, led by the Institute for Development Studies, for an Action Research project implemented in Asia at regional level. Tdh in Bangladesh is starting a process of integration of emergency and development approaches.
Professional experience required 2-5 ans
Experience in NGOs required 2-5 ans
Level of study
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