Country Human Resources Manager – Plan International Zimbabwe


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. 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. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.


Location – Harare Country Office

Reporting to the Country Director, the Country Human Resources Manager provides leadership and strategic direction for the Human Resources (HR) function within the country according to Plan International’s HR principles, policies and fitting practices. A member of the Country Leadership Team (CLT) the HRM advises the CLT on HR related country initiatives including management responsibility for compliance with organizational HR policies and minimum labour law provisions.

Duties And Responsibilities


Facilitate the development and implementation of the country HR strategy which is aligned to the approved country strategy.
Facilitate organisational workforce planning processes to support the delivery of the country strategy.
Align HR Policy Manual provisions with the HR strategy, organisational policy frameworks, local labour laws and best practices ensuring mainstreaming of gender equality, inclusion and child protection.
Contribute towards country level initiatives and programs in line with changing circumstances.
Contribute effectively towards country risk management initiatives by proactively identifying related HR risks and ensuring existence of sound controls to mitigate the same.
Contribute effectively in the development and management of the overall country annual HR budget
Ensure job descriptions meet global standards and approved country structure.
Provide HR leadership in attracting and retaining a high performing, innovative and diversified workforce which delivers valuable country programs
Effective participation in country leadership and departmental team meetings ensuring sound HR contribution or support.
Opportunities for learning and sharing exist to enhance staff capacities, socialization and continuous learning and improvement and unleash talents amongst staff.
Networking effectively to learn and share contemporary HR practices for continuous learning and improvement.
Achieve quality HR reporting according to agreed organisational standards.
Line management of HR staff ensuring performance management practices are in terms of Plan policy
Facilitate the necessary induction processes to ensure new staff familiarize with Plan and how their roles contribute towards organizational effectiveness
Supporting management to identify and implement effective learning and development interventions for staff
Staff are paid in a consistent way in accordance with local market competition, Plan policy and values and labour law provisions
Advises and counsels managers on sound employee relations, managing HR issues and policy implementation
Provide support by ensuring HR policies (including Safeguarding policies) are consistently implemented by staff including conducting the necessary background checks for all new staff engagements in terms of the HR Policy Manual provisions.
Provide staff counselling support where necessary.

Other key deliverables including:

Adherence to Plan policies, including:
Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding of Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility.

Qualifications And Experience


A Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Management or Social Sciences
A post graduate qualification is desirable
A minimum of 8 years’ experience in human resources management


Excellent communication and problem solving skills
Proven facilitation, networking and analytical skills
Proven skills in team development and management
Strong strategic management skills


Striving for high performance across the team and for Plan business
Strategic thinking and innovation
Decision making and risk management
Influence and communication and able to communicate concerns to managers and teams
Building effective teams and partnerships
Developing people in order to leave a legacy of a locally able team
Self awareness and resilience by operating in a highly volatile and developing context

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