Senior HR Specialist- Buna

26-11-2020 - 31-12-2022


As the implementation phase of Buna, formerly known as the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS), project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Senior HR Specialist to join our founding team. Duties of the Senior HR Specialist include building Buna’s human resources by developing and implementing the human resources strategy and overseeing & coordinating Buna’s human resources activities, such as recruitment, compensation, labor relations and benefits. This position will report to the Chief of Finance & Administration.

In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities

Strategy and Policy development

  • Develop Buna Human resources strategy
  • Develop, revise, and recommend HR policies and procedures
  • Maintain and revise Buna handbook on policies and procedures
  • Implement strategic organizational change to increase productivity and employee satisfaction

Admin and Planning

  • Maintain Buna directory and other relevant organizational charts
  • Review, approve and monitor Buna HR annual budget
  • Contribute to the development of HR department goals, objectives, and systems
  • Supervise clerical assistant and temporary staffing as needed
  • Participate in administrative staff meetings
  • Present to Buna General Manager and Board of Directors as needed

Recrutement and Staffing

  • Oversee recruitment efforts for all employees, including job description development, sourcing, testing, interviewing, hiring and onboarding
  • Oversee new employee orientations and employee relations counseling
  • Maintain the work structure by ensuring job descriptions and requirements are up-to-date, accurate and compliant with relevant laws for all positions
  • Oversee exit interviews

Benefits and Compensation Management

  • Review and approve Buna compensation program
  • Structure competitive benefits packages, and oversee their success
  • Oversee and review results of annual salary surveys\

Training and Development

  • Oversee and approve training programs
  • Provide management direction and counselling

Performance Management

  • Develop evaluation and performance management program.
  • Lead the implementation of the performance management program.
  • Handle investigation and resolution of employee issues, concerns and conflicts.

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience in human resources positions.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a reputable university preferably in human resources, organization development, psychology or a similar discipline.
  • Master’s degree in human resource management or Business Administration is preferable.
  • Professional qualification (e.g. CIPD or PHR/SPHR) is an advantage.


  • Vast experience at senior level in different fields of the human resources management.
  • Ability to understand BUNA business model and translate this understanding to effective HR best practices and talent acquisition that proactively respond to these business needs.
  • Leading personality with right attitude in order to successfully lead the team, proact for positive change to working environment in the organization.
  • Ability to develop effective organizational chart, polices, procedures, manpower planning, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
  • Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
  • Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required


  • Fluent in English and Arabic.
  • Knowledge of French is a plus

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