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  • Posted: Sep 9, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The OPEC Fund for International Development is a development finance institution established by the member countries of OPEC in 1976 as a channel of aid to other developing countries.
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    HR Policies Specialist

    Job Profile

    • The incumbent drafts and reviews HR policies and guidelines, recommends solutions based on applicable regulations, rules and general principals.
    • S/he identifies and assists in solving HR policy related gaps and misalignments that are relevant to meet the needs of the OPEC Fund.
    • This is done by researching and collecting legal references and benchmarking HR policies with comparable international institutions.
    • The incumbent is also responsible for communicating and promoting rules and procedures, as well as monitoring their compliance and implementation

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Policy Development:

    • Reviews existing policies, frameworks and procedures to assess their adequacy and alignment with the emerging needs and strategy of the Organization
    • Formulates new HR policies in close collaboration with the Head, HR Policies and Development and works with different HR functions to collect relevant inputs
    • Identifies policy flows and misalignments by conducting comparative analysis of current HR rules and benchmarking against other international organizations
    • Drafts amendments to HR policies, reviews comments and edits from stakeholders, addresses queries and updates documents, as required
    • Recommends policy changes and innovative approaches on how these can be addressed 
    • Reviews proposed changes, advises on feasibility and potential risks

    Policy Communication and Implementation:

    • Contributes to the successful roll-out of policies and procedures, promoting the use of new processes and introducing new approaches
    • Develops systematic feedback mechanisms to assess policy impact and effectiveness
    • Develops appropriate communication strategies to promote awareness, understanding and support for HR policies across management and staff
    • Assists with the interpretation of HR provisions as well as exceptions and precedents
    • Advises management on HR policy applicability, acting as a policy adviser within the HR Unit
    • Ensures consistency across HR policies and provisions, flagging misalignments, if any

    Reporting and Policy Planning:

    • Ensures alignment of initiatives with overall HR strategy and program
    • Tracks the progress of HR policy related initiatives, reporting regularly to the Head, HR Policies & Development
    • Drives the assessment of HR policy related projects and reports to management by consolidating results and feedback received
    • Conducts in-depth research and studies on both legal and factual aspects of the issues of HR, keeping abreast of the developments in the field and in comparable international organizations
    • Carries out other duties as assigned by the HR Director and Head, HR Policies & Development

    Qualifications and Experience

    • A Bachelor's Degree in Law, International Management, HR, Public or Business Administration or other related fields.
    • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a relevant field. 
    • Preferably 2-3 years at a responsible level in a large organization, preferably international in nature.
    • Fluent in English. A good working knowledge of German, French, Arabic, or Spanish is an added advantage.


    • Proven ability to follow existing process with high attention to detail
    • Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
    • Extensive knowledge in the usage of office technologies, such as Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), intra/internet as well as on-line database management.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance.
    • Good interpersonal and time management skills.
    • Ability to create, develop and analyse policies in an efficient and timely manner. Must be able to demonstrate a strong ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously
    • Demonstrable ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

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