Regional HR Responsible (Port Moresby)

29 November 2017

As part of our People Management Strategy and progressive transformation of the HR function in the various delegations of the ICRC worldwide, the ICRC Regional Delegation in Suva wish to appoint a talented, experienced and motivated Regional HR Responsible. The purpose of this position is to deliver HR services in order to enable our line managers and employees to adequately respond to operational challenges, and who can develop strategic HR approaches in terms of sourcing and partnership within the countries of the region and support the efforts of the Pacific region in terms of HR Challenges.

The successful candidate for this post will have a proven record in a similar position. The aim is to enhance the ICRC's positioning, acceptance and ability to operate within the region. The position is Based in Port Moresby, with frequent trips in the Pacific region.

He/she will be the HR manager responsible for:

HR Strategy

  • Understand the Regional and the Delegation HR strategy and oversee its implementation within the DelegationReport to the Regional Administrator and Regional HR Manager

HR Execution

  • Be accountable for the delivery of HR services in the Regional Delegation
  • Validate and ensure HR processes and policies are delivered consistently and accordingly to guidelines from Centres of Expertise
  • Provide support to the Regional HR Partner at the HQ in the execution of all initiatives within the Delegation

Support to Line Managers

  • Support and coach line managers in the execution of core people management tasks

Supervision of HR personnel

  • Supervise Administrators in the execution of daily HR activities and provide necessary coaching and advice

HR Projects

  • Implement ad-hoc HR projects and initiatives from HR and People Management Program

Research and Analysis

  • Identify trends on an ongoing basis, providing the delegation management with the requisite information to inform proactive business decisions with regard to human resources issues

Selection requirements and experience

  • University degree / certification or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in an HR Manager function
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; Pidgin language an asset
  • International experience, preferably in humanitarian sector, would be an asset
  • Fully conversant with IT tools
  • Driving licence

Your profile

  • Strongly motivated by humanitarian work, with capacity to engage, persuade and influence others
  • Ability to develop the role with exemplary conduct and to represent the HR
  • Ability to coach, support, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to HR staff under her/his direct supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to create and maintain partnerships at all levels of the delegation, both with staff and managers
  • Excellent and effective communication and listening skills and ability to interact collaboratively in a multicultural team
  • Strong analytical, decision making and organizational skills and ability to handle multiple priorities in an autonomous manner
  • Cultural awareness and commitment to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace
  • Available for frequent professional travel

We offer a rewarding and enriching work in a humanitarian and international environment, and also:

  • Initial training and on-boarding organised
  • Possibilities of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Possibilities of participating in global debates on HR for the humanitarian sector, sharing lessons and experiences with colleagues around the world
  • A competitive salary with benefits

Starting date : January 2018
The applicant should have Papua New Guinean citizenship or hold a valid working permit.

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their CV (copies of diploma and 3 references must be included) and letter of motivation in English, as well as salary expectations to:
or by mail to:

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
REF: Regional HR Responsible
Level 4, Habourside West Tower, Stanely Esplanade
PO Box 2011, Port Moresby, NCD

Applications close 14 January 2018

Please note only short-listed candidates will be contacted.