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Position location:

Mbeya, Tanzania, with some travel to various field program offices within the country

Terms of references, duties and responsibilities:

Under the general supervision of the Country Director, the HR and Admin Manager shall facilitate the achievement of organisational objectives by providing organisational development services, sourcing, developing, managing and retaining quality human resources for the operations of WCS Tanzania.

HR Management:
Manage and coordinate Human Resources activities for the Country Office and Field Offices.
Contribute to overall policy formulation, strategic planning and organisational development
Develop HR policies, strategies, tools for effective management of human capital
Interpret labour laws and other relevant pieces of legislation to ensure that WCS Tanzania is in compliance with all laws
Develops HR annual plans and work objectives, work plans and individual targets and use them as a basis for assessment of performance and identifying of capacity development needs
Provide information and advice to project staff regarding HR policies and procedures

HR and Organisational Development:
Develop and execute plans for recruitment to meet the operational requirements of WCS Tanzania
Maintain organisation staff by establishing a recruiting, testing and interviewing; training managers on candidate selection; conducting and analysing exit interviews; recommending changes.
Provide HR support to heads of departments for the management of people in accordance with the law and good practice to create an environment where staff are motivated to perform
Develop and execute effective induction program to ensure that new staff feel welcome and become productive within the shortest period of time
Develop need-based annual training and development plans and budgets to improve staff performance, and effectively manage their execution during the year to ensure value for money; manage training vendors to ensure quality services
Develop and support the implementation of performance management system for planning, monitoring and objectively evaluating the performance of staff and provides guidance for career management
Manage and provide guidance for the management of employee relations in support of a conductive working environment and culture in WCS-IP
Manage an appropriate and basic Human Resource Information System (HRIS) to support effective human resources practice
Maintain the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions
Review organisational structures based on Job Description and other systems to aid effective people management and organisation development activities
Initiate and manage change to create a good environment within WCS Tanzania
Coordinate staff training and development initiatives including mobilisation of staff for trainings and mobilising staff to make use of WCS-U online training opportunities
Manage leave, time sheets and employee absence

Compensation and Benefits:
Conduct Job Analysis & Job Grading program based on current job descriptions 
Modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements
Prepare salary and benefit structures aligned to market levels and WCS Tanzania policy and provide input for the payroll
Review monthly payroll and make all necessary changes. Co-ordinate to make a smooth and efficient operation (variable compensation, overtime, special payments).    Ensure that accurate statutory deductions and other receivable are collected from staff 
Review all data needed for the annual salary review, and the annual performance appraisal 

Employee Relations and Compliance:
Identify and handle complaints, disputes and grievances of all staff and report them to the appropriate supervisor and to the Country Director
Serve as a link between management and employees by handling questions, and interpreting related to human resource matters
Conduct exit and grievance interviews for all staff 
Through liaison with WCS OGC, retain a local law firm ensuring Program legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable law requirements and amendments of Tanzania and Zanzibar labour laws and incorporating them into the relevant WCS policies 
Work closely with Grants & Compliance Manager to ensure compliance with donor agreements regarding human resource and with local labor laws

Other duties:
Maintain records and prepare statistical reports concerning personnel related data such as hires, transfers, performance appraisals and absenteeism rates 
Represent WCS Tanzania to public, NGOs, Government and donors as required
Carryout any HR related tasks that the Country Director may ask from time to time 

Administration Responsibilities:
Administrative management of project infrastructure, i.e. leases/rent, insurance policies, registration, agreements, procurement, inventories, (vehicles, housing, office, boats, etc.). Assisting Logistics Manager in management of country office infrastructure 
Prepare and update inventory list/register for WCS Tanzania Program 
Working with the Country and Finance Director, ensure that all project/activities in the Tanzania Program are in compliance and respecting national legislation regarding customs, NGO registration and GoT reporting, IP rights and laws etc    
Ensure all in country registration documentation is in place and up to date for both Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar (TIN certificates, Certificates of Registration, MoUs with GoT/Z etc.) 

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or a related field
At least five (5) years of progressively responsible HR experience working on donor-funded projects or INGO
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated knowledge of Tanzanian labor law
Proficiency with Microsoft Office 
Verbal and written working fluency in English required
Experience in administering benefits and compensation programs and other human resources recognition and engagement programs and processes
Evidence of the ability to practice and train managers of organisations in managing staff performance
Excellent organisational management skills
Demonstrated ability to initiate, organise, negotiate and manage complex issues independently and solve complex problems that involve programs of multiple areas
Active membership in appropriate human resources networks
Excellent presentation and written/oral communication skills.

Interested candidates, who meet the above qualifications, should apply by emailing an application letter and CV to: globalrecruitment@wcs.org by NOVEMBER 16, 2020. Please include “HR and Admin Manager-Tanzania” in the subject line of your email. 
In addition, please note that all candidates must also apply online via the WCS career portal at: http://www.wcs.org/about-us/careers #LI-SM1 
Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview. 




Noah is based in the Mbeya office.


Mo joined WCS in 2018, adding invaluable support to WCS operations and bringing a wealth of experience from his previous roles in other organizations. This included posts as General Manager for Vending Services Ltd, Senior Manager for Trans Africa Insurance Brokers, Assistant Manager for Alliance Insurance and Junior Broker for AON Tanzania. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an International Diploma in Computer Studies. He also has an impressive record of sporting achievements including representing Tanzania in the national cricket team.

Hamisi Idrissa Sadallah: COUNTRY FINANCE MANAGER 
Hamisi holds an MBA in Finance and Banking from Mzumbe University in Morogoro and CPA1 from Dar es Salaam. Before joining WCS, he worked with the Family Planning Association of Tanzania as a System Internal Auditor, Area Manager Area Finance and Administrative Officer and Area Accountant. He also worked with Tanzania Central Freight Bureau (SUMATRA) as Assistant Accountant and was dealing with foreign agency’s disbursement accounts. He has been working for WCS Tanzania Program as a Country Finance Manager since 2008.

Said is botanist and a keen field researcher. He joined WCS as the Assistant Director of the Zanzibar Forest Project, focusing his efforts on the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources by local communities. During this time he was actively involved in Red colobus monitoring, the Red colobus Census and the collection of botanical specimens and ethno botanical information in Jozani - Chwaka Bay National Park. He holds an Advanced Diploma in Plant Conservation from the Forestry Training Institute and the Tropical Pesticide Research Institute, Arusha. 

Sarah was trained as a graphic designer and illustrator at Central St Martins College of Art in the UK. After working as a book illustrator she moved to Malawi and began focussing on developing creative education and awareness raising projects around public health and environmental issues in East and Southern Africa. She has trained several young designers and illustrators and created exhibitions in Europe and Africa to highlight threatened natural and cultural heritage. She first worked with WCS in 2014 co-creating an exhibition to showcase the flora and fauna of Kitulo National Park. Her artwork has been auctioned in the USA and Tanzania to raise funds for Tanzanian conservation. She joined WCS in 2015 to focus on environmental education and conservation awareness raising.