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Director of HR & Administration

Our partners at the Association for Cooperation and Transformation (ACT), in Tunisia, are looking for a Director of HR & Administration. The candidate is required to be qualified, highly motivated and competent with relevant experience.

The goals of the Director are to:

  • share responsibility with the Directors Team for the development and direction of ACT, and to supervise all aspects of human resources (HR) and central administration for ACT

Their specific activities include:

  • being part of the ACT Directors Team – meeting regularly with other ACT Directors to discuss and decide on strategy and issues within ACT, attending CC and other appropriate management meetings, reporting to and attending ACT board meetings as invited, working with the Team Facilitators to support them in their role
  • Personnel Policy – with Directors and CC, setting policy for all personnel matters, maintaining the ACT Operations manual, managing all aspects of staff policy: terms and conditions of service, staff contracts etc
  • Recruitment – maintaining and circulating to International Partners lists of personnel openings, giving an initial response to new personnel enquiries, coordinating open day visits, coordinating detailed responses to personnel enquiries, attending events internationally with a recruiting focus
  • Personnel – with Directors and CC, setting requirements for new personnel (language, time of arrival, initial location, etc.), coordinating orientation for new workers (long, short-term and local hire) on arrival, supervising initial language training, promoting a high standard of language skills for long-term staff, assisting in initial settling in e.g. ensuring appropriate housing and helping parents choose appropriate schooling for their children, promoting on-going professional development, managing the annual review system, ensuring a high standard of member care within ACT by: empowering member care through local teams, regular contact with staff, maintaining links with member care professionals and making their services available, leading intervention and support in personnel crises, developing and publicising short term programmes and opportunities, accompanying short-term teams etc as appropriate
  • Central Administration – acting as line manager to the ACT Office Manager and ensuring that their duties are fulfilled; Other – attending Tunis team meetings and participating in team life, hospitality to ACT visitors as required

The required skills and qualifications are:

  • bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field
  • training and experience in leadership
  • committed Christian accepted by one of ACT’s International Partners
  • experience of development work in an NGO context
  • understanding of, and commitment to, transformational development
  • understanding of the context in which ACT works
  • fluent communicator in English – both written and spoken
  • working knowledge of French; ability to communicate in, or willingness to learn, Tunisian Arabic
  • networking abilities
  • experience working within a multi-cultural team setting
  • ability to give training or coaching to team members


Successful candidates will have relevant qualifications and experience.


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