HR Coordinator – Support Functions

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 3 months ago

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

About the job
We don’t just talk, we do. Lead the change with us.

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, we work with political leaders around the world to drive change. We help governments turn bold ideas into reality so they can deliver for their people. We do it by advising on strategy, policy and delivery, unlocking the power of technology across all three. And by sharing what we learn on the ground, so everyone can benefit. We do it to build more open, inclusive and prosperous countries for people everywhere.

We are a global team of nearly 800 changemakers, operating in more than 30 countries, across five continents. We are political strategists, policy experts, delivery practitioners, technology specialists and more. We speak more than 45 languages. We are working on over 100 projects, tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. We’re all here at TBI to make a difference.

In a world of ever more complex challenges, we believe diversity of background and perspective is a strength. We pride ourselves on a culture that values and nurtures difference. We are dedicated to unlocking potential, not only for the countries we work in but also for each of our team members. No matter where you’re from or who you are, if you’re passionate about the transformative power of progressive politics, we invite you to build a better future with us.

Role Summary

TBI’s Internal Operations division supports and helps pave the way for the Institute to deliver its mission. We are comprised of the Legal and Risk, Finance, IT, Security, Resilience & Technical Operation and People Teams.

We develop and deliver policies and processes that drive our working practices, mirror our values, and that are aligned with our strategic objectives. We ensure that our organisational capabilities equip us to meet current and future challenges.

The People Team is an innovative, focused and fast paced team which works closely with all parts of the Institute to create a talented, engaged and high performing workforce. We are an unpretentious and supportive team, and you’ll be just as comfortable working strategically with senior leaders as you are to offer practical help and support across the Institute.

We are seeking an HR Coordinator to support across our Middle East and Southern and Eastern European region. This is an exciting, fast paced HR role ideal for someone early in their HR career who is keen to develop and get exposure to global HR practices whilst delivering an exceptional regional people experience.

Key Responsibilities

Supporting the HR Business Partner administratively across Institute initiatives and cyclical activity
Enabled by our ERP system, proactive administration of all HR processes such as new starters, contract extensions, leavers, promotions, secondments, references, probation reviews, parental leave, and flexible working requests
Provide professional and efficient HR administrative service from the start to end of the employee lifecycle
Responsible for the data integrity of information held in our ERP system and ensuring it’s always up to date
Support with the Institute’s annual and periodic audit requests
Support the HR Business Partners with formal meetings for various Employee Relations cases (e.g. disciplinaries and grievances)
Producing scheduled and ad-hoc HR reports from our ERP system
Coordinating our onboarding process
Support EPR system data administration – data maintenance, reporting and user configuration
Assisting with monthly payroll processes
Supporting, and eventually leading on, HR project work and new initiatives

Person Specification

Strong organisational and time management skills and experience of managing and prioritising workload
Ability to manage conflicting demands and an ability to prioritise accordingly
Attention to detail and strong administration skills
Experience administering HR systems would be highly advantageous
Can demonstrate discretion and respect for confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information or personal matters
Understanding of UAE employment law and the role of a modern People Team function
Some knowledge of international employment law advantageous
Familiarity with Microsoft programmes and intermediate competency in using Excel, Word, and Power point
Full understanding of HR functions and best practices
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Degree in Human Resources or related business area advantageous

We encourage early applications as we reserve the right, if required, to close this role earlier.

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