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Human Resources and Administration Associate (m/f/d) – Sri Lanka

Permanent employee, Full-time · Sri Lanka

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Duration: 6 months, with the possibility of extension
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka          

  Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

  DRI is currently recruiting a full-time Human Resources and Administration Associate for its Country Office in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Under the overall supervision of the Finance Officer or their assigned representative, the Human Resources and Administration Associate will support the team to ensure that the country office meet all donor requirements, Sri Lankan legal requirements as well as DRI internal policies and procedures related to human resources and administration.
Your tasks
  Human Resources
  • Support the team with recruitment of     candidates for open positions in coordination with Programme Director,     collection of timesheets and human resources related statutory     compliances; 
  • Assist in preparation of contracts and     contract amendments, and employment and work certificates;
  • Maintain experts contract database and update     the team with changes and expiry with the expert contracts;
  • Follow up HR processes (e.g. onboard and     offboarding processes) and mapping this in DRI’s HR Management Software     Personio.
  •  Support the finance and procurement team with     the administrative tasks including receiving invoices, documentations,     bank deposits etc.;
  • Assist the team in organizing meetings, events     and workshops in Colombo as well as at district level;
  • Develop an electronic and physical filing     system for administrative and financial records. Electronic filing will be     done with SharePoint in the future.

Perform any other related duties, which may be assigned.
Your skills and experience
  •  University degree in finance, accounting,     business administration / commerce;
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience     with human resources management and administrative tasks, preferably on     democracy related projects in a non-governmental organization working on     the basis of donor regulations;
  • Understanding and demonstrable experience of     human resources, information technology, procurement and logistics aspects     of administration; 
  • Strong coordination and communication skills     and experience working with a range of stakeholders including from the     profit and non-profit sector such as service providers, CSO/NGO representatives     etc.;
  • Excellent attention to detail to numbers and     commitment to quality;
  • In-depth of knowledge and experience in     working with Microsoft (MS) Excel and Word
  • Strong proficiency in English, fluency in     Sinhala and/or Tamil;
  • Ability to travel nationally;
  • Understanding of or interest in the political     context and democratic reform process in Sri Lanka is desirable.
  • Initial experience in the use of digital tools     (SharePoint).   
What we offer
DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, health insurance, training opportunities and the opportunity to work as part of an international and diverse team. The competitive remuneration for this position is aligned with DRI’s remuneration range for national employees.
Application Instructions
  If you are interested in this position, please submit your application (cover letter and CV). This position is subject to funding.

  Closing date for applications: 16 June, 2021. The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.
About us
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to political participation and democratic governance around the world. DRI headquarters (HQ) is located in Berlin; DRI has country offices in Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Ukraine and works with local partners in a number of other countries. The working language is English.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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