Human Resources Volunteer
Human Resources Volunteer Salary: Volunteer basis (However a daily amount will be paid to cover food and transport fees of $165 per day, for working more than 5 hours a day). Start Date, duration and location: Immediate (Predicted start of July 2012), for 6 months to 1 year, full time, based in Polanco, Mexico. As a volunteer, your gift of time, skills and experience will extend Oxfam's capacity to overcome poverty and suffering. By doing so it is Oxfam's aim that volunteers gain satisfaction from this partnership and that the relationship is one of mutual benefit. Volunteers play a vital role in Oxfam’s fight against poverty. The hard work and dedication of our volunteers enables Oxfam to work with partners and poor communities in more than 70 countries worldwide to reshape our world for the better. It is Oxfam’s belief that one person can make a big difference. Job Purpose The Human Resources Volunteer post holder will be responsible for supporting in two main areas: In supporting project work for an ambitious new Regional HR Strategy and on key administrative tasks related to HR operations being carried out in the Regional Centre, providing support to the Regional HR team and Region as a whole. The HR Strategy is centered on building capacity for HR staff in the region, as well as helping countries work more effectively through a major change management initiative. The role will therefore require a strong ability to work on and input into key strategic presentations and other communication material. The administration side will involve working with HR Management systems and administration. The LAC Regional Centre supports 7 Countries who are directly involved in programming: Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia. As a volunteer with Oxfam, you can expect that... Your gift of time, skills and experience will be used well so that you can make a difference to the lives of poor people throughout the world. You will be provided with all the information and guidance required for you to carry out your volunteering. You will be encouraged to develop in your volunteering role. Oxfam will reimburse you for the main expenses your volunteering incurs. You will volunteer in conditions that are safe and healthy. You volunteering will be appreciated and recognised. You will volunteer in an organisation that is non-discriminatory and aims to be more diverse. Oxfam will help you to resolve any difficulties you may have with the organisation or your volunteering. Oxfam will seek your views on its work as well as on your volunteering and will keep you up to date with its activities. Our expectations of volunteers... Oxfam expects everyone to carry out their volunteering within the terms agreed, within the law and the organisation's Policies and Procedures. Oxfam expects you to act within its standards of behaviour. Oxfam may withdraw the offer to you to volunteer if the relationship has broken down. Skills and Competence University level of Education in social studies, psychology, business administration, economics or other interested in HR management with a strong academic record. Strong motivation to further career in either HR or International Development. Excellent Computer skills: good use of Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel and the ability to learn new software. Previous work experience with NGOs or in voluntary / social work. Excellent interpersonal skills Attention to detail and initiative to achieve results. Essential to be fluent in English and Spanish (written and oral) and to be fluent in French would be desirable. Ability to be discreet, tactful to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work under minimal supervision, and as part of a team Ability to multi task, prioritise and to work under pressure. Ability to produce outcomes and excellent time management skills. Keywords: Human resources
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