Executive: Human Resources (m/f)


NSA is recruiting an Executive: Human Resources (m/f), to be based in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Reporting to the Statistician-General/CEO, the incumbent is expected to strategically manage and direct the Human Resources Department in accordance with established international standards of quality. In addition, the incumbent should ensure the existence of-, lead, and coordinate the implementation of Human Resources programmes, policies, practices, and services through the department’s staff, that will provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of the Namibia Statistics Agency’s workforce
  • Collaboration with senior leadership to understand the Agency’s goals and strategy related to staffing, recruiting, and retention
  • Planning, leading, developing, coordinating, and implementing policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the Agency’s human resource compliance and strategy needs
  • Spearheading and coordinating the development of the Agency’s Annual Work Plan
  • Administering or overseeing the administration of human resource programs including, but not limited to, compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, staff morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development
  • Identifying staffing and recruiting needs; developing and executing best practices for hiring and talent management
  • Conducting research and analysis of organizational trends including review of reports and HR metrics
  • Monitoring and ensuring the Agency’s compliance with all relevant employment laws, regulations, and recommended best practices; reviewing and modifying policies and practices to maintain compliance
  • Maintaining own knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applying this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to senior management
  • Developing and implementing the departmental budget
  • Facilitating professional development, training, and certification activities for HR departmental employees
  • Developing corporate plans for a variety of HR matters such as compensation, benefits, health and safety etc.
  • Developing strategies for performance evaluation, staffing, training and development etc.
  • Overseeing all HR initiatives, systems and tactics
  • Supervising the work of the HR department and providing guidance
  • Serving as the point of contact for employment relations and communication with labour unions and internal workplace union representative committee members
  • Monitoring adherence to internal policies and legal standards
  • Ensuring that grievances and transgressions are addressed through the relevant disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Anticipating and resolving litigation risks in close consultation with the Agency’s Legal division
  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Industrial Psychology and/or Organizational Development or similar qualification (NQF 9). Applicants with any lower qualification will not be short listed
  • 10 years’ relevant work experience with at least 3 years in a senior professional/ managerial role within a corporate unionized environment providing strategic leadership in the HR function in an organization of similar magnitude and complexity
  • Proven track record of effectively supervising a team of professionals, including building the team’s capacity and providing technical leadership
  • Specific Requirements:
  • Highly motivated strategic thinker and self-starter
  • High level of emotional and social intelligence
  • Language and communication skills:
  • Must be fluent in English and able to communicate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal, written, presentation and listening) with and directly influence a broad spectrum of key partners, and stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • Reasoning Ability:
  • Highly developed change management skills
  • Good problem solving and solid decision making skills
  • Analytical ability
  • Attention to detail
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • Teamwork:
  • Understanding of the importance of teamwork in the work context
  • Able to work effectively in a team to achieve common goals
  • Able to foster effective teamwork
  • Strategic planning knowhow and skills
  • Analysis of critical business performance aspects around people.
  • Additional attributes:
  • Highly developed credible leadership and people management skills
  • High level resource management and planning skills, such as budget management and control
  • Strong empathy competence – able to understand the other party’s perspective
  • Additional knowledge and competency requirements:
  • Expert level understanding of all aspects of human resources management
  • In depth knowledge and interpretation of the Labour Act of Namibia, as well as all institutional and global employee management practices
  • Professional knowledge of the Industrial Psychology field, i.e. development of competence frameworks and cultures
  • Knowledge of compliance and governance issues within a public funded organization
  • Understanding of core business functions including strategic and business planning, facilities management, etc.
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft Office and relevant HR software for desktop purposes
  • Added advantages:
  • Knowledge of- and experience in Business Process mapping
  • Experience in leading the Strategic Planning Processes
  • Experience in HR management of a very large number of fixed-term employees during surveys/censuses
  • Knowledge and experience of the Balanced Scorecard concept
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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How to Apply
1. Documentation
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
2. Application
  • Send your Documentation to with the Subject line “Executive: Human Resources”
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  • Published 28.07.2022
  • Expires 10.08.2022
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