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Human Resources Officer

Job Title: Human Resources Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 79
Contact Name: Rahel Surchi
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Job Published: over 5 years ago

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced Human Resources Officer to be working with an International Electronics Company in their office in Erbil, Kurdistan.


  • Working closely with various departments, increasingly in a consultancy role, assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures;
  • Promoting equality and diversity as part of the culture of the organization;
  • Liaising with a wide range of people involved in policy areas such as staff performance and health and safety;
  • Recruiting staff - this includes developing job descriptions and person specifications, preparing job adverts, checking application forms, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates;
  • Developing and implementing policies on issues like working conditions, performance management, equal opportunities, disciplinary procedures and absence management;
  • Preparing staff handbooks;
  • Advising on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefits;
  • Undertaking regular salary reviews;
  • Negotiating with staff and their representatives (for example, trade union officials) on issues relating to pay and conditions;
  • Administering payroll and maintaining employee records;
  • Interpreting and advising on employment law;
  • Dealing with grievances and implementing disciplinary procedures;
  • Developing with line managers HR planning strategies which consider immediate and long-term staff requirements;
  • Planning, and sometimes delivering, training - including inductions for new staff;
  • Analyzing training needs in conjunction with departmental managers.


  • Experience: 3-5 years in HR
  • Travel: willing and able to travel from Erbil to all provinces in Iraq and abroad
  • Languages:  Arabic and English (Kurdish is a plus)
  • Character:  professionally mature, experience in corporate environments, team player, respectful and takes initiative.