HR Business Analyst

  • Location:

    Erbil, Iraq

  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Susan Rafat

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is looking to hire a HR Business Analyst for an international oil and gas operator in Erbil. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in related areas and be fluent in Kurdish, English and Arabic.

Reports to
HR Manager

Interacts with

  • All employees and contractors


  • Service Providers/Suppliers
  • HR support services
  • Social Security offices
  • Tax Offices
  • Banks

Job Purpose

  1. HR Business Analyst will be primarily responsible for providing accurate, high quality and timely HR metrics and analysis including responsibility for company BambooHR management; payroll and social security management; HR liaison with Finance function; lead role in budgeting and reforecasting people-related costs and comparisons between actual and budget; salary and benefits benchmarking and other HR activities ensuring efficient and effective reporting and record-keeping.

Responsibilities and Key Objectives

  • Collect, compile; analyze and report HR data and statistics from a variety of sources including the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) and other outputs and surveys.
  • Manage the company payroll, social security, and income tax processes and liaise with Finance for audit and allocation purposes and to process accurate and timely payroll. [Work closely with Finance to ensure timely and accurate time writing.], as well as visiting Social Security Offices to ensure accurate data and payments provided.
  • Assist with the upkeep and maintenance of the HR system for company ensuring accurate input and reporting of employee data. Participate in future updates to the HR system.
  • Develop and provide reporting capability for resource budgeting and reporting in line with business requirements, providing accurate data for decision making and budgeting.
  • Support the review of HR policies and practices to ensure compliance with MNR and other areas of government legislation.
  • Support the delivery of the HR projects working with key stakeholders within the business.
  • Support the accurate benchmarking of local staff salaries and benefits.
  • Keep track of invoice payments against HR budget and ensure prompt payment.
  • Proactively track HR’s actual cost performance vs budget.
  • Provide HR administrative support as required.
  • Provide weekly report on all HR activities to the HR Manager.
  • Ensure strict confidentiality and highest ethical standards are maintained at all times
  • Understand and adhere to all Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as member of the HR Crisis Management Team
  • Perform other tasks as required.


  • College degree in related discipline.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in related areas as classified in job profile.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical skills including expert user of Microsoft Office, Excel, SharePoint and HR systems.
  • Sound problem-solving skills.
  • Up to date knowledge and experience of legislative/regulatory requirements and employment law
  • Detail oriented, high degree of accuracy and organized.
  • High level of tact and discretion to ensure confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under time pressure and deliver results to tight deadlines
  • Confident approach with excellent team-work skills
  • High level of safety awareness.
  • Flexibility and willingness to support others in the Company if required

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process