World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, seeks a Human Resources Manager located in Namibia.
The Human Resources Manager supports the creation of a culture that promotes WWF values, diversity, equity, inclusion, continuous improvement, open communication, and employee satisfaction. This role is also responsible for the management and monitoring of the human resources processes of WWF Namibia ensuring compliance with local labor laws and HQ policies and procedures.
Lead the HR strategic planning and HR needs.
Work with the Country Director on identifying opportunities to increase organizational effectiveness through the organizational development process.
In alliance with the International People & Culture Manager, manage HR function in-country by implementing the HR strategy covering all of HR management based in the employee life cycle:
Recruitment (talent acquisition),
Onboarding (local and COU)
Develop and coordinate Learning and Development programs (plan, implement, and secure budgets), to assure core competencies are developed in all areas of the organization (leadership, management, communication, technical skills, employee life cycle, balance work life and well-being etc..) for WWF staff and Community Conservation Hub partners/NACSO.
Compensation Strategy: work with the International People & Culture Manager to appropriately level jobs, update salary ranges, make equity analysis and determine merit increases.
Collaborate with Birches Group to ensure salary surveys reflect the office’s structure.
Performance Management (implementation and follow up based on HQ’s process). Also responsible for talent management, jointly with staff develop talent development plans and help with following through on opportunities (within WWF and outside);
Employee Relations and Separation Processes. Advise the Country Directo on emerging staff-related matters.
Responsible for the compliance of WWF-US employment policies and local labor laws. Serve as a liaison between local labor law advisors and HQ International People & Culture Manager and General Counsel Office. Responsible for Affirmative Action reporting.
Respond to staff inquiries, requests for information on human resources policies and procedures.
Responsible for managing and maintaining up to date all personnel data in WWF-US's Human Resources Information System (HRIS)- Workday, including Employee Hires, Job Changes (promotions, position modifications etc.), Compensation Changes and Terminations.
Responsible for Payroll processing.
Responsible for leading locally all HQ’s initiatives and training: Global Harassment, Fraud and Prevention, Cyber-security, Safeguards etc.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Psychology, Sociology or relevant field and minimum of 8 years of experience in Human Resources as a Generalist preferably in NGOs or International Cooperation Agencies.
Master’s degree will be advantageous.
Skills and Abilities
Fluency in both verbal and written English is required.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills that require courtesy, diplomacy, and tact necessary to communicate effectively with staff, and with applicants to new positions.
Proven proactive approaches to problem solving with strong decision-making ability.
Proven expertise in Namibian labor law. Africa regional experience will be an added advantage.
Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
Honesty and professional ethics
Excellent organization, planning, and record keeping and documentation skills.
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff at all levels of the organization and provide excellent customer service.
Discipline to implement established procedures and policies.
Good management and knowledge of office automation (Outlook, Excel, Word, Zoom, Teams, etc).
Knowledge of HR systems and databases.
Excellent ability to work in a team and under pressure.
Ability to take initiative, prioritize, meet deadlines, and complete work with minimal supervision.
Ability to work independently but also on a teamwork environment focused on objectives and/or results.
Availability to travel inside and outside of Namibia when required.
Excellent training and presentation skills.
Committed to building and strengthening a culture of inclusion within and across teams.
Identifies and aligns with WWF’s core values: Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, owning mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.
Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #24000
Due to the high volume of applications, we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone
As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.