Personnel Development Manager

Medecins Sans Frontieres

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

Accountabilities

  • Knows OC’s training and development policies, procedures and tools, adapt them to the Mission’s context and ensure an equitable, fair, transparent, efficient and accountable implementation throughout the Mission by all relevant people.
  • Provide expertise to all people involved in the training and development process on how to lead it properly with the aim of developing professionals and people with potentials to be developed.
  • Ensures alignment with existing policies and provides expert support to coordinators, activity managers and supervisors in developing people under their supervision.
  • Knows OC’s induction policies, procedures and tools, adapt them to the Mission’s context and ensure its proper implementation for all newly recruited/arrived staff and for previously hired staff in the Mission who had no access to them when being recruited.
  • Ensures (together with the coordinator/supervisors/activity manager) that pre-established specific preparation or specific briefings for newly recruited/arrived staff on the basis of the profile sheet received (OCA) or developmental plan are properly done in due time.
  • Ensure that all newly recruited/arrived staff receive a briefing agenda upon recruitment/arrival and that they are properly briefed by her/his hierarchical and functional supervisor (if applicable) and receive all the due information according to the established procedures standard briefing content.
  • Follow up the quality and impact of whole briefing and induction processes, collects data and suggest improvements to HRC if advisable.
  • Suggests career paths and support plans for specific persons to HRCo and line managers, ensuring a proper liaison with the Operational needs and objectives set, the results of PMS, the training possibilities (local, international, intersectional, regional) and the potentials identified.
  • Together with HRCo, HRO/REHUCO and Training Unit in HQ contributes to create and implement a mission training policy adapted to the Mission in order to respond to the needs identified among the staff, prioritizing those needed to ensure the Operational objectives set.
  • Together with HRCo, HRO/REHUCO and Training Unit in HQ contributes to the identification of training options at local/regional / international/intersectional level, and provide expertise upon request to line managers with regards to the assessment of training needs within the teams they supervise.
  • In close collaboration with HRCo, HRO/REHUCO and Training Unit in HQ ensures proper implementation of the Training Policy, procedures and tools in the Mission and support and develop training for Coordinators/supervisors/activity managers (HR Management, PMS, etc.)
  • Support and empower administration managers and HR/administration staff of the Mission in her/his area of expertise (ie. recruitment, development, induction, detection of talent, training, etc.)
  • Provide expertise and support to all coordinators/supervisors/activity managers on how to implement PMS (tool ,method, setting up objectives, follow up of action plan and best practices) with the aim to evaluate and develop competencies of the staff they supervise.
  • Look for synergy/exchanges with other MSF sections and other NGOs in terms of trainings, coachings and other development tools.
  • Shares with HRCo all information/suggestions/activities which may have an impact in planning, budget or HR strategies (suggested career path, requested trainings, development events, mobility), and does not implement them without previous authorization of HRCo.
  • Collaborate with HRCo in building/updating the annual plan and budget, with regards to her/his area of work and responsibilities.

Context-Specific Accountabilities

  • The mission is starting a unique program called National Staff Leadership Competency Development Program. The overall objective of this Program is to strengthen the leadership and management skills of our National Staff in order to build on their strengths as leaders/Managers and thereby more effectively meet the Current and the future needs of the Mission and beyond.
  • The Personal Development Manager will be the focal person to manage the national staff leadership competency development. Specifically, then he/she will give administrative support for Online Assessment; Conduct 360 assessment report analysis and Interpretation; Help participants to develop leadership action Plan; Adopts Self-Study Modules as per the country context; Organize Workshops in Abuja; Do market assessment on leadership and management skill training providers in Nigeria.

Requirements (Qualifications)

  • Education: Masters Level Education in Leadership, Management, Administration, or related fields
  • Experience: Working experience of at least two years in training senior staff on leadership or management Courses or four
  • years as a general national staff training and developing Professional Desirable: previous experience in MSF or other NGO in developing countries.
  • Languages: Essential mission working language.
  • Desirable local language(s).
  • Competencies: People Management, Commitment, Flexibility, Results and Teamwork.

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Summary

Company

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)

Location

Abuja

Specialization

Human Resources

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years

Application Deadline

Monday