Human Resources Assistant


Human Resources Assistant

About the Role:

Save the Children (SC) is the world’s largest independent child rights organization, underpinned by a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our mission to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

Burundi is one of the 20 most vulnerable countries in the world facing the effects of climate change. These have a devastating impact on vulnerable populations and the majority of humanitarian needs in the country are caused by recurrent natural disasters linked in particular to climate change. The years 2020 and 2021 were particularly difficult for the populations living on the coast of Lake Tanganyika (Makamba and Rumonge provinces) and the Rusizi river in the Gatumba area, near Bujumbura, due to the rise of waters that flooded entire neighborhoods. In other parts of the country, too little rainfall is problematic. The four provinces that are likely to be the most affected by insufficient rainfall and to experience production below-average agriculturalists alone receive a little more than half of repatriated Burundians (28,151 to Kirundo, 31,464 in Ruyigi, 14,162 in Cankuzo and 12,346 in Rutana out of a total of 169,098 returnees since 2017).

The HR Assistant will support to ensure HR department delivers efficient and effective HR services.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly

Qualifications and experience

University degree or Higher Diploma in HR or Business administration Previous experience of working in a HR administrative role, including the administration of recruitment and On boarding processes is required. Excellent computer skills especially in MS Excel spreadsheets and MS Word High level of integrity/confidentiality and ability to work as part of a professional team Proven ability to handle challenging workload Cross-cultural experience, understanding and sensitivity Commitment to Save the Children values. The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday All children learn from a quality basic education and that, Violence against children is no longer tolerated We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued


This position is on Child Safeguarding- Level 3: The post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs. Or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.


We are committed to ensuring a safe working environment for all those who work for us and for all those who come into contact with our staff and representatives, including children and members of the communities with whom we work.

SCI takes a zero tolerance approach to sexual harassment and any other conduct that is discriminatory or disrespectful to others.

Application Information:

Deadline for receiving applications is 7th November 2021.

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

*Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *

Disclaimer: Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process


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