Wednesday, January 18, 2017
AGA KHAN FOUNDATION
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
1. Human Resources Manager
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is a private, non-denominational, international development agency promoting creative
and effective solutions to selected problems that impede social and economic development in parts of Africa and Asia. AKFTanzania
is part of the AKF-East Africa regional structure that supports programmes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
In
Tanzania, AKF is managing a robust and expanding portfolio of multi-sectorial initiatives that includes programmes in
rural economic development, education, health, nutrition, early childhood development and civil society strengthening.
AKF has a strong team of over 100 members located at Dar-es-salaam, Mtwara, Lindi, Arusha, Mwanza and Zanzibar.
AKF Tanzania invites applications from qualified and dynamic candidates for the position of Human Resources Manager
based in Dar-es-Salaam and reporting to the Country Director. The successful candidate will be part of AKF Tanzania’s
core team with an exciting opportunity to provide support to AKF Tanzania in recruiting, mentoring and managing a
highly competent, motivated, cohesive and performance driven team. The HR Manager will be responsible for
implementation of AKF(EA) human resource policy and procedures, as well as compliance with labour laws;
development and implementation of human resource plans including resourcing and contract management, performance
management system, and management of HR database to ensure the HR Department delivers integrated services, and
guarantee a diverse and skilled workforce meet AKF’s programming and operations needs.


KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Strategic Partnership:
 Ensure the effective delivery of support and HR services to staff in Tanzania.
 Implement Human Resource policies in support of organizational goals and ensure the consistent application and
interpretation of existing policies through appropriate consultation, coaching and communication.
 Understand best practice in managing change and support the management team in the delivery of change.
 Ensure the provision of good quality, appropriate and clearly communicated advice to line managers on all
aspects of the HR function.
Performance Management and Staff Development
 Set the tone in terms of a positive management culture and ethics and facilitate their institutionalisation at all
levels
 Develop a culture of performance management and succession planning across the organization, where staff are
held accountable and rewarded for high performance
 Ensure that performance reviews are conducted regularly by supervisors in alignment with organizational goals;
provide training and advise to managers on effective implementation of performance management
 Provide guidance on staff capacity building and in formulating the annual training calendar, and facilitation of
in-house training programs such as performance management
 Ensure that staff have access to HR guidance on individual development opportunities arising from performance
review feedback and personal career development interests
Staff Recruitment and Retention
 Ensure appropriate recruitment, retention and succession of staff including orientation programmes; design and
implementation of compensation and performance management systems relevant for both development and
emergencies, and career development for staff
 Ensure that employment terms and conditions and practices are fair and equitable, consistent, compliant with
local regulations and AKF EA’s human resource policies and best practice
 In liaison with the Country Director and the Regional HR Manager, prepare terms and conditions of employment
and issue all employment and consultancy contracts in compliance with Tanzania Labour Law and regional HR
best practices
 Design and ensure induction for all new AKF EA staff, Interns and fellows, and support line managers to carry
out inductions
 Ensure outgoing staff go through a proper exit interview to gather feedback and insights on AKF EA’s program, organizational processes and systems
Management of Human Resources Information Management System
 Ensure the HRMIS system is appropriately, updated and utilised in a timely and accurate manner. This includes setting up new starters, terminating leavers, amending personal details, updating contract information, inputting performance ratings, training information and absence
 Be the point of contact for all country office HR MIS users regarding system issues, queries and enhancements
 Maintain confidentiality in respect of all staff records whether manual or computer maintained and ensure that all records are held securely
 Liaising with the IT Department for technical support and updates regarding the HR MIS
The ideal candidate will have:
 A master’s degree in Management, human resources management, social or business studies.
 At least 5 years’ relevant work experience with a successful track record. Experience in a development organization will be an advantage.
 Good knowledge and experience of generalist HR issues, including Tanzania Labour Law, recruitment and selection, interpretation and application of policies and procedures, restructuring, reward and employee relations
 Experience in managing staff located in multi-locations within a multi-component development programme.
 Excellent communication skills (Verbal and Written in English and Kiswahili), with the ability to provide clear effective advice on a range of HR issues
 Experience with the implementation and management of HR Information Management Systems.
 Strong organizational skills with exceptional multi-tasking abilities

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter quoting the title of the position, a CV and the Names and contact information of three referees (at least two of which must be professional) before the close of business on January 21, 2017 to the
Country Director,
Aga Khan Foundation (Tanzania),by e-mail to recruit.akftz@akdn.org 
or
Aga Khan Foundation,
Tanzania Office,
P.O Box 125, Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania. Please quote the title of the position applied for in the e-mail subject line or on the application envelope. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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