Deadline: 30 August, 2021

Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Plan International is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Human Resource Officer.

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


  • Support the implementation of HR policies and procedures within the programme and report any anomalies
  • In close collaboration with the HR Coordinator, process monthly payroll
  • Oversee employee health and safety procedures and give feedback to HR manager or HR coordinator
  • Support in organising and managing new employee orientation, onboarding, and training programmes
  • Follow best practice HR policy and processes to maximise fairness, equal opportunity, objectivity, and support a high-performance culture
  • Assist in performance management processes
  • Maintain employee records
  • Monitor the HR email, responding as appropriate with support from the HR coordinator, where needed, using templates and guidance as provided
  • Contact applicants’ references and perform background checks as applicable
  • Communicate with candidates and prepare all onboarding documentation as necessary
  • Gather, process, and present HR-related data and management information, as requested, by the key stakeholders and as directed by the HR manager
  • Assist with projects to drive through positive business change across the business, working closely with wider HR team on business change, process improvement
  • Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems
  • Explain and provide information on employee benefits
  • Perform administrative tasks
  • Work as a proactive and effective team member with the wider HR team


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field
  • Two years, minimum, of experience in a human resources position or a related position
  • Excellent computer skills, knowledge of a human resources information system, Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, and demonstrated skills in database management and record keeping
  • Knowledge of Sierra Leone’s labour laws, best practices and disciplinary procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise, and manage time efficiently

To apply and for more information, click here.

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