HR Manager


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

NRC Afghanistan established operations in 2003, and currently maintains four area offices in Balkh, Nangarhar, Herat, and Kandahar Provinces, as well as field offices in hard-to-reach provinces: Kunduz, Khost, Faryab, Sar-i-Pul and Badghis. NRC interventions are based on the humanitarian principles, which are promoted to increase the acceptance of humanitarian assistance amongst target populations, as well as, to facilitate and enable access. Afghanistan is a protracted and complex emergency in which conflict and recurrent natural disasters combine, set against a back drop of the continued return of Afghan Refugees from Pakistan and Iran; the humanitarian context is characterized by multiple localised emergencies, striking communities and populations with low resilience and/or high vulnerability.

NRC are now seeking a HR Manager for NRC Afghanistan with main objectiv to implement and further develop NRC's policy, procedures and tool to ensure a transpearent and fair system for our emplyees and to support the creation of working envierioment where staff enjoy working in. This to support a high quality programme/project implementation.

This position is only open for Afghan nationalities and we encourage women to apply

The HR Manager reports to Head of Support

Job description

  • Implement NRC’s HR and admin systems and procedures
  • Ensure that country set up adhere to Employment standards, HR policy and other NRC policies
  • Ensure compliance with the local labor law
  • Training, support, control and development of HR teams
  • Support and train of all staff with HR responsibilities/ personnel management
  • Management of the HR team
  • Provide regular HR analysis and reports
  • Ensure safe and standardized filing of personnel documents in all offices
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from working as a senior HR Manager in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Relevant education for the positon
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • Degree or similar qualification in HR/Business Administration is an asset
  • Knowledge of the local language (Dari, Pushto and English)

  • All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation’s core values: dedication, innovation, inclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall guide our actions and relationships.

We offer

  • Commencement: July or before(position is vacant)
  • Contract period: 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s national generaldirections
  • We have benefits to enable and to support female employees to work for NRC.
  • Duty station:The position will be based in Kabul, with regular travels to the NRC field offices .

  • CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location
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: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Human Resources
    • Human Resources
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Emergency Aid
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-12

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