Human Resources Manager

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Last update: Nov 28, 2022 Last update: Nov 28, 2022


Deadline: Dec 12, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Philippines Philippines
Organization: NIRAS A/S (Denmark) HQ
Sectors: Human Resources Human Resources
Job type: Permanent position
English English
Work experience: From 5 years
Date posted: Nov 28, 2022


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NIRAS is an international consulting company with activities within Building and Infrastructure, Process industry, Utilities, Environment and Nature, Climate, Energy, Planning and Development Consulting. Our 2400 specialists solve the challenges of our customers based on our values - we listen, we learn, we deliver. We believe that cooperation, knowledge sharing and creativity are the way to create the best value for our customers. We have a turnover of approx. DKK 2 billion from offices in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. NIRAS is an equal opportunity employer with a focus on the SDG goals. We value diversity in all its forms and welcome and appreciate applications from all qualified candidates.

Do you want to work as an integral part of a growing team in international development consulting? And do you possess strong Human Resources Management experience?

We are looking for a well-organized and results-oriented Human Resources Manager, who can provide leadership and high level of understanding on the policies and procedures in the different disciplines of human resources, employee developments and trainings and in creating HR projects that are geared towards improving the workforce’s productivity and well-being to join the NIRAS Team in Manila.  


NIRAS is an international multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm committed to building long-term partnerships, a local presence with the establishment of permanent country offices, and capabilities where we work. As a knowledge-driven organisation, we provide technical expertise and services in fields including infrastructure, environment, natural resources, utilities and institutional development, policy advice and results-based management to large complex projects, integrating economic, social and technical science in broad-based sustainable solutions to foster the achievement of the SDGs.

NIRAS opened a regional Head Office in Manila in 2018, which, in addition to its own operations supports and oversees other offices in the region, serves as a liaison office to the Asian Development Bank. With a strong project portfolio and pipeline, we expect the office to continue to grow its activities and develop its capacities to add ever great value in Asia as well as in Europe.

About the Job

The HR Manager is responsible for managing the human resource function, supporting and advice to all levels of the organization for the successful implementation of company programs. Lead the HR Team in providing appropriate and timely HR services to the organization, which would include:

Management Support

Updates and improves on existing HR related guidelines, manuals and strategies and leads the implementation of those with management;
Ensures full compliance with Philippines’ laws and regulations, as well as NIRAS corporate standards and best practices
Assesses and as needed improves the system and practice of performance monitoring and professional development;
Advises and supports planning and decision-making on recruitment, staffing and performance management, and ensures the implementation of those decisions to be consistent and transparent;
Develops staffing strategies with management, taking into consideration immediate and long-term staff requirements in terms of number and skill-level;
Organizes and recommends wellness-related activities/events such as but not limited to team building, Christmas Parties and the like;
Supports management on disciplinary and grievance concerns; 

Recruitment and Selection

Develop and leads end-to-end recruitment cycles:
Proactively participates in preparing job descriptions or scopes of work in collaboration with the requesting manager/unit;
Leads the selection and recruitment process of local staff and consultants;
Advertises open positions as appropriate by identifying relevant advertising forums/platforms;
Prepares staff contracts, contract extensions and timely performance evaluation in line with HR best practices and Labor Law.

Onboarding and Training

Leads systematic onboarding for all new employees;
Provides orientation for new employees, including on NIRAS Global Standard policies, procedures and benefit programs;
Ensures that all necessary documentations are properly signed and dated, including employment contract, acceptance of employee handbook, required certifications or endorsement forms;
Ensures that all staff have participated with the NIRAS required e-learning and tests;
Coordinates with the management to ensure that all trainings and tests undertaken are recorded and submitted for reference and certification when necessary;

Employee Separation

Ensures resignation letters are received for employees who intent to leave;
Create and develop exit protocols, forms and procedures;
Ensure that’s separating employees take exit interviews and follow necessary clearance protocols, including those relating to equipment and documents retrieval, final payments and closure of personnel files;
Shares exit interview reports with management in confidentiality.

Payroll and Timekeeping

Ensures completeness and accuracy of timesheets for payroll preparation;
Monitors leave balances and advise staff and management accordingly.

Benefit Management

Ensure enrollment of all staff with HMO after probationary;
Responds to queries in relation to organizational benefits and governmental benefits;
Ensures that employment and working conditions are in compliance with the labor law.

Performance Management

Monitors regularization dates of probationary employees;
Develop pattern and timely execution and completion of performance appraisals and alert management to any challenges or discrepancies in this regard;
Ensures that recommendations for merit increases, salary increments, and personnel movements are captured in a timely manner, and made in accordance with established policies and procedures and labor laws.

Record Management

Maintain an employee e-database;
Maintains HR documents and information with confidentiality, ensuring that all records pertaining to the HR are properly completed, updated, and stored in a secured place;
Additional and other responsibilities consistent with the nature of the position; 

About you

To ensure you’re a suitable candidate, we would like you to hold the following:

Academic degree in Psychology, Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology or other related fields (minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
5+ years of related HR experience preferably in International Organizations,  International Consulting, Business Development environment with demonstrated HR Management experience;
With a background in all facets of HR especially in Employee and Labor relations, Compensation & Benefits Administration, Payroll Management, Employee Skill Development, Employee Engagement, Process Optimization, etc.
Excellent communication skills and interpersonal competencies.
Cross-cultural management experiences an asset.
Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
Excellent knowledge in HR best practices, as it relates to local and international organizations
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Outstanding attitude and work ethic, accustomed to working under pressure towards tight deadlines.
Uncompromising confidentiality

We offer you

You will become part of a multinational company with more than 2400 employees distributed across projects in more than 100 countries, with valuable international experience and a chance to work alongside some of NIRAS’ top experts. NIRAS is a company that strives to contribute to the UNs 17 Sustainable Development Goals in all our endeavors. Competitive renumeration package salary based on work experience. Hybrid set-up with flexible working hours, though with majority of time expected to work in office.

Let's talk about the possibilities 

If this sounds like a job for you, please feel submit your application by pressing apply. We will consider any applicant with the appropriate skills equally, irrespective of their background. The deadline for applications is 12th of December 2022 COB Manila time . Early applications are preferred. We look forward to hearing from you.

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