Human Resources Development Specialist

Johannesburg, South Africa

Job - November 8, 2017
Greenpeace Africa is an independent campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace with offices in Southern, Western, Central, and Eastern Africa.

Main purpose of the job

The Human Resources Development Specialist is responsible for diagnosing, researching, designing, coordinate, evaluating and facilitating the implementation of Human Resource Development methods, programmes, policies and procedures at Greenpeace Africa. These programmes (induction, retention, organisational development, employee wellness, performance management, learning, training and development) are directed toward enabling others to cultivate and support productive working relationships, as well as improving organisational performance.

The successful incumbent will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the following tasks:

  • Performance Management - Provides management with guidance and thought leadership with regard to the development and management of a performance management philosophy and approach for Greenpeace Africa
  • Induction, Retention, Exit Data, Probation - To develop and coordinate the system and materials including online systems to ensure the efficient, effective and timeous on-boarding, orientation and assumption of duty of new appointees 
  • Learning & Development - Design, develop and implement a People Development strategy for Greenpeace Africa to achieve results aligned to the competency framework
  • Employee Wellness - Designing, implementing, promoting and evaluating the employee assistance programme for Greenpeace Africa
  • Reporting & Evaluation - Review, and evaluate all HRD interventions to ensure processes and practices are implemented efficiently and consistently; as well as Monitors HRD projects against plans; manages priorities and is responsive to changes in requirements. 

Minimum requirements

Preferred Qualification(s)
  • Relevant Degree in Human Resource Development and other related Behavioural Disciplines.
Preferred Experience
  • 5 years’ experience as a human resource practitioner of which 2 years must have involved specialist experience in human resource development. At least 3 years management experience
  • Registration as an Industrial Psychologist 
  • Postgraduate qualification majoring in HRD and/or other related area
Other minimum requirements
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of HRD theories and best practices regarding behavioural drivers for improving and sustaining working relationship; as well as business drivers and trends and environmental factors to influence and shape HRD strategy.
  • Thorough understanding and capability in Individual, Team and Organisational Development processes. 
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of Emotive, Behavioural and Leadership Development processes.
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of coaching, counselling and mentoring theories and best practices, as well as methodologies.
  • Working knowledge of the legislative framework governing human resource development practices.
  • Understanding and evident commitment to equality and the ability to translate this into practical application Client and customer service focus
  • Understanding of the importance of diplomacy, tact, and sensitivity to the culture of a complex organisation.
  • Understanding of the importance of diplomacy, tact, and sensitivity to the culture of a complex organisation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • High level of interpersonal skill with an effective and flexible interpersonal style to ensure influence and credibility with staff and senior management
  • Computer literacy enabling the effective use of the Microsoft suite of packages
  • A level of numeracy that enables effective analysis of workforce data, benchmarking, auditing, modelling and forecasting to support workforce planning.
  • Ability to manage a complex workload and prioritise activities to meet deadlines
  • Energy and Drive
  • Edge to take risks and set the pace
  • Expertise 
  • Execute assertiveness and decisiveness

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a covering letter highlighting their experience in each of the minimum requirements listed above, with a detailed CV including the name, full address, and e-mail address of three referees to the Recruitment Specialist at stating the position their applying for in the subject line. The closing date for applications is 24 November 2017.

All appointments will be in terms of the prevailing Greenpeace Policy. Greenpeace Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment or to stop the process at any stage to headhunt or re-advertise the post to meet its organisational goals. Candidates who do not meet the minimum criteria will not be considered. Kindly note that should you not receive correspondence from us within 20 days from the closing date; please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.