Senior Human Resources & Talent Development Manager

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The Organization 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.

Application Information: Please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document. Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Senior Human Resources & Talent Development Manager – South Sudan Country Office TEAM/PROGRAMME****: South Sudan Country Office LOCATION: Juba with field travel GRADE: NAT2 CHILD SAFEGUARDING:

Level 3 - the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people


Save the Children is seeking a Senior Human Resources & Talent Development Manager to join its South Sudan country programme. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in HR management, talent acquisition, and employee development strategies. They will be responsible for designing and implementing programs that attract, develop, and retain top talent while fostering a positive organizational culture. This role requires a strategic thinker who can collaborate with cross-functional teams and drive initiatives that align with SCI's mission and values.

The role holder will generally be responsible for the provision of effective HR services in the country office and field locations. Alternatively, they may be deployed as a field level HR advisor in a complex, large-scale emergency. In most circumstances, the post-holder will be expected to mentor and/or capacity build existing country programme staff.


Reports to: Director, Human Resources and Organizational Development

Staff directly reporting to this post: 1 HR Coordinator and 1 HR Officer and 1 HR Assistant


Policies and Procedures

  • Supervise the Human Resources function to ensure that advice and support are provided to managers and staff on interpretation and application of policies and procedures and on other HR related matters
  • Supervise the development of HR practices and processes aligned with the organisation’s overall strategy to meet the evolving needs of the organisation
  • Provide ethical oversight and leadership support across the Country Office HR locations
  • Ensure that staff and Save the Children Associates are aware of and adhere to the Child Safeguarding Policies
  • Lead in the implementation of High Performing Organization projects in the South Sudan country programme

Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development – Human Resources

  • Ensure appropriate staffing within Human Resources
  • Ensure that all HR staff understand and are able to perform their roles
  • Manage the HR team; define expectations, provide technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Ensure the recruitment, training, and promotion of staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
  • Incorporate staff development strategies and Performance Management Systems into team building process. Establish result-based system and follow up
  • Manage the performance of all staff in Human Resources work area through:
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measureable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews and fair and unbiased evaluations;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities;
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance;
  • Documentation of performance that is less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/ workplans

Talent Acquisition and Retention

  • Ensure appropriate recruitment, retention and succession of staff including orientation programmes; design and implementation of compensation and performance management systems relevant for both development and emergencies, and career development for staff.
  • Ensure that employment terms, conditions and practices are fair, consistent, compliant with labour law and Save the Children human resource policies and best practice, and appropriate to the context.
  • Prepare terms and conditions of employment and issue all employment and consultancy contracts in compliance with South Sudan Labour Law and regional HR best practices
  • In collaboration with Director of HR and Organizational Development, ensure maintenance of updated information on staff salaries, allowances and income tax calculations in compliance with current laws and regulations I South Sudan.

Performance Management and Staff Development

  • With other senior managers develop a culture of performance management across the organization, where staff are held accountable and rewarded for high performance
  • Lead implementation and maintenance of Save the Children’s Develop to Perform performance management system in alignment with organizational goals
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted regularly by supervisors; provide training and advise to managers on effective implementation of performance management
  • Providing guidance on staff capacity building and ensure that staff development is budgeted for. Ensure that staff have access to HR guidance on individual development opportunities arising from performance review feedback and personal career development interests
  • Lead on refresher trainings for staff in HR policies and procedures including performance management
  • Monitor and advise on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Mediate conflict, grievances and lead on enquiries in harassment cases.
  • Promote diversity and inclusion awareness and design activities that foster understanding and tolerance among staff from different cultural backgrounds.

Employee Engagement and Well-being

  • Champion initiatives to enhance employee engagement, satisfaction, and well-being.
  • Foster a culture of inclusion, diversity, and equity by promoting awareness and implementing best practices.
  • Develop and administer employee feedback mechanisms to solicit input and address concerns proactively.


  1. Delivering Results

Takes personal responsibility and holds others accountable for delivering our ambitious goals for children, continually improving own performance or that of the team/ organisation.

Level required: Accomplished

  1. Applying Technical and Professional Expertise

Applies the required technical and professional expertise to the highest standards; promotes and shares best practice within and outside the organisation.

Level required: Accomplished

  1. Working Effectively with Others

Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives. Knows when to lead and when to follow and how to ensure effective cross-boundary working.

Level required: Accomplished

  1. Communicating with Impact

Communicates clearly and confidently with others to engage and influence; promotes dialogue and ensures timely and appropriate messages, building confidence and trust.

Level required: Accomplished

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)


  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved


  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency


  • Recommended minimum of 4 years’ senior HR managerial experience in an INGO environment.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management, Law, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or other related academic discipline.
  • Ability to apply HR data analytics as a decision-making tool, to predict People & Organizational trends
  • Knowledge and maintenance of HR Information Systems that meets senior management’s information needs
  • Application of talent management software and learning management systems to streamline hiring, onboarding, training and retention processes
  • In-depth knowledge of employee relations and current employment legislation in South Sudan
  • Experience in the development of strategic and operational support services plans and their implementation in a work environment over a sustained period of time
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and emergency contexts
  • Experience in capacity building and setting frameworks for staff development
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent oral and written English combined with effective presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate leadership in a multi-disciplined team through a period of change
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff
  • High level of commitment to the principles of development and to the organizational and programmatic goals of Save the Children
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