HR Officer – Mogadishu

SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages invites applications from suitably qualified and interested candidates who fulfill the eligibility criterion for the below one Position.

  • Job Title: HR Officer
  • Location: Heliwa-Mogadishu
  • Direct Line Manager: HR Coordinator
  • Supervisees: HR Assistant

Job Summary:

The Human Resource Officer’s role is to provide efficient and effective Human Resource Management support in the location.

Main duties and Responsibilities:

 Ensure provision of awareness and practical advice to all staff on Somalia HR policy adherence and procedures.

 Provide technical guidance to the recruiting managers, organize and participate interviews for staff recruitment and advise the process of candidate selection, contracting, orientation and confirmation

 Plan and source staff training in liaison with line managers including the orientation of new staff

 Facilitate exit clearance of staff separating from the organization including exit interviews and final dues payment process.

 Ensure maintenance of an effective, efficient and up to date staff records and filing system including contracts, leave, medical, awards, discipline, archiving etc.

 Ensure timely processing of the monthly payroll processing

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 In consultation with the HR Coordinator, provide technical input and be the focal point in addressing employee relations issues including staff grievances, disciplinary procedure etc.

 Plan, organize and train staff on performance management and appraisal calendar and content

 Participate periodic HR reports and annual plan with the focus of HROD priories

 Maintain up to date records and archive employee file and proper follow up

 Supervise, appraise and offer guidance and support to the Human Resources Assistant

 In collaboration with the HROD Coordinator/Manager, implement appropriate HR terms and conditions.

 Prepare monthly leavers and Joiners report and HR data analytics

 Update and truck Employment contract management on monthly basis

 Perform any other duties assigned by your line manager

Qualification Experience and Competencies:

 Bachelor  degree from an accredited university or college required with an emphasis in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related discipline preferred.

 Three years of Human Resources related experience preferred;

 Ability to handle confidential information responsibly and professionally in accordance with HROD policies.

 Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook) Previous experience with applicant tracking or human resources management systems is a plus.

 Excellent on planning prioritizing with required skills ensure the completion of assigned tasks.

 Ability to apply HR compliances thorough understanding of Human Resources principles and practices.

 Able to build and guide to the team

 Able to work with or within a team / team player

 Ability to apply knowledge and share information when necessary

 Excellent interpersonal communication skills essential.

 Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and management.

Safeguarding Commitment

SOS Children’s Villages Somalia holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes. SOS Children’s Villages organization is committed to safeguarding the rights of the children and therefore, is expected that every individual who joins with SOS Children’s Villages Somalia understand his/her responsibility in protecting and keeping children always safe.


Interested applicants should send their applications with a CV, clear subject line and scanned copies of your academic and professional certificates indicating telephone numbers and three referees to this email:

Closing date: 23rd November,2022

Competent Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.