Human Resources Partner

Danish Refugee Council

Copenhagen, Denmark

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required :

Do you believe that people are key for driving a success within the humanitarian sector? Do you want to support international operations, providing HR support and expertise to ensure our colleagues are in the best conditions to operate in the field?

Who are we?

The International Partnering and Recruitment Team, which forms part of the global HR Department, ensures that DRC operations are given HR tools and guidance within our 6 HR domains to be able to operate and ensure duty of care for our staff -  ​thereby enabling us to better assist and protect more people in need.   

We do this by providing staff, managers and HR teams across our operations with policies, processes and tools that have a visible impact on staff development and engagement. The team consists of 8 employees.

About the job

We have an excellent opportunity at the Danish Refugee Council for a HR Partner to join us and provide support and expertise to our Country Operations and Regional Offices. You will focus on one of our regions that cover Africa, America, Asia and Europe, delivering effective and proactive HR support.

You will use your experience to monitor processes, advise and coach senior managers on DRC’s 6 HR services areas: People Planning, Recruitment, Performance Management, Development, Well-being, and Compensation and Benefits. You will be a trusted solution oriented sparring partner, continually driving best practice and ensuring compliance with DRC’s procedures, policies, and employment legislation.

You are experienced in supporting and enabling line managers to competently deal with performance, disciplinary, crisis management and duty of care. If you are passionate about delivering high quality service to our internal clients and want to work in a developing center of excellence, we would like to hear from you.

About you

  • To be successful in this role we expect you to have several years’ experience with international HR and are keen to keep growing and developing professionally. You are a motivated self-starter who is focused on delivering high-quality service and results to your clients, always looking for innovative ways to approach a challenge and comfortable bringing these ideas to your colleagues and manager.
  • You are an excellent communicator who can listen to different views, helping to translate them into actionable policies and procedures. You are analytical and enjoy sparring with colleagues and managers to raise the bar continuously within the team. At the same time, it is natural for you to bridge opinions, by demonstrating excellent cultural understanding and stakeholder management at relevant organizational levels.
  • All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.

Moreover, we expect you to have:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in providing HR support to decision makers, with an international company, INGO or organisation
  • At least 2 years’ experience developing and drafting HR policies and procedures 
  • Experience working effectively and cooperatively with diverse stakeholders
  • Direct experience facilitating organisational change processes
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • University degree within a relevant area

It is desirable that you have:

  • Project management experience
  • Previous work in a humanitarian and/or development organization
  • Written and verbal communication skills in French, Spanish or Danish