Human Resources Assistant

Dansk Flygtningehjælp


Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified individual to fill in the vacancy of Human Resources Assistant to work in Damascus under an

employment contract

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

About the job

Provide technical Human Resources support as per DRC and local law regulations and procedures

Duties and Responsibilities:

Recruitment and compensations & benefits

  • Ensure staff recruitment and contracting process is in line with the DRC procedure and the local labor law
  • Check the received Recruitment Authorization Forms and documents.
  • Prepare and post the Job Advertisements.
  • Screen the received job applications, create a shortlist and share it with the hiring manager.
  • Schedule and book meeting room for interviews/written tests. Call shortlisted candidates
  • Handle the reference check of all levels of selected candidates and share the feedback with the hiring manager and Recruitment Officer
  • Send rejection letters for not selected candidates through the Talent Recruiter system
  • Update recruitment tracker
  • Draft contract and/or contract extension

People planning, performance, development, and well-being

  • Monitor and update staff leave balance
  • Ensure that all staff personnel records are properly maintained and regularly updated
  • Update and maintain staff lists
  • Ensure that DRC internal documents are filled incorrectly
  • Administrative tasks in relation to performance and development processes
  • Administrative tasks in relation to staff development
  • Support people well-being initiatives
  • Support staff development activities including promoting the DRC Learning Catalogue.
  • Assist in the translation of JDs when needed.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to have


  • Associate degree or equivalent professional qualification in business administration, economics or human resources
  • Minimum of two years of human resources working experience including recruitment
  • Good usage of Microsoft Programs (E.g. Excel and Word)
  • Basic understanding of Syrian labor law
  • Very good command of the English language
  • Fluency of the Arabic language
  • Cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a cross-cultural environment
  • Good communication skills

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence
: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead
: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity
: You act in line with our vision and values.

We offer

Contract Length
: up to six months contract, renewable dependent on both funding and performance.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process

Interested? Then apply for this position, go to

And click on "Apply for position".

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English.

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications:

the 28th of January 2020.

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