Job Vacancy For People and Culture (HR) Manager At Plan Ghana

Plan Ghana is an international humanitarian, child centred community development organisation without religious, political or governmental affiliation. Plan Ghana is committed to protecting and promoting child rights, and improving the lives and future of poor children, their families and communities through a child-centred community development approach. Plan's vision is of a world in which all children realise their full potential in socieities that respected people's rights and dignity. Plan aims to achieve long lasting improvements in the quality of life of deprived children in developing countries, through a process that unites people across cultures and adds meaning and value to their lives.

Job Summary

Plan Ghana is looking for a dynamic and results-oriented person to fill the position of People and Culture (HR) Manager based in its country office in Accra. This is a senior management position and reports directly to the Country Director.

Purpose of the role:
To provide leadership and strategic direction for the HR function within the country according to Plan's global HR principles and policies and global best practices in conformity with local environment.

Main Responsibilities: Key End Results of Position:

•  An excellent team is planned and resourced for maximum impact on programme quality through (HR strategic planning, workforce planning, review of organisation structure, roles and competency requirements and standardised Job Descriptions for each position, timely and fair recruitment pocesses, etc)
•  Plan Ghana is supported by an effective HR team (line management and development of a People and Culture (P&C) Co-ordinator for an effective HR team);
•  On-boarding/Induction/Orientation: Staff joining Plan Ghana are effectively informed about the organisation, its strategies and the purpose of their role in the fulfillment of the strategy (preparation of materials and events for on-boarding/induction/orientation, effective, training/development support for individuals and general needs, etc,);
•  Staff rewards are paid in a consistent way in accordance with local market competition, Plan's values and the provisions of the labour law (salary system kept in line with Plan's global reward framework, salary and benefits reviews based on analysis of salary survey results, etc);
•  Staff are aware of their contractual rights and responsibilities in delivering their work for Plan in line with the Code of Conduct and other policies (local and global HR and child protection policies well understood and consistently implemented across Plan Ghana, HR Manual reviewed and disseminated to staffs in line with local labour law requirements and aligned with Plan's policies, etc);
•  Risks presented by context are managed to provide maximum prevention (information and trainings available to improve staff skills and resilience, advisory packs produced and revised regularly for all visitors, Incident reporting on all risk issues set up and managed, etc)
•  Provide leadership for performance management within the organisation (individual and team accountability mechanism in place) with continuous improvement in staff performance
•  Staff learning and development are implemented (talent management, succession planning, training planning and delivery etc) with  staff meeting the needs of the organisation as Plan retains the best staff

Qualification Required & Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role's Objectives:

•  Excellent technical knowledge on general HR areas as indicated by the duties above
•  HR graduate (master's in Human Resource Management or equivalent) preferred
•  Knowledge of organisational development to support a changing programme an advantage
•  First-hand experience and knowledge of working in the development sector in Ghana or other West Africa Context in particular is an added advantage


•  Proven skills in the full range of general HR needs including data management, recruitment, pay and employee relations is essential
•  Skills in supporting strategic planning and human resourcing requirements
•  Communication - excellent negotiation and influencing skills
•  Able to work with complexity and ambiguity
•  Strong team working, Coaching and mentoring skills
•  Excellent planning, organising, influencing and persuading skills
•  Commitment to continuous learning


•  Strongly drives performance forward in the area of the business for which he/she is responsible
•  Involves others in setting and achieving goals
•  Creates strong sense of purpose within own part of the business and with stakeholders
•  Holds self and others accountable to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
•  Makes strong contribution to the development and implementation of wider strategy
•  Sees own contribution in the part of the organisation in the wider Plan and external context
•  Balances future vision with practical delivery
•  Able to identify and manage risks to the organisation
•  Effective communicator
•  Cross culturally adept and displays cultural sensitivity
•  Acts as a team player, willing to get the best outcome overall, adjusting own priorities if necessary
•  Creates and delivers outcomes in complex partnerships, keeping key stakeholders on board
•  Sets a strong learning culture in his/her part of the organisation
•  Uses opportunities across Plan to develop others
•  Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
•  Leads major change while keeping staff and stakeholders on board

Physical Environment and Demands:

•  his post is based in Accra which at present is a normal operational environment. However the post-holder must be willing to travel at least 20% within and sometimes outside the country

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

All applications should include: Cover letter; Comprehensive CV; Copy of highest academic certificate. Interested applicants should submit their applications, preferably in soft copies and by e-mail to the address: [email protected] with a subject title: Application for PCM; or applicants may aslo apply by delivering their application in hard copy (in a closed envelope marked: Application for the position of PCM Plan Ghana) to:

The People and Culture Manager
Office Location: No. 10 Yiyiwa Street, Abelenkpe

Closing Date: 28 February 2013
Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

The Candidate finally selected would be required to undergo reference checks and comply with the Child Protection Policy applied in the Organisation.

Plan is an equal opportunities employer, committed to the protection of children and gender equity and our recruitment procedures reflect this.