Human Resources Officer


Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Location: Kishinev, Moldova

Type of Employment: Full- Time, 12 months

Background/IRC Summary

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is among the world’s leading humanitarian aid organizations. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC works with people forced to flee from war, conflict, and disaster, helping them to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. At work today in over 40 countries, the IRC seeks to be an operational and inspiring leader in matters of resettlement, asylum, and integration, demonstrating its credibility and expertise as a leading service provider, partner and advocate across the arc of the global displacement crisis. IRC currently operates in the U.S., Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. For a complete listing of countries in which IRC operates and supports refugee programs, please visit

Across Europe, the IRC delivers programs that address acute humanitarian needs of asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants who are newly arrived, stranded or in transit, and programs that address their longer-term integration needs.

Since the conflict in Ukraine started in February 24, 2022, which brought displacement into neighboring countries, the IRC new programs on protection and Refugee Info East Europe programs are being established to address the most pressing needs of people on the move across South-East Europe. IRC continues to use its voice and expertise to increase safe and legal pathways, ensure protection and improve the quality of resettlement, asylum and integration services. The programs are implemented in close partnership with local non-governmental organizations and governmental institutions.

Job Overview/Summary

The HR Officer supports an effective and progressive HR Management (HRM) organization in collaboration with the Head of office and the RAI Regional HR partner. The HR Officer is responsible to promote quantitative aspects of HRM. She/he is in charge of all administrative issues for international and HRM for national staff as well as payroll administration support for national staff.

Major Responsibilities

  • Applies IRC HR Policies and procedures

  • Compile monthly payroll submissions; review payroll data and work with the RAI HR Partner to ensure the smooth monthly administration of payroll

  • Responsible for the employee database and personnel files

  • Coordinate the recruitment cycle (post vacancies, coordinate and conduct interviews, etc.)

  • Facilitate the conduction of HR orientation for all new staff

  • Participate in preparing national staff contracts and promote employee adherence to personnel policies, and ensure compliance with all labor laws

  • Maintain up-to-date leave tracking record, follow up on changes in status, terminations and exit procedures.

  • Responsible for tracking personnel training needs, make suggestions, organize and conduct relevant sessions.

  • Support and co – facilitate with the RAI Regional HR Partner Trainings and capacity building activities for personnel.

  • Keeps project organization charts actual

  • Makes sure all staff has the appropriate contract and personal files are kept up-to-date at all time

  • Prepares all correspondences with partners and all requested HR documents as needed (authorities, tax offices, ministry of labor, etc.)

  • Model, promote and uphold a culture of values as reflected in our code of conduct, The IRC Way: Standards for Professional Conduct – Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the RAI Regional HR partner

Job Requirements

  • University Degree in management, human resources, administration or related fields

  • Minimum 3 to 4 years professional experience in Human Resources/Administration/Office Management

  • INGO experience preferred

  • Fluency in English

  • Strong sense of personal integrity

  • Additional qualities: ability to multitask, ability to handle pressure well, ability to improvise, flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity

  • Team work skills

Professional Standards

  • All HR Officers are required to adhere to THE IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies

  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct every day – in the site and in the community

  • Maintain confidentiality

  • While in transit sites, all IRC staff must wear appropriate IRC visibility

Disclaimer Clause: This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skills, effort, duties and responsibilities associated with position.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

How to apply

Due to the urgency of the recruitment, candidate applications will be considered on a rolling basis and IRC reserves the right to conclude the recruitment with a qualified candidate prior to the deadline.

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