Belgium: HR Development referent for National Staff (m/f)

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: Belgium
Closing date: 15 Dec 2017

CONTEXT

OCB’s HR vision for 2016-2019 rests on 3 pillars:

  1. Facilitate and co-create a culture of excellence and pass on the DNA.

  2. Be a responsible employer and safeguard HR values

  3. Provide and develop the talent for today & tomorrow

This vision, which is centred around the performance and development of our staff in order to achieve our operational objectives, is supported by OCB’s Learning Vision: “to contribute to the free flow of human resources within MSF by giving all staff equitable and inclusive access to relevant, innovative, timely and streamlined learning opportunities aligned to strategic operational priorities within OCB.”

Both these visions underline the importance of learning & development opportunities for all staff, in order to increase the quality of operations.

In order to ensure that our national staff (NS) – who comprise about 90% of all our field staff – have access to all relevant staff development opportunities, while on the other hand helping missions to address their particular mission-specific needs related to HR development, -motivation and -retention, MSF has created the position of HR Development Referent NS.

The HR Development Referent (NS) works in close cooperation with the Development Advice Referent (XP), and other development actors (Mobility Focal Point, MIO Supervision, ..) and reports directly to the L&D Coordinator.

The HR Development Referent (NS) will also be part of the Development Platform which brings together all HR Development related actors at HQ (Development Advice Referent (XP), HQ staff development, Mobility Focal Point,..), and which will define and implement the global HR Development Vision, and which ensures coherency between the different development initiatives within the organisation.

JOB PROFILE

The main areas of responsibility of the HR Development Referent (NS) are to:

  • Contribute to the formulation of OCB’s vision & strategy for HR Development for all staff

  • Act as a referent for all development-related strategy, policies and tools on mission-level, ensuring coherence with the global MSF HR Development vision and strategy.

  • Develop & train a pool of HR Development Managers, and act as their technical referent

  • Act as the technical referent for the Learning & Development Platform that is under development, ensuring a translation between the field needs and the platform processes.

Contribute, in close cooperation with all other HR/HR Dev actors within the organisation, to the formulation of OCB’s vision & strategy for HR Development for all staff

  • Develop the OCB vision and strategy for HR Development for NS field staff

  • Assist in the definition/framing of the management development framework and practical translation into the different phases of the Employee Development Cycle

  • Support the analysis of the evaluation process, and assist in the translation of the recommendations into practical solutions for the field (support the transition from ‘evaluation’ to ‘performance management’)

Act as a referent for all development-related strategy, policies and tools on mission-level, ensuring coherence with the global MSF HR Development vision and strategy.

  • Ensure that HQ initiatives (such a Mobility, Supervision Project, Talent Spotting) are translated into the mission’s HR Development strategy and tools

  • Develop/refine HR development tools and methods, in close cooperation with the Development Advice Referent, which are in coherence with the OCB vision, strategy and other existing HR Dev tools

  • Facilitating the communication and knowledge management between the field and HQ, regarding HR development activities/initiatives

  • Coordinates, in close cooperation with the Development Advice Referent, HR Dev related initiatives with counterparts in the other OCs

Develop & train a pool of HR Development Managers, and act as their technical referent

  • Defining- and communicating about the rationale of HR development in the field towards Ops and supporting departments

  • Framing the position of the HR Development manager in relation to other HR positions

  • Promoting the HR Dev role and creating buy-in for HR Development processes in missions

  • Developing and training of the HR Development Manager’s pool

  • Developing the career-path for the HR Dev Managers

  • Development of a supporting HR Development community, facilitating the sharing of know-how, tools and experiences between missions, and between HQ and missions

  • Supporting the missions in the development/refinement of mission-specific learning & development strategy, policies and tools

  • Acting as the entry point to the L&D unit for the field

  • Developing indicators for impact assessment of the HR development strategy and activities in the field

Act as the technical referent for the Learning & Development Platform that is under development, ensuring a translation between the field needs and the platform processes.

  • Supporting the translation, standardization and formalization of the development processes from the field into the PLE/PDE solution

  • Defining and following up of a pilot mission

  • Ensuring inclusion of key HR Dev actors in the configuration and testing of the PLE/PDE

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Preference for a university degree in HR or Management

  • Experience in MSF Field is a must (minimum 1 year)

  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in (HR) management in an international and complex context

  • Experience with managing (remote) teams is an asset

  • Experience in coaching others

  • Proven facilitation & training skills, especially in the field of management skills

  • Strong strategic and analytical stills; experience in developing strategies; proven capacity for analysis and synthesis

  • Strong interpersonal and -cultural communication skills

  • Team player and cross functional attitude

  • Very good aptitude for listening and dialogue

  • Adhere to our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust, Empowerment

  • Fluent both in French and in English

  • Available for regular travels

CONDITIONS

  • Open ended contract – based in Brussels – Full-time

  • Hospital Insurance (DKV) – Pension plan – Subsidised Canteen – 100% reimbursement for public transport cost

  • Starting position : immediate

How to apply:

CV + letter of motivation to be sent before December 15th 2017, to Human Resources, c/o Muriel Moussiaux, 46, rue de l’Arbre Bénit, 1050 Bruxelles/Brussel, Gewijde-Boomstraat 46 Or via e-mail to :

Recruit-HQ-HR@brussels.msf.org with HRDEVNS in the title

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