HR Business Partner


IUCN is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its more than 1,400 Member organisations and the input of more than 17,000 experts. This diversity and vast expertise makes IUCN the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.

Job Information

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    Duty Station Kathmandu
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Competitive /
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    Job Level : Senior Level
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    Job Experience : 5 year
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    Job Qualification : Master
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    Posted Date : Dec 08, 2020

Job Description


This is a local recruitment. Only Nepal nationals, individuals with residence status or the appropriate employment visa for Nepal are eligible to apply.
The Human Resources Business Partner will be responsible for supervising all Human Resource development, practices and functions for the IUCN Nepal Office. This position also has oversight to ensure business services are accomplished in an effective, efficient and timely manner and in compliance with all legislative, policy and procedural guidelines of IUCN and the local labor law, as applicable.
This position will also act as Membership Focal Point for IUCN Nepal, who will liaise between IUCN Members, National and Regional Committees (NRCs) and IUCN Secretariat.


Human Resources

• Maintain effective liaison with the Department of Labour and ensure that IUCN Nepal complies with the Labour Code and any relevant statutory requirements and provide advice to staff members on the labour legislation and employment standards
• Develop, update and implement the local Conditions of Service (CoS) for Nepal
• Coordinate workforce planning and conduct regular review of workforce requirements at the Nepal Country Office
• Liaise with the Regional HR Office, ARO on all life and medical insurance policies and ensure that these are in place at all times for all staff
• Support the implementation of HR strategic plans and initiatives in Nepal
• Execute and manage the overall recruitment process from vacancy announcement to job offer and induction for resourcing needs that come within the purview of the local HR role for IUCN Nepal.
• Work in partnership with line managers to develop recruitment plans and advise on the advertising and selection process and tools, conducting long-listing and short-listing of CV’s and participating in interview panels for IUCN Nepal.
• Administer a system for the recruitment of consultants and preparation, management and monitoring of consultancy contracts between IUCN in Nepal and other organizations or individuals.
• Coordinate with the Finance Unit to ensure payroll reflects accurate salary scales in accordance to staff positions and levels
• Administer the contract management of staff in Nepal and make recommendations on any issues that need to be resolved
• Oversee the contract and benefits administration concerning issuance, renewal and revision for contracts (staff, consultants, interns, secondees, etc) that come with the purview of the IUCN Nepal Country Office.
• Support the implementation of global initiatives relating to performance management, job family and the competency framework at Nepal
• Facilitate the operationalization of the performance management cycle, including talent reviews, nominations for promotion and development initiatives, and regularly communicate with all staff in on performance management related matters
• Organize staff training sessions, orientation, workshops and activities as and when necessary and in line with organizational needs
• Provide guidance to line managers and staff on performance management and the application of individual work plans, performance improvement plans and performance reviews.
• Facilitate implementation of the capacity building plan. Identify learning and training opportunities for staff internally and externally.
• Draw the attention of the Country Representative of Nepal and the Head of Human Resources, Asia and Oceania in a timely manner to any instances of HR risks, issues, legal compliance, performance and conduct, employee relations, among others, and recommend possible resolutions
• Oversee and manage the Human Resources Management System (HRMS) for IUCN Nepal and ensure the successful delivery of operational HR services to all staff
• Ensure that accurate Terms of Reference are in place for all staff; advise and assist line managers with writing job descriptions and reviews as necessary
• Maintain up-to-date compensation and benefits monitoring reports of existing staff as a tool for comparison and analysis.
• Provide HR management information reports to senior management team and/or the Regional HR Office as required
• Ensure the separation processes, end of contract payments and exit interview are conducted for staff leaving IUCN Nepal
• Ensure implementation of and compliance to human resources policies, systems and practices in alignment with the business plan, and compliant with the legal environment (incorporating equal opportunity and gender concerns) to enable staff to perform at their highest capability both individually and in teams in IUCN Nepal;


• Liaise and communicate with interested organizations on how to apply to become a Member of the Union; including following through with application processes;
• Link new members to programme staff for possible engagements in activities, programmes and projects.
• Liaise with the Regional and Headquarters membership units and ensure the timely flow of membership related information
• Manage CRM and update details and membership requirements constantly;
• Manage and update Union portal
• Perform other duties as may be reasonably required

Required Qualification & Experience


• Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Psychology, Management, Public Administration, or a relevant field;

• 5 years relevant experience in human resources management and development, preferably from the development sector, with at least 2 years in mid-level managerial role and business partnering;

• Previous experience of working with the government or regional/international organizations would be desirable;

• Proven skills as an HR Generalist with proven experience and understanding of HR principles; experience of working with HRMS or similar HR tools

• Sound understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures

• Skills in team building, problem solving, time management, stress management and negotiations

• Highly motivated and results-oriented individual

• Fluent in English (verbal/written) with excellent communication and presentation skills

• Proficient in the use of computer applications including MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint and other web-based management systems), Email, Internet and ability to learn other organizational applications

How to Apply

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