Human Resource Specialist for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Liberia Teacher Training Program II (LTTP II)

Monrovia | Monrovia

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Human Resource Specialist for the Ministry of Education (MoE), Liberia Teacher Training Program II (LTTP II)


Helping the MoE to strengthen the education system through policy reforms and leadership training; strengthening Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with specific reference to the Education Management Information System (EMIS); strengthening performance monitoring of education institutions; helping to restructure the teacher career ladder; and scaling up the Early Grade Reading and Mathematics Assessment Project.

LTTP II is seeking a Human Resource Specialist to serve as a member of the EMIS management team. A fundamental part of a properly functioning education system is its ability to base planning and policy on data from every level of the system. To this end, LTTP II is providing technical support to the Liberian MoE to build a robust Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS). As such, the Human Resource Specialist will assist the EMIS Associate Director for Systems and Policy to support the establishment and modernization of a human resource department at MoE central.

The Human Resource Specialist will be based in Monrovia. S/he will report to the EMIS Associate Director for Systems and Policy.

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction to HR staff at the MoE on teacher verification and the implementation of a biometric identification system as part of a HRMIS
  • Implement changes as new HRMIS regulations or policies require modifications to local procedures
  • Mentor, train and guide the MoE Director of HR and the staff at both institutions in HR practices
  • Administer processes to ensure the decentralization of the MoE, commencing with Montserrado County
  • Train staff at the MoE in the employee performance management process
  • Assist the MoE HR representative and other supervisors in implementing, maintaining and monitoring the new employee appraisal system to successfully plan, monitor, develop, rate and reward employee performance in conjunction with the Civil Service Agency (CSA)
  • Perform advisory services to management in the area of employee, labor relations and HRMIS
  • Educate managers and others on alternative resolutions in specific situations and generally provide training sessions on adverse/disciplinary actions
  • Provide technical and accurate advice on propriety of proposed actions regarding employee conduct or performance issues
  • Ensure that all aspects of an employee and labor relations program are responsive, timely, and consistent with new HRMIS guidelines
  • Provide guidance to management on following grievance procedures for entire cycle, initiation to resolution, in conjunction with the CSA
  • Develop and monitor actions related to the administration of an employee and labor relations
  • Engage in operational planning with senior management of the MoE and key operating officials
  • Provide timely reports and updates to LTTP Associate Director, highlighting issues and priorities within the MoE
  • Provide assistance for HRMIS procurement and other HRMIS-related operational activities
  • Contribute to the annual, quarterly and half-year reports of the EMIS Department


  • Bachelor's Degree required; however Master’s degree in Human Resources is preferable
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of HR policy and procedures
  • Experienced in advising management officials on a variety of complex problems in a low-capacity environment
  • Prior experience assessing Human Resource needs and implementing policies for public servants
  • Experience coordinating activities in low-tech environments is a strong asset
  • Experience developing, delivering and organizing professional development training programs and workshops—particularly in the Liberian setting
  • Experience in international development projects in post-conflict situations preferred—along with evidence of the ability to act on “own initiative” to solve problems
  • Prior experience with low-capacity government institutions
  • Prior knowledge of USAID rules, regulations and procedures
  • Report writing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and strong organizational skills
  • Operating systems: Windows (7, 2000 and XP)
  • Software skills: Microsoft Office applications
  • Language skills: Fluency in English required
  • Cross-cultural awareness and capabilities
  • Professionalism and maturity to handle working in a security-compromised area of the world

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: FHI 360
  • Location: Monrovia | Monrovia
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
    • Education and Training
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    • Education and Training
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  • Closing Date: 2015-09-30

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