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Human Resources Manager, Senegal and Cluster Mano River

Date: 09-Feb-2021

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The Opportunity

 This is an exciting time for Plan International as we implement our global strategy for 2017-2022. Our global strategy defines who we are, why we exist, the change we want to see in the world and how we will contribute to making change happen. It underpins everything we do, guiding all our work in all parts of the federation.


To achieve greater change in children’s lives we are dramatically transforming how we operate, and we need bold, forward-thinking and innovative individuals to steer our country operations, driving change and delivering results that will allow us to transform the lives of 100 million girls globally. 


Senegal Country HR Manager is to lead the human resources shared services team by ensuring that the HR Shared Services Team delivers to consistently high levels while driving continuous improvement initiatives. S/he supports the Mano River Cluster on key HR operations to drive HR operational excellence and monitor the mano river HR KPIs. The incumbent will provide leadership and strategic direction for the HR function within the country according to Plan’s global HR principles and policies and global best practices cognizant with the different local environment.   



Do you have what it takes?

As Country HR Manager  you will facilitate Senegal and WACA Hub manager and staff expectations are effectively managed and enhance the working relationship between HR operations, management teams and employees. By having clearly defined service level agreements (SLAs), this will drive customer service and operational excellence through specific response times, allowing the HR shared services team to better manage workload and priorities to drive high levels of responsiveness, accuracy and overall customer service. He/She will coordinate peer to peer sharing among the Mano river Cluster HR managers to ensure they are aligned within the operating modela Country Director, you will drive Plan International’s programme and influencing work, setting overall direction, leading a high performing team, ensuring accountability for meeting demanding targets and maintaining alignment with the global strategy.

  • You will support the Mano river cluster on the implementation and monitoring of leadership accountabilities framework
  • You will work closely with the GNB and GIN HRM on effective workforce management especially related to the transformation process in the 3 countries
  • You will oversee the team and is involved in the daily operations from a point of escalation for maximum impact on program quality (HR strategic planning, workforce planning, review of organization structure, roles and competency requirements and standardized Job descriptions for each position, timely and fair recruitment processes, etc.
  • You will ensure gender mainstreaming and maintain gender sensitivity towards staff and associates to avoid discriminations whiles championing Plan as an equal opportunities employer. Gender sensitivity evident in HR policies and delivery of roles;
  • You will analyse and share with CLT HR data (recruitment, gender ratios, age, turnover, attendance etc.) to inform and influence management decision
  • You will provide strategic HR input into the development of Country Strategy (CS), taking an overview of the HR strategies within this to ensure that they incorporate effective workforce planning tools and are aligned to Global HR strategy
  • You will drive operational excellence in line with Plan’s strategy and focuses on meeting customer needs and delivery of the agreed services to a high quality, on time and in budget
  • You will support management with advice on the HRM policies, legal issues and organizational change, advise and support CLT on personnel matters within their team in order to support in business decisions and act as an effective business partner within the country;
  • You will provide coaching and advice to Managers and Supervisors on all HR issues, promoting fairness and transparency in the handling of people management practices, including whistleblowing disciplinary, grievances to maintain consistency and fairness within the organization;
  • You ensure child and youth safeguarding policy’s standards are monitored and effectively implemented;
  • As national safeguarding focal point, the CYSP self-assessment is conducted as per guidelines, posted on the risk management system and action plan for risks’ mitigations is shared to different actors and monitored adequately;


For a detailed job description, please click on the below link: Human Resources Manager, Senegal and Mano River Cluster


How to apply?


This is a local contract position open to all applicants with no restriction to the nationality.  Females’ candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

To apply, click on the link and send by 9th March 2021 your application with:


  • A comprehensive cover letter
  • A comprehensive and clear CV that includes the contact of two of your references, one of whom should be your current employer.


Location: Primarily in Senegal

Type of Role: 1-year fix term contract, renewable based on performance

Reports to:  Senegal and Mano River Director

Grade: E – Competitive local contract and salary scale

Closing Date: 9th March 2021


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy.


As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. 


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.